There is no shortage of interesting diamond jewels that can be found at an auction house like Bonhams. This month, with their Style & Substance and New York Jewels Auction, anyone can take home a piece of diamond history.
With pieces from famous names like Bette Midler and pieces donated by Lady Sylvia Ashley who collected jewelry with help from her five husbands, one of whom was the famous actor Clarke Gable, this latest auction has some serious stand out rings, tiaras, pins and more.
Ahead, get to know some of the most incredible and unique jewelry pieces up for auction at Bonhams today.
Lady Ashley’s Van Cleef & Arpels Charm Bracelet
Suspended from a link chain dotted with bezel set diamonds sit 8 charms set throughout with baguette and fancy-cut diamonds, set in platinum. You’ll see a dog, a fish, and a few different bird shapes on the bracelet.
Bette Midler’s Tiffany & Co Feather Pin
13 carats of round brilliant diamonds surround a 8.5-carat yellow sapphire center stone in this gorgeous pin, mounted in 18K gold and platinum.
A Gilded Age Diamond Necklace
A double star old-cut diamond pendant brooch sits on a Rivière necklace, also made with old-cut diamonds, 89 of them to be exact. The entire piece weighs in at about 80 carats and is mounted in silver topped 18K gold.
This aigrette dates back to 1914 from the collection of Hélène Irwin Crocker Fagan, an American sugar heiress. It’s comprised of two natural saltwater pearls and an 8.25-carat diamond. There are loops in the interior of the aigrette to hold the feathers, perfect for your next ‘20s themed party.
Buccellati Diamond Moth Brooch
This moth pin features mixed-cut sapphires and a green tourmaline abdomen with a cultured yellow pearl thorax. The eyes are set with yellow round brilliant cut diamonds in 18K bi-color textured gold.
Schlumberger for Tiffany & Co Diamond Scarf
Part of the Charlotte & George Schultz collection, this “scarf” is made up of round sapphires and emeralds, accents by round diamonds weighing approximately 14.4 carats with a gold rope motif running throughout.
Marquise Diamond Ring
Weighing 17.25 carats, this diamond ring once belonged to Caroline Laws, wife of John Laws, one of the most well-known radio personalities from Australia.
Schlumberger for Tiffany & Co Diamond Hedges and Rows Necklace
This stunning statement piece also from the Schultz collection features 26.6 carats of round diamonds alongside round cabochon turquoise flowers and 12 cushion-shaped yellow beryl.