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Sotheby's London will offer 12 one-of-a kind Hemmerle pieces, the largest single-owner collection of Hemmerle ever to go on the block.
So how does one actually get their hands on a piece of Hemmerle, one of the jewelry world's most elusive and coveted prizes? The Hemmerle jewelry dynasty began in 1893 when Christian Hemmerle’s great-grandparents bought the business of a local Munich goldsmith and soon ...
 
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They fetched at least $4,000,000.
Modern-day auctioneering has a long history that dates back to the 16th century when the word first appeared in the Oxford English Dictionary; however, it was a century later that the world’s most popular auction houses were born. Although the lots auctioned ...
 
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Ahead of Sotheby’s contemporary art auctions in Hong Kong, Boris Cornelissen and Shea Lam talk to T&C about what makes this dynamic market so appealing.
In case you haven’t noticed, the contemporary art market is booming, and one can even posit that it's at the highest it’s ever been. Then again, it’s quite hard to miss, with post-war art breaking record after record at auction, taking prices ...
 
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Portraits of John Lennon, Meryl Streep, and Brooke Shields are part of the sale.
Photography lovers, take note: Sotheby's New York is hosting two incredible auctions in the coming days. The auction selection includes iconic images of beloved stars including Brooke Shields, Meryl Streep, and John Lennon, along with shots taken by legendary photographers like Richard ...
 
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The coronet is part of the seven piece Devonshire Parure, an 88-gem masterpiece you can now see it for yourself at Sotheby's.
What do you wear to the crowning of an Emperor? In 1856, the Countess of Granville didn’t need to think too much about it. She was to accompany her husband’s uncle, the 6th Duke of Devonshire, to Tsar Alexander II’s coronation in Moscow, ...
 
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Sotheby's takes T&C inside the mind of groundbreaking designer Suzanne Belperron with an exclusive video.
Earlier this year I watched a Belperron platinum and diamond “Tube” bracelet break a record. After six minutes of frenzied bidding the hammer went down at $825,000. The room erupted into applause and heads leaned in as dealers asked each other who they thought was ...
 
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It fetched a whopping $433,321 at auction in Geneva.
Two royal wedding tiaras, both created by Fabergé, both designed as gifts to a noble bride, both designed in the first years of the 20th century, and both gifts from Russian relatives, will go up for auction within a day of each ...
 
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The stunning stone is considered "perfect according to every critical criterion."
A stunning 88.22-carat oval diamond just sold at a Sotheby's auction in Hong Kong for a whopping $13.7 million. The oval brilliant diamond is considered "perfect according to every critical criterion," and according to Sotheby's, the stone is internally and externally flawless, has excellent polish ...
 
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Because there's only one thing better than a glass of Champagne—a bottle.
On Tuesday night, T&C launched Wine Around Town, the first of a series of gatherings of wine connoisseurs over sumptuous food and, of course, fine wine. Co-hosted by Dom Pérignon, the event offered a venue for private collectors to discuss and enjoy ...
 
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It's been a big week for jewelry.
'Tis the season to... bid ferociously on fabulous jewelry. It's been a big week— Christie's and Sotheby's both held Magnificent Jewels auctions in New York, and Skinner's Important Jewelry auction took place in Boston.When the bracelet was consigned to Christie's, the auction ...
 
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Sotheby's brought a few of the French queen's jewels to the auction block.
Marie Antoinette may not have made it through the French revolution, but her jewelry sure did. And it has only gotten more valuable over time.A set of her jewels hit the auction block yesterday in Geneva, courtesy of Sotheby's. The international auction house ...
 
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Buy what you like. One of the most common misconceptions is that collectors should buy for investment only.
As the worldwide head of watches for Sotheby's, the world’s oldest auction house, Sam Hines has met with countless collectors and has seen the universe of watches.These days, Hines says collectors' attitudes have shifted.“I think collectors want to have a dialogue with ...
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