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Sotheby's 102.34 carat 2018
Why the Market for Large Diamonds Is in Free Fall
As the who’s who in the glitzy world of high-valuediamond auctions gathered in Geneva in May, there was an understated tone tothis year’s pilgrimage to the Swiss city. While Sotheby’s and Christie’s playedup their offerings of magnificent jewels,...
Polished Markets Jul 02, 2019 Joshua Freedman
Sotheby's
Media Mogul Acquires Sotheby’s for $3.7B
Media and telecom entrepreneur Patrick Drahi has bought Sotheby’s for $3.7 billion, taking it private after 31 years as a publicly traded company.BidFair USA, an entitywholly owned by Drahi, will pay $57 per share of common stock...
Polished Markets Jun 18, 2019 Rapaport News
Sothebys diamond new 150
Diamond Ring Fetches $31K/ct. at Sotheby’s
Sotheby’s brought in a total of $8.5 million at a New Yorkauction last week, as a 15.13-carat diamond ring more than doubled its high estimate. The pear-shaped, D-color, SI2-clarity, Marianne Ostier piecegarnered $475,000, or $31,395 per carat, against...
Polished Markets Jun 10, 2019 Rapaport News
Sothbey's
Sotheby’s to Sell More Than 800 Luxury Watches
A private collection of more than 800 luxury watches will gounder the hammer at four Sotheby’s auctions in London, Geneva, New York andHong Kong over the coming year and a half. The Masterworks of Time sale...
Polished Markets May 21, 2019 Rapaport News
Sotheby's
Storied Necklace Makes Bold Return at Sotheby’s
Sotheby’s brought in $42 million at its Genevaauction this week as an emerald and diamond necklace with royal connections fetched $3.6 million. The Van Cleef & Arpels Art Deco piece, which includesdiamonds, as well as 11 cabochon...
Polished Markets May 15, 2019 Rapaport News
Sothebys Blue Diamond Ring 150
Sotheby’s Garners $21.5M at New York Auctions
Two Sotheby’s New York auctions brought in a combined $21.5million Wednesday, with a blue-diamond ring achieving the top price. The cut-cornered square modified brilliant-cut, 3.24-carat,fancy-intense-blue, VVS1-clarity diamond ring, flanked by two pear-shapeddiamonds, fetched $2.3...
Polished Markets Apr 18, 2019 Rapaport News
Sotheby's
Sotheby’s to Sell Storied Pieces in Geneva
Sotheby’s will offer two rare jewels with royal connectionsat its auction in Geneva next month. An Art Deco necklace will feature in the Magnificent Jewelsand Noble Jewels sale May 14. The Van Cleef...
Polished Markets Apr 10, 2019 Rapaport News
Sotheby's
Blue Diamonds Fail to Sell at Sotheby’s
Sotheby’s failed to find a buyer for three blue diamonds at its Hong Kong auction Tuesday. A cut-cornered, rectangular step-cut, fancy-vivid blue, 3.32-carat diamondring, valued at $5.9 million to $7.6million, was left unsold. The center stone...
Polished Markets Apr 04, 2019 Rapaport News
Sotheby’s
88ct. Oval Diamond Fetches $14M
A rare oval diamond sold for nearly $14 million at Sotheby’sin Hong Kong Tuesday, beating its high estimate. The oval brilliant-cut, 88.22-carat, D-color, flawless, typeIIa stone is one of only three oval diamonds over...
Polished Markets Apr 02, 2019 Rapaport News
Sothebys NY
Sotheby’s to Auction 3ct. Blue
A fancy-intense-blue diamond ring with an estimate of $2.5million to $3 million is on track to be the top seller at Sotheby’s Magnificent Jewels auction in NewYork next month. The cut-cornered square modified brilliant-cut, 3.24-caratstone, flanked by two pear-shaped diamonds, will go under...
Polished Markets Mar 27, 2019 Rapaport News
Sotheby's
Rare 88ct. Diamond to Lead Sotheby’s Hong Kong
A flawless white diamond with a high estimate of nearly $13million will head up April’s Magnificent Jewels and Jadeite auction atSotheby’s in Hong Kong. The oval brilliant-cut, 88.22-carat, D-color, flawless, typeIIa stone is one of only three...
Polished Markets Feb 20, 2019 Rapaport News
Sotheby's Annual Jewelry Auctions
Royal Jewels Propel Sotheby’s $414M Total
Sotheby’s garnered a combined $414 million at jewelry sales thisyear, driven by a record-breaking auction of jewels from the Royal Bourbon Parmafamily. That sale, which took place in Geneva in November, fetched $53.1 millionagainst a presale estimate of $7 million....
Polished Markets Dec 23, 2018 Rapaport News
Sothebys COO
Sotheby’s Splits Operations Role in Two
Sotheby’s has divided the responsibilities of its chief operating officer, hiring two new executives to replace the departing Adam Chinn.The auction house has appointed John Cahill (pictured, above), a founding partner of art-law firm...
Polished Markets Dec 09, 2018 Rapaport News
Sotheby's lab grown
Apple Exec’s Lab-Grown Ring Sells at Sotheby’s
A ring made entirely from lab-grown diamond sold for$256,250 at Sotheby’s on Wednesday, beating its presale estimate. The ring doesn’t exist yet and doesn’t have a fixed caratweight, as Diamond Foundry, its manufacturer, will craft...
Mining Dec 06, 2018 Rapaport News
Sotheby’s
Blue Diamond Fails to Sell at Sotheby’s
A blue diamond estimated at up to $30 million failed to finda buyer at Sotheby’s in New York on Tuesday. The pear-shaped, 10.62-carat, fancy-vivid-blue, VVS1-claritydiamond had a presale valuation of $20 million to $30 million. Anotherpear-shaped stone — a 2.76-carat, fancy-intense-purple-pink diamond — also...
Polished Markets Dec 05, 2018 Rapaport News
Sotheby's NY
Sotheby’s to Offer 11ct. Blue in NY
A fancy-vivid-blue diamond with an estimate of $20 millionto $30 million will head up Sotheby’s Magnificent Jewels auction in NewYork next month. The pear-shaped, 10.62-carat, VVS1-clarity stone from aprivate European collection will go under the hammer...
Polished Markets Nov 20, 2018 Rapaport News
Sotheby's pink Geneva Nov 2018
Colored Diamonds Lead $60M Sotheby’s Sale
Sotheby’s garnered $59.9 million at its Geneva auction lastweek as a 21.19-carat pink diamond smashed its estimate with a final price of $7.4million. The cushion-shaped, fancy-light-pink, VVS2-clarity, type IIadiamond fetched $347,601 per carat, Sotheby’s reported...
Polished Markets Nov 18, 2018 Rapaport News
Sotheby's Marie Antoinette
Marie Antoinette Pendant Sells for $36M
A natural pearl and diamond pendant belonging to MarieAntoinette smashed its price estimate and capped off a record-breaking sale atSotheby’s Geneva auction. The jewel went for $36.2 million, beating its presale valuationof $1 million...
Polished Markets Nov 15, 2018 Rapaport News
Sinatra
Sotheby’s to Sell Sinatras’ 21ct. Diamond
Sotheby’s New York will auction a 20.60-carat diamond ring thatFrank Sinatra gifted to his wife on their engagement in 1976. The emerald-cut diamond ring, estimated at $1 million to $1.5 million, is one of several pieces ofBarbara Sinatra’s jewelry...
Polished Markets Nov 14, 2018 Rapaport News
Sotheby’s
Blue Diamonds to Lead Sotheby’s Geneva Auction
A blue diamond ring estimated at $9 million to$12 million will go under the hammer at Sotheby’s Geneva auction on November 15alongside a roster of rare colored diamonds.The rectangular-cut, 5.04-carat, fancy-vivid-blue piece is oneofthree blue diamonds set to feature at the...
Polished Markets Oct 31, 2018 Rapaport News
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