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 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.
Three of the most sparkling days of the spring 2018 auction season occur later this month, when Fortuna of New York hosts auctions of fine jewelry and wristwatches by the likes of Suzanne Belperron, Cartier, Verdura, Van Cleef & Arpels, Tiffany & Co. on April 25, 26, and 27.
Fellows have been named the leading UK regional auctioneer by hammer total after recording overall sales of $23.63 million (£17million) in 2017, according to a report by the Antiques Trade Gazette.
As Meghan Markle attends dress fittings, Princess Charlotte starts nursery, and not to mention a few million of us watching a little show called The Crown: 2018 looks set to be a rather royal year. On January 17, Sotheby's will hold their Of Royal and Noble Descent auction in New York, which features a replica set of the British Crown Jewels which were ordered on the occasion of Queen Elizabeth's Coronation. We check out five auctions of some of the most incredible royal jewelry pieces.