The Independent auction house Cheffins, on November 5th, auctioned some pieces of jewelry Queen Victoria gifted her goddaughters. The locket set of diamonds, rubies, and emeralds that were gifted to Lady Victoria Scott had been placed on auction with an estimated price between $3,900 and $6,600. This locket went six times this price and was auctioned at $23,824, with a Chinese telephone bidder winning it.
Another online bidder from the United States won the bid for the gifts Queen Victoria gave to Lady Victoria Scott’s daughter, Victoria Alexandrina Alberta Kerr. The gift was estimated to auction at a price of $5200 but the US bidder’s winning bid was double at $10,589.
Other highlights for the bids include the portrait of the Duchess of Buccleuch, Charlotte Thynne, which sold for $3,177. It was estimated to the sale for just $600.
Stephen Collins, Cheffin’s Head Of Jewelry, Silver and Watches said, “any jewelry with royal connections is always exciting and people are more willing to purchase them when they are being auctioned.