Originating in 1993 by black diamond specialist, Fawaz Gruosi, the designs are sensuous and dazzling - “a spectacular theatre of contemporary baroque.”

Screen Shot 2016-11-18 at 16.41.40 A ring from the Chiocciolina Collection, 2016

A pair of earrings from De Grisogono’s "Boule" range, came to the appraisal service last week. They are in wonderful condition, worn only once and come with their original leather manufacturer’s bag.

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They are made from 18k white gold with two baubles covered in 87.8k rubies and connected by a delicate strand of 1.2k white diamonds. A pair of their Chiocciolina Earrings retail at almost £30,000, which is around $35,000 but in 2011 a same pair of these drop earrings were sold for $56,250 at Christies in London.

Screen Shot 2016-11-18 at 16.47.27 Left: Earrings from Chiocciolina range, 2016; Right: Ruby and diamond earrings sold at Christies UK, 2011.

Prices can fly when the right buyer finds the right item so try the Barnebys appraisal service today and maybe it would be your earrings under the hammer next time!