Category: Auction News

A little JAR for the ears: getting radical with pavé

JAR demantoid diamond spiral earclips

Who says a bespoke jewelry designer can’t be a rebel? Joel Arthur Rosenthal is proof that you can be both subversive and incredibly popular with the world’s uber-wealthy. Two examples of subtly radical JAR are going up for sale at…

Heart-shaped jewels on the block

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A woman has to be sentimental or wildly in love to appreciate heart-shaped jewelry – unless, of course, it’s just utterly fabulous. As it happens, prime examples of the jaw-dropping variety are heading for the auction block just in time…

Jewelry & watch auctions fall 2013

Greek ring, c. 300-330 B.C., of carnelian engraved with head of Herakles set in gold with ropes, filigree, granulation (est. $120-180,000, Christie's NY, Dec. 2013)

As auction houses around the world unveil previews for the final jewelry and watch sales of the year, here are dates and links for upcoming shows and e-catalogs with fall sale results.

Buddha carved in stone

Given the spiritual powers attributed to gemstones over the centuries, it’s not surprising that – faced with a particularly juicy chunk of gem material – lapidaries often turn to Buddha for inspiration. There’s a Buddha coming up for sale at…