COLORED GEMS IN BRACELETS AND RINGS TO SHINE AT BONHAMS
Bonhams London Jewels sale, scheduled for September 24, will be filled with jewellery set with colored gemstones. One of the highlights of the sale, according to Gem Konnect, will be a Van Cleef & Arpels “mystery-set” bracelet set with 177 rubies, with a pre-sale estimate of $120,000-$180,00.
Other notable pieces include: A “mystery-set” ruby and diamond bombé ring, estimated at $24,000-$36,000; a sapphire and diamond three-stone ring, featuring an oval-cut sapphire, weighing 5.16 carats, set between brilliant-cut diamonds, estimated at $97,000-$150,000; and a sapphire and diamond three-stone ring, dated circa 1900, set with a cushion-shaped sapphire weighing 4.46 carats, itself set between cushion-shaped diamonds, with smaller old brilliant-cut diamond highlights. This ring has a pre-sale estimate of $120,000-$180,000.
According to the report, “emeralds are represented by two notable pieces”: An emerald and diamond bracelet by Graff, set with a row of step-cut Colombian emeralds and diamonds, estimated at $120,000-$180,000; and an art deco emerald, diamond and enamel brooch by Hennell, the distinguished British jeweller, dated circa 1925, estimated at $49,000-$73,000.