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Fine Jewelry Shines at Skinner on March 18

Rare Picasso Works to Appear at Auction for the First Time

BOSTON, MA – March 3, 2013Skinner, Inc. announces an auction of Fine Jewelry on March 18, featuring over 500 lots of treasures by important makers including Buccellati, Cartier, Van Cleef & Arpels, Tiffany & Co. and, extraordinarily, Pablo Picasso, among others. Fine Art Nouveau jewelry, a strong section of diamonds, and several whimsical, figural pieces also stand out in this auction.… Read More

Skinner Reveals Outstanding Results for Fine Jewelry Auction

BOSTON, MA – January 3, 2014Skinner, Inc. is pleased to announce strong results from its December 10 sale of Fine Jewelry. Led by top-selling pieces by Cartier, J E Caldwell and Van Cleef & Arpels, the auction of over 700 lots grossed more than $3.6 million.

“Fine jewelry was in high demand this holiday season, with people flying in from around the world to shop for gifts,” said Victoria Bratberg, Director of Fine Jewelry at Skinner. “From art deco pieces to classic diamonds, colorful gemstones and signed pieces, there was something for everyone at this auction — and excitement to match.”

Signed Jewelry and Diamonds

A signed Van Cleef & Arpels 18kt Gold and Diamond Necklace set a record price for this “Angel Hair” design, bringing $43,200.… Read More

Holiday Gift Ideas: 5 Perfect Jewelry Finds at Auction

Find a unique, thoughtful gift for a person you love and experience the thrill of buying at auction! Whether you’re shopping for your wife, husband, mom, dad, or a good friend, the Skinner Fine Jewelry auction on December 10, 2013 offers a plethora of beautiful and stylish choices. Here are a few of our favorite picks.

1. For your Significant Other

Fine Diamonds

This Art Deco Diamond Solitaire by Cartier is the ring for the lady looking for a rare piece, not available in any fine jewelry salon.… Read More

Skinner Brings Sparkle & Shine to the Holiday Season

BOSTON, MA – November 21, 2013 – ‘Tis the season to give – or to gift oneself! Just in time for the holidays, Skinner, Inc. announces its sale of Fine Jewelry on December 10. From wonderful examples of Art Deco jewelry by Cartier and contemporary pieces by Buccellati and Van Cleef & Arpels, to exceptional pieces by eclectic jeweler and metalsmith Marie Zimmermann, this auction has something for everyone. With over 700 lots of treasures to choose from, the perfect gift awaits.… Read More

Skinner to Auction Fine Jewelry in Boston

BOSTON, Mass. – September 5, 2013Skinner, Inc. will host an auction of Fine Jewelry in its Boston gallery on Tuesday, September 10th. The sale will feature over 600 lots of antique and period jewelry, as well as contemporary jewelry by famous makers including Tiffany, Cartier, Buccellati, and Van Cleef & Arpels.

Artist Jewelry

Skinner is pleased to offer a pin by American sculptor Alexander Calder (lot 672, estimated at $20,000 to $30,000) accompanied by an original letter from the artist to Henry Sayles Francis, the original owner of the piece.… Read More

Skinner Auction to Feature Rare Jewels by Marcus & Co.

BOSTON, Mass. – May 31, 2013Skinner, Inc. will host an auction of Fine Jewelry in its Boston gallery on Tuesday, June 11, 2013. The sale will feature over 500 lots of antique and period jewelry, as well as contemporary jewelry by famous makers including Tiffany, Van Cleef & Arpels, and Cartier. Skinner is pleased to be offering a fine collection of Marcus & Co. jewelry acquired from a Maine estate.

Marcus & Co. Jewelry

During the early 20th century, the firm of Marcus & Co.Read More

Why Buy Gold Jewelry at Auction?

With the price of gold so high, designers today are finding that they have to be exceedingly creative with their designs. They can no longer rely on selling a pair of plain gold earrings–the price to manufacture them is simply too high. Therefore, many designers are incorporating less expensive metals into their works such as silver, brass and steel, and using gold as an accent instead of the main focus. It is not as easy as it once was to buy new gold jewelry.