5 Favourites with Deborah Symond O’Neil

Ahead of our Important Jewels auction on 22 August, we welcomed Mode Sportif founder and taste maker Deborah Symond O’Neil back to choose her favourite pieces…

1. Asprey Garnet Demi Parure

I love the opportunity to have fun with my jewellery and styling, which is why the Asprey floral necklace and matching earring set stands out so much to me.

This is the perfect pairing to make a serious statement and the stunning flowers and garnet detailing would look incredible with an elegant modern white gown or a beautiful summer day dress. 

2. Cartier Panthere Ring

Iconic to Cartier and exuding strength and elegance, I am so drawn to the incredible Cartier diamond and 18ct white gold panthere ring. I love statement rings when stacked with simpler styles to create a luxurious and layered look. 

3. Aquamarine and Tourmaline Earrings

I am always drawn to aquamarine, not only because it’s my birthstone but also because the colour is so eye-catching. The combination of aquamarine and tourmaline in these bright and beautiful earrings makes them stand out as well as making them the perfect pairing with gorgeous tones of greens, blues, denim, or neutrals. These are a maximalist’s dream, and would be so versatile and playful to style. 


4. Graff Diamond Earrings

This incredibly layered and statement setting is unlike any I have seen before, and I adore the way different diamond shapes have been combined to create the most eye catching and elegant hoops. These are the type of earrings you can wear for both every day and elegant evenings out. They’re spectacular!

5. Diamond and Gold Ring

This scalloped setting feels so feminine and chic, and I love the unusual and incredibly striking design. This ring deserves to be worn on the hand alone, or layered with fine rose gold touches paired with a streamlined, modern fashion silhouette. 

The August Important Jewels Auction takes place at the Leonard Joel Woollahra salerooms on 22 August.

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Banner Image: Deborah Symond O’Neil

August 2023