Vicar of Dibley pendant goes to auction

A cross pendant that featured in BBC comedy The Vicar of Dibley will be auctioned at Fellows Auctioneers. 

The 18ct gold ‘Heera’ diamond cross pendant was created in conjunction with the National Osteoporosis Society (NOS) and designed by actress Dawn French. 

The pendant has an estimated price between £500 and £700, and will feature as Lot 377 in Fellows Jewellery Sale. The auction ends on Thursday 16 April.

The gold cross pendant is suspended from a 43cm chain, and has an estimated total diamond weight of 0.25cts. With H-I colour and SI clarity, it has 2002 Hallmarks for London

The ‘Heera’ cut diamond was one of three new cuts created and patented by Emdico, and consists of 49-facets in a modified round cut. 

The diamond therefore reflects light in a “unique way”, and as part of the ‘Dazzler Campaign’ initiative, celebrities such as Dawn French designed jewellery using these cuts to raise funds for the NOS. 

This National Osteoporosis Society is dedicated to improving the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of osteoporosis. 

It will now feature in Fellows’ Jewellery auction, one of a series of timed auctions which will be run by Fellows Auctioneers in the coming months. 

Nicola Whittaker, Business Development Manager at Fellows Auctioneers, who consigned the pendant, said: “It’s fascinating consigning pieces to our auctions that were designed by celebrities as it adds something extra to the story behind them. 

“This piece is particularly intriguing because the cut of the diamond is so unique and rare.” 

She added: “It’s the perfect representation of beautiful jewellery that we continue to offer in our timed, online-only auctions and bids can be placed on the pendant now. I’m sure due to its history that the pendant won’t be short of interest.”


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