A Late 19th Century Sapphire and Diamond Pendant/ Brooch, Circa 1890
Sold for €20,000
A Late 19th Century Sapphire and Diamond Pendant/ Brooch, Circa 1890
Sold for €20,000
A Magnificent Sapphire, Diamond and Turquoise Bracelet by Van Cleef & Arpels
Sold for €69,000
A Magnificent Sapphire, Diamond and Turquoise Bracelet by Van Cleef & Arpels
Sold for €69,000
An Impressive Single-stone Diamond Ring, With a Gia Report
Sold for €194,000
An Impressive Single-stone Diamond Ring, With a Gia Report
Sold for €194,000
An Important Fancy Coloured Diamond Ring
Sold for €72,000
An Important Fancy Coloured Diamond Ring
Sold for €72,000
A Late 19th Century Sapphire and Diamond Pendant/ Brooch, Circa 1890
Sold for €20,000
A Magnificent Sapphire, Diamond and Turquoise Bracelet by Van Cleef & Arpels
Sold for €69,000
An Impressive Single-stone Diamond Ring, With a Gia Report
Sold for €194,000
An Important Fancy Coloured Diamond Ring
Sold for €72,000
A Magnificent Diamond Riviere Necklace, by Mauboussin, Circa 1955
Sold for €187,000

Fine Jewellery & Watches

THE DIRECTORS OF ADAM'S ARE DELIGHTED TO ANNOUNCE THE APPOINTMENT OF OUR SENIOR JEWELLERY SPECIALIST, CLAIRE-LAURENCE MESTRALLET AS AN ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR OF ADAM’S.

Claire began her notable career working for Christies, in New York and later in Geneva. She then spent some years working for the firm of Golay Fils & Stahl in Geneva. She returned to the auction world with Bonhams in London and Geneva where she joined their team to develop their jewellery presence in Switzerland and appraise items for auctions in France, Germany and Austria.

Claire joined Adam’s in 2016 as Senior Jewellery Specialist and Head of the Jewellery Department. With her aesthetic eye and absolute love and understanding of jewellery combined with a wealth of international experience and worldwide contacts, she continues to carefully curate Adam’s Fine Jewellery auctions and has achieved a number of new Irish records, taking the Jewellery Department from strength to strength.

Adam’s – Ireland's Most Highly Regarded and Professional Fine Jewellery and Watch Auctions

Adam's jewellery department is one of Ireland's most highly regarded and professional fine jewellery and watch auctions. We pride ourselves on providing clients with confidential and specialist advice when considering buying or selling at auction.

The jewellery department sells jewellery and watches from all periods, ranging from antique, to period and contemporary. Our jewellery auctions include a large selection of engagement rings, with solitaires, fancy cuts, three stone and cluster diamond rings. We offer an extensive selection of pieces comprising precious stones, such as fine diamonds, sapphires, emeralds, and rubies and also natural and cultured pearls. We sell sought after prestigious signed pieces by many of the master jewellers, including Boucheron, Bulgari, Cartier, Chopard, Dior, Graff, Grima, Harry Winston, Hermes, Kutchinsky, Margherita Burgener, Mauboussin, Piaget, Pomellato, Seaman Schepps, Tiffany & Co and Van Cleef & Arpels, and we also offer luxury timepieces by renowned watch markers Patek Philippe, Rolex, Cartier, Omega, and Vacheron Constantin, to name but a few.

Adam's jewellery department welcomes anyone wishing to have their jewellery or watches appraised. We offer a complimentary and confidential walk in service as well as appointments, our skilled specialists are delighted to advise those considering buying and selling at auction.

Please note that valuation days all over Ireland will be organised throughout the year and you may contact us for more information.

Fine Jewellery & Watches

THE DIRECTORS OF ADAM'S ARE DELIGHTED TO ANNOUNCE THE APPOINTMENT OF OUR SENIOR JEWELLERY SPECIALIST, CLAIRE-LAURENCE MESTRALLET AS AN ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR OF ADAM’S.

Claire began her notable career working for Christies, in New York and later in Geneva. She then spent some years working for the firm of Golay Fils & Stahl in Geneva. She returned to the auction world with Bonhams in London and Geneva where she joined their team to develop their jewellery presence in Switzerland and appraise items for auctions in France, Germany and Austria.

Claire joined Adam’s in 2016 as Senior Jewellery Specialist and Head of the Jewellery Department. With her aesthetic eye and absolute love and understanding of jewellery combined with a wealth of international experience and worldwide contacts, she continues to carefully curate Adam’s Fine Jewellery auctions and has achieved a number of new Irish records, taking the Jewellery Department from strength to strength.

Adam’s – Ireland's Most Highly Regarded and Professional Fine Jewellery and Watch Auctions

Adam's jewellery department is one of Ireland's most highly regarded and professional fine jewellery and watch auctions. We pride ourselves on providing clients with confidential and specialist advice when considering buying or selling at auction.

The jewellery department sells jewellery and watches from all periods, ranging from antique, to period and contemporary. Our jewellery auctions include a large selection of engagement rings, with solitaires, fancy cuts, three stone and cluster diamond rings. We offer an extensive selection of pieces comprising precious stones, such as fine diamonds, sapphires, emeralds, and rubies and also natural and cultured pearls. We sell sought after prestigious signed pieces by many of the master jewellers, including Boucheron, Bulgari, Cartier, Chopard, Dior, Graff, Grima, Harry Winston, Hermes, Kutchinsky, Margherita Burgener, Mauboussin, Piaget, Pomellato, Seaman Schepps, Tiffany & Co and Van Cleef & Arpels, and we also offer luxury timepieces by renowned watch markers Patek Philippe, Rolex, Cartier, Omega, and Vacheron Constantin, to name but a few.

Adam's jewellery department welcomes anyone wishing to have their jewellery or watches appraised. We offer a complimentary and confidential walk in service as well as appointments, our skilled specialists are delighted to advise those considering buying and selling at auction.

Please note that valuation days all over Ireland will be organised throughout the year and you may contact us for more information.

Contacts for this department

Claire-Laurence Mestrallet
Head of Jewellery & Watches

Claire-Laurence Mestrallet

BA G.G

Email Address
Lois Kelleher
Jewellery & Watches Department

Lois Kelleher

BA

Email Address

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About Private Sales

Buying Private FAQs | Selling Private FAQs

Adams private sales provides a tailored service where you can meet one-on-one with a Claire, a graduate gemmologist to discuss your requirements. Our skilled specialists are delighted to offer advise if you are considering buying and selling at auction or you can simply view particular pieces without being tied to the auction calendar.

This bespoke service offers customers a discreet meeting for engagement ring consultation, where we can guide and help you choose a beautiful quality piece for that special occasion.

Our international contacts guarantee that you can count on Adams for unique and signature pieces at fantastic prices. We invite you to contact Claire at claire@adams.ie or Tel: + 353 1 676 0261

STONE INFORMATION

How to Value Diamonds based on the Four C’s
Carat

A carat is the international metric unit of weight for a diamond. Large diamonds are much rarer than small ones, so the value of a diamond rises in proportion to its carat weight.

Colour

Diamonds are graded on a colour scale from D to Z, D being colourless and Z having a light colour tint. All D to Z diamonds are considered white, although they contain varying degrees of colour. With white diamonds the absence of colour is most sought after and so too the value increases with lack of body colour. Diamonds do come in a variety of colours such as pinks, blues and yellows, known as fancy colours. Although fancy colour diamonds are graded on a separate colour scale.

Clarity

The “birthmarks” or small imperfections on the surface (called blemishes) and inside the diamond (called inclusions) are known as clarity characteristics. Clarity refers to the degree to which clarity characteristics are present.  The clarity scale has 6 categories (FL, IF, VVS’s, VS’s, SI’s and I’s) divided into 11 grades and diamonds with less inclusions have a higher value.

Cut

The ability of a transparent diamond to play with white light is largely down to the cut of a stone. The faceted faces of a diamond act like a hall of mirrors bouncing light inside a diamond and returning it as brilliance (white light), fire (flashes of colour) and scintillation (pleasing pattern of light and dark areas). A well-cut diamond is very lively and bright. Round brilliant diamonds are more expensive than fancy-cut diamonds, as more rough is cut to produce the diamond.

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ADAM'S IRISH ARTIST DIRECTORY

Welcome to Adam's Irish Artist Directory where you will find biographical information on artists whose work has been sold by Adams, or which features in an upcoming auction. This directory is constantly evolving and it is our intention to cover all artists of significance in Irish Art. Each artist is listed alphabetically by surname, with details of both current and previous lots for sale at Adam's Auctioneers.

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James Adam & Sons Ltd
Fine Art Auctioneers and Valuers
26 St. Stephen’s Green, Dublin 2,
D02 X665, Ireland