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Important Jewelry Preview | New York City

18kt Gold and Diamond Necklace, Van Cleef & Arpels, France, c. 1950s (Lot 57, Estimate: $15,000-20,000)

Join the Jewelry Department in New York City to preview the December 3 Important Jewelry auction. Private preview times are available by appointment only. Request an appointment for:

Tuesday, November 19Wednesday, November 20Thursday, November 21

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Questions? Contact us:jewelry@skinnerinc.com617.874.4313 Read More

Skinner Rings in the Holidays with Jewelry Auctions Exceeding $2.6M

BOSTON, MA – December 10, 2018 – December Important and Fine Jewelry auctions were led by exceptional colored stones, large diamonds, and a strong collection of antique and period jewelry featuring the Edith Weber Jewelry collection.

The top lots in the auction were a rare Colombian emerald with no treatment that brought an impressive price of $177,000, a remarkable $38,000 per carat. Closely following was an Art Deco Burma Ruby Ring that reached $159,000 after spirited bidding between buyers worldwide.… Read More

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

Important Jewelry at Auction September 25th in Boston

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

Preview Important Jewelry | New York City April 24 & 26

Join us in New York City to preview the May 15th Important Jewelry Auction.  Appointments are required; please contact the department for available times and location.

TUESDAY, APRIL 24 & THURSDAY, APRIL 26 

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For more information, please contact:

Victoria Bratberg Director of Fine Jewelry vbratberg@skinnerinc.com 617.874.4305… Read More

Diamonds and Period Jewelry from Private Collections featured at Skinner Auction

BOSTON, MA – November 21, 2017 – Please join Skinner on December 5th for our annual holiday auction of Fine Jewelry. Collectors and buyers who wait in anticipation of this auction will be pleased with its breadth and content, featuring over 500 lots of diamonds, colored stones, and antique and period jewelry.

Diamonds and Colored Stones Sapphires from the legendary Kashmir mines are rare in the market, and Skinner is pleased to offer a 6.37 cts.… Read More

Edwardian Jewelry, Diamonds, and Colored Stones Featured at Skinner Fine Jewelry Auction, June 7

BOSTON, MA – May 25, 2016 – Skinner, Inc. presents its second Fine Jewelry auction of 2016 on June 7 in Boston. The auction will feature over 500 lots of diamonds, colored stones, and antique and period jewelry.

Exceptional Edwardian Jewelry

The standout of this auction is an extraordinary Edwardian Natural Pearl and Diamond Necklace (Lot 559, estimated between $80,000 and $120,000) from an important Massachusetts estate. From the same estate is a Colombian Emerald and Emerald Drop (Lot 558, $25,000-$35,000).… Read More

Dorfman Jewelers Liquidation Auction

Sunday, February 21 | 1PM

After 77 years as Boston’s premier store for fine jewelry, Dorfman is closing its doors. Please join us for a final auction of the remaining inventory.  Designers include Alexandra Mor; Umane, Paris; Picchiotti; Bayco and more.

Preview: February 21, 10AM – 12PM

Location: Dorfman, 24 Newbury Street, Boston, MA

No buyer’s premium. In-person bidding required. Cash or major credit cards only.… Read More

Sapphires and Rubies Lead Skinner Fine Jewelry Auction

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