Blue Diamond Earrings Lead Bonhams Sale
The set features a marquise-shaped brilliant cut, fancy-intense-blue diamond with VS1-clarity, weighing 1.81 carats, and an oval-shaped modified brilliant-cut, fancy-blue diamond, weighing 1.62 carats. Those stones are topped by two cushion-shaped modified brilliant-cut diamonds weighing 2.24 and 2.28 carats, and surrounded by marquise and round brilliant-cut diamonds carrying a total weight of 2.60 carats. The piece is set to go under the hammer for $850,000 to $1.3 million at the December 8 New York Jewels sale.
Bonhams will also offer jewelry from the estate of Joan Steinbrenner, former vice chairperson of the Yankees. The collection includes an 18-karat gold and diamond Trika bracelet and earrings by Bulgari, a gold and diamond Panthère wristwatch by Cartier, and an 18-karat gold, diamond and cultured pearl necklace-and-ring set by Henry Dunay.
The sale will also feature a ring set with a pear-shaped modified brilliant-cut, 2.46-carat, fancy-pink-purple, SI1-clarity diamond, and a pear-shaped modified brilliant-cut, 2.01-carat, D-color, internally flawless diamond. The piece is estimated at