Bonhams presents Fine Jewelry auction in New York on October 14
NEW YORK, October 3, 2016 – Bonhams presents the Fine Jewelry auction on Oct. 14 in New York, with items from an important Oregon collection as the lead lots. The collection comprises nine important diamond and gem-set jewels created by the renowned William Goldberg.
Among this collection is an important diamond rivière necklace (estimate U.S. $150,000-200,000) by Goldberg, who started his career as a diamond cutter, only to establish himself as one of the most recognizable names in the industry.
This necklace is of graduated design, set with oval brilliant-cut diamonds. The largest diamond weighing at 5.02 cts, with a total diamond weight of 63.66 cts — mounted in platinum.
Also on offer are an oval-cut diamond bracelet en suite, composed of 36.21 cts (estimate U.S. $80-120,000), and an important emerald and diamond bracelet, set with extremely well-matched Colombian emeralds with minor enhancement (estimate U.S. $50,000-80,000).
With several colored diamond selections on the block, yellow is a dominant colour in the sale. These include a ring set with a cushion-cut fancy yellow diamond weighing 10.02 cts, framed by round brilliant-cut diamonds (estimate U.S. $130,000-150,000), and fancy intense yellow diamond ring, centre weighing 5.64 cts, surrounded by a baguette-cut ballerina frame (estimate U.S. $55,000-75,000).
In this sale, beautiful and natural salt water pearls are found in an important triple strand pearl necklace (estimate U.S. $150,000-250,000) and pair of 1960s natural pearl and diamond ear pendants by Bulgari (estimate U.S. $60,000-80,000).