Bonhams to Auction Marina B Collection

The largest collection of Marina B jewelry ever up for auction will be available at Bonhams Hong Kong on November 26.

Marina B is the granddaughter of Sottiro Bulgari, the founder of Bulgari, and has designed jewelry worn by celebrities including Elizabeth Taylor, Sophia Loren, Jennifer Lopez, Alicia Keys, and Taylor Swift.  

“We are delighted to be offering this wonderful, sumptuous, and rare collection of Marina B jewelry,” said Graeme Thompson, head of jewelry at Bonhams Asia. “Her designs are iconic because of their architectural boldness combined with the use of vivid colored gemstones contrasting with white diamonds. Undoubtedly, Marina B was one of the pioneers of 1980s creativity, and this is a rare opportunity to own one of the jewels she designed.”

Nine pieces of her work, all signed, will be available at auction:

• Pauline torque necklace of cultured pearl, sapphire, diamond, tourmaline, and onyx  (estimated at $25,800–$38,700)

• Kar torque diamond necklace (estimated at $14,200–$25,800)

• Amelia sapphire and diamond necklace and earring suite (estimated at $503,000– $645,000)

• Georgina ruby and diamond ring (estimated at $400,000–$580,000)

• Fujiyama orange sapphire and diamond bangle (estimated at $18,000–$25,800)

• Cuf orange sapphire and diamond earrings (estimated at $10,300–$15,500)

• Claw diamond and sapphire dress ring (estimated at $45,200–$71,000)

• Cristina torque necklace of tourmaline, diamond, and onyx (estimated at $58,000– $83,900)

• Cultured pearl necklace (estimated at $19,350–$25,800)

Photo by Mark French, courtesy Bonhams
Marina B’s Kar torque diamond necklace   

 

 

Photo by Mark French, courtesy Bonhams
Marina B’s cultured pearl necklace 

Photo by Mark French, courtesy Bonhams
Marina B’s  Amelia sapphire and diamond necklace

 

Photo by Mark French, courtesy Bonhams
Marina B’s Amelia sapphire and diamond earrings