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The Collection of George and Jackie Bernheimer

The antique and estate jewelry presented in the Fine Jewelry Collections online auction was lovingly assembled over more than four decades by George and Jackie Bernheimer.  Their interests were primarily in unusual colored stones, snake rings, and moonstones, especially those sculpted into cameos and intaglios.  The inspiration for collecting jewelry was initiated by gifts from George’s parents, Paul and Louise, who were best-known for their splendid Harvard Square gallery, Bernheimer’s Antique Arts (1963-1992); which was an off-shoot of the one of the most prominent art businesses in Europe, the renowned L.… Read More

Antique Jewelry, Diamonds, and Signed Jewelry Featured at Skinner Fine Jewelry Auction, September 27

Gold Assyrian Revival Bracelet, c. 1870 (Lot 199, Estimate: $2,000 – 3,000)

BOSTON, MA – September 8, 2016 – Skinner, Inc. presents its third Fine Jewelry auction of 2016 on Tuesday, September 27 at 10AM in Boston. The auction will feature over 700 lots of diamonds, colored stones, and antique and period jewelry.

The Nancy and Gilbert Levine Collection

Skinner is proud to offer The Nancy and Gilbert Levine Collection, donated to the Toledo Museum of Art and sold to benefit its future acquisitions.… Read More

Skinner, Inc. Announces First Online Fine Jewelry Auction

Perfume Bottle Bag, Chanel (Lot 1041, Estimate $3,000-$5,000)

Spotlight Shines on Cartier, Chanel, Hermes, Robert Lee Morris & More

BOSTON, MA – April 22, 2015 Skinner, Inc. is pleased to announce its first ever online auction devoted entirely to Fine Jewelry. Beginning on Thursday, April 23rd and running until Thursday, April 30th, the sale will offer nearly 200 lots and feature some of the biggest names in jewelry, including Cartier, Hermès, Chanel, Van Cleef & Arpels, Robert Lee Morris and many more.… Read More

Dazzling Jewels on the Block at Skinner on March 17th

Antique Gold and Chalcedony Torpedo Earpendants (Lot 300, Estimate $3,500-$4,500)

BOSTON, MA – March 12, 2015Skinner, Inc. presents its first Fine Jewelry auction of 2015 on March 17th in Boston. Over 550 lots will be on the block, spotlighting antique and period jewelry as well as contemporary pieces by Tiffany, Cartier, Van Cleef & Arpels, Bulgari and more.

Diamonds

A standout among the diamond jewelry at auction is a signed platinum and diamond ring by Sterle, the famed 1950s “couturier of jewelry,” featuring full- and baguette-cut diamonds, as well as a ropework shank (Lot 584, Estimate $25,000–$35,000).… 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