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Bonhams sets new auction world record with 5ct fancy pink diamond sale

Bonhams sets new auction world record with 5ct fancy pink diamond sale

An exceedingly rare fancy pink diamond, weighing 5.03ct, set a new auction world record at Bonhams London Fine Jewellery sale this week. Going under the hammer on September 26, the pink VS1 clarity diamond sold sold for £2,228,750 ($583,551 per carat), breaking the record for a fancy pink diamond per carat. The previous auction record

GUEST COLUMN: How Bonhams uses social media to engage the next generation of jewellery buyers

In a relatively short space of time, social media has dramatically changed the way companies do business, auction houses included. Platforms such as Twitter, Facebook and Instagram allow companies to reach a much broader audience geographically than ever before and to communicate with them directly, in real-time.   This has proven to be hugely beneficial to auction

TOP TEN: Bonhams unveils the jewels commanding high prices at auction

Global auction house Bonhams has revealed the jewels set to perform particularly well at auction this year As part of its ‘January Jewels’ campaign, which hopes to help Britons understand the true value of family heirlooms that might be gathering dust, Bonhams has unveiled a top 10 list of ‘hot jewels’ that are especially in

Bonham’s UK jewellery director lands global role as auction house restructures leadership team

Auction house Bonhams has promoted its UK jewellery director to a global role. After 10 years as the director of jewellery for the UK and Europe, Jean Ghika will now lead Bonham’s growing international jewellery business in the position of global director of fine jewellery. The 25-year veteran at the auction house succeeds Matthew Girling,

REACH LIST 2017: Top five auction houses

For the first time since launching the Reach List, Professional Jeweller was able to analyse the auction houses’ reach based on a UK ranking (because previously only a global ranking was available). This means the results for 2017 present a more accurate representation of the most influential auction houses among UK spenders. After climbing up

Blue diamond fetches £2.7m after 30 years of private ownership

A Fancy Intense Blue diamond went under the hammer at Bonhams Fine Jewellery sale in London this week. The pear-shaped 4.03 carat precious stone, which has been held in a private collection for nearly 30 years, was snapped up for £2,68m. Graff Diamonds, who bought the gem, paid £638,464 per carat. Jean Ghika, Head of

Jewellery overtakes classic cars in the battle for luxury investments

Jewellery has caught the eyes of investors over classic cars in the last 12 months, reveals the latest report by Knight Frank Luxury Investment Index (KFLII). According to KFLII, which tracks the price growth of 10 luxury investment sectors, classic cars, which has dominated the rankings over the past few years, has moved into sixth

Rare 4.03ct blue diamond goes under the hammer

A rare four-carat blue diamond is set to go under the hammer with an estimated price tag of £1.5m at Bonhams London Fine Jewellery today.  The sale of 188 lots includes a selection of white and coloured diamonds, sapphires from Kashmir, Burma and Sri Lanka, signed jewellery from Cartier and Van Cleef & Arpels, and

Period jewellery value soars 80% in last decade, according to new findings

New research has revealed the most rare and sought-after pieces of vintage jewellery have soared in value by over 80% during the past ten years, outperforming the housing market. Average house prices in England have risen in value by just 47% over the same period of time, according to ONS figures. Art Deco (1920s and

Bonhams forecasts future jewellery trends and buying habits

Auction house Bonhams has revealed its trends and predictions for the 2017 jewellery market. In 2016, Bonhams sold more gemstones and pieces of jewellery than any other auction house in the UK. Here, Jean Ghika, director of jewellery for the UK and Europe, gives her predictions for what she anticipates will capture people’s interest in

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