Bonhams London First Fine Jewellery Auction of the Year

Bonhams Jewellery Department Looks to Emulate Success of 2009 with Outstanding April Sale

A magnificent 14.6 carat diamond pendant expected to fetch £200,000 – 300,000 is to be sold at Bonhams, New Bond Street as part of its first Fine Jewellery sale of the year on 21st April 2010.

The sale also features four single stone diamond rings 5.05 carats, E colour, loupe clean; 5.01 carats, D colour, VS1 clarity; 4.74 carats, D colour, VVS1 clarity; and 5.03 carats, G colour, internally flawless, respectively.

It follows Bonhams Jewellery Department’s most successful year ever in 2009 which finished with the December 9 sale – The Art of Jewels: Fine Jewellery and Iconic Gems – in which a natural pearl necklace once belonging to Lady Houston fetched £311,200.

The first sale of fine jewellery in 2010 hopes to imitate this success. Jean Ghika, Director of Bonhams Jewellery Department, says: “We are delighted to be handling such a selection of exceptional diamonds, with estimates ranging from £55,000 – 300,000, as well as a number of rare Art Deco period pieces, for which competition is expected to be fierce.”

Of particular interest is a silver gilt paste and gem-set collar necklace which is similar to the work of the 20th century jeweller Sah Oved. It is expected to fetch £3,000 – 5,000.

Other unique lots include an Art Deco diamond bracelet by Lacloche Frères, circa 1925 (estimate £6,000 – 8,000) and a Van Cleef & Arpels Art Deco diamond, emerald and onyx bracelet (estimate £15,000 – 20,000).