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Sotheby's and eBay Partner to Offer Online Art and Jewelry Auctions

Mon, 14 Jul 2014

By Erika Winters

Sotheby's New York Magnificent Jewels Catalogue from catalogues.nl on eBay
Sotheby's jewelry catalogues are popular among collectors on eBay. Image via catalogues.nl on eBay
In the near future, Sotheby's will be offering jewelry from its New York live auctions on the online-shopping site.


Today eBay and Sotheby's announced a new partnership uniting the online-shopping giant with the internationally-renowned auction house to bring art, antiques, and collectibles (including jewelry) to eBay's 145 million active buyers around the globe.


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13.22-Carat Winston Blue Diamond Fetches $24 Million, Christie's Sets New Jewelry Auction Record

Thu, 15 May 2014
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Christie's Auction of the Winston Blue Diamond
Rahul Kadakia, international head of Christie's jewelry department, auctions the "Winston Blue" diamond. Image: Christie's

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Sotheby's Geneva Jewelry Auction Achieves $141.5 Million, Sets New World Record

Wed, 14 May 2014
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100.09-carat Graff Vivid Yellow diamond • Sotheby's
The 100.09-carat "Graff Vivid Yellow" diamond fetched $16.3 million at Sotheby's Geneva. Image: Sotheby's

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Video: Largest Flawless Vivid Blue Diamond in the World to Be Auctioned at Christie's

Wed, 16 Apr 2014

By Erika Winters

A 13.22-carat flawless fancy vivid blue diamond will be auctioned at Christie's Magnificent Jewels Sale in Geneva on May 14. The rare gem--known as the largest flawless fancy vivid blue diamond in the world--was displayed at Christie's New York on April 11. And in the video below, Christie's head of jewelry Rahul Kadakia explains its rarity and why blue diamonds command some of the highest prices at auction worldwide. The diamond, named "The Blue," is expected to sell for $21 to $25 million at the upcoming Geneva auction.

Largest Flawless Vivid Blue Diamond in the World to Be Auctioned at Christie's


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Marilyn Monroe's Rhinestone Earrings Fetch $185,000 at Julien's Auctions

Tue, 15 Apr 2014

By Erika Winters

Diamonds may be a girl's best friend, but rhinestones can command top dollar at auction, especially when they were worn by the one of the world's most iconic celebrities. A pair of shoulder-dusting rhinestone earrings worn by Marilyn Monroe garnered a whopping $185,000 at Julien's "Hollywood Legends" auction on April 11 and 12 in Beverly Hills.


Rhinestone earrings worn by Marilyn Monroe


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100-Carat "Graff Vivid Yellow" Diamond to be Auctioned at Sotheby's Geneva

Thu, 10 Apr 2014
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100.09-carat Graff Vivid Yellow diamond • Sotheby's
The 100.09-carat "Graff Vivid Yellow" diamond is expected to fetch between $15 and $25 million at Sotheby's Geneva. Image: Sotheby's

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Jadeite Necklace Sells for $27.4 Million, Sets Two World Auction Records

Tue, 08 Apr 2014
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The Hutton-Mdivani necklace sold for 27.4 million at Sotheby's Hong Kong Sotheby's Image: The Hutton-Mdivani necklace sold for $27.4 million at Sotheby's Hong Kong on April 7, 2014.

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Christie's Hong Kong Presents Online-Only Jewelry Sale

Mon, 24 Feb 2014

By Erika Winters

Christie's Hong Kong has announced "Statement Jewels," an online-only sale comprising 80 jewelry lots with a wide range of prices--estimates start at HK $2000/ US $250. The sale--which goes live on Tuesday, February 25, and runs through Thursday, March 6--will take place at www.christies.com/statementjewels.

Lot 64 • A pair of ruby and diamond earrings • Christie's

Lot 64 • A pair of ruby and diamond earrings • Estimate: HK$40,000–60,000 / US$5,000-7,500


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Sotheby's Makes History with Highest Total Jewelry Sale, $83 Million Pink Diamond Sets World Record

Thu, 14 Nov 2013

By Erika Winters

On November 13, 2013, Sotheby's Geneva made history when it sold the 59.60-carat Pink Star diamond for $83 million, a world auction record for a diamond and any gemstone or jewel. And the auction house also achieved the "highest jewelry sale total in history," as its Magnificent Jewels sale garnered $199.5 million.


The Pink Star • 59.6-carat diamond • Sotheby's Geneva Sotheby's Image: David Bennet, chairman of Sotheby's jewelry department in Europe and the Middle East, auctioneering the $83 million Pink Star diamond


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59-Carat "Pink Star" Diamond Sells for World Record $83 Million

Wed, 13 Nov 2013

By Erika Winters

On November 13, 2013, the 59.60-carat Pink Star diamond set a world record, selling for $83 million at Sotheby's Geneva. Known as the most valuable diamond ever offered at auction, the Pink Star surpassed its estimate of $60 million. "It's a large amount of money in itself but I don't think this stone has a price," said David Bennet, chairman of Sotheby's jewelry department in Europe and the Middle East.

The Pink Star • 59.6-carat diamond • Sotheby's Geneva

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