Jewellery

In the art and antiques market, the jewellery category spans the millennia from ancient artefacts fit for Cleopatra herself to modern branded wares by famous French and American ateliers. This may include objects of significant intrinsic worth – valued for the gemstones and precious metals from which they were made – but also objects fashioned from more humble materials that are appreciated simply for the excellence of their design.


Hatton Garden jewellery quarter under threat from rent hikes

25 August 2016

The imminent arrival of Crossrail services in London are threatening the character of the Hatton Garden jewellery quarter.

Forum Auctions move into jewellery

08 August 2016

New London books and works on paper specialists Forum Auctions plan to hold their first jewellery and watches sale in November following the appointment of Andrea de Miglio as the head of a new department.

Memento mori rock crystal slide from 1694

Memento mori jewellery deadly serious at auction

27 July 2016

A skull and crossbones ring or a skeleton on a chain are now likely to be seen hanging from a Goth looking like they have just stepped out of a Tim Burton film or heading for the biannual Whitby music fest.

Jewellery firms withdraw from Biennale after changes to direction and layout of Paris fair

11 July 2016

The 28th edition of the Paris ‘Biennale des Antiquaires’ will include a radical shake-up of its jewellery content.

Symbolic & Chase catch second space on Bond Street

07 July 2016

Jewellery specialists Symbolic & Chase have doubled the size of their premises with a move into an additional floor of their building in Mayfair.

Bidding for the Oppenheimer Blue diamond at Christie's Geneva

Blue diamond sets new auction record

19 May 2016

The Oppenheimer Blue diamond set the world record for any jewel sold at auction at Christie’s Geneva yesterday.

Deauville Beach Resort, venue of Miami Beach fair

New jewellery and antiques fair launched in Miami

05 May 2016

The Palm Beach Show Group have announced the launch of a new fair in Miami Beach.

The diamond and emerald brooch

A mouldy caravan, an old bureau, a hidden drawer and the diamond brooch hiding within

27 April 2016

A rotting old caravan propped up on a farm might not sound like the kind of place you’d expect to discover a valuable family heirloom. But for a Devon-based furniture restorer, it proved just that when they found an Art Deco brooch believed to be a rare piece hiding within the contents of the van.

Joan of Arc's medieval ring

‘Joan of Arc’ ring sells for £240,000 after English v French bidding battle

07 March 2016

A medieval ring long associated with Joan of Arc sold for £240,000 – almost 30 times its estimate – at Timeline Auctions in Bloomsbury on February 25.

Shining a light on rare sketches

23 February 2016

Sotheby’s London will be showing hundreds of previously unseen jewellery drawings in a one-off exhibition from February 18-March 8, sourced from a privately owned collection of jewellery and silver.

Archibald Knox necklace

Liberty and Liberalism combine for Archibald Knox record

16 December 2015

This gold and peacock blue enamel necklace designed by Archibald Knox sold for £31,000 at Mallams in Oxford.

Regulations on tiger parts

29 June 2015

The law on tiger jewellery is frequently flouted. Last week on eBay – a site that operates a ban on antique ivory – several items of big cat jewellery were on sale from UK vendors.

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Jensen jewellery shines in Boston

18 September 2014

This silver and labradorite floral necklace designed by Georg Jensen c.1915 sold for $17,000 (£10,970) at a recent auction held by Skinner of Boston.

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Landmark sale of cameos as Ceres collection comes to auction

11 September 2014

Bonhams of Bond Street are to sell what is perhaps the most significant collection of cameos and intaglios seen on the market for decades.

Pearls pack £110,000 punch

30 June 2014

Martel Maides of St Peter Port, Guernsey offered a single-strand pearl necklace for sale with a £1500-2000 estimate on the assumption they were natural saltwater pearls – the highest bidder reserving the right to send them for laboratory testing prior to settling the bill.

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Recalling Belperron’s wartime travails as single-owner collection sells out

27 June 2014

Despite countless offers to leave France, Suzanne Belperron (1900-83) remained in German-occupied Paris throughout the Second World War – a jewellery maker and a Resistance fighter.

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Sale focus on family fortunes

06 June 2014

Was this the ring of the Tiger of Mysore, taken from his body when he was killed in battle?

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Auction record for natural saltwater pearls shows strength of gems market

02 May 2014

The run on pearls continues with two spectacular prices paid for exceptional natural saltwater gems at auctions on either side of the Atlantic this week.

Sotheby’s forced to buy back $83m pink diamond

24 March 2014

Sotheby’s have had to buy back the 59.60 carat flawless fancy vivid pink diamond they sold in Geneva last November for a world record $83m.

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Salisbury Museum declare bid for newly discovered Bronze Age hoard

20 March 2014

Salisbury Museum is hoping to host a remarkable hoard of Bronze Age jewellery in a new gallery set to open this summer.

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