Category: Auctions 2015

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.

Season of JAR: a connoisseur’s approach to gems

As yet another eye-popping jewel by the Bronx-born designer known as “JAR of Paris” goes on the block next month, a few observations of what a designer can achieve by going against convention when it comes to gemstones.