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…

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,…

Record Breaking Results at Sotheby’s

Records shattered left and right at Sotheby’s this week as the auction house celebrated its 40th Anniversary in Asia. Last night’s Magnificent Jewels and Jadeite sale earned $96 million, the highest total ever for a jewelry sale in Asia, and included a record price for a white diamond. A D-color Flawless type IIa diamond, which…