Tag Archives: Van Cleef & Arpels

Dazzling Jewels on the Block at Skinner on March 17th

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.

Diamonds

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

Fine Jewelry Shines at Auction this Holiday Season

BOSTON, MA – November 20, 2014 – Skinner is pleased to announce its holiday Fine Jewelry auction on December 9. Find the perfect gift among over 700 selections on the block, including diamonds, signed pieces by Cartier, Tiffany & Co., and Van Cleef & Arpels, a selection of fine watches, and much more.

Enjoy a sneak peak of some of the auction’s highlights in New York at a special Fine Jewelry preview event on Tuesday, December 2nd from noon to 7 P.M at The Culture Center (410 Columbus Avenue, New York, NY, 10024).… Read More

Skinner Announces Strong Results for September Fine Jewelry Auction

BOSTON, MA – September 17, 2014Skinner, 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.”

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Benefit Auction for Campaign for Catholic Schools

A private New England collection on the block to benefit Campaign for Catholic Schools brought in over $400,000 for the organization.… Read More

Skinner Presents Sophisticated and Beautiful Jewelry at Auction in Boston, September 9

BOSTON, MA – August 28, 2014 – Sophisticated and beautiful jewelry comes to the auction block at Skinner, Inc. on September 9, 2014 in Boston. A private New England collection, being sold to benefit the Campaign for Catholic Schools, features three rare pieces of Tiffany jewelry from the Arts & Crafts movement, among dozens of other desirable pieces on the block for a worthy cause. Fine diamonds and colored gemstones will also inspire bidders, as will signed pieces by Cartier, Schlumberger, Van Cleef & Arpels, and Tiffany & Co.Read More

Highlights from Skinner's Upcoming Fine Jewelry Sale

This blog is republished with permission from the blog Jewels du Jour, by guest author Claibourne Poindexter.  

While not one of the big corporate auction houses, Skinner in Boston makes a strong presence in the auction market for Fine Jewelry, holding sales quarterly at their Park Plaza location.

The department head Victoria Bratberg, specialist John Colasacco, and Vice President Gloria Lieberman are known for their expertise in the field of fine jewelry and their willingness to educate and share their knowledge in the jewels they sell, both to their consignors as well as buyers, leading to some stellar consignments in the past. … Read More

Fine Jewelry at Skinner on June 10

Summer Auction Highlights an Array of Diamonds and Art Deco Jewels

BOSTON, MA – May 27, 2014Skinner, Inc. will hold its summer auction of Fine Jewelry on June 10, featuring over 700 lots of fine jewelry by important makers such as Cartier, Tiffany & Co., Van Cleef & Arpels, Harry Winston, and many more, as well as strong selections of diamonds and art deco jewelry.

Art Deco

Among the highlights is a fine collection from a private estate in St.… Read More

Fine Jewelry Shines at Skinner on March 18

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

Skinner Reveals Outstanding Results for Fine Jewelry Auction

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. “From art deco pieces to classic diamonds, colorful gemstones and signed pieces, there was something for everyone at this auction — and excitement to match.”

Signed Jewelry and Diamonds

A signed Van Cleef & Arpels 18kt Gold and Diamond Necklace set a record price for this “Angel Hair” design, bringing $43,200.… 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

Skinner to Auction Fine Jewelry in Boston

BOSTON, Mass. – September 5, 2013Skinner, Inc. will host an auction of Fine Jewelry in its Boston gallery on Tuesday, September 10th. The sale will feature over 600 lots of antique and period jewelry, as well as contemporary jewelry by famous makers including Tiffany, Cartier, Buccellati, and Van Cleef & Arpels.

Artist Jewelry

Skinner is pleased to offer a pin by American sculptor Alexander Calder (lot 672, estimated at $20,000 to $30,000) accompanied by an original letter from the artist to Henry Sayles Francis, the original owner of the piece.… Read More

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