Bonhams to auction off antique jewellery

Bonhams is holding a second-hand jewellery sale next month, but it isn’t your typical sale of pre-owned goods. And it definitely isn’t one for bargain hunters.

The auction house is bringing a set of rare pieces into Hong Kong for collectors and connoisseurs to bid on this autumn alongside their biannual Rare Jewels and Jadeite auction.

Antique jewellery is slowly gaining popularity in Hong Kong as collectors start to see the value of owning a collectible that is over a 100 years old.

The auction will feature 17 pieces, which include brooches, rings, bracelets, necklaces and a hairpiece, along with other items that date from 1880 to 1925, a period known as La Belle Époque.

Collectors can bid for a rare Edwardian emerald and diamond ring, circa 1910, which will set you back HK$1,300,000-1,800,000.

If that price tag is a bit rich for your wallet, then there is a late 19th century ruby, natural pearl and diamond necklace, circa 1895, for HK$70,000-100,000.

All of the items in the auction can be viewed from 26 November.

Venue: Bonhams Hong Kong Gallery, Suite 2001, One Pacific Place

Date: Wednesday 30 November, 2016

Time: 3:00pm

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