Category Archives: Auction House News

After the lockdown in Geneva, Switzerland, the world saw its first live jewelry auction since the arrival of the COVID-19 pandemic: Sotheby’s Magnificent Jewels and Noble Jewels: Part II. The live auction did not play out as expected, with half … Continue Reading

An exceptional 35.09-carat Kashmir blue sapphire ring just sold for $7,357,999 at Christie’s Geneva sale of Magnificent Jewels on May 13. This sale, almost 8 million in total, established a new record price at auction for a Kashmir sapphire, at … Continue Reading

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Padparadscha Sapphires Are Auction Favorites Sapphires have always been a favorite at auctions, usually selling quite well, but there is no doubt that padparadscha sapphires are having a moment in the auction world with no indication of a cooling off … Continue Reading

Bonhams Auction House in London is one of the world’s oldest and largest auctioneers of fine art and antiques. Today it operates out of major salerooms in London, New York, San Francisco, Hong Kong and Los Angeles. It is now … Continue Reading

Sapphires and colored gemstones are tantalizing jewelry lovers everywhere. All around the world in 2014, colored gemstones were the most popular and sought after items at jewelry auctions. Jewelry experts have predicted an increase in demand for beautiful colored stones in … Continue Reading