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Christie’s Auction

Christie’s, one of the world’s largest fine arts auction houses, managed in the first half of 2012 gross sales of $3.5 billion, which remains the record year in the art market. Over the course of a year, Christie’s holds 26 jewelry-only sales (which, of course, doesn’t exclude jewelry from going up for auction in any of their other 450+ general sales).  Although based in London, their auctions take place all over the world, including Paris, Hong Kong, New York, and Dubai. For those who can’t make it on site, they even offer an option for online bidding, which is great news for anyone who can’t make it to South Kensington in the next couple of weeks.

Being held on January 21, their next auction begins at 10:30AM. In the four days leading up to the sale, there are viewing times between 9AM and 7:30PM. Just as with bidding, anyone who can’t make it for the viewings can also take a look at the online catalogue — which is already available — or can purchase the full catalogue for more information about each lot.

From even a cursory glance at the catalogue, it is evident that there is no lack of color in the upcoming auction. You don’t have to look much further than the first few lots: colors ranging from vibrant amber to soft chartreuse. One such piece is the multi-colored sapphire dress ring of Lot 1, a simple band of square-shaped gems fitted between two raised rims of gold. Take a look for yourself; the jewelry selected to sell this month is undeniably exquisite.

For a listing of jewelry in the upcoming auction, check out Christie’s website: http://www.christies.com/salelanding/index.aspx?intSaleID=25175

 

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