The Geneva auction of royal jewels garnered nearly double what the auction house expected.
The piece is estimated to sell for more than $20,000.
The single-owner collection features jewels with ties to Austria’s Habsburg dynasty.
It contains locks of hair said to have belonged to King George III and Queen Charlotte.
Queen Charlotte originally commissioned the piece on occasion of the king’s recovery from illness.
Will Kahn, creator of Will’s Notebook, and jewelry designer Jenna Blake have launched an e-commerce platform focused on vintage jewelry.
One of the famed jeweler’s sons has written a biography on the “King of Diamonds.”
The Standard Oil heiress’ surrealist brooch, as well as its original concept art, found a new owner at Christie’s New York last week.
The “Estrela de Fura” is now the most expensive ruby ever sold at auction, while the purplish pink diamond set a couple records of its own.
Plus, the Van Cleef & Arpels cuff once belonging to Marlene Dietrich sold for $4.5 million.
The 105-carat diamond has a complicated history with ties to Britain’s colonial rule over India.
Named the “Lion of Merelani,” the gem will be displayed at the D.C. museum along with the story of its cutting.
Paul Newman’s Rolex Ref. 16520 “Zenith” Daytona and a Rolex Ref. 116519 Daytona will go up for auction June 9 at Sotheby’s.
Heidi Horten, wife of department store magnate Helmut Horten, collected jewelry from Bulgari, Cartier, Harry Winston and Van Cleef & Arpels.
Expected to earn up to $4.5 million, the “Jarretière” bracelet is the star of Christie’s “The Magnificent Jewels of Anne Eisenhower” sale.
Jewelry historians, authors, and experts will explore the works of Tiffany & Co., Oscar Heyman, Verdura, and more.
It highlights Gabrielle “Coco” Chanel’s lasting influence on modern design.
A 17th-century gold seal ring and an 18th-century memento mori ring met or exceeded estimates at a recent Noonans auction.
Noonans is hosting a jewelry auction later this month featuring two antique rings found by two retired men in the U.K.