Auction is the most trusted, and surprisingly simple, way to sell jewelry.  Let us guide you through the process step-by-step, from consignment to payment.

Is It a Good Time to Sell My Jewelry?

Our 2014 worldwide jewelry auctions totaled $603 million, an increase of 14% from the previous year.   On April 21st, New York held its most successful jewelry sale to date, with particularly high prices paid for top-quality diamonds, colored stones and signed jewels.  Bidders competed from 40 countries, driving the bidding on jewels by David Webb, Tiffany & Co. and Harry Winston well beyond their presale estimates. 

N09331_7Sapphire and Diamond Earrings, Harry Winston
Estimate: 150,000 - 200,000 USD
Sold: 382,000 USD


Do you no longer wear your diamond necklace?  Has your grandmother’s emerald ring been sitting in the vault for years? From a few photographs and details, we will advise you on your jewelry’s potential at auction.

EMERALD AND DIAMOND RING, TIFFANY & CO.
ESTIMATE: 60,000 - 80,000 USD
SOLD: 262,000 USD
PROPERTY OF A PRIVATE COLLECTOR, NEW YORK
PLATINUM AND DIAMOND RING
ESTIMATE: 325,000 - 425,000 USD
SOLD: 550,000 USD
ENAMEL AND DIAMOND BRACELET, DAVID WEBB
ESTIMATE: 10,000 - 15,000 USD
SOLD: 56,250 USD
18 KARAT GOLD, PLATINUM AND DIAMOND BRACELET, VERDURA, FRANCE
ESTIMATE: 35,000 - 45,000 USD
SOLD: 87,500 USD

When is Sotheby’s Coming to the Twin Cities?

Jewelry Specialist Robin Wright will be visiting the Twin Cities to provide complimentary auction estimates.  If you wish to arrange for a confidential appointment, or if you have any questions about the consignment process, please contact us:

Twin Cities, 12-13 August
Laura C. MacLennan
+1 612 308 2550
Laura.maclennan.consultant@sothebys.com