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Friday, October 9, 2015

#Auction Upcoming Fine Jewelry Auction at Bonham's NY Features Hollywood Royalty

via Press Release from Bonhams

The October 13 Fine Jewelry auction at Bonhams New York features an extensive and distinguished collection of diamond rings, alongside an assortment of one-of-a-kind character pieces, such as a glamorous retro, amethyst gold ring once owned by Hollywood starlet Marlene Dietrich.

Among the top lots is an elegant green diamond and diamond ring, signed Golkonda, weighing more than three carats and set within a circular pink diamond surround (estimate $350,000-$450,000, photo above). Golkonda pieces are recognized for superior cutting and polishing with an impressive understanding of balance and design. The brand merges ancient tradition and modern technology in each jewel.

Also of note is a suite of 18-karat gold, tiger's eye and diamond jewels, signed by Kutchinsky and featuring a remarkable pendant set with a carved tiger's eye drop and suspending a gold rope tassle (estimate $8,000-$12,000, photo to left).

"The eclectic nature of this sale offers something for everyone, whether it is a tradition colorless diamond, a fabulous piece of signed jewelry, or a chic splash of color," said Bonhams' Vice President, U.S. Jewelry Department Susan F. Abeles.

Other auction highlights include:
A retro amethyst and 18-karat gold ring, circa 1940
estimate $3,000-$5,000

• Centering a rectangular-cut amethyst, accented by a scrolling gallery; possibly Paul Flato; 
   amethyst weighs approximately 60.00 carats; size 9;
• Formally the property of Marlene Dietrich gifted to members of the present family;
• Marlene Dietrich was known worldwide for her influential style both on and off the stage 
   and silver screen. She often adorned herself with large colorful chunky gemstones set in 
   dramatic designs from Paul Flato, Trabert Hoffer & Mauboussin, and Van Cleef & Arpels.

A diamond ring, Harry Winston, 1949 (shown on the Catalog Cover)
estimate $70,000-$90,000

• Of crossover design, set with two triangular-cut diamonds, weighing 3.64 and 4.80 carats; with baguette-cut diamond shoulders;
• Estimated remaining diamond weight: 1.19 carats; size 7 ¼.

An Emerald & Diamond Ring
estimate $250,000 - 350,000

• Featuring a cushion cut Columbian Emerald weighing 32.20 carats
within an openwork pavé-set diamond mount, with marquise-cut diamond detail

ABOUT BONHAMS FINE JEWELRYBonhams handles and sells more jewelry lots each year than any other international house and has more dedicated jewelry auctions annually. Bonhams Jewelry Department is a highly regarded and respected force in the global market place. With dedicated teams based in Asia, Europe and America, Bonhams is able to offer a service of unparalleled responsiveness.

Bonhams, founded in 1793, is one of the world's largest auctioneers of fine art and antiques. The present company was formed by the merger in November 2001 of Bonhams & Brooks and Phillips Son & Neale. In August 2002, the company acquired Butterfields, the principal firm of auctioneers on the West Coast of America. Today, Bonhams offers more sales than any of its rivals, through two major salerooms in London: New Bond Street and Knightsbridge; and a further three in the UK regions and Scotland. Sales are also held in San Francisco, Los Angeles, Carmel, New York and Connecticut in the USA; and Germany, France, Monaco, Hong Kong and Australia. Bonhams has a worldwide network of offices and regional representatives in 25 countries offering sales advice and valuation services in 60 specialist areas. For a full listing of upcoming sales, plus details of Bonhams specialist departments go to

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