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Sapphires and Rubies Lead Skinner Fine Jewelry Auction

Fine Antique Sapphire and Diamond Ring, Howard & Co (Lot 463, Estimate $100,000–$150,000)

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

Skinner, Inc. Announces First Online Fine Jewelry Auction

Perfume Bottle Bag, Chanel (Lot 1041, Estimate $3,000-$5,000)

Spotlight Shines on Cartier, Chanel, Hermes, Robert Lee Morris & More

BOSTON, MA – April 22, 2015 Skinner, Inc. is pleased to announce its first ever online auction devoted entirely to Fine Jewelry. Beginning on Thursday, April 23rd and running until Thursday, April 30th, the sale will offer nearly 200 lots and feature some of the biggest names in jewelry, including Cartier, Hermès, Chanel, Van Cleef & Arpels, Robert Lee Morris and many more.… Read More

Dazzling Jewels on the Block at Skinner on March 17th

Antique Gold and Chalcedony Torpedo Earpendants (Lot 300, Estimate $3,500-$4,500)

BOSTON, MA – March 12, 2015Skinner, Inc. presents its first Fine Jewelry auction of 2015 on March 17th in Boston. Over 550 lots will be on the block, spotlighting antique and period jewelry as well as contemporary pieces by Tiffany, Cartier, Van Cleef & Arpels, Bulgari and more.


A standout among the diamond jewelry at auction is a signed platinum and diamond ring by Sterle, the famed 1950s “couturier of jewelry,” featuring full- and baguette-cut diamonds, as well as a ropework shank (Lot 584, Estimate $25,000–$35,000).… Read More

The Holiday Auction at Skinner Marlborough in December

Louis Vuitton Leather and Brass-mounted Coated Canvas Hard-side Jewelry Travel Case (Lot 1604, Estimate $800-$1,200)

MARLBOROUGH, MA – December 9, 2014 – Skinner is hosting The Holiday Auction in its Marlborough, MA Gallery on Thursday, December 18th at 10:00 a.m. and an online only auction of Jewelry, Silver & Textiles with bidding open from December 11th through the 19th. Both auctions may be viewed in person at the Marlborough Gallery on December 16th and 17th or online starting December 11th.… Read More

Fine Jewelry Shines at Skinner on March 18

Fine Platinum and Diamond Solitaire, Taffin (Lot 580, Estimate $200,000-$300,000)

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