Category: Auctions 2015

Jewelry & watch auctions 2012

Herewith, the most important jewelry and watch auctions around the world, updated regularly as dates are announced and e-catalogs are posted. JANUARY January 10, 2012: Jewellery and Watches, Bonhams, Oxford, UK January 11, 2012: Jewellery, Bonhams London, Knightsbridge January 18,…

Elizabeth Taylor jewelry auction breaks five world records

Christie’s sale of Elizabeth Taylor’s famous jewels was anticipated to be the most important single-owner jewelry sale in a decade, but the results were staggering. Taylor’s jewelry went for $115,932,000 – the most ever paid for a private jewelry collection.…

Liz Taylor on the block: $100 and up

Rahul Kadakia met Elizabeth Taylor at an auction in Cannes in 1999. “I was a young boy and here was Miss Taylor, Hollywood star and humanitarian, and she was right there beside me, helping me raise funds for the American…

Boivin and Belperron: bold, gem-laden geometry

In the heady world of Paris between the two world wars, Deco jewelry ruled – which made the bold jewels designed by Juliette Moutard of René Boivin and Suzanne Belperron stand out all the more. Christie’s Paris is offering three…

Ralph Esmerian: rise and fall of a jewelry connoisseur

Only a few years ago, Ralph Esmerian was riding high, a respected dealer and collector taking over the role of jeweler to the stars as the new owner of Fred Leighton. Charming and well-spoken, Esmerian was frequently photographed with famous…