Monday, September 28, 2015

Bonhams’ Fine Jewelry Sale

Art Deco enamel, gem-set and diamond ‘Tutti Frutti’ bracelet by Cartier. Made in 1929. £458,500
Bonhams Fine Jewellery sale in London was held on September 24, and achieved £5.16 million, with 87% lots sold by value.

The Hope Spinel was the highlight of the sale, smashing its pre-sale estimate of £150,000-£200,000. It sold for £962,500, achieving a new world record price of $30,000 per carat.

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 is headlining Bonhams’ Fine Jewelry sale in London on September 24.

Bonhams is expecting it to fetch between £150,000 and £200,000. £962,500
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. The Bvlgari Blue Diamond Ring is expected to sell for somewhere between £600,000 and £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 with a pre-sale estimate of £120–180,000

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