6ct. Diamond Ring Fetches $240,000 at Bonhams California
A 6.09-carat diamond ring beat estimates at the recent Bonhams California Jewels sale, garnering $240,000.
The marquise-shaped, E-color, VVS2-clarity piece was the top earner at the February 22 Los Angeles event, exceeding its $200,000 high estimate, the auction house said Monday. It was part of a 20-item collection from the estate of Palm Springs, California-based, philanthropist Peggy Cravens. which achieved white-glove results, totaling $405,000.
Overall, 91% of the 241 lots sold, achieving a total of $2.3 million.
Here are the remaining four pieces rounding out the top five:
This Cartier platinum and diamond dress clip that was created in Paris in 1929, with a geometric design centering a shield-shaped, 2.05-carat diamond, fetched $94,875, within its expected range.
An emerald-cut, 5.82-carat, I-color, SI1-clarity diamond ring achieved $94,875, well above its upper estimate.
A platinum line necklace featuring graduated baguette diamonds weighing approximately 44.95 carats sold for $91,095, beating its high price.
This three-stone diamond ring with an oval, 3.73-carat, E-color, VVS2-clarity center stone, flanked by two 1.16-carat diamonds, fetched $86,055, smashing its $55,000 upper price.
Main image: The 6.09-carat diamond ring. (Bonhams)