A sapphire and diamond brooch auctioned at Sotheby’s in April has an amazing pedigree: it was worn by Mrs. Paul Mellon. But what really has the jewelry world buzzing is that it was sold for more than $1 million to an online bidder. At the same Magnificent Jewels auction, a 22.3-carat diamond ring fetched $3.25 million – a mighty winning bid registered by the mere click of a mouse. See all 10 top jewels sold online at Sotheby’s this year – a dazzling array that proves digital bidding is here to stay.
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