Jewellery

For the third consecutive year, Sotheby’s achieved record jewellery sales, with 2014 totaling $603 million, the highest annual total in company history. This landmark year saw nearly 2,400 people from 74 countries participating in our worldwide jewellery auctions. It was a year in which Sotheby’s set auction records for both blue and yellow diamonds, rubies, Kashmir sapphires and Cartier jewels, and achieved the top two prices paid for jewels at auction. In April 2014 Sotheby’s Hong Kong sold the Hutton-Mdivani Jadeite Bead Necklace by Cartier for US $27.4 million, and in November Sotheby’s New York sold a rare 9.75 carat Fancy Vivid Blue Diamond Pendant from the Collection of Mrs. Paul Mellon for US $32.6 million - establishing US $3.3 million per carat as the new world auction record price paid per carat for any diamond.

Sotheby's offers the most extraordinary jewels in the world to discerning collectors looking for special designs dating from the 19th century to the present day. Our auctions feature rare and iconic examples of the artistic creativity of Cartier, Van Cleef & Arpels, Tiffany & Co., Bulgari, Harry Winston, JAR, Graff, David Webb, Verdura, Boucheron, Chaumet, Suzanne Belperron, Boivin and Alexandre Reza, amongst others. The selection of top quality white and coloured diamonds, coloured gemstones and natural pearls is wide and varied, with many fresh-to-the-market examples from private collections, such as The Graff Ruby, which sold in Geneva for a record-breaking price of US $8.6 million in 2014.

The international team of jewellery specialists at Sotheby’s believes that jewellery is the most personal of the decorative arts and that these pieces tell a special story about the women who once owned them. Their choices reflect their lifestyles, and often provide a fascinating glimpse into another era. From noble and celebrity provenance to prominent philanthropic families, we’ve been privileged to handle the jewels of many distinguished women including The Duchess of Windsor, Brooke Astor, Ava Gardner, Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, Mrs. Charles Wrightsman, Maria Callas, Lily Marinho and Gina Lollobrigida.

Our sales take place seasonally from February to July and September to December in New York, Geneva, Hong Kong and London. In advance of our forthcoming sales, we would be delighted to provide you with a free and confidential jewellery valuation. Please contact us to make an appointment.

CONSIGNMENTS

If you wish to enquire about the possibility of offering your property in a Sotheby's Jewellery sale, please click here.
GENEVA:
+41 22 908 4849
NEW YORK:
+1 212 606 7392
HONG KONG:
+852 2822 8112
LONDON:
+44 (0)20 7293 6409

For the third consecutive year, Sotheby’s achieved record jewellery sales, with 2014 totaling $603 million, the highest annual total in company history. This landmark year saw nearly 2,400 people from 74 countries participating in our worldwide jewellery auctions. It was a year in which Sotheby’s set auction records for both blue and yellow diamonds, rubies, Kashmir sapphires and Cartier jewels, and achieved the top two prices paid for jewels at auction. In April 2014 Sotheby’s Hong Kong sold the Hutton-Mdivani Jadeite Bead Necklace by Cartier for US $27.4 million, and in November Sotheby’s New York sold a rare 9.75 carat Fancy Vivid Blue Diamond Pendant from the Collection of Mrs. Paul Mellon for US $32.6 million - establishing US $3.3 million per carat as the new world auction record price paid per carat for any diamond.

Sotheby's offers the most extraordinary jewels in the world to discerning collectors looking for special designs dating from the 19th century to the present day. Our auctions feature rare and iconic examples of the artistic creativity of Cartier, Van Cleef & Arpels, Tiffany & Co., Bulgari, Harry Winston, JAR, Graff, David Webb, Verdura, Boucheron, Chaumet, Suzanne Belperron, Boivin and Alexandre Reza, amongst others. The selection of top quality white and coloured diamonds, coloured gemstones and natural pearls is wide and varied, with many fresh-to-the-market examples from private collections, such as The Graff Ruby, which sold in Geneva for a record-breaking price of US $8.6 million in 2014.

The international team of jewellery specialists at Sotheby’s believes that jewellery is the most personal of the decorative arts and that these pieces tell a special story about the women who once owned them. Their choices reflect their lifestyles, and often provide a fascinating glimpse into another era. From noble and celebrity provenance to prominent philanthropic families, we’ve been privileged to handle the jewels of many distinguished women including The Duchess of Windsor, Brooke Astor, Ava Gardner, Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, Mrs. Charles Wrightsman, Maria Callas, Lily Marinho and Gina Lollobrigida.

Our sales take place seasonally from February to July and September to December in New York, Geneva, Hong Kong and London. In advance of our forthcoming sales, we would be delighted to provide you with a free and confidential jewellery valuation. Please contact us to make an appointment.

CONSIGNMENTS

If you wish to enquire about the possibility of offering your property in a Sotheby's Jewellery sale, please click here.
GENEVA:
+41 22 908 4849
NEW YORK:
+1 212 606 7392
HONG KONG:
+852 2822 8112
LONDON:
+44 (0)20 7293 6409

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Worldwide Chairman, Jewellery, Chairman Switzerland
+41 22 908 48 46
Co-Chairman, North and South America, International Jewellery
+1 212 606 7392
Co-Chairman, North and South America, International Jewellery
+1 212 606 7095
Deputy Chairman, Asia, Chairman International Jewellery, Asia
+852 2822 8177

For the third consecutive year, Sotheby’s achieved record jewellery sales, with 2014 totaling $603 million, the highest annual total in company history. This landmark year saw nearly 2,400 people from 74 countries participating in our worldwide jewellery auctions. It was a year in which Sotheby’s set auction records for both blue and yellow diamonds, rubies, Kashmir sapphires and Cartier jewels, and achieved the top two prices paid for jewels at auction. In April 2014 Sotheby’s Hong Kong sold the Hutton-Mdivani Jadeite Bead Necklace by Cartier for US $27.4 million, and in November Sotheby’s New York sold a rare 9.75 carat Fancy Vivid Blue Diamond Pendant from the Collection of Mrs. Paul Mellon for US $32.6 million - establishing US $3.3 million per carat as the new world auction record price paid per carat for any diamond.

Sotheby's offers the most extraordinary jewels in the world to discerning collectors looking for special designs dating from the 19th century to the present day. Our auctions feature rare and iconic examples of the artistic creativity of Cartier, Van Cleef & Arpels, Tiffany & Co., Bulgari, Harry Winston, JAR, Graff, David Webb, Verdura, Boucheron, Chaumet, Suzanne Belperron, Boivin and Alexandre Reza, amongst others. The selection of top quality white and coloured diamonds, coloured gemstones and natural pearls is wide and varied, with many fresh-to-the-market examples from private collections, such as The Graff Ruby, which sold in Geneva for a record-breaking price of US $8.6 million in 2014.

The international team of jewellery specialists at Sotheby’s believes that jewellery is the most personal of the decorative arts and that these pieces tell a special story about the women who once owned them. Their choices reflect their lifestyles, and often provide a fascinating glimpse into another era. From noble and celebrity provenance to prominent philanthropic families, we’ve been privileged to handle the jewels of many distinguished women including The Duchess of Windsor, Brooke Astor, Ava Gardner, Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, Mrs. Charles Wrightsman, Maria Callas, Lily Marinho and Gina Lollobrigida.

Our sales take place seasonally from February to July and September to December in New York, Geneva, Hong Kong and London. In advance of our forthcoming sales, we would be delighted to provide you with a free and confidential jewellery valuation. Please contact us to make an appointment.

CONSIGNMENTS

If you wish to enquire about the possibility of offering your property in a Sotheby's Jewellery sale, please click here.
GENEVA:
+41 22 908 4849
NEW YORK:
+1 212 606 7392
HONG KONG:
+852 2822 8112
LONDON:
+44 (0)20 7293 6409