Guests were enlightened during a recent evening of jewellery insights in Dubai that was hosted by Sotheby’s specialists David Bennett and Daniela Mascetti. As well as touching on themes from their acclaimed book Understanding Jewellery, the audience heard about two recent record-breaking lots – The CTF Pink Star and The Apollo and Artemis diamonds. Guests at the event in the Four Seasons, which was co-hosted by the Cultural Office of Sheikha Manal, also heard about some of the landmark jewels that have been sold by Sotheby’s over the years. These included the magnificent jewels of the Duchess of Windsor, the stunning Donnersmarck tiara, the historically important Lemonnier tiara for Empress Eugenie of the French, the Beau Sancy Diamond and jewels from the collections of Gina Lollobrigida, Ava Gardner, the princes Thurn und Taxis and many others. A lively Q&A at the end saw David and Daniela sharing many personal anecdotes with the guests, who each received a signed copy of the Understanding Jewellery book. Click ahead to see highlights from the evening.