Bonhams will offer jewellery from the estate of Margaret Steigele in its October 17 sale in New York, including an emerald and diamond Cartier bracelet with an estimate of $60,000-80,000. The bracelet dates to circa 1935-1940 and is mounted on platinum.
Cartier is one of the most prestigious jewellers and traditionally holds its value well at auction due to its reputation for quality. A bracelet owned by Wallis Simpson, wife of Edward VIII, sold for £4.5m ($7m) at a 2010 auction - a record for the brand.
We have this handwritten letter written by Wallis Simpson available for purchase.
A William Goldberg-designed diamond bracelet with a valuation of $40,000-60,000, and a flower-shaped emerald and diamond brooch by Van Cleef, with an identical estimate, are also featured.
Jewellery by Van Cleef is in hot demand, with an exquisite sapphire ring hammering for a record £979,000 ($1.5m) at Sotheby's London in 2012.
A necklace by Goldberg also performed well at Christie's New York jewellery sale in April of this year, achieving an impressive $1.8m.
Margaret Steigele was a noted jewellery collector and the daughter of Arthur C Neilson, the creator of the television ratings system that is still in use to this day. The auction will feature a selection of 189 pieces from her estate.
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