A natural pearl and diamond ring, circa 1935. Photo Bonhams
The single pearl, measuring 11.60 – 11.75 x 10.92mm, on an intricately engraved band, set throughout with old brilliant and single-cut diamonds, diamonds approximately 0.50 carat total, ring size I. Lot 163. Estimate £15,000 – 20,000 (€19,000 – 25,000)
Accompanied by a report from SSEF stating that the pearl is natural, saltwater. Report number 75606, dated 23 July 2014.
According to the vendor, the ring was purchased by a family member from Wartski in the early 1940s.
Bonhams. FINE JEWELLERY, INCORPORATING THE CERES COLLECTION, LOTS 1 TO 101; A COLLECTION OF CAMEOS & INTAGLIOS FORMED BY AN AMERICAN FAMILY FROM THE 1930S TO THE 1990S, 17 Sep 2014 13:00 BST, LONDON, NEW BOND STREET