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Bonhams ‘Perfect’ Eight Million Dollar March

Bonhams recorded ‘perfect’ sales of all 119 items at their aptly named ‘Perfect Jewelry Box’ auction in New York earlier this month. Every lot offered found a buyer, resulting in a total of 8.1 million dollars. According to Bonhams’ Caroline Morrissey:

It was a privilege to present this collection, which had such a diverse mix of period jewels, rare gemstones and exceptional white diamonds. Leading the sale were three Type IIa, D color diamonds, all over 10 carats, which is extremely rare. The results reflected the quality of the pieces offered.

See all 119 pieces sold.

Here are the top five pieces from this ‘perfect’ auction.

35 Carat Diamond Ring

The centerpiece of the auction  was this 35 carat, D color, VVS1 clarity emerald-cut diamond ring by Leviev. It’s accented by round brilliant diamonds of 1.90 carats total weight. The piece sold for $2.7 million, $200K above its $2.5 million pre-sale estimate.

 

 

35 carat diamond
Credit: Bonhams

 

35 carat diamond
Credit: Bonhams

22.10 carat Diamond Ring

This ring holds a 22.10 carat, D color, VVS2 clarity oval cut diamond center, accompanied by two bullet-shaped diamonds. It sold for $1.6 million, exceeding its $1.5 million high pre-sale estimate.

22.10 carat diamond
Credit: Bonhams

 

22.10 carat diamond
Credit: Bonhams

11.37 carat Diamond Ring

This ring  an 11.37 carat, D color, VVS2 clarity (with potential to be internally flawless) square emerald-cut diamond, bracketed by tapered baguette-cut diamonds sold for $800,475, far surpassing its $550,000 high pre-sale estimate.

 

11.37 carat diamond
Credit: Bonhams

 

11.37 carat diamond
Credit: Bonhams

24.80 carat Sapphire Ring

This ring set with a rectangular-cut, 24.80-carat Ceylon sapphire accented by round brilliant-cut diamonds commanded $327,975, which surpassed its $300,000 high pre-sale estimate.

24.8 carat sapphire
Credit: Bonhams
24.8 carat sapphire
Credit: Bonhams

 

XRing

This Art Deco diamond, gem and enamel tassel necklace, fashioned in France, circa 1920 by Mauboussin, sold for $277,575, above its high pre-sale estimate of $250,000.

 

Art deco necklace
Credit: Bonhams
Art deco necklace
Credit: Bonhams

 

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