Mixed Results at Bonham’s Hong Kong

Bonham’s held its annual Fine Jewelry and Jadeite auction at the Shangri-La hotel in Hong Kong Saturday evening. On the block were many unique and signed pieces with an emphasis on the Burmese rubies and jadeite that prove so popular in Eastern sales. While Bonhams achieved some degree of success with the sale, a surprising…

Orange Diamond Shatters World Record at Christie’s Geneva Sale

Christie’s Geneva held an exceptional auction of Magnificent Jewels on Tuesday afternoon in Geneva. On the block at the Four Seasons Hotel des Bergues¬†were magnificent natural pearl necklaces, exceptional emeralds, and treasures from pre-eminent and royal collections. With 184 lots offered, the sale realized $125.2 million, with a remarkable 88% sold rate. The highlight of…

Crowns Up at Christie’s This Fall

Alas, in the words of Lorde, we will never be royal.¬†Even though we have slowly resigned ourselves to life as peons, we’ll soon get the opportunity to dress like the royalty we will never be. This month, Christie’s will offer eight diamond tiaras at their sales in Geneva and London. And with price-points that range…

Alexandre Reza at Sotheby’s

Schlumberger. Rosenthal. Webb. To most, these names represent the very best in 20th century jewelry design. None of these men, however, could have produced their greatest works without the help and influence of Alexandre Reza, a French gem merchant who became one of the most influential master jewelers of the late 20th century. On Friday,…