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Gems Abound as Skinner Announces Its Spring Jewelry Auctions

MARLBOROUGH, MA – Skinner Auctioneers is pleased to announce two upcoming sales in Jewelry and Gemstones – the first of which will be a live version of the auction house’s biannual sale of Important Jewelry. This major auction, which includes treasured items from the family collection of J. Pierpont Morgan Jr., will take place on May 17 at 12pm at Skinner’s Boston galleries, to be followed by an online auction of Fine Jewelry – an eclectic collection open to bidding from May 8 to May 18, 2022. 

Antique Natural Pearl and Diamond Necklace(Lot 31, Estimate: $15,000-20,000)

The live auction comprises a vast collection of rare and significant lots spanning the 19th and 20th centuries and continuing up to the present.… Read More

Important Jewelry Preview | New York

Skinner will be hosting a preview of our November 16 Important Jewelry auction in New York from October 26th through the 28th. Please note for everyone’s health and safety that all staff and guests must wear masks at the preview, regardless of vaccination status or a negative COVID test. We thank you in advance for your understanding and cooperation.

Schedule an appointment: jewelry@skinnerinc.com617.874.4313

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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

Great Finds: Jewelry | Online Event March 22

ONLINE EVENT | MONDAY, MARCH 22 AT 5PM

Join us for a casual, free-flowing conversation with Skinner jewelry experts Gloria Lieberman and John Colasacco — get their inside view. The discussion will touch on the jewelry auction highlights of the 2010s, and delve into the fascinating stories behind them. They will also share their perspectives on design and style, and how they would incorporate similar looks into their differing senses of fashion.… Read More

Jewelry from Exceptional New England Estates | 2.4 Million Dollar Jewelry Auctions at Skinner
Dreicer & Co. Diamond Sautoir Necklace, c. 1910s, sold for $75,000 and Dreicer & Co. Diamond Pendant Drop, c. 1910s, sold for $100,000

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

Important Jewelry | Video Gallery

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

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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Colored Stones Lead The Way | $2.5 million Jewelry auction at Skinner
Important Sapphire and Diamond Ring, Cartier, c. 1950s, sold for $873,000

BOSTON, MA – September 19, 2019. The top lot of Skinner’s September 17, 2019 Important Jewelry auction was a remarkable twin stone Kashmir sapphire ring by Cartier.

Antique Ruby and Diamond Ring, sold for $171,000

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

Important Jewelry Preview | New York City
Twinstone Sapphire Ring, Cartier, AGL and Gubelin Kashmir (Lot 91, Estimate: $300,000-500,000)

Join the Jewelry Department in New York City to preview the September 17 Important Jewelry Auction. Private preview times are available by appointment only. Request an appointment for:

Tuesday, August 27Wednesday, August 28Thursday, August 29

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

Important Jewelry Preview | New York City

Join the Jewelry Department in New York City to preview the May 21 Important Jewelry Auction. Private preview times are available by appointment only. Request an appointment for:

TUESDAY, APRIL 30 WEDNESDAY, MAY 1 THURSDAY, MAY 2

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Questions? Contact us: jewelry@skinnerinc.com 617.874.4313… Read More

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