AUCTIONS – Significant collections headline Bonhams California Jewels Sale


LOS ANGELES – Bonhams presents sumptuous jewelry at California Jewels in Los Angeles on September 19. The 300-lot sale features vibrant diamonds in rainbow shades, including loose stones and dazzling suites as well as statement gold designs by Tiffany & Co., Jean Schlumberger (1907-1937), Elsa Peretti (1940-2021) and Paloma Picasso.

California Jewels includes over a dozen pieces of David Webb, alongside a significant collection of J.E. Caldwell & Co. Art Deco delights from a private Pasadena Estate.

AUCTIONS – Significant collections headline Bonhams California Jewels Sale


 David Webb 18K gold, emerald, ruby and diamond pendant brooch, estimate of US$8,000-12,000

Emily Waterfall, Director of Jewelry Department, in Los Angeles, said: “California Jewels has significant and curated private collections in the auction, such as the statement David Webb designs alongside the exquisite jewelry from J.E. Caldwell & Co., an American brand founded in 1868, who produced some of the finest examples of American Belle Époque, Art Nouveau and Art Deco designs.

“The Art Deco pieces included in the sale, showcase the extraordinary designs, stones, and craftsmanship all of which remain wearable and highly sought-after pieces of jewelry today.”