Natural Pearls at Auction at Bonhams

Natural Pearls at Auction at Bonhams

A very rare diamond and natural pearl bow brooch by Cartier, circa 1960 is a further highlight of the sale, estimated at £150,000 – 200,000. The looped ribbons are set throughout with brilliant and baguette cut diamonds that suspend two large natural saltwater pearls, which are exceptional specimens. These two examples clearly show why Cartier jewellery was described as “Jeweller to Kings, King to Jewellers.”

Other signed pieces included in the sale are a ruby and diamond bangle by Van Cleef & Arpels circa 1970, estimated at £10,000 – 15,000 and a diamond bangle from the “Phoenix Wonderland” collection by the renowned British jeweller Boodles, estimated at £15,000 – 20,000. The cuff is designed as a stylised phoenix rising up the forearm when worn, set with brilliant-cut diamonds and lager pear-shaped diamond highlights.

Further highlights of the sale include a selection of impressive natural pearls. A pearl necklace with a ruby and diamond clasp, circa 1930 is estimated to sell for £10,000 – 15,000. They were given as a present to a relative of the current owner by the first Monarch of Saudi Arabia, Abdul Aziz Al Saud, King (Malik) of Saudi Arabia, commonly referred to as “Ibn Saud”. A large bouton pearl and diamond ring is estimated to sell for £15,000 – 20,000.

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Largest pearl
by: Sam

Good morning sir I have largest pearl in my hand at the moment I want sale it through your auction please if you can help me it's 9.5 kg natural sea south pleas
e contact me asap

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