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
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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
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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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
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
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.… 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