Magnificent emeralds headline Bonhams California Jewels sale

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LOS ANGELES – Bonhams presents a magnificent collection of jewelry to be brought to auction at Bonhams Los Angeles on May 9.

The collection features vibrant colored stones, brilliant diamonds, and a significant collection of Grecian jewelry by artists such as Ilias Lalaounis and Zolotas from a private Sonoma California estate. The 339-lot auction spans the decades from the early 20th century to modern contemporary pieces.

Leading the sale is an impressive collection of iconic jeweler Oscar Heyman & Brothers, a renowned American designer known for exquisite craftsmanship and gemstone selection
since 1912.

Emily Waterfall, Director of Jewelry Department, in Los Angeles, said: “We are
honored to offer such magnificent jewels in this auction, especially from such significant
and curated private collections.

“The extraordinary stones and craft of the Oscar Heyman & Brothers emerald pieces, the diamonds and stylish gold jewels from globally sought-after designer Ilias Lalaounis from the Sonoma estate collection, and other wearable and exciting pieces of jewelry are sure to entice jewelry aficionados everywhere.”

Highlights include:

• An important Oscar Heyman & Brothers emerald and diamond ring with a
rectangular step cut emerald of Colombian origin weighing 5.89 carats and two
trapezoidal diamonds of approximately 3.35 carats. The ring is offered with an
estimate of US$30,000-50,000.

• An Oscar Heyman & Brothers emerald and diamond line bracelet featuring
graduated rectangular step-cut emeralds of Zambian origin, weighing 19.64 carats
with baguette diamonds weighing 6.07 carats, set in platinum. Offered with an
estimate of US$20,000-30,000.

May 12 2023