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Powerful and Pretty Pearl Jewellery Pieces for the Woman of Today

Powerful and Pretty Pearl Jewellery Pieces for the Woman of Today

Bonhams’ Celebrates International Women’s Day with its Pearls Online Jewellery Auction March 8th is International Women’s Day and what better way to recognise it than with an auction exclusively featuring pearl jewellery pieces. Bonhams Auction House’s Powerful & Pretty: Pearls Online sale from March 8th through the 12th, honours women and their countless achievements, in and out of the spotlight, with the timeless power and beauty of pearls. International Women’s Day is a day to commemorate the struggles of women,…

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CMW Pearls’ Tahitian Pearl Auction in Hong Kong

CMW Pearls’ Tahitian Pearl Auction in Hong Kong

One of the most interesting and somewhat arcane (to me, at least) aspects of the pearl world is the pearl auctions that are held after pearl harvests. Invitation only events, buyers are cloistered behind closed doors, examining pearls by lots and then placing bids on them-at least that is how I imagine the pearl auctions playing out. To my great good fortune, I connected with Sylvain Chan at CMW Pearls (Chan Ming Wing Pearl International Ltd.), a Tahitian pearl wholesale…

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The Real Treasure Amidst The Glittering Jewels

The Real Treasure Amidst The Glittering Jewels

The Story of Mrs. Flora Sassoon This past week has been punctuated by end-of-year jewellery auctions all over the world. These mid-December auctions are something jewellery lovers look forward to all year, because some of the most interesting and beautiful jewellery lots come up for offer. I scour these auctions for natural pearl jewellery pieces. There is nothing like a prestigious auction to find breathtaking examples of antique and vintage pieces adorned with exceptional natural pearls. I was particularly looking…

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Fine and Important Jewellery Auction at Hindman

Fine and Important Jewellery Auction at Hindman

So many treasures to be found! Hindman is having its end of the year Fine and Important Jewelry auction on December 7, 2020. This sale will be held at their Chicago offices and will be open for bidding live as well as online. Recognised as one of the leading international fine auction houses, Hindman conducts over a hundred auctions annually, in many different categories such as fine jewellery, fine art, manuscripts and books and couture, to name a few. The…

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A Week of Beautiful Jewels at Bonhams-California

A Week of Beautiful Jewels at Bonhams-California

The middle of July marks a busy time for Bonhams Jewels. With three back to back Jewelry auctions taking place at their London, Knightsbridge and California offices, this is bound to be an eventful time for their Jewelry Department. California Jewels, July 16th, 2020, starting at 10:00 am PDT At the California Jewels Auction, I found colours reigning supreme! The pieces with pearls and bold coloured pairing of enamel or intaglio caught my eye, and in one case, exquisite multicoloured…

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Exceptional Pearl Jewelry Pieces at Sotheby’s Fine Jewels Auction in Geneva

Exceptional Pearl Jewelry Pieces at Sotheby’s Fine Jewels Auction in Geneva

Sotheby’s Geneva is currently having their Fine Jewels Auction. Lots start closing on July 15th EDT There is an exceptional selection of fine jewelry pieces coming up for sale at this auction, including jewels from Chopard’s ‘Animal World’ collection, pieces from Van Cleef & Arpels as well as Tiffany & Co. and even a pair of exquisite earrings from Emmanuel Tarpin. My interest, however, revolved around pearl jewelry pieces and I was amazed by the beauty and variety of the…

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A Week of Beautiful Jewels at Bonhams-Knightsbridge

A Week of Beautiful Jewels at Bonhams-Knightsbridge

With three back to back Jewelry auctions, this week will probably be very exciting and busy at Bonhams’ Jewelry Department. Knightsbridge Jewels July 15th, 2020, starting at 11:00 am BST The Knightsbridge Jewels Auction is set for this coming Wednesday, and the catalogue does not disappoint. There are many beautiful lots and the ones that I chose to write about are more contemporary pieces, mostly unsigned, but featuring beautiful cultured pearls and diamonds. Lot 42: A Cultured Pearl and Diamond…

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A Week of Beautiful Jewels at Bonhams-London

A Week of Beautiful Jewels at Bonhams-London

Coming up this week, Bonhams is having three back to back jewelry auctions. London Jewels takes place on 14th July, Knightsbridge Jewels on the 15th and California Jewels on the 16th. I can tell that this is going to be a very busy and exciting week at Bonhams Jewels. I have been perusing the online catalogues for all three sales for the past few days and it has been near impossible to say which lots I love the most. Nevertheless,…

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