Tag Archives: Sotheby’s

Sotheby’s appoints Dior exec to drive jewellery division

Global auction house Sotheby’s has appointed Laurence Nicolas, the chief executive of timepieces and fine jewellery at Christian Dior Couture, as executive vice president and global managing director of jewellery and watches. This is a newly created position, with the auction house saying in a statement that jewellery and watches are “of Sotheby’s fastest growing

Shaun Leane’s personal archive commands £1.94m at auction

A dedicated sale of pieces from British jewellery designer Shaun Leane’s personal archive raised $2.6m (£1.94m) at Sotheby’s New York last night (Nov 4). Entitled ‘Couture Fashion Jewellery: The Personal Archive of Shaun Leane’, the dedicated auction of over 40 works created by the British designer offered collectors and enthusiasts a unique opportunity to acquire pieces

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

Car-boot diamond ring fetches £656,750 at auction

The 26ct diamond ring bought at a car-boot sale for £10 sold at Sotheby’s in London for £656,750. When the news first broke about the diamond ring being mistaken for a piece of costumer jewellery, it was predicted that it would fetch £350K at auction, after L Guess Watchmark & Jewellers advised the owners of