Sotheby's Australia


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

  • Rare diamonds & other valuable gemstones
  • Fine vintage, antique & contemporary jewellery including rings, bracelets, necklaces and brooches
  • Luxury & vintage watches

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
1. Bid in person to experience the live excitement of an auction first hand.
2. Place your bids in real time via /bidlive
3. Register to Telephone Bid with a Sotheby’s Australia’s representative. 
4. Submit an Absentee Bid.

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

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

Auction Locations

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

Results from Recent Jewellery Auctions

Important Jewels 9 August 2016

Important Jewels 19 April 2016

Important Jewels 8 December 2015

To view results from all past auctions visit

Contact us for further information
Jewellery Auctions Melbourne +61 (0)3 9508 9900 
Jewellery Auctions Sydney +61 (0)2 9302 2402


Hamish Sharma

Hamish Sharma


T: +61 (0)2 9302 2402
E: Hamish Sharma

Patricia Kontos

Patricia Kontos

Senior Specialist

T: +61 (0)3 9508 9900
E: Patricia Kontos

Tabitha Davison

Tabitha Davison


T: +61 (0)2 9302 2402
E: Tabitha Davison


Result Highlights

Van Clee & Arpels, circa 1960

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


Cartier ring

Platinum and diamond 'Panthère' ring, Cartier, circa 1991

Sale Date: August 2016

Sale Price: $79,300