elaBoutique Notting hill jewellery auctioneers Elmwood’s raised money for the National Emergencies Trust, a charity that is helping local communities affected by the current Coronavirus outbreak.

A Red Cross, known as a symbol of help and support around the world, was one of the main highlights of the auction in West London on 23 April.

The auction raised a sum of £15,000 for the charity. The sale of beautiful, yet affordable jewellery, was a great success with all proceeds given to the charity. The stunning antique Georgian garnet pendant, which was a symbolic addition to the sale, due to significance of the ‘red cross’ around the world, sold above its estimate for £572. 

Commenting on the result of the sale, Elmwood’s auctioneers director, Samuel Hill said, “It was amazing to see so many people pulling together at this difficult time. We had 1,500 buyers registered to bid from 66 different countries, across six continents. The online nature of our business enabled us to reach a broad audience, which facilitated a great result for a very worthy cause.”

Within the sale was a snake bangle in 18 carat yellow gold, designed as a snake coiled around itself and set with round-cut red stone eyes, an aquamarine and sapphire dress ring in 18ct yellow gold, set with an oval cut aquamarine between two pear-cut sapphires.

One of the main highlights of the sale was a stunning Rolex ladies oyster perpetual day-date wristwatch. In 18 carat gold it was set with round-cut baguette diamonds with Swiss assay marks.

Also within the sale was a collection of eight early 20th Century pieces of suffragette jewellery, which were set with amethyst, peridot and pearls, the three colours symbolising the suffrage movement, purple for loyalty and dignity, white for purity, and green for hope.