EUROPEAN JEWELRY AT BONHAMS

Necklace. White and yellow gold, diamonds. France. Estimate $6000–8000. Bonhams. Jewelry. Los-Angeles, San Francisco, March 10

On March 10, Bonhams will hold the sales named «Jewelry» in Los Angeles and San Francisco. The auction will represent 526 lots of works of the European jewelry of the 19th – 20th centuries.

As experts expect the central lot is to be the diamond necklace estimated at $6000–8000. The work is made of 18-carats white and yellow gold and marked by stamping of French artist. Each link of the golden chain in 35,5 inches length is decorated with exquisite diamond flower. The central diamond of flower is faced in diamond cut; leaves are of «marquis» cut.

Another highlight is marvelous bracelet of 18-carats white gold gemmed with diamonds. The lot was estimated at $5500–7500. The bracelet is decorated with diamond heraldic lilies and rosettes. The length is 7,25 inches. The total weight of precious stones is 12,85carats.

Diamond ear rings with big tear-shaped kunzites of lilac-pink color are estimated at $5000–7000. Floppy pink stones are mounted in 18-carats white gold. The total weight of diamonds is 35,90 carats and diamonds are of 2,55 carats.

Another necklace of 18-carats yellow gold is of the same estimate. It is decorated with aquamarine, amethysts, green beryls and pink quartzes. Jewelry has «Laura M» engraving. The length is 12,75 inches.

Ear rings of white gold with diamonds were also estimated at $5000–7000. The name Odelia is engraved on them. The total weight of diamonds is 5,25 carats.

Splendid brooch with multicolored sapphires and diamonds is estimated at $5500–6500. The total weight of faintly lilac, pink, blue and dark blue sapphires mounted in nielloed 18-carats gold weighting 50,70 carats, the total weight of diamonds is over 2,10 carats.

Three other lots were estimated at $4500–6500 equally. The auctioneers should pay attention to elegant necklace of white gold in Art Nouveau Style decorated with rubies, diamonds and black onyxes. The length of the necklace is 17 inches. Rubies’ weight is 6,25 carats and diamonds one is 3 carats.

Diamond of old cut weighting 2,2 carats is the central stone of a ring made of 18-carats faintly yellow gold. Diamonds’ weight of the frame is 0,85 carats.

The list of top lots includes also platinum ring with diamonds. Weight of the central diamond is over 1,55 carats, the others are of 0,2 carats.

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