O’REILLYS Fine Jewellery, Watches & Silver Auction Wednesday, 25th September 2019

Trends have often been around before, fade away only to be reborn in a new decade. Our daily wardrobe is continually being inspired with the styles of yesteryear. Today, we have swapped the padded shoulders and choppy changy haircuts of the 80’s for sleek form fitting garments and pulled back hairstyles.There are however a couple things we have kept from GenY, one of which being the larger than life statement jewellery taking centre stage in the form of chunky chains.This month in O’Reilly’s we have a great selection of gold chains and bracelets for you to make the perfect transition into your Autumn wardrobe. 1. History: Sapphires have been popular since the ancient Roman times and throughout the Middle Ages. 2. Durability: Sapphires are among the most durable naturally occurring elements in the world. Sapphires score a 9 out of 10 on the Mohs Scale of Hardness, the only natural item that can scratch a sapphire is a diamond, which has a 10 on the Mohs scale. 3. Origin: Sapphires can be found in many places throughout the world, including Tanzania, Australia,Thailand, Cambodia, Madagascar, Sri Lanka, the United States, and more. 4. Colours: Known mostly for their blue variety, sapphires come in an array of colours including pink, orange, yellow, green, purple, colourless and black. 5. Royalty: Probably the most famous sapphire is the engagement ring given to Lady Diana Spencer in 1981, now worn by Kate Middleton, which features an 18-carat oval blue sapphire surrounded by diamonds. AUCTION OF FINE JEWELLERY, WATCHES & SILVER • WEDNESDAY, 25th SEPTEMBER 2019 3 Lot 402 Lot 398 Lot 412 Lot 403 Lot 74 Lots: 23, 97, 166, 163, 180, 108, 165, 398, Lot 44 Lot 228 Lot 103 Lot 394 Lot 282 CALLING ONTHE 80’s: CHUNKY CHAINS Summer Blues: SAPPHIRES Lot 368 Lot 219