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Trio of Diamond Rings Sparkles at Bonhams New York

June 10, 2024  |  Leah Meirovich
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Three diamond rings topped the most recent jewelry auction at Bonhams in New York, each selling for more than $1 million. 

Leading the sale was a ring bearing an emerald-cut, 12.21-carat, fancy-deep-brownish-pinkish-orange, VS1-clarity diamond center stone, flanked by trapezoid-shaped diamonds. It smashed its $600,000 high estimate, fetching $1.9 million at the June 6 New York Jewels sale, following extensive bidding, Bonhams said last week. 

A marquise-cut, 29.29-carat, D-color, VVS2-clarity diamond ring designed by Harry Winston circa 1967 brought in $1.5 million, within estimates. Meanwhile, an emerald-cut, 28.19-carat, D-color, VVS2-clarity, type IIa diamond ring sold for $1.4 million, meeting presale expectations. 

Other notable items included pieces by well-known design houses such as Cartier, JAR, David Webb, Van Cleef & Arpels, and Bulgari. In total, the 177-lot sale garnered $8.8 million, with 88% of items finding buyers, Bonhams reported. 

“To have such exceptional designs and stones from the golden age of Harry Winston throughout the auction was a rare phenomenon, and we are absolutely delighted that the results of the sale reflected the quality of exceptional pieces on offer,” said Caroline Morrissey, director and head of jewelry for New York at Bonhams. “International interest in the…fancy-brownish-pinkish-orange, step-cut diamond culminated in a bidding frenzy. The eventual selling price…was a testament to the rarity of this unique stone.” 

Image: The pinkish-brownish-orange diamond. (Bonhams)

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