Bonhams to Auction Jackie Collins’ Estate—Including Her Jewelry

Pick up signed Cartier pieces—or a bespoke gold Jaguar

Jackie Collins, the late, iconic author of pulp novels about the rich and the glamorous, will be the subject of a Bonhams sale May 16 and 17 in Los Angeles.

The 1,000-piece sale, which is valued at $3 million, will spotlight pieces from Collins’ extensive collections of fine art, sculpture, and jewelry.

Among the jewelry and watch pieces at “Jackie Collins: A Life in Chapters” will be a 6.04 ct. diamond and platinum ring with an estimated value of $100,000 to $150,000; an Art Deco diamond, emerald, stone, and platinum necklace (valued at $40,000 to $50,000); signed jewelry pieces by Cartier and Nardi; and watches by Patek Philippe, Harry Winston, Chanel, and Chopard.

A diamond and emerald platinum necklace that belonged to Jackie Collins, estimated at $40,000 to $60,000, will be sold at the auction.

The lot will also include a selection of Collins’ designer clothes, and artwork that includes several bronze statues, such as “Nude With Shawl” by Josef Lorenzl; various works by the English painter Beryl Cook, including “Tango in Bar Sur” and “Train Station Café”; some career-related memorabilia, such as first editions of her books; and Collins’ bespoke special edition 2002 metallic gold Jaguar XKR sports car (estimated at $15,000 to $20,000).

Bonhams’ vice president, Leslie Wright, said in a statement, “Jackie Collins lived the lifestyle about which she wrote, and the sale will provide an exclusive insight into the real woman behind her unforgettable characters. Her books were loved by millions of readers worldwide. This is their chance to own a piece of the magic.”

A diamond solitaire ring with a pear-shape 6.04 ct. center stone owned by Collins—estimated to sell for between $100,000 and $150,000

In the same statement, Collins’ three daughters—Tracy, Rory, and Tiffany—summed up their mom’s allure with: “Our mother had a unique and extraordinary eye for a design and aesthetic that combined elegance and glamour with humor and warmth. She never did anything in small measures!” 

The sale will take place at Bonhams, 7601 W. Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles, May 16–17.

(All photos courtesy of Bonhams)

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