Diamond jewellery captivated buyers at Bonhams Fine Jewelry auction held on June 20 in New York. Headlining the sale was a cushion, brilliant-cut diamond ring of 7.59 carats, flanked by two bullet-cut diamonds.

The piece sold for HK$2.64 million (US$341,000), exceeding pre-sale estimates, according to Bonhams. “This diamond is an excellent example of a sought-after treasured gem because of its old mine-cut stone and high-colour grade of D. This is a significant piece, partially signed and attributed to New York retailer Charlton – renowned for offering exceptional Art Deco jewellery,” the auction house said.

Also a top lot at the sale was a fine Art Deco diamond ring by famous Chicago jeweller CD Peacock, circa 1925, which fetched HK$969,794 (US$125,000). The ring has a 4.94-carat emerald-cut diamond centre gem, enhanced by single-cut and French-cut diamonds. The ring was purchased from one of the oldest jewellery stores in Chicago. CD Peacock’s clientele included the crème de la crème of Chicago society from Cyrus McCormick to George Pullman, according to Bonhams.

Another highlight of the sale was a Susan Sadler diamond brooch and pendant, with a round brilliant-cut diamond of 14.35 carats in 18-karat gold. The piece was snapped up for HK$969,794 (US$125,000). An award-winning jewellery designer and artist, Sadler used  vibrant and large gemstones in her signature yellow gold bezel-set jewellery, noted Bonhams.

Platinum ring with a 7.59-carat cushion, brilliant-cut diamond centre stone flanked by two bullet-cut diamonds

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