AUCTION – Bonhams presents its first California jewels sale


Los Angeles – Bonhams presents its first California Jewels sale of 2023 on February 22. Featuring 244 lots, the forthcoming sale will present a selection of exceptional jewels which includes signed pieces from leading houses such as Cartier, Bulgari, Graff, and Van Cleef & Arpels to renowned designers including Angela Cummings for Tiffany & Co., and quintessential American jeweler David Webb with his sought-after modernist designs alongside an array of exceptional diamonds. 

Emily Waterfall, Director of Jewelry Department, Los Angeles, says: “We are excited to start 2023 with our California Jewels sale that has some extraordinary jewels to capture everyone’s imagination from exquisite high carat diamonds and statement cuffs to the more classic and refined pieces that never go out of style.”

AUCTION – Bonhams presents its first California jewels sale

Exceptional diamond jewels in Bonhams California Jewels sale

Leading the diamond sale is an 18K white gold and marquise-shaped diamond ring of type IIa, E color, VVS2 clarity, weighing approximately 6.09 carats. Offered with an estimate of US$140,000-200,000. 

Another highlight is a stylish Cartier platinum and diamond dress clip, a style currently seeing a resurgence within jewelry trends. The elaborate circa 1929 design has a shield-shaped diamond surrounded by fancy-shaped baguette, round and single-cut diamonds of D-E-F color, VS-SI clarity with an approximate total carat weight of 10.35. Offered with an estimate of US$75,000-100,000.