Harry Winston and Repossi jewels will also be going under the hammer
October 28, 2020: Renowned auctioneer Bonhams will auction exceptional diamonds and coloured gems on November 12, 2020, in London.
The Fancy Pink diamond ring, by Meister circa 1968, “is an exceptional combination of characteristics: a pure pink hue with no secondary modifying component colours,” as per Emily Barber, UK Director of Bonhams Jewellery. The beauty of the diamond’s colour and its high clarity grade is further offset by its elegant cut, with a minimum of facets.
The Fancy Pink step-cut diamond, graded as VS1 clarity, potentially flawless, weighs 3.62 carats and is nestled between tapered baguette-cut diamond shoulders and carries an estimate of £550,000 - 750,000 (US$700,000 – 950,000). A very small percentage of one in ten thousand gem quality diamond are pink. And pink diamonds of this quality and size are exceptionally rare.
A diamond necklace/bracelet combination by Harry Winston is another exceptional piece up for auction, this beguiling collar necklace is designed as a graduated series of step-cut diamonds alternating with pear-shaped and brilliant-cut diamonds and converts to two bracelets. The total weight for the piece is 89.03 carats and is accompanied by six GIA reports with diamonds ranging from D to F, VS1 to VS2.
The third queen of the auction is the ruby and diamond ring by Italian Jeweller Repossi. This dreamy and beautiful Burmese Ruby weighs 12.78 carats, a well saturated red hue and an appearance unaltered by heat treatment. The oval-cut ruby sits within a pear-shaped diamond surround (approx. 5.20 carats), between graduated baguette-cut diamond shoulders.
The finest rubies on earth have been found in the Mogok Stone Tract region of Burma, now Myanmar. Burmese rubies are prized for their vibrant, fiery colour, caused by high levels of chromium saturating the ground from which they are mined. This combined with their strong fluorescence results in the glowing, fiery radiance. The ruby has been an important stone for many cultures and was ascribed various values of power, protection, wealth, status, cures for illness and peace. The Sanskrit name, ratnaraj or ‘King of Precious Stones’, given to rubies, embodies the value bestowed upon this gemstone.