For a woman with confidence and style, look no further than to Tony Duquette, whose unique jewels always make a statement. In Sotheby’s first online jewellery sale, held between 18 - 30 August, we are delighted to present an exceptional selection of extravagant pieces designed by Duquette. Ahead of the sale, discover how the renowned designer of lavish sets and interiors transitioned into jewellery. To view the lots in this sale please visit sothebys.com
NEW YORK – “I like my jewellery to have character,” says Claire Distenfeld, owner of the meticulously curated luxury boutique Fivestory in New York City. "When a woman gets dressed, she should always make sure that she has expressed herself in some way and that there’s a hint of wit in her look." Ahead of Sotheby's 22 September Important Jewels auction, we spoke with Distenfeld about styling vintage jewellery, the rising popularity of earrings and her favourite pieces from the upcoming sale. PHOTO BY: BRIAN MARCUS.
Experts from Sotheby’s Jewellery, Watches and Wine departments will be giving a series of talks at the RM Battersea exhibition of classic cars on 6 and 7 September – and you’re invited to join them. The talks are being held ahead of the auction of a number of outstanding vehicles including a 1956 Austin Princess, once owned by John Lennon, and one of the rarest Aston Martin road cars, the 1963 Aston Martin DB4 Series V Convertible.
With remarkable clarity and high double refraction, it’s no wonder the Egyptians referred to peridot as the “gem of the sun.” Although they were often mistaken for emeralds, take Cleopatra’s prized, allegedly emerald jewel collection for example, peridots are downright fascinating, even considered extraterrestrial gems. They’ve been found deep in the earth’s mantle, ancient meteorites, comet dust, lava and volcanic rock, a rich source of magnesium and iron, the element behind that distinct yellow-green colour. To see some of the most magnificent peridot jewels ever sold at Sotheby’s, as well as a set headed to auction this autumn, click ahead. LAUNCH SLIDESHOW
In this edition of Frank’s Files, discover Sotheby’s incredible jewellery retail line: Sotheby’s Diamonds. While our auctions present the opportunity to acquire unique vintage jewels, Sotheby’s Diamonds offers custom contemporary pieces 365 days a year. Watch the video to view highlights from the Sotheby’s Diamonds collection and stop by our New York and Hong Kong salons to shop the line in person.
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