The necklace set in unmarked white metal with the pendant decorated with numerous small old cut diamonds of varying sizes and two peacock blue sapphires drew many admirers at pre-sale viewings.
The internet and phone bidders were all keen to possess this special piece with bidding beginning briskly. Eventually the hammer came down at £1,800 – the top price of the day.
A number of high calibre items consigned from a single estate ensured a particularly strong jewellery section.
A 9ct rose gold double Albert chain attracted keen interest and three phone lines sought possession. It sold for £850.
A modern opal and diamond cluster ring went for £750, while a vintage, cherry amber bead necklace sold for £300.
Other notable prices included £1,450 from a phone bidder for an impressive looking Austrian gold 100 Corona coin in a 9ct gold mount and chain.
Austrian 100 Corona coins were produced between 1908 and 1914 and dated accordingly. Official re-strikes like the one in the Taunton sale bear the date of 1915.
The coins feature an impressive Austrian coat of arms and double-headed eagle on the reverse and Emperor Franz Joseph I on the obverse.
A Victorian Sovereign from 1873 sold for £800 and a set of 12 Paragon cups and saucers with floral and gilt decoration went for £700, while a gentleman’s J.W.Benson wristwatch made £620.
The next sale takes place on Thursday, November 3. To consign items please call the salerooms on 01823 332525.