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Green Diamond to Lead Bonhams Auction

Apr 23, 2017 4:41 AM   By Rapaport News
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RAPAPORT... A fancy-color green diamond ring will lead Bonhams’ “Rare Jewels and Jadeite” sale in Hong Kong next month, with the auction house expecting the piece to fetch $400,000 to $490,000.

The radiant-cut, 5.03-carat stone is surrounded by an array of brilliant-cut, pink-tinted diamonds, and lines of similarly cut diamonds run down the ring’s sides, Bonhams said.

Also up for auction is a pair of fancy intense yellow diamond earrings from Forevermark, estimated at $300,000 to $360,000. Each diamond in the set weighs over 5 carats.

The sale, which features 103 lots from Bonhams' curated “Jewels of the World” collection, will focus mainly on colored gemstones, including a variety of ruby, emerald, sapphire and jadeite jewelry.

Among these are a bracelet with 30 carats’ worth of cushion-cut Burmese rubies set among 18 carats of pear- and brilliant-cut diamonds, also valued at $300,000 to $360,000. A pair of emerald-and-diamond earrings consisting of two Colombian emeralds that weigh more than 10 carats each has received a similar valuation. Additionally, a 10.06-carat-ruby ring with pave-set tsavorite garnets and diamonds is expected to sell for $190,000 to $260,000.

“As part of our first sale of 2017, we are delighted to present some of the rarest and most beautiful gemstones the world has to offer,” said Graeme Thompson, head of jewelry at Bonhams Asia. “The increasing popularity of natural colored gemstones has been driven by growing demand from around the world, and interest in them is now widening to newer areas.”

The auction will take place on May 31 at Bonhams Hong Kong Gallery.
Tags: bonhams, Color gemstones, diamonds, Green Diamond, Hong Kong, Jadeite, Rapaport News, ruby
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