2013 was an eventful year for jewelry auctions with one major sale after another bringing out spectacular pieces that broke records and/or delighted jewelry lovers and historians. Let’s recap the highlights ahead of what will hopefully be another year of one-of-kind pieces coming out of the vaults.
Sotheby’s closing Magnificent Jewels sale of 2013 was held Wednesday in New York and brought in a total of $60 million. The sale was chock full of interesting highlights, which were not your typical record-breaking flawless stones. The top lot of the day was an impressive emerald ring of 61.35 carats that sold well above(…)
The showroom buzz was palpable yesterday as Lot 372 emerged on a grinning model at the Sotheby’s Magnificent Jewels sale in Geneva.
Alexander Calder’s jewelry is having a bit of a moment.
The day after Christie’s jewel sale in Geneva it will be Sotheby’s turn to wow.
There will be some stunning jewelry on display at Sotheby’s New York beginning on Friday, but don’t bother bringing a cheque book because it’s not for sale.
The Fall 2013 major jewelry auction season opened yesterday with the Magnificent Jewels and Jadeite sale by Sotheby’s in Hong Kong.
Sotheby’s May 14th auction in Geneva, featuring the jewels of Gina Lollobrigida, has broken two auction records. Ms. Lollobrigida’s collection, which was being sold to raise money for stem cell research, brought in a total of US$4,962,122. Her exceptional pearl drop earrings broke the record for natural pearl earrings, selling for US$2,391,321. Interestingly, the record(…)