Tag Archives: colored gemstones

Fashion Forward

Two hundred years ago the English poet and playwright Colley Cibber commented “One had as good be out of the world as out of fashion.” That’s a little extreme, but being fashionable is a feel-good thing.

Jewelry is fashion. Like all fashions it expresses the time and place in which it was made. Jewelry can also be fun, fabulous, fanciful, fascinating: you get the picture. And unlike many other expressions of fashion, fine jewelry doesn’t wear out or lose its intrinsic value.… Read More

Skinner May Jewelry Auctions Exceed $2.8 Million: Diamonds and Colored Stones Led the Way

MARLBOROUGH, MA – MAY 24, 2021 – Skinner presented a two-session Jewelry auction, drawing highly competitive bidding from enthusiastic participants worldwide and generating high prices across multiple categories. “The jewelry market continues its upward ascent,” says department director Kaitlin Shinnick, “we’re seeing higher prices across all categories and thrilled by the number of lots beating pre-sale estimate.”

Diamonds and Colored Stones

Jewels belonging to Irene Langhorne Gibson (1873-1956), the original “Gibson Girl” and wife of famed American illustrator Charles Dana Gibson garnered significant interest. 

Irene Langhorne was the daughter of railroad industrialist Chiswell Langhorne, and sister to Nancy Viscountess Astor, an American-born British politician and the first woman seated as a Member of Parliament.… Read More

Kashmir Sapphires, Art Nouveau, Art Deco, and Signed Jewelry Highlight Skinner’s Fine Jewelry Auctions

BOSTON, MA – Skinner, Inc. presents two Fine Jewelry auctions to close out 2016. The live auction on December 6 will feature over 450 lots, including the collection of noted jewelry expert Rita Goodman. The online auction, which is open for bidding until December 7th, features over 200 lots including many signed pieces by Tiffany & Co., Cartier, Bulgari, and Chanel. Both auctions will be available for public preview on December 4th and 5th in the Boston gallery.… Read More

June 25 | Consult with a Jewelry Specialist

Skinner is accepting consignments of antique through contemporary diamond and colored stone jewelry for the September 9, 2014 auction of Fine Jewelry in Boston, MA.

Boca Raton

Wednesday, June 25, 10AM – 4PM

Mizner Park 433 Plaza Real #275 Boca Raton, FL 33432

Coral Gables

Fridays in June, 10AM – 4PM

Skinner Regional Office 2332 Galiano Street 2nd Floor Coral Gables, FL 33134

Call for an appointment to meet with Skinner’s Regional Director, April Matteini, G.G.… Read More

A Guide to Jewelry Trends this Holiday Season

Who doesn’t love unwrapping a beautiful necklace or opening a tiny box to reveal a lovely ring? During the holiday season, fine jewelry seems to become that much more desirable as you search for the perfect gifts for your loved ones. Our December Fine Jewelry auction is a perennial favorite with customers, and we had the feeling that this year’s sale would be great. Still, it’s hard to know exactly what the feeling in the room will be, or which jewelry will take off until the auction begins. This time, the auction floor was packed, and we all felt excitement in the air. Customers came from all over the world to preview the sale, ready to compete aggressively for the highest quality jewelry.