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Important Jewelry Preview | New York City

Edwardian Platinum and Diamond Tiara (Lot 125, Estimate: $8,000-12,000)

Important Jewelry Preview | New York City

Join the Jewelry Department in New York City to preview highlights from the December 4 Important Jewelry Auction. Private preview times are available by appointment only.

TUESDAY NOVEMBER 13 | WEDNESDAY NOVEMBER 14

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Skinner New York 415 Madison Ave, #1418, NY, New York

Questions? Contact us: jewelry@skinnerinc.com 617.874.4313… Read More

Important Jewelry at Auction September 25th in Boston

Art Deco Platinum and Diamond Bracelet, Cartier (Lot 66, Estimate: $100,000-150,000)

BOSTON, MA – September 11, 2018 – Skinner is pleased to announce September 25th as the date for our second Important Jewelry auction of the year. Collectors and buyers who wait in anticipation of this event will be pleased with the breadth and content of this auction, featuring over 400 lots of diamonds, colored stones, and antique and period jewelry. 

Art Deco Jewelry

Our Important Jewelry auction features several exceptional examples of Art Deco design from the 1920s and 1930s.… Read More

Diamonds, Signed Jewelry, and The Susan Freeman Collection Featured at Skinner Fine Jewelry Auction, June 27

Fancy Yellow Intense Diamond Ring, Oscar Heyman (Lot 401, Estimate: $30,000-50,000)

BOSTON, MA  – Skinner, Inc. presents its second Fine Jewelry auction of 2017 on June 27th in Boston. The auction will feature over 400 lots of diamonds, colored stones, and antique and period jewelry.

Diamonds

Leading the collection of diamonds is a 10.65 carats, emerald-cut diamond graded by the GIA as a J Color, VS2 clarity (Lot 402, Estimated between $100,000-125,000).… Read More

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Art Deco Platinum and Diamond Ring, Cartier (Sold for $180,000)

Join us for jewelry consignment days

Boston

Tuesday, June 17, 10AM – 4PM

REGISTER NOW Skinner Boston Gallery 63 Park Plaza Boston, MA 02116

Marlborough

Tuesday, June 24, 10AM – 4PM

REGISTER NOW Skinner Marlborough Gallery 274 Cedar Hill Street Marlborough, MA 01752

Consult with a jewelry specialist to find out the possible value of your fine jewelry at auction.… Read More

Uncovering the Mystery of the Picasso Jewels

A Lecture by Carole Mallory

Silver “Claude” Pendant, Pablo Picasso, from the collection of Carole Mallory (Lot 185, Estimate $15,000-$20,000)

Monday, March 17, 2014

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6:00PM Reception 7:00PM Lecture

Carole Mallory, supermodel, actress, and author of Picasso’s Ghost will discuss rare, one-of-a-kind examples of Picasso Jewelry. Given to her by the artist’s son Claude, these original works are new to the market and will be sold during the March 18th auction of Fine Jewelry.… Read More

Pablo Picasso Jewelry

Silver “Satyr” Pendant, Pablo Picasso, from the collection of Carole Mallory (Lot 184, Estimate $15,000-$20,000)

Pablo Picasso is best known for paintings that changed the face of modern art. However, he was much more than just a painter. Picasso experimented with artistic techniques and created works in many different media, including sculpture, prints, ceramics, and jewelry.

Early in his career, Pablo Picasso made a series of one-of-a-kind jewelry pieces, most likely cast in the south of France with the assistance of his dentist, Dr.… Read More

Skinner Reveals Outstanding Results for Fine Jewelry Auction

18kt Gold and Diamond ‘Angel Hair’ Necklace, Van Cleef & Arpels, France (Sold for $43,200)

BOSTON, MA – January 3, 2014Skinner, Inc. is pleased to announce strong results from its December 10 sale of Fine Jewelry. Led by top-selling pieces by Cartier, J E Caldwell and Van Cleef & Arpels, the auction of over 700 lots grossed more than $3.6 million.

“Fine jewelry was in high demand this holiday season, with people flying in from around the world to shop for gifts,” said Victoria Bratberg, Director of Fine Jewelry at Skinner.… Read More

Skinner Brings Sparkle & Shine to the Holiday Season

BOSTON, MA – November 21, 2013 – ‘Tis the season to give – or to gift oneself! Just in time for the holidays, Skinner, Inc. announces its sale of Fine Jewelry on December 10. From wonderful examples of Art Deco jewelry by Cartier and contemporary pieces by Buccellati and Van Cleef & Arpels, to exceptional pieces by eclectic jeweler and metalsmith Marie Zimmermann, this auction has something for everyone. With over 700 lots of treasures to choose from, the perfect gift awaits.… Read More

Alexander Calder: Playful and Artful Jewelry

Untitled (Pin), Alexander Calder, 1939 (Lot 672, Estimate $20,000-$30,000)

This brooch by Alexander Calder is one of my favorite items in the September 10, 2013 Fine Jewelry auction at Skinner. Calder was known for his sense of design, and in this case the piece is handmade from brass with the slightest touch of silver. Calder rarely soldered his jewelry, instead joining pieces of metal with loops or sections of wire. The stem of this pin coils in a quirky, exaggerated fashion that is both playful and artful – it’s a beautiful piece that has never been on the market.… Read More

Sculpture to Wear: Artist Jewelry and Joan Sonnabend

Joan Sonnabend opened her tiny gallery at the Plaza Hotel in New York in 1973. She started with a one hundred piece collection of “sculpture to wear.” Included among the pins, necklaces, bracelets, and rings were works by such artists as Man Ray, Pol Bury, Picasso, Arp, and Calder. After Sculpture to Wear opened, many artists sought out Sonnabend, hoping to create items for the gallery. She became friendly with many of them, and maintained these relationships for many years.