Yesterday, Sotheby’s held a $44 million Magnificent Jewels sale in New York that was led by impressive rings, one of which set an auction record.
The 2014 spring auction season got off to a roaring start at Sotheby’s Magnificent Jewels and Jadeite sale in Hong Kong today, with a world record for a piece of jadeite jewelry.
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.
The day after Christie’s jewel sale in Geneva it will be Sotheby’s turn to wow.
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 […]