$31,700 diamond ring turns heads at Bonhams' jewellery auction



2015-06-26 12:15:12

$31,700 diamond ring turns heads at Bonhams' jewellery auction

A 5.11 carat marquise-cut diamond ring was the lead item in this London auction, on Wednesday

Bonhams' London jewellery sale on Wednesday, February 9 once again demonstrated the capital's passion for diamonds.

The 399-lot auction attracted plenty of interest with savvy collectors looking for that bargain investment.

As anticipated, the leading attraction of the Knightsbridge auction was lot 373, a diamond, single-stone ring. The size K ring holds a 5.11 carat marquise-cut diamond, set between brilliant-cut diamond shoulders. It was the top seller of the day and comfortably met its estimate of 15,000-25,000 with a solid price of 19,800.

 A diamond neglige pendant anddiamond cluster ring sold for 18,600

A pleasant surprise of the event was a diamond neglige pendant and diamond cluster ring, from around 1910, which achieved 18,600. The neglige pendant is set with a triangular mixed-cut brown diamond within a brilliant and single-cut diamond surround. The cluster ring is set in the centre with an old brilliant-cut diamond within a millegrain border of single-cut diamonds.

Another item to attract the bidders was a size J gold hoop, with a single 3.65 carat diamond. The brilliant-cut round stone made 12,000, above its top end estimate of 11,000.

Although these pieces stole theheadlines, many lesser items were also the subject of determined bidding, proving that you don't necessarily have to spend big to begin investing in jewellery.

The company's next jewellery auction takes place on February 16 in Oxford.

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