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Jewelry Auctions

04/15/14

Buyer pays $185K for Marilyn’s rhinestones

Though she once crooned that diamonds are a girl’s best friend, it didn’t take any of the pricey stones to bring in the big bucks for a pair of clip-on earrings worn by Marilyn Monroe. 

04/15/14

Orangy pink diamond expected to sell for $7M

Sotheby’s anticipates that a 15.23-carat fancy intense orangy pink diamond could garner as much as $7 million at its April 29 sale in New York.  

04/08/14

Jadeite necklace sets 2 world auction records

A jadeite bead necklace with a Cartier clasp sold for $27.4 million at Sotheby’s Monday, setting a new world record for any jadeite jewelry and Cartier jewel sold at auction. 

04/07/14

Three diamonds to top Sotheby’s sale

A trio of large stones expected to sell for millions of dollars each are the highlight of Sotheby’s May 13 auction of Magnificent Jewels and Noble Jewels in Geneva. 

03/26/14

Large diamonds highlight Christie’s April sale

A pair of circular-cut D-color internally flawless diamond ear pendants are expected to sell for as much as $10 million at Christie’s April 16 sale of Magnificent Jewels.  

03/21/14

‘Tremendous Trio’ to lead Sotheby’s April sale

Two necklaces that offer diamonds and gemstones in “phenomenal proportions” will join a historical jadeite necklace at Sotheby’s April 7 jewelry auction in Hong Kong. 

03/06/14

Storied jadeite necklace could sell for $12M

The Hutton-Mdivani Necklace, which Sotheby’s calls “the greatest jadeite bead necklace of historical importance,” could fetch as much as $12.8 million at the auction house’s April 7 sale in Hong Kong.

02/21/14

Christie’s announces online-only auction

Christie’s is holding an online-only auction of jewelry beginning Tuesday that will offer pieces by Chopard and Van Cleef & Arpels.

01/24/14

Christie’s top 10 jewels of 2013

Jewelry sales topped $600 million at Christie’s last year, setting a new world record for annual jewelry sales by a single auction house. Read on to review the lots that pushed Christie’s jewelry total over the top in 2013.

12/12/13

Golconda diamond snags $10M at Christie’s

A 52.58-carat, D color internally flawless Golconda diamond sold for $10.9 million at Christie’s on Tuesday.

12/12/13

Diamonds highlight Bonhams sale

A modified pear brilliant-cut type IIa diamond weighing 17.82 carats sold for $2.6 million at Bonhams Wednesday, more than double its pre-sale estimate.

12/12/13

Emerald, diamond pieces top Sotheby’s auction

A 61.35-carat emerald set in a platinum and 18-karat gold ring sold for $4.6 million at Sotheby’s on Wednesday, more than triple its pre-sale high estimate.

12/06/13

Author’s jewelry collection tops $1M

A 14.07-carat cushion-cut G color, VS1 diamond ring from the collection of English author Barbara Taylor Bradford sold for $730,148, making it the top lot of Bonhams sale held Thursday in London.

11/26/13

51-carat fancy vivid yellow to lead Sotheby’s sale

A 51.75-carat fancy vivid yellow diamond flanked by two 6.15-carat triangle-shaped diamonds set in a platinum ring is expected to sell for as much as $3.5 million at Sotheby’s Dec. 11 auction.

11/22/13

Golconda diamond expected to fetch up to $12M

A 52.58-carat D color, internally flawless Golconda diamond is expected to sell for up to $12.5 million at Christie’s New York on Dec. 10.

11/19/13

Bonhams selling Victoria Beckham’s wedding tiara

A gold and diamond tiara worn by singer and fashion designer Victoria Beckham during her wedding to soccer star David Beckham is expected to fetch between $29,000 and $40,000 at Bonhams London. 

11/14/13

Pink diamond sells for $83M, sets auction record

A 59.60-carat fancy vivid pink diamond called the “Pink Star” set a new world auction record price for any diamond, gemstone or jewel at Sotheby’s Geneva Wednesday when it sold for $83.2 million.

11/13/13

'The Orange' fetches $35M at Christie’s

The largest fancy vivid orange diamond in the world at 14.82 carats, “The Orange,” set two world auction records when it sold for $35.5 million at Christie’s Magnificent Jewels auction in Geneva Tuesday.

11/12/13

Taylor’s jewelry exceeds auction expectations again

Jewelry once worn by the late Elizabeth Taylor soared past its pre-sale estimates at Julien’s Auctions recent Icons & Idols: Hollywood sale, held Saturday and Sunday in Beverly Hills.

11/04/13

Tiara, pearl lots to top Christie’s London sale

A mid-19th century diamond tiara is expected to sell for nearly $400,000 at Christie’s sale of Important Jewels, slated for Nov. 27 in London.

10/30/13

Sotheby’s to offer Taylor-inspired earrings

A pair of custom-designed Bulgari earrings inspired by the late Elizabeth Taylor and her film Cleopatra are expected to fetch up to $22,000 at Sotheby’s Magnificent Jewels auction scheduled for Dec. 11. 

10/22/13

Diamond lots top Bonhams NY sale

Bonhams recent jewelry sale held in New York totaled $6.3 million, with diamond pieces dominating the top 10 lots.

10/17/13

Pink diamond sells for $6.3M at Christie’s

An 8.77-carat rectangular-cut fancy intense pink diamond sold for $6.3 million at Christie’s, making it the top lot of the Magnificent Jewels sale held earlier this week.

10/11/13

Dates set for auction of more Taylor jewelry

Entertainment and music memorabilia auction house Julien’s will offer more than 200 items, including pieces of jewelry, once worn by Elizabeth Taylor at its Icons & Idols: Hollywood sale next month.

10/10/13

Christie’s to auction 14-carat fancy vivid orange

Next month, a diamond known simply as “The Orange” will go up on the block at Christie’s, with buyers expected to pay as much as $20 million for stone.