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Sotheby’s Watch Auctions Have Record Year

Sotheby’s had a record year in 2012 for timepiece sales. The auction house recently reported reaching $85 million in total sales for last year. This is a whopping 43 percent increase from the total sales of luxury watches and clocks in 2011. The record includes hitting $26.5 million in North America, showing year-over-year sales up […]

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Sotheby’s “Magnificent Jewels” Auction for Breast Cancer Includes Estee Lauder Jewelry

December 5, 2012 Sotheby’s will auction off jewels that once belonged to Estee Lauder and her daughter- in- law Evelyn Lauder to benefit the Breast Cancer Research Foundation in a stellar event titled “Magnificent Jewels.” The women’s jewels will continue with a cause first brought to fruition by Evelyn Lauder in 1993, when she created […]

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Brooke Astor Auction Prices Blow Estimates Away

The much anticipated Brooke Astor auction at Sotheby’s concluded on Tuesday with our personal favorite lots – the jewelry! The entire auction saw realizations that sometimes tripled the estimate (the most expensive lot, a 19th century painting by John Frederick Lewis, sold for over $1.5 million – it was estimated between $300k -$500k). The Grande […]

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Sotheby's to Host Major Brooke Astor Auction

Once upon a time, Brooke Astor was the queen of New York. The high priestess of high society was one of the original Ladies Who Lunched, but reigning over the Upper East Side was not all that Brooke Astor was passionate about. The society hostess pioneered and promoted civic service and philanthropic giving as a […]

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Spotlight On: Sotheby’s Diamonds Collection

For centuries women and men alike have believed the quote, “Diamonds are a girl’s best friend” and Sotheby’s cannot help but to agree. According to the infamous onscreen beauty and famous actress Elizabeth Taylor “Diamonds are forever.” These selections of rare and exquisite diamonds are meticulously designed and hand crafted. Sotheby’s specialize in selling one […]

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Jane Austen Ring Goes for $200,000 More Than Estimate

The Jane Austen ring reported earlier this week sold for more than five times Sotheby’s estimate. A turquoise and gold ring that once belonged to Jane Austen went to an anonymous private bidder for $236,557 during an English Literature, History, Children’s Books and Illustrations event that the auction house held in London on Tuesday, July […]

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Babe Ruth's Jersey Breaks Auction Records

Babe Ruth Jersey Auction Breaks Records The past week has certainly been a remarkable time for auction houses! First Christie’s breaks records witht he sale of Mrs. Lilly Safra’s jewels, then Sotheby’s smashes its own world record with its Magnificent Jewels sale in Geneva. Now, the sale of Babe Ruth’s earliest known jersey marked the […]

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Sotheby's Sets Record with Beau Sancy Diamond

Beau Sancy Diamond The Geneva Auction houses just seem to have all the fun, don’t they? After Christie’s record breaking auction of Mrs. Lilly Safra’s jewels to benefit 32 of Mrs. Safra’s favorite charitable institutions, Sotheby’s was not to be outdone. On Tuesday, Sotheby’s Geneva auctioned off the legendary Beau Sancy diamond for a little […]

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Famed Blue & Pink Diamonds Steal the Show at Christie's & Sotheby's

Blue and Pink Diamonds There is always something exciting going on in the world of diamonds and jewelry. Take for instance, within the past week two diamonds, one blue and the other pink, exceeded expectations when it came time for auction. Christie’s made the announcement that the Clark Pink Diamond fetched a record 15.7 million […]