Christie's and Sotheby's each sold a royal wedding tiara made by Fabergé at their May auctions in Geneva for a combined total of $1.5 million: one belonging to Princess Alexandra of Hanover and the other to her sister-in-law, the German Crown Princess Cecilie of Mecklenburg-Schwerin.
At Christie's Magnificent Jewels sale on May 15, a diamond necklace studded with a 75-carat emerald once owned by Catherine the Great, the longest ruling Empress of Russia, sold for $4.3 million.
An original gouache painting done around 1930 by the French painter Maurice Utrillo, an engagement ring set boasting a 3.28-carat emerald cut diamond, and an 18kt yellow gold Patek Philippe Calatrava men’s watch with original alligator band are a few expected top lots in back-to-back auctions planned for May 21st and 22nd by Susanin’s Auctions.
The fine Italian jewelry brand was founded by Mario Buccellati in 1919 and has set a standard for exquisite pieces for a century.
The relationship of Gustav Klimt and Adele Bloch-Bauer has been questioned for over a century. After a ring potentially belonging to Adele sold at Sotheby's for far over its estimate, we decided to dive back into the fascinating history of the young muse.
When it comes to diamonds, there's an array of possibilities that can affect the gem’s value. With numbers and names for carats, colors, clarity and cuts, it’s easy to become confused when looking for jewelry at auction. The lot description usually consists of numbers and abbreviations – but what do they actually mean? Here, Barnebys will help you to become the best diamond expert!
Aren't you a bit tired of desecrated jewelry? Well so are we! The flimsy days of thin, delicate rings and dainty chains are over, it’s now time for the chunky pieces to re-enter the stage. John Pye’s upcoming auction features several chunky, fashionable pieces for you to lay for hands on. The statement ring is back!
A breathtaking collection of jewels that once belonged to the Sovereign of France will be presented this autumn, on November 12th at Sotheby's, Geneva. The unique selection of pearls and diamonds will appear to the public for the first time in 200 years.
Who doesn’t get excited by Victorian diamonds or jewelry that remind us of Egypt’s golden era? Fellows’ June Antique & Modern Jewellery sale has it all. Let’s take a look at the bling!
Diamonds are eternal, and welcome at any time of the day, even – or maybe especially – at breakfast. Film director Blake Edwards knew this for a fact when he immortalised Audrey Hepburn in a black Givenchy dress, lingering in front of the jewellery store on Fifth Avenue in Manhattan.