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Sotheby’s launches new division for luxury jewellery and watches

Sotheby’s has launched a new global luxury division which will oversee the selling of jewellery and watches. The move highlights the group’s intentions to delve further into luxury items such as jewellery and watches. The new division will unite categories like jewellery, watches, wine, cars and ‘experiences’ under one senior executive. According to Sotheby’s chief

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

REVEALED: The Professional Jeweller Reach List 2016

Welcome to the second edition of the Professional Jeweller Reach List, a study into the digital reach of the biggest specialist jewellery brands and retailers in the UK. This list examines the online power players and measures their digital footprint in the UK through quantitative analysis of web traffic, using a ranking system set by

Fellows Auctioneers celebrates 140 years in business

Birmingham-based auction house Fellows is celebrating its 140th anniversary this year. Over 140 years the auction house has seen six generations of the Fellows family go from strength to strength, moving to increasingly larger premises and expanding to the Capital. The Fellows family has come a long way from their humble begins in 1876 as

Blue diamond sells for £2.32m at Bonhams London

Auction house Bonhams has kicked off the autumn season with the sale of a rare blue diamond. The extremely rare oval-cut fancy, intense blue diamond caught the eye of bidders around the global. Weighing 3.81 carats, the blue stone hails from a private British collection and sold for £2,322,500. Head of jewellery for Bonhams UK

Fellows Auctioneers enjoys successful Vintage Jewellery and Accessories sale

The first auction of September for Fellows Auctioneers got underway in fine form as the Vintage Jewellery and Accessories sale saw great results across the board. The opening lots featured a large selection of Georgian and Victorian memorial and mourning jewellery. Notably, the memorial jewellery offered for sale consistently achieved solid prices and showed that

John Pye Luxury Assets to hold first precious gemstone tender auction

In response to growing market demand John Pye Luxury Assets will be holding its first tender auction of precious gemstones, with lots ending at 3pm BST on Thursday June 16. The market for coloured gemstones has been growing steadily over the past few years, and this tender auction offers gemstone jewellery designers, retailers and investors

Highlights from Chiswick Auctions

Chiswick Auctions has announced details of its most recent Jewellery & Watches sale, which took place on Tuesday 19 January. The West London-based auction house, which was established over 20 years ago, revealed which jewellery lots really stood out during the recent Fine Jewellery sale. A number of key pieces sold very well. Star lots

Hot 100 2015 BUSINESS BIG SHOTS: Jean Ghika

“My single greatest success is securing UK market leadership for Bonhams Jewellery Department for three consecutive years, during which time we’ve seen a number of significant sales,” explains Jean. Her greatest single sale was a fancy deep blue diamond that sold for £6.2 million — a world record price-per-carat. 2014 also saw Bonhams secure the

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