Bonhams London Jewelssale achieved strong results on Wednesday 28 April, 2021, with many lots far exceeding their pre-sale estimates. The top lot was a fine emerald and diamond ring, by Bulgari weighing 10.04 carats, which achieved £598,750, significantly surpassing its pre-sale estimate of £180,000- 250,000.
A ruby and diamond cluster ring sold for 10 times its high estimate, achieving £200,250 against a pre-sale estimate of £15,000- 20,000.
In total, the sale made £2,747,050, with 76% sold by lot and 84% sold by value.
UK Director of Jewellery, Emily Barber said: “We are delighted with results of this sale, which saw exceptional pieces from royal and aristocratic collections and established names, alongside exquisite emeralds, rubies and spinels.
“The energetic bidding seen at today’s sale demonstrates that the market for exceptional jewellery, continues to thrive. It is always exciting to see items with such wonderful stories capture the imagination of the saleroom.”