Friday, 13 January 2017

Bonhams’ Fine Jewelry


Art Deco enamel, gem-set and diamond ‘Tutti Frutti’ bracelet by Cartier. Made in 1929. £458,500
Bonhams is a privately owned British auction house, founded in 1793.

It is one of the world's oldest and largest auctioneers of fine art and antiques. Now, the Bonhams name is recognized internationally for fine art, jewelry, motorcars and collectors' markets.

Diamond 'Torsade' bangle by Suzanne Belperron, circa 1932. £164,500.
The Hope Diamond had a counterpart in the collection it was in — the Hope Spinel.

Both belonged at one time to powerful London banker Henry Philip Hope, who died in 1839. The 45.52-carat Hope Diamond now resides in the National Museum of Natural History at the Smithsonian, while the 50.13-carat spinel smashed its pre-sale estimate of £150,000-£200,000 selling for £962,500, achieving a new world record price of $30,000 per carat
Colombian emerald ring of 10.49 carats and set between diamonds brought $610,039 in 2014
White diamond weighting 3.93 carats with VS2 clarity and D Color with a blue diamond weighting 3.72 carats with SI2 clarity. £800,000

A cabochon ruby sits atop this Van Cleef & Arpels’s diamond ring.

A carved coral flower with circular-cut diamonds by Van Cleef & Arpels

A fancy colored diamond ring weighing 16.64 carats sold for $305,000 in April

Cartier jadeite and diamond pendant sold for $268,291 in 2013

A 12.55-carat emerald and diamond brooch £160,000

Piece carved from a single piece of opal matrix, depicting the head of Mercury. Est £10–15,000.

A 25-carat Ceylon sapphire and diamond ring by M. Gérard reached a total of $581,000 this spring.

An Art Deco jadeite and diamond brooch by Mauboussin. $122,500