Bonhams appointed by the Danziger family, former owners of Cartier Paris, to auction fine jewelry
August 31, 2017: The wife of the former owner of Cartier Paris, Gigi Guggenheim Danziger, will be putting up jewelry from her personal collection at Bonhams New York on September 19, 2017.
There will be 32 pieces of fine jewelry including signed Cartier pieces from the 1960s and 70s. A few highlighted pieces are a diamond necklace by Cartier which centers on three rectangular-shaped diamonds weighing 1.92, 1.66 and 1.33 carats (est. $30,000 - $50,000). Another is a ruby and diamond brooch by Cartier centered with a rectangular-shaped step-cut diamond, weighing 4.24 carats within a cluster of pear-shaped rubies, accented by marquise-shaped diamonds which Gigi wore to the London premiere of The Godfather, also priced between $30,000 and $50,000.
Other featured pieces include a sapphire and diamond brooch by Cartier which centers a cushion-shaped modified step-cut, weighing approximately 7.10 carats within a cluster of marquise and pear-shaped diamonds (est. $30,000-40,000). Gigi was given this brooch by her husband in South France during a family vacation. There is another beautiful diamond three-stone ring that features a round brilliant-cut diamond weighing 3.17 carats, between two pear-shaped brilliant-cut diamonds weighing 1.02 and 1.00 carats priced between $30,000 and $50,000. A diamond necklace by Cartier features a round brilliant-cut diamond and two pear-shaped brilliant-cut diamonds (est. $30,000-$50,000).
The auction also includes an 18k gold cuff bracelet by Cartier designed with openwork ovals and attributed to Dihn Van, with a pre-sale estimate of $4,000 to $6,000.