Ten of those beloved pieces are headed to auction next month. From an 11-carat fancy yellow diamond ring, estimated at £35,000-45,000 ($45,000+), to a citrine and diamond ‘Bird on a Rock’ brooch by Schlumberger for Tiffany, estimated at £8,000-12,000 ($10,000+), all evoke the magic (and mystery) of an author whose 34 novels have sold “90 millions copies in 40 languages to date,” according to Bonhams. I couldn’t help but be reminded of the 2014 sale in the same rooms featuring Agatha Christie’s jewels: her diamond buckle brooch sold for £27,500 ($35,292), and her diamond three-stone ring sold for £21,875 ($28,073).
This is also not the first time Bradford has put her baubles on the block. In 2013, Bonhams sold forty pieces of her jewelry for a total of £1.2 million.