$11,400 gold Lalanne necklet set to sparkle in Jewellery Quarter auction



2015-06-26 12:24:45

$11,400 gold Lalanne necklet set to sparkle in Jewellery Quarter auction

An 18 carat torque necklet comes to Fellows in Birmingham, UK on June 2

An 18 carat gold Claude Lalanne torque necklet is among the standout lots at Fellows' auction in Birmingham's Jewellery Quarter on June 2.

Lalanne gave the piece to a Greek minister in the 1980s and it now appears at auction with a 7,000 high end estimate.

The majority of jewellery produced by Claude Lalanne was fashioned in bronze or copper, making this item particularly rare and attractive to investors.

 A necklet's 7,000 guide price could have investors flocking to Britain's second city

The individuality and creativity of Lalanne pieces has maintained collectors' excitement in her workover thedecades.

"We really are expecting a great deal of interest," commented Stephen Whittaker, Fellows' managing director.

The auction will also feature a 4.38 carat single stone diamond ring, which has a top side estimate of 18,000.

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