In 1886, Charles Lewis Tiffany, founder of the iconic jewelry company Tiffany & Co., unveiled a new setting in rings, calling it ‘The Tiffany Setting’. In this process, diamonds are placed into a six-prong setting, lifting the gem above the band. He marketed rings made from “The Tiffany Setting” as engagement rings, and soon it became the dream engagement ring for many women. Even today, Tiffany Setting is one of the world’s most popular cuts for engagement rings. One such ring is on display at the upcoming Bonhams sale, along with several other rings and pieces of fine jewelry.
Highlighting the auction is a 32 ½ in diamond Rivieré necklace mounted in 18k white gold which holds the highest estimate . Another highlight of the auction is a rectangular step-cut diamond ring, mounted in platinum with an adjustable shank and weighing 4.24cts. For the vintage lovers, the auction offers a 22k gold Pablo Picasso ‘visage au carton ondulé’ pendant crafted in 1955-56. These examples just skim the surface of the collection offered at ‘California Jewels’ auction by Bonhams in Los Angeles. Browse the entire collection and register to bid on Bonhams.
Lot Categories:Jewelry (388)
# of Lots:388
Price Range:$100 - $50,000
Interesting lots include:
|Item Image||Item Name||Estimate|
|An Emerald and Diamond Ring|| Estimate: |
|A diamond rivieré necklace|| Estimate: |
|A diamond and sapphire bar brooch, circa 1920|| Estimate: |
|A gold visage au carton ondulé pendant, after Pablo Picasso, circa 1955-56|| Estimate: |