Australia's Premiere Fine Jewellery & Watch Specialist Auctioneer
The Jewels department at Sotheby’s Australia offers diamonds, gemstones and precious jewels, including signed pieces by internationally known jewellery houses such as Buccellati, Bulgari, Cartier, David Webb, Harry Winston, Tiffany & Co. and Van Cleef & Arpels.
The team of highly experienced specialists, based in Melbourne and Sydney, conduct three auctions each year of the highest quality jewels and watches for the discerning collector.
You will find both contemporary and antique jewellery at our auctions featuring remarkable pieces from around the world , including rings, necklaces, brooches and more.
Typical Jewellery Pieces Sold by Sotheby's Australia
Buy Precious & Antique Jewellery at Auction
Throughout the year we feature regular jewellery collections for sale through our ‘Important Jewels’ auction. You can also occasionally find vintage jade jewellery for sale in our Fine Asian, Australian & European Arts & Design auction.
You must register to bid at auction, by leaving your written or electronic instructions. Our team are happy to assist you through the process of registration.
There are four ways to bid at Sotheby’s Australia
If successful, our Post Sale Service team will be happy to assist you with payment as well as the collection or shipment of your purchase.
For further information about registering to bid and buying with Sotheby’s visit this page www.sothebysaustralia.com.au/buy.html
Sell your Precious & Antique Jewellery with Sotheby’s Australia via Auction
Sotheby’s Australia is always looking for high quality jewellery pieces to be sold at our upcoming auctions. We offer fair market valuations and attractive consignment opportunities for those looking to sell quality antique and contemporary jewellery. You can sell new or second hand, vintage or contemporary, single lots through to estate jewellery collections. To get an idea of the items we accept, view items from past auctions via the links below. Also view our services page for more information regarding our sales terms.
For more information about selling with Sotheby’s visit this page www.sothebysaustralia.com.au/sell.html
Typically our auctions are held in Melbourne or Sydney with exhibitions for viewing the jewels in both cities prior to the auction date.
If you don’t live in either city, can’t travel, or are located outside of Australia, we find clients opt for either an absentee bid registration or phone bidding registration. Alternatively you can bid online and register for our live internet bidding system.
To review the bidding options please visit www.sothebysaustralia.com.au/buy.html
Results from Recent Jewellery Auctions
Important Jewels 9 August 2016
Important Jewels 19 April 2016
Important Jewels 8 December 2015
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18ct gold and diamond 'Grande Marguerite' brooch, Van Cleef & Arpels, circa 1960
Sale Date: December 2016
Sale Price: $122,000
Platinum, fancy insense yellow diamond, Argyle fancy intense pink diamond and diamond ring
Sale Date: December 2016
Sale Price: $103,700
Platinum and diamond 'Panthère' ring, Cartier, circa 1991
Sale Date: August 2016
Sale Price: $79,300