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A Date with Diamonds at Bonhams & Butterfields Fall Salon Jewelry Auction
A pair of diamond and eighteen karat gold earclips, each with French assay marks on posts. Est. $2,000-3,000. Photo: Courtesy of Bonhams & Butterfields.
SAN FRANCISCO, CA.- Bonhams & Butterfields announces its September 19, 2011 auction of Salon Jewelry and Watches in San Francisco, simulcast to Los Angeles. The sale, timed to coincide with the firm’s SoMa Estate Auction with Jewelry the day prior, will dazzle with diamonds.

Leading the auction will be a diamond and platinum bracelet (est. $5,000-7,000); a diamond and eighteen karat gold brooch pin, Boucheron, Paris (est. $3,000-5,000); a pair of diamond and eighteen karat gold earclips, each with French assay marks (est. $2,000-3,000); and an art deco, lapis lazuli, diamond and seed pearl tassel pendant, mounted in platinum-topped eighteen karat gold (est. $1,200-1,800).

Lynne Arkin, G.G., Jewelry Specialist at Bonhams & Butterfields, says of the sale: “This early fall Salon collection is wonderfully diverse, very interesting and will appeal to a wide variety of jewelry buyers. The uniqueness and variety in the sale are sure to be received with enthusiasm.”

Additional sale highlights, sure to ring in the season better than leaves falling from the trees, will include an 18 karat gold flower motif collar necklace by LaLaounis (est. $3,000-5,000); a pair of micro-mosaic and gold Simon Carter cufflinks (est. $1,800-2,500); a pair of black steel cougar heads by Carrera (est. $1,500-2,500); an amethyst, citrine, green amethyst, cultured pearl and diamond bracelet, mounted in eighteen karat gold (est. $1,000-1,500) and an antique moonstone, pink sapphire, ruby, diamond and enamel articulated snake bracelet, circa 1890, with original box, mounted in fourteen karat gold (est. $1,000-1,500).

Salon Jewelry and Watches Auction Preview: September 9-12, Los Angeles; September 16-18, San Francisco

Salon Jewelry Auction: September 19, San Francisco, simulcast to Los Angeles

SoMa Estate Auction including Jewelry Preview: September 16-18, San Francisco

SoMa Estate Auction including Jewelry: September 18, San Francisco




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