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Harry Winston’s mystical collection of giant diamonds to lead Bonhams auction

If you’re serious about diamonds, the latest Bonhams New York auction is for you, featuring some of the biggest and most dazzling diamonds.

This latest Bonhams New York auction collection will surely leave you in awe. The sale, which will be on June 6, will be headlined by a Harry Winston masterpiece, a 29-carat diamond ring from 1967, estimated to fetch between $1.3 million and $1.9 million.

Harry WInston 29.29 carat ring

This stunning ring features a marquise-cut type IIa diamond of D color and VVS2 clarity, accented by tapered baguette-cut diamonds. Such a remarkable piece is expected from Harry Winston, one of the world’s most renowned jewelers, often called the King of Diamonds. The live sale will showcase 177 more exceptional pieces from other prestigious jewelry houses.

Standout pieces from the collection by other brands include a Fred Paris sapphire and diamond foliate design necklace with a detachable brooch pendant, expected to fetch between $150,000-250,000. The design showcases a central blue sapphire of Ceylon origin weighing approximately 47.70 carats, accented by pavé-set diamond petals, and a motif of round brilliant-cut diamonds and sapphires on the necklace.

Fred Paris sapphire and diamonds flexible necklace

Also included in the collection is a stunning diamond ring with an emerald-cut diamond ($1,200,000-1,800,000), an emerald and diamond ring ($100,000-150,000), a 12.21-carat fancy deep brownish pinkish-orange diamond ring, valued at $400,000-600,000, and a Boucheron emerald and diamond brooch ($80,000-120,000).

Brownish pinkish diamond ring

Harry Winston (1896-1978) founded his company in New York in 1932. He traveled the world to acquire extraordinary jewels, providing the finest diamonds and gemstones to his discerning clientele, which included maharajahs, royalty, and Hollywood stars. Marilyn Monroe famously dazzled the world when she wore $20 million worth of Harry Winston diamonds.

Other highlights from Harry Winston include a pair of 10.20-carat diamond ear clips with detachable natural pearl enhancers from 1961 ($120,000-180,000), a diamond ring featuring a marquise-cut diamond ($45,000-75,000), and a Harry Winston diamond bracelet from 1963 ($180,000-280,000).

Harry WInston 28.19 carat ring

Caroline Morrissey, Bonhams Director and Head of Jewelry, New York, commented, “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 a treasured assortment of elegant jewels featuring designs by Harry Winston, Fred Paris, and Van Cleef & Arpels. This collection is complimented by an impressive 25.51 carat unheated Ceylon sapphire ring also by Harry Winston from a collection in Palm Beach. To have such exceptional designs and stones from the golden age of Harry Winston throughout the auction is a rare phenomenon, and Bonhams is honored to share the legacy of these collectors with the world.”

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