Bonhams: Fine Art & Jewellery

Bonhams International Jewelry department is a highly regarded and respected force in the global market place achieving top selling results for pieces of fine and rare jewelry from estates and collections. The department sells all types of antique, period and modern jewelry specializing in diamond Art Deco items, large single diamond solitaires and famous luxury designed and signed pieces by Cartier, Tiffany, Van Cleef & Arpels and Andrew Grima as well as diamonds, rubies, sapphires, precious stones and natural pearls.

 

Buying a Gemstone

Colored gemstones reigned supreme at Bonhams Fine Jewelry sale in April 2015. Rubies, sapphires and emeralds are this year's must-have gems according to Bonhams and its first London sale of 2015 demonstrated the huge appetite for colored stones with fierce bidding taking place in the saleroom, on the telephone and online from buyers across the globe.

This editorial piece offers to educate prospective buyers on what to look out for when buying coloured gem stones.

London // April 2015

Jewellery In June

Throughout June, Bonhams’ jewellery specialists are available across the UK to give free, confidential valuations on any piece of jewellery that you may be considering selling at auction.

London // May 2015

The Hope Spinel

The Hope Spinel was part of one of the world's greatest gem collections until its owner – London banker Henry Philip Hope – died in 1839. Set in a 19th century silver and gold brooch, the huge 50.13 carats octagonal-cut stone is the size of a small plum and of similar coloring with a splendid rose hue.

London // September 2015