Cheltenham Festival - Where Style And Glamour Are the Top Tips
Cheltenham Festival is one of the most celebrated horse racing events in the world and the 4-day event, first run in 1860, attracts the finest mounts and riders. The second day of the festival, which this year started on March 10, is known as Ladies Day and it is traditionally the day to show off your finest attire.
Here at Ogden of Harrogate we have selected some pieces that we’re sure would turn heads in the winner’s enclosure and complement those exotic outfits that light up this historic event.
Vintage 18ct white gold and diamond cluster ring - stock no. 60-87-644
To set the scene, this stunning vintage gold and diamond cluster ring is a real winner. The ring features a claw set centre diamond of 1.19ct with a 10-diamond border and 8-diamond shoulder.
Vintage Catherine wheel pearl and diamond brooch - stock no. 66-87-219
A piece that is sure to cause fireworks among the racing elite is this gorgeous pearl and diamond Catherine wheel brooch from the 1950s.
It features a central cultured pearl measuring approximately 9 x 8 x 7mm, surrounded by an estimated 5-5.50ct of round cut, emerald cut diamonds within a concentric design. The outer brooch is further embellished with marquise cut diamonds within a swirling formation.
This eye-catching piece also can also be worn as a pendant.
Vintage 18ct yellow gold ruby and diamond flower brooch - stock no. 65-87-166
A little less flamboyant but equally warm is this wonderful 1940s yellow gold piece with ruby and diamond above. The French clip brooch in a flower shape with curled gold petals features a centre ruby with 6 diamonds set around it.
Edwardian open work sapphire and old-cut diamond bracelet - stock no. 61-87-047
If you really want to make a statement at Ladies Day, this stunning Edwardian bracelet above is certain to fit the bill. It has 14 oblong sections with each section having collet set, centre, old cut diamonds with 3 tapered sapphires each end with 1 each side.The bracelet has a filigree pattern and is fastened by a hidden safety catch.
For a slightly cooler look, this beautiful sapphire teardrop necklace below would grace any Cheltenham Festival function.
Graduated sapphire teardrop pendant - stock no. 64-02-100
This stunning pendant has a loop of graduating vivid blue sapphires, surrounded by a halo of pavé diamonds in a beautiful teardrop. The bail joining the pendant to the chain is also set with sparkling pavé diamonds.
While Ladies Day offers a showcase for all that is beautiful, Cheltenham Festival is also an opportunity for gentleman racegoers to dress in their finery and the pieces below are sure to set the scene nicely - especially on the last day when the famous Gold Cup race takes place.
This glorious Dent pocket watch below certainly reflects the grandeur of the Festival.
Dent London 18ct Yellow Gold 38mm Pocket Watch - stock no. 57-88-003
Open face roman numeral textured dial with blued deco hands also features an intricate floral centre design and would grace any racegoer's waistcoat on Gold Cup day.
Finally, for the gentleman racegoer keen to keep track of how his favoured mounts are faring on the track, this Hanhart pocket watch holder and watch below are ideal.
Hanhart dashboard pocket watch holder and watch - stock no. 58-88-210
This Hanhart dashboard holder comes with box, Hanhart dashboard split timer, Hanhart dashboard pocket watch with black dial, white Arabics and small seconds dial.
So whether it's Ladies Day, Gold Cup day or any special day, here at Ogden of Harrogate we have the ideal piece to set off your smartest look.