Diamonds, Colored Stones, and Signed Jewelry Lead Skinner Fine Jewelry Auction, September 19

Antique Diamond Necklace, c. 1890s (Lot 380, Estimate $5,000-7,000)

BOSTON, MA – Skinner Auctioneers & Appraisers presents its third Fine Jewelry auction of 2017 on Tuesday, September 19 at 10AM in Boston. The auction will feature over 300 lots of diamonds, colored stones, and antique and period jewelry.


Leading our collection of diamonds this auction are several over 5 carats including a brilliant-cut diamond weighing 7.69 carats (Lot 320, estimated between $35,000-55,000), a brilliant-cut weighing 6.17 carats (Lot 319, $30,000-50,000), and an oval-cut diamond weighing 6.05 carats (Lot 317, $40,000-60,000). Other diamond highlights include dozens of diamond solitaires in a wide range of sizes and shapes.

Colored Stones

A beautiful Antique Colombian Emerald (Lot 384, $7,000-9,000) from the estate of Natica Satterthwaite is a highlight of the colored stones in the September auction. Among the other standouts are a Kashmir Sapphire Brooch (Lot 366, $25,000-35,000) a Burma Ruby and Diamond Ring (Lot 285, $3,000-5,000) and an Edwardian Burma Sapphire Ring (Lot 324, $5,000-7,000).

Platinum, Moonstone, and Montana Sapphire Brooch, Tiffany & Co., c. 1910 (Lot 325, Estimate $8,000-10,000)

Signed Jewelry

The auction includes jewelry by well-known makers Tiffany & Co., Cartier, Buccellati, David Webb, and Raymond Yard. We are pleased to offer a Moonstone and Montana Sapphire Brooch, c. 1910, by Tiffany & Co. (Lot 325, $8,000-10,000), and Art Deco Pink Sapphire Ring by Raymond Yard (Lot 323, $6,000-8,000)

Antique and Period Jewelry

The auction features a strong collection of antique and period jewelry from several notable collectors and New England estates. Of particular interest is an Antique Diamond Fringe Necklace (Lot 380, $5,000-7,000), an Antique Natural Pearl and Diamond Necklace (Lot 383, $10,000-15,000), and an Edwardian Natural Pearl Drop (Lot 322, $50,000-70,000).

Online Auction

Skinner’s fine jewelry online auctions have quickly become a popular destination for buyers seeking contemporary jewelry under $3,000. An online auction will run concurrently with the September Fine Jewelry auction opening on September 12 and closing on September 20. The online-only auction will offer over 300 lots and features some of the biggest names in contemporary jewelry, including many signed pieces by Tiffany & Co., Cartier, Bulgari, and Hermes. All pieces can be previewed in our Boston gallery.

Antique Natural Pearl Pendant (Lot 322, Estimate $50,000-75,000)

Previews, Catalog, and Bidding

Previews for the auction will be held in by appointment only in New York on Wednesday, September 6 from 10AM to 5PM and Thursday, September 7 from 10AM-5PM; and open previews in Boston on Sunday, September 17, from 12PM to 5PM and Monday, September 18, from 12PM to 7PM.  The printed catalog is available from the Subscription Department at  The Skinner website also enables users to view all lots in the auctions, leave bids, order catalogs and bid live, in real time through SkinnerLive!

About Skinner

Skinner auctions draw international interest from buyers and consignors alike, with material regularly achieving record prices. The company’s auction and appraisal services focus on fine art, jewelry, furniture, and decorative arts from around the globe, as well as wine, fine musical instruments, rare books, Asian art, clocks, Judaica, and more. Monthly Skinner Discovery auctions feature a breadth of estate material. Widely regarded as one of the most trusted names in the business, Skinner appraisers have appeared on the PBS-TV series, Antiques Roadshow, since the show’s inception. Skinner has galleries in Boston and Marlborough, Massachusetts, as well as in New York City and Miami, Florida, with bidders participating in person, by phone, and online. Join auctions live with SkinnerLive! and Bidsquare. For more information, visit, find us on Facebook, or follow us on Twitter and Instagram.


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