Bonhams will auction a rare collection of 16 flawless hearts and arrows diamonds on Nov. 26 in Hong Kong.
The collection features 16 D-color, internally flawless brilliant-cut diamonds, which weigh a total of 39.98 cts. Each diamond ranges from 1.16 cts. to 4.49 cts. Hearts and arrows refers to the symmetrical light pattern produced from precision-cut round diamonds.
The collection, which will be sold complete, is estimated at $2.25 million-$2.5 million.
“We are delighted to have the opportunity to bring this magnificent collection of hearts and arrows diamonds to Hong Kong,” said Graeme Thompson, director of jewellery for Bonhams Asia. “As far as I know, only three similar collections of diamonds have been offered at auction worldwide in the past 7 to 10 years, so this is a chance not to be missed by all diamond buyers and collectors.”
The diamonds come from the private collection of an Asian client who wanted to create a necklace for his wife. He is now auctioning the stones in order to focus on philanthropic endeavors, according to Bonhams.
Other highlights of the auction include a Ceylon sapphire and diamond necklace and earring set by Marina B (estimated at $500,000–$640,000); a 10.4 ct. Burmese ruby and diamond ring also by Marina B (estimated at $400,000–$580,000); and a jadeite bead and diamond necklace (estimated at $1.8 million–$2 million).