Bonhams auctions pink diamond & tiara from Churchill family
September 4, 2018: An exceedingly rare and exceptionally beautiful fine Fancy Pink diamond weighing 5.03 carats, VS1 clarity, (estimated at £600,000-800,000) will headline Bonhams London Fine Jewellery sale on September 26, 2018.
Emily Barber, Director of Jewellery at Bonhams UK, said: “This pink diamond, offered at auction for the first time, possesses an exceptional combination of characteristics. It is extremely unusual to find a pure pink diamond, of even saturation, with no secondary component colours, weighing over 5.00 carats. This diamond’s significant size and elegant, unmodified square cut, coupled with its high clarity grade distinguishes it further.”
Alongwith the pink diamond, a Belle Époque Diamond 'Meander' Tiara, circa 1900, (estimated at £80,000-120,000) and a second tiara - an Art Deco diamond tiara/necklace/brooch combination by Hennell, circa 1930, (estimated at £40,000-60,000) – also from the Churchill family, will be under the hammer at the auction.
Alongwith those, Bonhams will also be offering a Fancy-Coloured Diamond Three-Stone ring, circa 1910 (estimated at £80,000-120,000), a diamond 'Volutes' bracelet by Van Cleef & Arpels, circa 1954, (estimated at £110,000-150,000), and an Art Deco Diamond Rivière by Cartier, circa 1930, (estimated at £200,000-300,000). A selection of bracelets, necklaces, brooches and rings from some of the biggest names in jewellery including Cartier, Van Cleef & Arpels, Bulgari and Chopard will also be offered in the sale.