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January, 2017

  • 17 January

    Mesmerising Show, Historic Jewels of the Russian Imperial Court

    Fabulous necklace by Van Cleef & Arpels, 1971.
Formerly in the collection of Princess Salimah Aga Khan, the jewel features a stunning array of cabochon rubies, the large majority of which are of Burmese origin. The central part of the necklace can be detached and worn as a brooch.

    The Magnificent Jewels and Noble Jewels auction of Sotheby’s Geneva of November 16th featured historic jewels including some of the Russian Imperial Court from the time of Peter the Great and Catherine the Great. The auction centerpiece was an outstanding Fancy Vivid Blue diamond ring by Cartier. Weighing 8.01 carats, ...

June, 2015

  • 19 June

    $2.5M FOR THE SINGING BIRD

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    Timepieces spanning from 1760 to 2015 brought Sotheby’s its highest ever total for a ‘various-owner’ sale of Important Watches in New York, achieving $12.5 million with a very strong 88.8% of lots sold. The centerpiece of the auction was a magnificent private collection of 22 Swiss enameled automata that achieved ...

  • 2 June

    THE ORIENT IN LONDON

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    The Orientalist Sale As part of the its Orientalist & Islamic Week on 21 and 22 April, Sotheby’s presented The Orientalist Sale featuring 42 lots showcasing important Orientalist paintings and luxurious works of art of the “Orient”; a term used in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries to describe present-day Turkey, ...

  • 2 June

    MAGNIFICENT JEWELS

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    Making the event Magnificent Jewels sales at Sotheby’s achieved $65.1 million, marking a new record total for a jewelry auction at the Company’s New York salesroom. The auction was led by an extraordinary 100.20-carat ‘Perfect Diamond’ in a classic Emeraldcut, which sold for $22.1 million ($220,459 per carat). This result ...

August, 2013

June, 2013

  • 19 June

    WORLD AUCTION RECORD FOR A BRIOLETTE DIAMOND NAMED “THE STAR OF CHINA”

    THE FIRST DIAMOND AT AUCTION IS GIVEN A NAME HIGHLIGHTING CHINA Christie’s announces that “The Star of China” is now the name of the largest and most perfect briolette diamond offered for sale at auction, on top of the other two world record breaking diamonds, The Princie Diamond and The ...