Jewels by Van Cleef & Arpels, sapphires and carved emeralds: these are the most beautiful pieces from the next Bonhams auction ♦ ︎
For lovers of vintage jewels, but those that will never go out of fashion or even lose value, Thuesday 24 September, in London, the auction house Bonhams proposes some pieces that can entice collectors and lovers of fine jewelry. For example, a series of pieces by Van Cleef & Arpels that share a generous use of rubies are in the catalog. The jewels are part of a collection acquired around 1990, which includes a bracelet with rubies and diamonds made with Mystery Set, the patented technique of the Maison. The bracelet contains 177 perfectly matched rubies, each cut and set without spaces or claws.
Another strong point of the auction concerns sapphires, which after all are also the stone of the month of September. Two rings in particular are in the spotlight. The first has a 5.16-carat oval-cut sapphire flanked by two brilliant-cut diamonds. The second is a ring with a sapphire of 4.46 carats and diamonds, dated around 1900. Both sapphires come from Kashmir and have not been heated.