In 2014, Christie’s international jewelry sales totaled more than $750 million, representing the highest figure in our history. As the global auction leader in this category for 21 consecutive years, Christie’s established legacy of excellence makes it the destination of choice for jewelry clients around the world.
Who We Are
Through our live auctions, private sales, and e-commerce channel, Christie’s Jewelry department offers new and established collectors a wide range of opportunities to acquire or sell colored stones, diamonds, natural pearls, and vintage and signed jewelry. From special pieces for life’s meaningful moments to rare and spectacular diamonds of the highest quality, our specialists are dedicated to working with you to assist with all of your buying and selling needs. With 20 specialists who have a combined 425 years of experience with Christie’s, we offer jewelry from all periods from well-known houses such as Boucheron, Bulgari, Cartier, David Webb, Harry Winston, JAR, Tiffany & Co., and Van Cleef & Arpels.
A Distinguished History
Since the 18th century, Christie’s has been associated with the most legendary auctions in jewelry history. We are proud to have been entrusted with many of the world’s finest private collections, including those of HRH The Princess Margaret, Ellen Barkin, Elizabeth Taylor, The Estate of Huguette M. Clark, and Mrs. Lily Safra. With spectacular results that generated headlines across the globe, these ground breaking events have reinforced the importance of provenance and the highest levels of connoisseurship.
A Global Reach: Buying and Selling Opportunities Around the World
Christie’s diverse range of buying and selling options and unparalleled network of clients and collectors ensures that no matter where you are in the world, you have access to the most beautiful, sought-after jewels at every price point. Learn more about our buying and selling channels below to see which option best suits your needs.
Christie’s holds live auctions in six salerooms around the world including Geneva, Hong Kong, London, New York, Paris and Shanghai. Our highly anticipated auctions are preceded by elegant exhibitions and exceptionally well-researched and designed sale catalogues featuring all items included in the auction.
Through this expedient, personalized and confidential service, our specialists work one-on-one with clients to source or sell specific jewels or signed pieces utilizing our extensive client database and global network. We have assisted clients with a wide range of requests, from finding the perfect engagement ring to selling the world’s finest diamonds and gemstones. Among other advantages, this service allows individuals to buy or sell at any point during the calendar year.
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Our online sales are held throughout the year. With average starting bids beginning at $1,000, our online sales have become a popular destination for new collectors. These sales have also attracted substantial interest from clients who are new to buying at Christie’s, making this an important sales channel for our ever-expanding global clientele.