Wednesday, June 5, 2024

Magnificent Harry Winston Jewels Headline Bonhams New York Auction

New York—Bonhams New York is set to feature a remarkable collection of Harry Winston jewels in its upcoming auction, highlighting the legacy of the famed jeweler who has been synonymous with exceptional craftsmanship and design since 1932.


Leading the auction is an exquisite Harry Winston diamond ring from circa 1967. This stunning piece features a marquise-cut type IIa diamond of D color and VVS2 clarity, weighing 29.29 carats, flanked by tapered-baguette cut diamonds. The ring is signed Winston and carries an estimate of $1,300,000 to $1,900,000.


Caroline Morrissey, Bonhams Director and Head of Jewelry in New York, expressed her excitement about the sale. “We are privileged to present such a wonderful offering in the New York Jewels sale, led by the spectacular collection from a distinguished European family. This exquisitely curated collection features not only two magnificent diamonds—a 29.29 carat Harry Winston marquise and a 28.19 carat elongated step-cut—but also a treasured assortment of elegant jewels featuring designs by Harry Winston, Fred Paris, and Van Cleef & Arpels,” she said. The collection also includes a 25.51 carat unheated Ceylon sapphire ring from a Palm Beach collection.

Additional highlights include an impressive Harry Winston sapphire and diamond ring from circa 1968. This piece features a central cushion-cut Ceylon sapphire weighing 25.51 carats, surrounded by round brilliant-cut diamonds totaling 5.50 carats, and is estimated at $250,000 to $350,000.

A notable Harry Winston diamond bracelet from circa 1963 is also on offer. This bracelet showcases a crossover row of graduated prong-set marquise-shaped diamonds paired with baguette and tapered baguette-shaped diamonds. It includes two central round brilliant-cut diamonds weighing 4.64 carats, with a total diamond weight of 31.30 carats, and is estimated at $180,000 to $280,000.

Other exceptional Harry Winston pieces include:

A pair of diamond earclips with detachable natural pearl enhancers from circa 1961, featuring pear-shaped and marquise-cut diamonds totaling 10.20 carats and detachable drop-shaped natural saltwater pearls. Estimated at $120,000 to $180,000.

A diamond ring with a marquise-cut diamond of D color, SI1 clarity, weighing 4.49 carats, accented by tapered baguette-cut diamonds, signed Winston. Estimated at $45,000 to $75,000.

Additional New York Jewels highlights include:

An emerald-cut diamond ring, type IIa, D color, VVS2 clarity, weighing 28.19 carats, flanked by tapered-baguette-cut diamonds. Estimated at $1,200,000 to $1,800,000.

A Fred Paris sapphire and diamond foliate design necklace with a detachable brooch pendant, featuring a central blue sapphire of Ceylon origin weighing approximately 47.70 carats, accented by pavé-set diamond petals. Estimated at $150,000 to $250,000.

A fancy deep brownish pinkish orange diamond ring, VS1 clarity, weighing 12.21 carats, flanked by trapezoid diamonds. Estimated at $400,000 to $600,000.

An emerald and diamond ring with a rectangular-shaped emerald of Colombian origin weighing 5.50 carats, flanked by emerald-cut diamonds. Estimated at $100,000 to $150,000.

A Boucheron emerald and diamond brooch featuring an emerald-cut Colombian emerald weighing 4.96 carats, set within cascading rows of baguette-cut diamonds totaling 3.75 carats. Signed Boucheron, Paris. Estimated at $80,000 to $120,000.

The auction promises to celebrate the timeless elegance and unparalleled craftsmanship of Harry Winston and other renowned jewelers, offering collectors a unique opportunity to acquire pieces of exceptional quality and heritage.

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