Show-stopping sapphires and spinels highlighted at Bonhams London Jewels Sale in December

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Show-stopping sapphires and spinels will be highlights of Bonhams’ London Jewels sale on Thursday 2 December on New Bond Street.

A sapphire and diamond ring, from circa 1920, leads the sale with an estimate of £150,000 – 200,000, followed closely by a sapphire, diamond and natural pearl pendant, from the late 19th century, which has an estimate of £65,000 – 85,000.

Two pieces featuring exceptional spinels from the same mine as the Hope Spinel – which Bonhams sold for a record price in 2015 – are also amongst the highlights of the sale: they are a spinel and diamond pendant (estimate: £40,000 – 60,0000) and a spinel and diamond ring (estimate: £35,000 – 45,000).

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Head of Jewellery UK, Emily Barber, said: “Sapphires hailing from Kashmir, as in the sublime sapphire and diamond ring, display a vivid velvety blue hue that is unique to the region, and are among the most highly prized gems due to their rarity and scarcity.

“The spinel pendant and ring are equally remarkable, both coming from the same geographical location as the very best historic specimens, including the Hope Spinel, and at this size and quality are considered rare and exceptional.”

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Picture courtesy of Bonhams