Bonhams Fall Salon Auction to Offer a Diverse Selection of Jewelry

Bonhams auction of Salon Jewelry and Watches on September 19 in San Francisco will feature a diverse collection of jewels, sure to appeal to a wide variety of buyers. The sale is simulcast to Los Angeles and is timed to coincide with Bonhams SoMa Estate Auction with Jewelry held the day prior.


Pair of micromosaic and fourteen karat gold cufflinks. Est. $1,800 – 2,500. Photo: Bonhams.

Diamond highlights lead the auction, with such intricacies as a diamond and platinum bracelet (est. $5,000-7,000); a sapphire and diamond tassel motif pendant-brooch (est. $5,000-7,000); a diamond and eighteen karat gold brooch pin, Boucheron, Paris (est. $3,000-5,000); a pair of diamond and eighteen karat gold earclips, each with French assay marks (est. $2,000-3,000); and a sapphire and diamond ring (est. $2,000-3,000).

Dazzling diamonds don’t end there, either, with additional highlights including a diamond and emerald ring by Cartier, France (est. $1,500-2,500); an art deco, lapis lazuli, diamond and seed pearl tassel pendant, mounted in platinum-topped eighteen karat gold (est. $1,200-1,800); an art deco diamond and enamel horse and jockey brooch, circa 1925 (est. $1,200-1,800); and a diamond and enamel articulated flower brooch, French (est. $1,200-1,500).

Lynne Arkin, G.G., Jewelry Specialist at Bonhams, says of the sale: “This early fall Salon collection is wonderfully diverse, very interesting and will appeal to a wide variety of jewelry buyers. The uniqueness and variety in the sale are sure to be received with enthusiasm.”

Additional highlights will include an 18 karat gold flower motif collar necklace by LaLaounis (est. $3,000-5,000); a pair of micromosaic and gold cufflinks (est. $1,800-2,500); a pair of black steel cougar head cuff links by Carrera (est. $1,500-2,500); a freshwater cultured pearl and diamond ring by Ruser (est. $1,200-1,500); an amethyst, citrine, green amethyst, cultured pearl and diamond bracelet, mounted in eighteen karat gold (est. $1,000-1,500); and an antique moonstone, pink sapphire, ruby, diamond and enamel articulated snake bracelet, circa 1890, with original box, mounted in fourteen karat gold (est. $1,000-1,500).

The illustrated auction catalogs for the Salon Jewelry Auction and the SoMa Estate Auction including Jewelry will be available online for review and purchase at bonhams.com

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