BLUE DIAMOND EARRINGS LEAD BONHAMS NEW YORK SALE
An important pair of fancy colored diamond and diamond earrings, estimated at $850,000 – $1,250,000, will lead Bonhams’ New York Jewels auction on December 8. The earrings are part of the estate of Joan Z. Steinbrenner, the former Vice Chairperson of the New York Yankees.
The earrings feature a marquise-shaped brilliant-cut Fancy Intense Blue diamond, weighing 1.81 carats, and an oval-shaped modified brilliant-cut Fancy Blue diamond, weighing 1.62 carats, surmounted by two cushion-shaped modified brilliant-cut diamonds, weighing 2.24 and 2.28 carats. Other diamonds include calibré, marquise and round brilliant-cut stones.
The sale will also include a fine unmounted Fancy Vivid Yellow diamond weighing 10.88 carats, a pear-shaped Fancy Pink Purple diamond and diamond ring weighing 2.46 carats and 2.01 carats; and a cushioned-shaped Fancy Intense Yellow diamond ring weighing 8.08 carats. Highlighted jewels include a fine Burmese sapphire and diamond ‘Trombino’ ring by Bulgari, an impressive pair of diamond earrings by Cartier with over 13.00 carats of diamonds; an