Historic and rare pieces of jewelry will be offered at Bonhams’ Fine Jewellery sale scheduled next week on 18th September. Exceptional collection of jewels including blue diamonds, exquisite natural pearls and art deco pieces will find new owner during a public sale at its New Bond Street headquarters. The highlight of the sale is a pair of striking art deco natural pearl and diamond pendant earrings (circa 1925), valued at £150,000 – 200,000 ($237,000 – 316,000). The natural saltwater pearl drops feature in an exceptionally large size, lending these earrings very valuable. The pearls are capped with rose-cut diamonds and suspended in a diamond set chandelier pendant.
Another auction’s standout piece is a splendid fancy intense blue diamond ring weighing 1.02 carats, mounted in platinum between radiant-cut diamonds, which makes it the most valuable and sought-after in the world, estimated at £160,000 – 190,000 ($253,000 – 300,000).
Other top lots in the sale include Cartier designed pieces such as a cushion shaped diamond Cartier ring with a central diamond weighing 7.04 carats set in platinum between shoulders of brilliant-cut diamonds, estimated at £120,000 – 180,000 ($ 190,000 – 285,000), as well as the ‘broche poignée’ or ‘drawer handle’ onyx and diamond brooch is a pioneering and rare art deco shoulder brooch (circa 1922), signed Cartier Paris, estimated at £25,000 – 35,000 ($40,000 – 55,000). Cartier’s designer Charles Jacqueau launched the firm’s Art Deco style, inspired by exotic motifs. This brooch typifies Jacqueau’s vision.