Jewelry & watch auctions 2011

Herewith, the most important jewelry and watch auctions around the world, updated regularly as dates are announced and e-catalogs posted.

FEBRUARY

February 2, 2011: Important Jewels, Sotheby’s New York

MARCH

March 15, 2011: Fine Jewelry, Skinner, Boston

March 17, 2011: Jewels, Sotheby’s London

March 21, 2011: Salon Jewelry and Watches and SoMa Estate, Bonhams San Francisco

March 22-23, 2011: Provident Loan Society: Jewelry, Watches, Silverware & Coins, Doyle New York

March 23, 2011: Jewellery, Christie’s London, South Kensington

APRIL

April 10, 2011: Jewelry & Silver, Rago Arts, Lambertville NJ

April 11, 2011: Fine Jewelry, Bonhams New York

April 12, 2011: New York Magnificent Jewels, Christie’s New York, Rockefeller Center

April 13, 2011: Important Watches, Sotheby’s New York

April 13, 2011: Important Estate Jewelry, Doyle New York

 

Gold, enamel and pearl perfume sprinkler and timepiece in the form of flintlock pistol, c. 1805, attributed to Moulinie, Bautte & Cie, Geneva (sold $482,500, April 13, Doyle NY)

April 13, 2011: Fine Jewellery, Bonhams London, New Bond Street

April 14, 2011: Magnificent Jewels, Sotheby’s New York

April 20, 2011: Jewellery, Christie’s London, South Kensington

April 20, 2011: Important Jewels, Christie’s Dubai

Gloria Swanson’s 5.1ct diamond ring (sold $140k, Christie’s Paris)

MAY

May 16, 2011: Important Watches, Christie’s Geneva

May 17, 2011: Magnificent Jewels and Noble Jewels, Sotheby’s Geneva

May 18, 2011: Magnificent Jewels, Christie’s Geneva

May 23, 2011: Paris Bijoux, Christie’s Paris

May 30, 2011: Important Watches, Christie’s Hong Kong

May 31, 2011: Magnificent Jewels, Christie’s Hong Kong

JUNE

June 7, 2011: Arts and Crafts Jewellery, Bonhams, Knowle, UK

June 8, 2011: Fine Watches & Wristwatches, Bonhams London, New Bond Street

June 8, 2011: Important Jewels, Christie’s London

June 9, 2011: Antiquities, Christie’s New York

June 14, 2011: New York Important Jewels, Christie’s New York

June 15, 2011: Important Watches, Christie’s New York

June 16, 2011: Fine Watches, Wristwatches and Clocks, Bonhams New York

June 23, 2011: Fine Jewelry and Contents of Abandoned Safe Deposit Boxes, Doyle New York

Peridot (53.49 carats) ring by Margherita Bergener (est. $16-24k, Sotheby’s London, July 13)

JULY

July 13, 2011: Fine Jewels, Sotheby’s London

July 14, 2011: Fine Watches, Sotheby’s London

July 19, 2011: Provident Loan Society: Jewelry, Watches, Silverware & Coins, Doyle New York

July 20, 2011: Jewellery, Christie’s London, South Kensington

SEPTEMBER

September 7, 2011: Jewellery, Christie’s London, South Kensington

September 7, 2011: Jewellery, Bonhams London, Knightsbridge

September 20, 2011: Important Jewels, Sotheby’s New York

September 21, 2011: Important Estate Jewelry, Doyle New York

September 21, 2011: Fine Jewellery, Bonhams London, New Bond Street

This 32.77ct diamond sold for $6,578,500 at Christie’s NY on Oct. 18

OCTOBER

October 5, 2011: Magnificent Jewels and Jadeite, Sotheby’s Hong Kong

October 5, 2011: Jewellery, Bonhams London, Knightsbridge

October 6, 2011: Important Watches, Sotheby’s Hong Kong

October 11, 2011: Jewellery, Christie’s London, South Kensington

October 18, 2011: Jewels, Christie’s New York

October 19, 2011: Fine Jewelry & Watches, Bonhams New York

NOVEMBER

November 15-16, 2011: Provident Loan Society: Jewelry, Watches, Silverware & Coins, Doyle New York

November 13, 2011: Important Watches, Sotheby’s Geneva

November 15, 2011: Magnificent Jewels, Sotheby’s Geneva

November 16, 2011: Magnificent Jewels, Christie’s Geneva

November 24, 2011: Paris Jewels, Christie’s

November 29, 2011: Important Jewels, Christie’s London, King Street

Elizabeth Taylor (courtesy MPTV Images)

DECEMBER

December 4, 2011: Jewelry + Silver, Rago Arts and Auction Center, Lambertville, NJ

December 5, 2011: Fine Watches, Wristwatches & Clocks, Bonhams New York

December 6, 2011: Important Estate Jewelry, Doyle New York

December 6, 2011: Important Watches, Sotheby’s New York

December 7, 2011: Magnificent Jewels, Sotheby’s New York

December 12, 2011: Fine Watches, Wristwatches & Clocks, Bonhams New York

December 14, 2011: Fine Watches and Wristwatches, Bonhams London, New Bond Street

December 16, 2011: Important Watches, Sotheby’s New York

December 13, 2011: The Legendary Jewels of Elizabeth Taylor, evening sale, Christie’s New York

December 14, 2011: Jewelry of Elizabeth Taylor (sessions II & III), Christie’s New York

December 18, 2011: Fine Jewellery, Bonhams London, New Bond Street

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5 comments for “Jewelry & watch auctions 2011

  1. March 7, 2011 at 10:15 pm

    What is the auction house telling buyers when it describes a jewelery auction as Important, Magnificent, or just Fine?

  2. Cathleen McCarthy
    March 8, 2011 at 12:07 am

    Generally the “magnificent” sales are the cream of the crop (ie, most expensive) at Christie’s and Sotheby’s, as opposed the somewhat more accessible “important” sales. “Fine” is a designation used by Bonhams and Skinner.

  3. August 18, 2011 at 6:37 am

    informative post……thanks

  4. stamboulopoulos thano
    August 22, 2011 at 3:50 pm

    next Geneva auction for jewels ?
    Have a 7,95 ct light yellow (scale K) ring.
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  5. Cathleen McCarthy
    August 22, 2011 at 6:15 pm

    Sotheby’s next Geneva sale is on November 15 and Christie’s is the following day.

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