Know Your C’S
Auction house Bonhams shares Gemfields’ enthusiasm for the segment; it proclaimed 2015 the “Year of the Coloured Gemstones” thanks to the attention the gem has received on the red carpet and in the auction rooms. Coloured gemstones reigned supreme at the Bonhams Fine Jewellery Sale in London, with Jean Ghika, Bonhams’ director of jewellery for Europe, remarking that sales of coloured gemstones were up by as much as 10 times their presale estimate. Clearly, the future is looking bright—and green—indeed.
Before you rush to your go-to jeweller to get your hands on that precious green, whether for yourself, as an heirloom or as an investment,
make sure to bear these things in mind:
FINE DESIGNS Clockwise from left: Joséphine ring by Chaumet; Scroll necklace by Graff; Ellington bangle and Modern Art Deco earrings by Anna Hu