A Date with Diamonds at Bonhams & Butterfields Fall Salon Jewelry Auction

SAN FRANCISCO, CA.- Bonhams & Butterfields announces its September 19, 2011 auction of Salon Jewelry and Watches in San Francisco, simulcast to Los Angeles. The sale, timed to coincide with the firm’s SoMa Estate Auction with Jewelry the day prior, will dazzle with diamonds. Leading the auction will be a diamond and platinum bracelet (est. $5,000-7,000); a diamond and eighteen karat gold brooch pin, Boucheron, Paris (est. $3,000-5,000); a pair of diamond and eighteen karat gold earclips, each with French assay marks (est. $2,000-3,000); and an art deco, lapis lazuli, diamond and seed pearl tassel pendant, mounted in platinum-topped eighteen karat gold (est. $1,200-1,800). Lynne Arkin, G.G., Jewelry Specialist at Bonhams & Butterfields, says of the sale: “This early fall Salon collection is wonderfully diverse, very interesting and will appeal to a wide variety of jewelry buyers. The uniqueness and variety in the sal