The sale exceeded pre-sale expectations to achieve £5,435,875, with over 70% of the lots soaring above their high estimates and fierce competition from a broad spectrum of international buyers. Charting all of the key periods in jewellery design, the auction presented a stand-out selection of timeless diamonds, coloured gemstones and exquisite pieces by world-renowned jewellery houses.
The London sale brings to a close a series of highly successful jewellery auctions across Sotheby’s this year, with annual sales of jewellery at Sotheby’s worldwide this year exceeding $500 million.
Our December 13th Fine Jewels auction includes a diverse selection of jewels to suit even the most discerning collector. With pieces by renowned jewellery houses such as Boivin, Cartier, Van Cleef & Arpels and Bulgari and with estimates starting from just £3,000, you'll be spoilt for choice. From diamonds to pearls and coloured gemstones aplenty, why not continue your jewellery collection with some pretty little things from Sotheby's Fine Jewels.