Fabulous rings go under the hammer
Attention jewellery lovers and fans of all things that make your digits sparkle! This month, Christie’s South Kensington will be putting more than 500 fabulous rings from throughout the ages under hammer.
The rings, including pieces dating back to ancient Egypt and Rome, are from the collection of a German jeweller Jürgen Abeler whose family were watchmakers and goldsmiths for generations. There are also a number of signet rings and mourning rings that either belonged to or were connected with famous folk from history, including Vice Admiral Nelson, the composer George Frederic Handel and the sister of Anne of Cleves. The collection also includes myriad pieces from the 21st Century and reveal how jewellery design has evolved more recently.
Jürgen Abeler’s fascination with rings and things peaked after receiving a book on the history of rings from his grandmother for Christmas in 1955. From then onwards, he collected rings from all over the world and built a collection that he hoped would create “a coherent, comprehensive overview about the whole topic up to (the) modern day.”
There will be a total of 103 lots going to auction this October and estimates for individual rings start at £200. But if your trinket budget doesn’t stretch quite that far then why not take a sneak peek at the gorgeous collection which will be on view 5th- 8th October at Christie’s South Kensington saleroom, 85 Old Brompton Road.
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