Every year at the major auction houses around the world stunning and important jewellery pieces often including sapphires are sold at auction. Auction houses, including Sotheby’s, Christie’s and Bonham’s, meticulously select jewellery pieces based on factors like historical significance, craftsmanship, and rarity to capture the discerning eyes of collectors and enthusiasts.
Sapphires with their enticing allure and high sparkle, display a visual feast under the auction house's lights which adds an extra layer of intrigue to their rich histories, beauty and cultural significance.
Sapphires sold at auction attract a global audience and the international appeal of these gems turns auctions into dynamic events where cultures and tastes converge in admiration of the timeless beauty of sapphires.
The glamour of sapphires, and especially unique one-off pieces with their timeless charm are not only revered for their aesthetic beauty but also for their potential as valuable assets.
Here are some examples of recent fabulous high end jewellery auction sales:
Bulgari Coloured Sapphire & Diamond Necklace
Russia's Romanov Sapphire and Diamond Brooch and matching Ear Clips.
Russia's Romanov jewels once owned by Grand Duchess Maria Pavlovna (aunt of the last Russian Emperor Nicholas II) with their rare provenance smuggled out of Russia during the 1917 revolution - Sotheby's Geneva Auction Nov 2021 - sapphire & diamond brooch and ear clips - sold 806,500 CHF (approx: US $ 883,641)
David Webb Bombé Ring
Sotheby's Geneva Auction Nov 2021 - David Webb Bombé Ring - yellow & blue sapphire & diamond ring from Private British Collection - estimate: 13,000 - 26,000 CHF
Art Deco Pink Sapphire and Diamond Brooch
Fine Padparadscha and Diamond Necklace and Ring
Art Deco Blue Sapphire and Diamond Pendant Necklace
Pink Sapphire and Diamond Ring
Yellow Sapphire and Diamond Ring