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Skinner Fine Jewelry Auction Brings $10.75 Million

Important Diamond, heart-shape, 31.25 cts. (Lot 498, Sold for: $3,947,000)

Important Heart-shape Diamond, Natural Pearls, and Colombian Emerald are Standouts

BOSTON, MA – December 10, 2015 – Enthusiastic bidders from four continents competed online, by telephone, and in the gallery for the top lots at Skinner’s Fine Jewelry auction on December 8th in Boston. When the dust had settled, the sale had brought $10.75 million, with almost all of the top lots far exceeding their pre-sale estimates.… Read More

Skinner Reveals Outstanding Results for Fine Jewelry Auction

18kt Gold and Diamond ‘Angel Hair’ Necklace, Van Cleef & Arpels, France (Sold for $43,200)

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.… 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

A Guide to Jewelry Trends this Holiday Season

Who doesn’t love unwrapping a beautiful necklace or opening a tiny box to reveal a lovely ring? During the holiday season, fine jewelry seems to become that much more desirable as you search for the perfect gifts for your loved ones. Our December Fine Jewelry auction is a perennial favorite with customers, and we had the feeling that this year’s sale would be great. Still, it’s hard to know exactly what the feeling in the room will be, or which jewelry will take off until the auction begins. This time, the auction floor was packed, and we all felt excitement in the air. Customers came from all over the world to preview the sale, ready to compete aggressively for the highest quality jewelry.