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
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BOSTON, MA – September 11, 2018 – Skinner is pleased to announce September 25th as the date for our second Important Jewelry auction of the year. Collectors and buyers who wait in anticipation of this event will be pleased with the breadth and content of this auction, featuring over 400 lots of diamonds, colored stones, and antique and period jewelry.
Art Deco Jewelry
Our Important Jewelry auction features several exceptional examples of Art Deco design from the 1920s and 1930s.… Read More
BOSTON, MA – Skinner, Inc. presents its second Fine Jewelry auction of 2017 on June 27th in Boston. The auction will feature over 400 lots of diamonds, colored stones, and antique and period jewelry.
Leading the collection of diamonds is a 10.65 carats, emerald-cut diamond graded by the GIA as a J Color, VS2 clarity (Lot 402, Estimated between $100,000-125,000). Diamond highlights also include a Fancy Intense Yellow oval diamond ring weighing 4.09 carats by Oscar Heyman (Lot 401, $30,000-50,000), a solitaire set with a 4.33 carats pear-shape diamond (Lot 400, $50,000-60,000), and a cushion-cut 5.01 carats diamond in a Taffin mount (Lot 399, $75,000-85,000).… Read More
BOSTON, MA – September 8, 2016 – Skinner, Inc. presents its third Fine Jewelry auction of 2016 on Tuesday, September 27 at 10AM in Boston. The auction will feature over 700 lots of diamonds, colored stones, and antique and period jewelry.
The Nancy and Gilbert Levine Collection
Skinner is proud to offer The Nancy and Gilbert Levine Collection, donated to the Toledo Museum of Art and sold to benefit its future acquisitions. The collection comprises ninety-six pieces spanning over a hundred years of jewelry design history.… 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.”
Benefit Auction for Campaign for Catholic Schools
Here’s my advice that I gave in the talk: If you’re going to buy signed Cartier or signed Tiffany, you should buy unusual things. I’m talking about fine jewelry pieces that were done on a smaller run and that are not mass-produced. I think the unfortunate trend is that some collectors forget to really look at the piece and just buy a signature. Also, it’s important to make sure that the signature is correct.