AUCTIONS – Bonhams presents May’s calendar of jewellery sales


Bonhams presents May’s calendar of jewellery sales taking place at Bonhams international showrooms – London Knightsbridge Jewels 2 May and Los Angeles California Jewels 14 May, 2024.

The live sales will each feature a curated collection of exquisite designs including vibrant diamonds in rainbow shades, including loose stones and dazzling gemstones. 

AUCTIONS – Bonhams presents May’s calendar of jewellery sales

California Jewels – A Cartier ruby and diamond brooch, estimate of US$12,000-15,000

Jean Ghika, Bonhams Global Director Jewellery, said: “Bonhams jewellery continues to see growth and success across the globe. The two forthcoming May live sales taking place in London and Los Angeles, both include fine examples of jewels from the most illustrious Maisons presenting designs with extraordinary craftsmanship that are both wearable and highly sought-after pieces of jewellery in today’s market.” 

Bonhams, Knightsbridge Jewels 2 May 

The 206-lot Knightsbridge Jewels sale features a plethora of diamonds, sapphires, rubies, emeralds, and gem-set jewels from Maisons including Van Cleef & ArpelsCartierElsa Peretti for Tiffany & Co., to GrimaRepossi and Buccellati. Notable lots include: 

  • A diamond double-clip brooch, circa 1950. Of scrolling ribbon and foliate design, set with a central old brilliant-cut diamond, weighing 4.57 carats, and further set with brilliant and baguette-cut diamonds.Offered with an estimate of£18,000-25,000.
  • Cartier ‘Meli Melo’ multi gem-set necklace. Designed as a line of vari-cut pink tourmalines, iolites, mandarin garnets, aquamarines, moonstones, and chalcedony, with brilliant-cut diamond accents, suspending a detachable pendant of similar design. Offered with an estimate of £12,000-18,000.
  • An emerald-cut diamond single-stone ring, weighing 3.02 carats, set within a brushed mount. Offered with an estimate of £15,000-20,000.
  • A pair of Repossi diamond and coloured diamond pendent earrings. Designed as three square radiant-cut diamonds of yellow tint of approximately 10.45 carats, set within brilliant-cut white diamond halos. Offered with an estimate of £10,000-12,000.
    • Grima diamond and chrome dioptase broochcirca 1964. The textured 18 carat gold mount is set with a green crystal druzy and brilliant-cut diamond accents. Offered with an estimate of £5,000-7,000.
    • turquoise serpent necklace, circa 1845. The snake-link chain is set with turquoise cabochons with the head studded with turquoise with ruby and rose-cut diamond eyes and nose. Offered with an estimate of £1,000-1,500.
    • Bonhams, Los Angeles – California Jewels 14 May The 397-lot California Jewels sale features jewels from heritage Maisons including BoucheronBulgari, Van Cleef & ArpelsHarry WinstonCartier, and Tiffany & Co., with designs showcasing exceptional diamonds, sapphires, and emeralds.  Notable lots include:
      • An 18k gold and diamond ring, weighing 8.64 carats. Offered with an estimate of US$50,000-70,000.
        • Bulgari 18K gold, platinum diamond and gem-set compact, circa 1940.Designed as a bouquet of sapphire, ruby and diamond flowers with round cabochon emerald buds, unfurling from a vase of polished gold accented by ribbons of platinum set with single-cut and baguette diamonds, all weighing approximately 2.75 carats. Offered withan estimate of US$15,000-20,000.
        • A platinum and diamond ring with platinum jackets, centering a marquise-shaped brilliant diamond, weighing 3.32 carats, set with tapered-baguette diamonds at the shoulder. Offered with an estimate of US$25,000-35,000.
        • Two Van Cleef & Arpels diamond clip brooches of geometric design. Offered with an estimate of US$15,000-20,000.
          • A pair of Van Cleef & Arpels cultured pearl and diamond earclips from the estate of Judith Krantz (1928-2019) an American magazine writer, fashion editor and novelist. Offered with an estimate of US$8,000-12,000.
          • A Harry Winston platinum and diamond bracelet.  Composed of linked rows of paired round diamonds and single-set round diamonds with milgrain detailing, weighing 11.78 carats. Offered with an estimate of US$12,000-18,000.
          • A Cartier ruby and diamond brooch. Offered with an estimate of US$12,000-15,000.