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Rare Sapphires & Important Diamonds To Sparkle at Bonhams NY

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At Bonhams New York, beautiful rare sapphires will take center stage alongside several important diamonds at the auction house’s annual Fine Jewelry sale on December 8th. The 150-lot sale is led by a trio of extraordinary sapphires:  7.84-carat Kashmir sapphire and diamond ring by Tiffany & Co. (est. $400,000-600,000); a 29.74-carat Ceylon sapphire and diamond ring (est. $200,000-300,000); and a 5.23-carat Kashmir sapphire and diamond ring (est. $250,000-350,000).


While sapphires have stolen the spotlight in this sale, the important diamonds still shine brightly. One of the most beautifully proportioned square emerald-cut diamonds to come to auction recently, a 8.30-carat diamond ring by Harry Winston (G color and VVS2 clarity) is estimated to fetch $300,000 to $500,000. There is also a classic diamond solitaire ring set with a 5.07-carat round brilliant diamond (D color and VS2 clarity) estimated at $150,000 to $250,000. On the colored diamond side, a triangular brilliant cut Fancy gray-blue diamond of 1.00 carat is set in a sleek buckle-style ring and estimated to achieve $120,000 to $150,000.


Additional jewels worthy of note include a striking Arts and Crafts opal and enamel brooch, by Louis Comfort Tiffany for Tiffany & Co., circa 1910, the kaleidoscopic, harlequin-pattern opal radiating a riot of color. The sale features fabulous signed pieces by  There are a number of wonderful examples of signed pieces from Cartier, Van Cleef & Arpels and Verdura as well as beautiful examples of turn-of-the-century and Art Deco jewels.

The jewels will be on view at Bonhams New York beginning December 5th through 7th. Also on the 7th will be a champagne toast and book signing with Beth Bernstein, author of the recently published If These Jewels Could Talk from 5pm to 7pm. Several of the celebrity gems featured in the book will also be on view alongside those in the sale.


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    Joel's Richman
    March 8, 2016 at 3:27 pm

    The auction seems spectacular- especially the Kashmir sapphire. Can’t take my eyes off it! I host similar auctions London Gallery Auctions

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