Auctions


Celebrate International Women’s Day With This Pearl Jewelry Auction

March 1, 2021
“Powerful & Pretty: Pearls Online” will run from March 8-12 and feature 60 jewels from the 20th and 21st centuries.

Queen Victoria’s Mourning Jewelry Is Going Up for Auction

February 18, 2021
Three of the four pieces featured in the jewelry auction were worn in memory of the queen’s daughter, Princess Alice.

Buyers Went Crazy for Hester Diamond’s Mineral Collection

February 3, 2021
Every lot was sold at the Sotheby’s auction, with 98 percent topping their highest pre-sale estimates.

126 Mineral Specimens from Collector Hester Diamond Up for Auction

January 28, 2021
The Sotheby’s sale features minerals from well-known historic sources as well as a number of large and rare specimens.

43-Carat Kashmir Sapphire Tops Auction at $6 Million

December 11, 2020
Harry Winston bought the jewel at a Christie’s sale that saw numerous sapphires perform well.

This Emerald and Diamond Necklace Just Fetched $7M at Auction

December 2, 2020
It led the Christie’s Hong Kong Magnificent Jewels sale.

Elvis TCB Ring Takes in More Than $400K at Auction

December 1, 2020
The buyer apparently couldn’t help falling in love with the bold, chunky piece.

Taking Care of Business: GWS Puts Elvis Ring Up for Auction

November 20, 2020
Its “Artifacts of Hollywood and Music” sale also features Omega and Bulova watches owned by Muhammad Ali and Greta Garbo.

This 15-Carat Pink Diamond Sold for $26 Million

November 12, 2020
“The Spirit of the Rose” stole the show at Sotheby’s Geneva jewelry auction, while white diamonds put on a strong performance as well.

This Locket From Queen Victoria Sold for Well Above Its Pre-Sale Estimate

November 10, 2020
It was offered at auctioneer Cheffins alongside other items Queen Victoria gifted to her goddaughters.

Video: A Jewelry Historian on Her Favorite Royal Jewels

October 23, 2020
Helen Molesworth shares the stories behind some of most notable royal jewels that have come up for auction, like Princess Margaret’s tiara.

These Jewels Gifted by Queen Victoria Are Heading to Auction

October 22, 2020
There’s a diamond, emerald and ruby locket and a 19th-century pearl and diamond brooch/pendant, both gifts to her goddaughters.

This 14-Carat Pink Diamond Mined in Russia Is Up for Sale

October 13, 2020
Named “The Spirit of the Rose,” the fancy vivid purple-pink diamond is expected to go for as much as $38 million at auction.

Legendary Mineral Dealer’s Collection Goes Up for Auction

October 13, 2020
Pieces from the late Rock Currier’s collection head to Bonhams, including a 530-carat kunzite and a gold jewelry box decorated with gemstones.

2 Top Lots Withdrawn, Jadeite Necklace Sells for $8M at Sotheby’s

October 8, 2020
The 118.88-carat Burmese sapphire touted ahead of the sale didn’t go up for auction in Hong Kong Wednesday.

The ‘Perfect’ 102-Carat Oval Diamond Sold for About $16M

October 6, 2020
Offered without reserve as a “gauge of the market,” the stone’s hammer price fell well short of similar stones.

10 Jewelry News Stories You Might Have Missed

October 4, 2020
Diamond jewelry trends, a department store exits bankruptcy, and more.

Check Out the 118-Carat Blue Sapphire Heading to Auction

October 1, 2020
It’s up for sale at Sotheby’s Hong Kong just two days after the “perfect” 102.39-carat diamond being sold without reserve.

Phillips Debuts Jewelry E-Commerce Platform

September 29, 2020
“Flawless” launched with a showcase of 12 pieces from British designer Shaun Leane.

This Collection of Cameos, Intaglios Brought in $368K at Auction

September 25, 2020
All 90 pieces dating from antiquity to the 19th century offered by one collector were snapped up by buyers at Bonhams London Wednesday.
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