Bulgari necklace set with 118.35-carat unheated Sri Lankan sapphire
AuctionsMay 26, 2023
Piece of the Week: A Bulgari Sapphire and Diamond Necklace

Set with a 118-carat unheated Sri Lankan sapphire, it just sold for $3.4 million at Phillips jewelry auction in Hong Kong.

127-carat Type IIa pear brilliant-cut Light of Peace diamond
AuctionsMay 23, 2023
Christie’s to Auction 127-Carat ‘Light of Peace’ Diamond

The D-color, internally flawless, Type IIa stone will be offered without reserve.

AuctionsMay 19, 2023

The 28-piece collection is the largest to be offered at auction.

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Constance “Connie” Barber Mellon’s David Webb Elephant Clip-Brooch
AuctionsMay 30, 2023
Sotheby’s to Auction Mellon Family Jewelry

Signature pieces from Cartier and David Webb will appear in the June jewelry auction.

Bulgari Laguna Blu diamond
AuctionsMay 18, 2023
Following Met Gala Debut, ‘Bulgari Laguna Blu’ Sells for $25M

The fancy vivid blue diamond topped the Sotheby’s Geneva “Magnificent Jewels and Noble Jewels” sale.

Benoît Repellin, Phillips’ worldwide head of jewelry
AuctionsMay 16, 2023
Phillips Appoints Worldwide Head of Jewelry

Benoît Repellin joined the auction house last year.

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AuctionsMay 15, 2023
Part Two of Christie’s Heidi Horten Auction Brings in $42M

The sale, though embroiled in controversy, has garnered nearly $200 million in total.

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AuctionsMay 11, 2023
First Part of Christie’s Heidi Horten Jewelry Auction Garners $156M

The first-day total topped the 2011 Elizabeth Taylor auction despite controversy surrounding the sale and the top lots underperforming.

AuctionsMay 10, 2023
Guernsey’s To Auction Princess Diana’s ‘Swan Lake Suite’

The matching diamond and pearl necklace and earrings will be auctioned at The Pierre Hotel in New York on June 27.

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AuctionsMay 08, 2023
WFDB Joins Those Objecting to Heidi Horten Auction at Christie’s

Jewish organizations are calling on Christie’s to halt the auction or donate a greater portion of the proceeds to Holocaust education.

Priyanka Chopra Jonas at the 2023 Met Gala
AuctionsMay 03, 2023
‘Bulgari Laguna Blu’ Diamond Makes Met Gala Appearance Ahead of Auction

Priyanka Chopra Jonas wore the 11.16-carat pear-shaped blue diamond to the event.

AuctionsMay 02, 2023
118-Carat Sapphire Is the Star of Phillips’ Hong Kong Sale

Set in a necklace by Bulgari, it will hit the auction block later this month.

Heidi Horten's 90-carat “Briolette of India” diamond necklace
AuctionsMay 01, 2023
NY Times Examines Nazi Ties to Heidi Horten Fortune Ahead of Jewelry Auction

The story details how the late billionaire’s husband, Helmut Horten, built his company by buying Jewish businesses during Nazi persecution.

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AuctionsApr 19, 2023
25 Jewels by JAR Coming to Auction at Christie’s

Christie’s says it is the largest collection of JAR jewels ever to be sold at auction.

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AuctionsApr 12, 2023
2 More of Newman’s Own Rolex Watches Head to Auction

Paul Newman’s Rolex Ref. 16520 “Zenith” Daytona and a Rolex Ref. 116519 Daytona will go up for auction June 9 at Sotheby’s.

AuctionsApr 06, 2023
This 55-Carat Ruby Could Fetch More Than $30M at Auction

The 55.22-carat “Estrela de Fura” is headed to Sotheby’s Magnificent Jewels sale in June.

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AuctionsMar 31, 2023
Piece of the Week: The Extraterrestrial Lunar Necklace

Artisan Martin Roberts fashioned lunar meteorites into 48 beads to create this out-of-this-world necklace.

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AuctionsMar 30, 2023
See the Jewelry Collection Expected to Top Elizabeth Taylor’s at Auction

Heidi Horten, wife of department store magnate Helmut Horten, collected jewelry from Bulgari, Cartier, Harry Winston and Van Cleef & Arpels.

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AuctionsMar 29, 2023
10.57-Carat Purplish Pink Diamond Expected to Sell for $35M+

Sotheby’s will auction the diamond, which it says is “arguably the most significant pink diamond to ever appear at auction,” in June.

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AuctionsMar 27, 2023
Jewels to Shine in Upcoming ‘Golden Age’ of Hollywood Auction

The Kruse GWS Auctions sale will include the replica “Taj Mahal” necklace Elizabeth Taylor made with Avon as well as a costume piece Marilyn Monroe wore.

AuctionsMar 24, 2023
Piece of the Week: The $5.8M Patek Philippe ‘Sky Moon Tourbillon’

Sold by Christie’s Hong Kong, this masterwork of complications now holds the record for most expensive watch ever auctioned online.

AuctionsMar 21, 2023
Marlene Dietrich’s Van Cleef & Arpels Bracelet Going Up for Auction

Expected to earn up to $4.5 million, the “Jarretière” bracelet is the star of Christie’s “The Magnificent Jewels of Anne Eisenhower” sale.

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AuctionsMar 15, 2023
Antique Rings Discovered by Retirees Perform Well at Auction

A 17th-century gold seal ring and an 18th-century memento mori ring met or exceeded estimates at a recent Noonans auction.

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AuctionsMar 10, 2023
These Retirees Discovered Auction-Worthy Antique Jewels

Noonans is hosting a jewelry auction later this month featuring two antique rings found by two retired men in the U.K.

AuctionsMar 07, 2023
Palm Springs Philanthropist’s Estate Tops Bonhams' ‘California Jewels’ Sale

Peggy Cravens’ estate sold 100 percent by lot.

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AuctionsMar 06, 2023
Pharrell Williams Brings Lorraine Schwartz Jewelry to Auction

Joopiter’s “A Journey Through Gems” includes the earrings Taylor Swift wore to the 2023 Grammys.

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AuctionsFeb 28, 2023
Christie’s Names New Global Head of Luxury

The auction house has appointed Emmanuel Danan as its new global managing director of Christie’s Luxury.

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AuctionsFeb 21, 2023
At Auction, Talley’s Chanel Jewelry Is Tops

Christie’s concluded the auctions of the late fashion editor’s estate last week, with the sales totaling more than $3.5 million.

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