Harry Winston Diamonds, Colombian Emeralds, Kashmir Sapphires and Art Deco Jewelry Headline Bonhams Fine Jewelry New York Sale

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Among the many jewels with fascinating provenance being offered to Bonhams clients will be a remarkable collection of jewelry owned by the Olympic gold medalist Katherine Domyan. Leading the sale are two necklaces formerly owned by the swimmer.

 

Jewelry from the estate of Katherine Domyan, the internationally famed two-time Olympic gold medal winner, will go under the hammer at Bonhams New York this September.

More than 60 pieces of jewelry dating from the 1970s to the early 2000s form part of the collection which was purchased by Katherine and her husband Arpad throughout their 56-year marriage as they travelled between New York, Beverly Hills, Paris and the South of France.


Diamond Rivière Necklace Formerly Owned By Zsa Zsa Gabor At Bonhams New York


Notable pieces from the world's most famous jewelry houses including Harry Winston, Van Cleef & Arpels and David Webb feature in the collection which, in total, is estimated at between $2,100,000 and $3,150,000.

Two impressive diamond fringe necklaces weighing a total of 152.50 carats along with a 23.13 emerald-cut diamond ring - all signed by Harry Winston - are set to go under the hammer at Bonhams Fine Jewelry sale in New York this month.

The sale, which takes place on September 21, features 191 lots of fine jewelry including Colombian emeralds, Kashmir sapphires and rare pieces from the Art Deco era.

The first is A Diamond Necklace by Harry Winston, the great American jeweler, estimated at US$ 350,000 – 550,000. Dated 1984, the choker-length platinum necklace is designed as a double line of graduating round brilliant-cut diamonds, suspending a fringe of pear-shaped brilliant-cut diamond drops, and has a total diamond weight of 86.30 carats.

Also made in the same year by Harry Winston is another fringe necklace. This next lot, A Diamond Necklace, is estimated at $250,000 – 350,000 and has a total diamond weight of 66.20 carats. According to Bryan Domyan, Katherine's son, his mother used to love wearing not one but both these necklaces together when attending red carpet events and presidential dinners. "They made quite the statement."

Staying with diamonds, Bonhams will also be auctioning A Diamond Ring by Harry Winston. The rectangular emerald-cut diamond, weighing 23.13 carats, has an estimate of US$ 250,000 – 350,000 and also hails from the Domyan collection.

Another impressive diamond piece to feature in the sale is A Diamond Necklace by Oscar Heyman. Oscar Heyman was known as the jewelers' jeweler,' the brand synonymous with dazzling, high-style jewels. This necklace is a rare example of one of the jeweler's creations from 1968.

 

It is designed as a graduated cluster set with marquise, pear and round brilliant-cut diamonds and is estimated at US$ 80,000 - 100,000.

Colombian Emeralds Set to Stand Out in the Sale

Three notable lots featuring Columbian emeralds will also go under the hammer. The first lot, A Pair of Emerald and Diamond Pendant Earrings, signed Bulgari, is estimated at US$ 200,000 - 300,000.

Set with two cushion-shaped brilliant-cut emeralds drops, weighing 10.27 and 9.11 carats respectively. The earrings are accompanied by Gubelin reports stating the emeralds are of Colombian origin with minor clarity enhancement.

The second lot, is a magnificent Diamond and Emerald Ring. Set with an emerald-cut diamond, weighing 4.92 carats, and a rectangular-shaped emerald, weighing 3.10 carats, it is estimated at US$ 80,000 - 100,000. It is accompanied by an AGL certificate stating the emerald is of Colombian origin with indications of insignificant, traditional clarity enhancement

The third lot is an impressive Emerald and Diamond Ring. Centering a rectangular-shaped emerald, weighing 14.60 carats, and flanked by baguette-cut diamonds, it is estimated at US$ 70,000 - 100,000. It is accompanied by an AGL report stating the emerald has insignificant, traditional clarity enhancement.

Kashmir Sapphire Ready to find a New Home this September

Famed sapphires from Kashmir continue to appeal given their rarity and exceptional color so Bonhams is delighted to bring to auction A Sapphire and Diamond Ring estimated at US$ 80,000 - 120,000. Centering a cushion-shaped sapphire, weighing 3.94 carats, framed by old European-cut diamonds, the sapphire is accompanied by an SSEF and an AGL report stating it is of Kashmir origin with no indications of heat or clarity enhancement.


Rare pieces from the Art Deco era add a touch of glamour

Art Deco jewelry continues to be in high demand with rare pieces regularly performing well at Bonhams sales in London, New York, LA and Hong Kong. This forthcoming auction features a number of pieces from the 1920s including:


An Art Deco Diamond, Emerald, Ruby and Onyx Bracelet estimated at $30,000 - 50,000. Dated circa 1925, the bracelet has a flexible geometric design, typical of the Art Deco era, and is decorated with calibré-cut rubies, emeralds, old European-cut diamonds, framed within a buff-top black onyx border.


An Emerald and Diamond Bracelet by Tiffany & Co. estimated at US$ 12,000 - 15,000. Dated circa 1925, the bracelet features a cushion-shaped cabochon emerald, weighing 8.30 carats, flanked by similarly cut emeralds, weighing approximately 7.50 and 6.90 carats. Its ornate band is stylishly set with French and old European-cut diamonds. The lot is accompanied by an AGL report stating the emeralds as Colombian in origin with indications of insignificant to minor, traditional, clarity enhancement.


David Webb jewelry ready to dazzle

Katherine Domyan's much loved 36 pieces of David Webb jewelry will also feature in the New York sale. These include Webb's iconic animal bracelets adored by women globally. Diana Vreeland, the famous Vogue editor-in-chief, had the same type of zebra bracelet Katherine owned, and one of Katherine's most dazzling jewels by Webb to be auction is An Emerald and Diamond Necklace, estimated at US$ 80,000 - 120,000.


Among the many other splendid lots offered in the sale are a number of gemstones which are admired for their rare and vivid colors. These include:

A Padparadscha Sapphire and Diamond Ring by Oscar Heyman estimated at US$ 60,000 - 80,000. Centering an oval padparadscha sapphire, weighing 6.43 carats. The padparadscha sapphire is of Ceylon (Sri Lanka) origin and has no indications of heat or clarity enhancement.


A pair of Pink Spinel and Diamond Pendant Earrings and Ring Suite US$ 15,000 - 20,000. The earrings feature oval-shaped modified brilliant-cut spinels, weighing 6.56 and 5.18 carats, with no indication of heat or clarity enhancement. The matching ring centers an oval-shaped spinel, weighing 4.34 carats.


 

Caroline Morrissey, Senior Jewelry Specialist of Bonhams New York, says: "We have a very strong sale this September which features a collection of Harry Winston diamonds, iconic David Webb pieces and some spectacular examples of colorful Art Deco signed jewelry. Interest is already building and we expect very busy previews in New York, LA and Geneva this month."

Details and full information on all 191 lots featured in the sale can be found here http://www.bonhams.com/auctions/24866. Bids can be placed online on Bonhams' website www.bonhams.com, via telephone, in writing, and also in person on the day of the sale.

Bonhams sells more jewelry lots each year than any other international house and has more dedicated jewelry auctions annually.


Spectacular Art Deco Emeralds and Magnificent Diamonds Headline Bonhams First London Fine Jewellery Sale Of 2018


Bonhams Fine Jewelry

Bonhams New York, 580 Madison Avenue, New York 10022

21 September 2018 at 11:00 EDT

Specialist: Caroline Morrissey, Bonhams Fine Jewelry, New York

 

About Bonhams

Bonhams, founded in 1793, is one of the world's largest and most renowned auctioneers of fine art and antiques, motor cars and jewelry. The main salerooms are in London, New York, Los Angeles and Hong Kong, with sales also held in Knightsbridge, Edinburgh, Paris, San Francisco and Sydney. With a worldwide network of offices and regional representatives in 22 countries, Bonhams offers sales advice and valuation services in 60 specialist areas. For a full listing of forthcoming sales, plus details of Bonhams specialist departments, please visit bonhams.com.

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