You may have seen some incredible auction prices for sapphires from the fabled Kashmir mines in recent years. Could that sapphire ring in your jewelry box possibly be one? First, a bit of a background on these sought-after stones. In 1881 in the Zanskar Range of the Himalayas, a landslide revealed a remarkable deposit of sapphires. These sapphires had a unique velvety cornflower blue appearance and were brighter than other stones. Mining began in 1882 and continued until 1887 when the mine was depleted.… Read More
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BOSTON, MA – Skinner Auctioneers & Appraisers presents its third Fine Jewelry auction of 2017 on Tuesday, September 19 at 10AM in Boston. The auction will feature over 300 lots of diamonds, colored stones, and antique and period jewelry.
Leading our collection of diamonds this auction are several over 5 carats including a brilliant-cut diamond weighing 7.69 carats (Lot 320, estimated between $35,000-55,000), a brilliant-cut weighing 6.17 carats (Lot 319, $30,000-50,000), and an oval-cut diamond weighing 6.05 carats (Lot 317, $40,000-60,000).… Read More
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
BOSTON, MA – March 12, 2015 – Skinner, 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
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.
The Holiday Auction features George III, Classical Arts & Crafts and Mid-Century Modern furniture, Asian works of art, Moorcroft pottery and English and French ceramics. … Read More
BOSTON, MA – September 17, 2014 – Skinner, Inc. achieved strong results for its Fine Jewelry auction on September 9th, grossing a total of $2.48 million. Highlights included rare Arts & Crafts pieces and signed jewelry by Cartier, Van Cleef & Arpels and Tiffany & Co.
Victoria Bratberg, Director of Fine Jewelry at Skinner observed, “We were pleased to see such a high level of excitement and competitive bidding. The results prove once again that really outstanding pieces of jewelry are always in demand.”