From the Olympic gold to the gold of the jewels: Bonhams auctioned those of the former champion Katherine Domyan ♦ ︎
Gold attracts gold. It is not a magnetic effect (in fact, gold does not behave like iron), but a general principle. Katherine Domyan, twice a gold medalist in the Olympic games for Hungary, has become fond of another kind of gold in her life, that of jewels. And now Bonhams, in New York, at 21 september auctioned the collection of the former athlete, who disappeared in October 2017.
An adventurous story that of Katherine Domyan. In 1952 in Helsinski and in 1956 in Melbourne he won the gold medal of the 10 freestyle. Meanwhile, the revolt against the communist regime broke out in Budapest. The athlete then decided to escape to the West, along with 42 other Hungarians who competed in Australia.
After some time, Domyan was able to move to the US, where he married another Hungarian Olympic champion, Arpad Domyan. The two then founded a real estate company and gained a solid estate. Including high-quality jewelry such as an Art Deco ruby ring, a diamond bracelet by Van Cleef and Arpels, 36 jewels by David Webb, including a rock crystal bracelet and a necklace of emeralds and diamonds in addition to pieces by Harry Winston, a ring with 23.13 carat emerald cut diamond and a necklace with diamonds of 86.30 carat diamonds. The estimate for the collection is between $ 2.1 million and $ 3.2 million. Federico Graglia