Bonhams presents a magnificent selection of jewellery at London Jewels on 7 December. The 149-lot sale will feature notable designs from multiple single-owner collections spanning the decades from the Belle Époque to modern day, with antique jewellery, and 20th Century jewels. Included in the sale are an array of exquisitely crafted and exceptional signed gems including three notable yellow diamond rings presented alongside jewels from maisons including Cartier, Bulgari, Graff, Moussaieff, Van Cleef & Arpels, Harry Winston, Boucheron, Tiffany & Co. including Jean Schlumberger (1907-1987) to more contemporary pieces from David Webb and Grima.
Jean Ghika, Bonhams Global Head of Jewellery, said:“London Jewels represents best-in-class examples of jewellery design from the 19th and 20th centuries evident in the individual single-owner collections with excellent provenance. In particular, the pearl and diamond tiara necklace, presented to Countess Haig by Queen Alexandra in 1905 on her wedding day, is a rare survivor from the glamorous Belle Époque era, and highly coveted today. Auctions are the perfect platform to shop sustainably and to discover exquisitely crafted pieces from natural diamonds to antique jewels.”
Leading the sale is an exceptional and sought-after natural Fancy Intense yellow diamond ring. The radiant-cut yellow diamond is of VS1 clarity, weighing 10.19 carats and is set between shield-cut shoulders. The striking piece is offered with an estimate of £130,000-160,000.
Natural Fancy Intense yellow diamond ring, estimate of £130,000-160,000