Hegarty Antiques and Fine Art, Parnell Business Park, Bandon, Co Cork. Sunday, December 9th, 3pm. Pre-Christmas auction, to include the Morrogh estate of Crosshaven, Co Cork: 350 lots of furniture, jewellery, fine art and collectibles. Lot 27, rare pair of kingwood, walnut and marquetry side tables with ormolu mounts and gallery, date c.1900, €2,000-€4,000. Lot 7, white gold three-stone ring with a central sapphire of 3.50ct flanked by an emerald and surrounded by diamonds, €6,000-€7,000. Lot 3, emerald and diamond art deco-style navette ring, €4,000-€6,000. See hegartyantiques.com
Usher's Auction Rooms, John Street, Kells, Co Meath. Monday, December 10th, 5pm. To include complete house clearances from Ravensdale, Co Louth and Skerries, Co Dublin; more than 600 lots including furniture, silver, jewellery and fine art. See usherauctions.com
John Weldon Auctioneers, Cow's Lane, Temple Bar, Dublin 8.
Fine Jewellery & Silver, Tuesday December 11th, 2pm. Pieces to suit every price range, but the stars of the show are likely to be a top-drawer diamond solitaire ring with GIA certificate, D colour and SI1 clarity (€30,000-€35,000) and a diamond single-stone ring set with diamond shoulders (€10,000-€13,000). A pair of antique sapphire and diamond cluster earrings in a prettily-aged fitted box from Paris, €4,500-€5,500; a diamond line bracelet set in 18ct gold, €500-€700. A boxed set of 22ct gold sovereign proof coins from 1983, with a total weight of 27.96 grams, €1,150-€1,350; eight full sovereigns and 10 half sovereigns, with estimates ranging from €100 to €800. See jwa.ie
Purcell Auctioneers, Green Street, Birr, Co Offaly. Specialist Book Sale, Wednesday, December 12th, noon. Featuring the library of the late Irish scholar Tomás ó Con Cheanainn, who held the chair of classical Irish at University College, Dublin and was a distinguished editor of the Irish studies journal Éigse. Highlights include: Leabhar Breac: The Great Book of Dún Doighre, in Irish and Latin, Dublin 1876, (€500-€700); The Yellow Book of Lecan by Robert Atkinson, Dublin, 1896 (€600-€800) and the Codex Lindisfarnesis, The Book of Lindisfarne, 1956-59, two-volume limited edition bound in vellum and half vellum (€1,800-€2,000). See purcellauctioneers.ie
O'Reilly's Fine Art, 126 Francis Street, Dublin 8. Fine Jewellery, Watches & Silver. Wednesday, December 12th, 1pm. Featuring a glittering array of diamond jewellery as well as pieces by some of the biggest names in the business – Tiffany, Cartier, Rolex – but for a stunningly beautiful blue Christmas, sapphires are a sure-fire bet, and they're not all as expensive as you might think. Lot 5, Edwardian sapphire and diamond floral pendant, €2,000-€2,400. Lot 322, early Victorian heart-shaped brooch in blue and white enamel, set with rose-cut diamonds, €900-€1,100. Lot 76, antique sapphire and diamond bangle, €800-€1,200. Lot 4, sapphire and diamond bow motif bar brooch, €200-€250. See oreillysfineart.com