Jewels of Dame Joan Collins Star at Bonhams Knighstbridge
Eleven jewels owned by Dame Joan Collins are to be offered at Bonhams Knightsbridge Jewels sale on 9 June in London. Amongst the impressive collection is a turquoise and gold necklace given to her by Warren Beatty, then her fiancé, on the occasion that he landed the lead in the film Splendor in the Grass. The necklace has an estimate of £2,000-3,000. The collection has a total estimate of £20,000-28,000.
Speaking in the Summer issue of Bonhams Magazine, Dame Joan Collins commented: “I do buy jewellery for myself as a reward. It’s something I highly recommend. I think more women should do it…I do hope my jewels in the sale will inspire women. Now we are edging into a more normal life, aren’t we all are looking forward to putting on a fabulous frock, piling on jewellery and plunging into the fray?”
Carole Gordon, Head of Jewellery, Knightsbridge, said: “Dame Joan Collins is known for her Hollywood glamour, as well as her enthralling stories. In her jewellery we find both – with each piece representing a memory as well as expressing her exquisite taste. It is always wonderful to be able to offer such superb pieces from such a legendary star.”
Dame Joan Collins on her jewels and the memories they evoke:
“I’m a great believer in rewards – for myself. I was passing a jewellers in the South of France and fell in love with this ring. I had just finished Season 4 of Dynasty.”
Bonhams, founded in 1793, is one of the world's largest and most renowned auctioneers, offering fine art and antiques, motor cars and jewellery. The main salerooms are in London, New York, Los Angeles and Hong Kong, with auctions also held in Knightsbridge, Edinburgh, Paris, San Francisco and Sydney. With a worldwide network of offices and regional representatives in 22 countries, Bonhams offers advice and valuation services in 60 specialist areas.
"I’m a great believer in rewards – for myself. I was passing a jewellers in the South of France and fell in love with this ring. I had just finished Season 4 of Dynasty."