Jewelry from three distinguished New England estates lead the way at Skinner’s Important and Fine Jewelry auctions. From the estate of Mary Weld Pingree, founder of The Pingree School and once described as “Boston’s richest girl,” was a remarkable diamond sautoir by Driecer & Co.… Read More
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The June 23 Important Jewelry auction features over 175 lots of antique, period, and contemporary jewelry. Highlights include jewelry from the estate of Mary Weld Pingree, an antique Kashmir sapphire ring, Colombian emeralds, and several pieces of impressive diamond jewelry from a private collection. Enjoy a selection of video highlights or browse the auction.
Private in-person previews will be available on June 21 & 22.… Read More
Owned by one family since the 1950s, the ring soared to more than double its pre-sale estimate to $873,000. The sapphires were a classic example of the cornflower-blue stones from the famed Kashmir mines, before they closed in the 1880s.… Read More
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
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. The collection comprises ninety-six pieces spanning over a hundred years of jewelry design history.… Read More
When it comes to colored stones, geography is often as important as gemology. While it is their gemological properties that ultimately make them so coveted, collectors have long sought out colored stones based upon their place of origin.
For sapphires, the scarcest and most rare stones come from Southeast Asia. To trace their origin, first we must travel high in the Himalayan Mountains, in very inhospitable terrain, to a deposit of sapphires discovered in the late 19th century.… Read More