Other Highlights of Bonhams' Fine Jewellery and Iconic Gems sale
07 Dec / 10
|Besides the two spectacular Cartier pieces, there will also be three other distinctive pieces of jewellery at Bonhams' Fine Jewellery and Iconic Gems sale, which takes place on December 9th at New Bond Street, London. The pieces clearly demonstrate the extraordinary craftsmanship and one-of-a-kind design that usually go into creating jewellery which is to endure the test of time.|
Designed in 2007 by Turner Prize-winning artist, Anish Kapoor, a gold and enamel 'Cobalt Water' ring is the latest dated piece of jewellery in the sale. Fashioned as a concave disk decorated to the interior with blue guilloché enamel, set on a heavy hoop and mounted in 22 carat gold, the Cobalt Water ring creates the illusion of containing a pool of water. Estimated at £6,000 - 8,000, the piece is associated with a noted artist as well as significant intrinsic value, and is likely to double its pre-sale estimate.
The sale also offers a variety of fine Victorian jewellery, including an emerald and diamond bracelet (estimated at £40,000 - 60,000), sporting a Colombian, five carat, square step-cut emerald as a centrepiece framed with brilliant-cut and rose-cut diamonds.
Finally, the last lot we would like to report on is a watch by Andrew Grima, the outstanding modern jewellery designer in the London's West End in the 1960s and 1970s. Carrying an estimated price tag of £10,000 – 15,000, the tourmaline and gold watch was crafted by Grima in 1969, when he was commissioned by Omega Watch Co. to make a collection of bejewelled watches using semi-precious stones for the watch face instead of glass. Grima’s stylish designs revolutionised the use of the watch, transforming it from a functional object into a jewel.
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