Bonhams to Offer $100K Cartier Diamond Ring
A Cartier diamond ring is set to lead the upcoming Bonhams jewelry sale in California, where it is expected to bring in up to $100,000.
The center stone is a rectangular step-cut, 3.89-carat, H-color, VS2-clarity diamond flanked by tapered baguette emeralds. It’s the star of the July 18 California Jewels auction, Bonhams said Monday.
“The lots offered highlight craftsmanship from leading names in jewelry that will entice…aficionados and collectors everywhere,” noted Emily Waterfall, director of the jewelry department at Bonhams in Los Angeles.
The auction will feature a ring bearing an emerald-cut, 9.70-carat, fancy-intense-yellow, VS2-clarity diamond with an upper estimate of $90,000. A second ring, with a round brilliant-cut, 4.12-carat, F-color, VS2-clarity diamond, is expected to fetch up to $70,000.
Meanwhile, a platinum, diamond and sapphire Art Deco bracelet with a presale estimate of $20,000 to $30,000 will be on offer, as will a gold Mario Buccellati bracelet with a high price tag of $20,000. That piece is set with oval sapphire cabochons weighing a total of 4.50 carats, surrounded by rose-cut diamonds and accented by round diamonds weighing about 1.60 carats.
Jewels by well-known designers, including David Webb, Piaget, Tiffany & Co., and Van Cleef & Arpels, will also go under the hammer.
Image: The Cartier diamond ring. (Bonhams)