Jewellery, Watches, Antiquities and Objects of Vertu (24 November 2020)

Date of Auction: 24th November 2020

Sold for £3,000

Estimate: £4,000 - £5,000

A heart-shaped emerald and diamond ring, by David Jerome, the heart-shaped mixed-cut emerald claw set within a double surround of small brilliant-cut diamonds, between diamond set bifurcated shoulders, mounted in white gold, shank stamped ‘18ct gold (750)’ and bearing partial hallmark for 18ct gold and maker’s mark ‘DJM’, accompanied by an IGR jewellery report, ring size N. £4,000-£5,000


The International Gemological Reports jewellery report, no. 30301619, confirms the medium dark green natural emerald weighs approximately 1.44 carats, and gives a collective diamond weight of approximately 0.41 carats, colour E-F, clarity VS-SI.


Originally from London’s East End, David Jerome’s early career was in the hairdressing business, and by the 1980s, his love of colour was already becoming evident, with his famous ‘Jerome Russell Hair Colour’, which took the decade of the ‘80s by storm. Colour was to become his passion with a chance discovery of a box of loose gemstones amongst his late father’s possessions proving to be a turning point in the course of his career. This encounter was the beginning of a passionate hobby that has taken David all over the world, where he has personally sourced gem crystals from mines in Burma, India, Sri Lanka, Colombia, and across Africa. His extensive travels and adoration for gemstones has resulted in a private collection of jewellery that has been over 30 years in the making, a selection of which we are pleased to offer for sale at DNW.