Sotheby's Australia

Jewels

Australia's Premiere Fine Jewellery & Watch Specialist Auctioneer

Consistently achieving high results, Sotheby's Australia is the premier auctioneer of Jewels and watches in Australia.

Sotheby’s Australia offers quality jewels to the discerning collector who is looking for special designs from vintage to present day.  Our auctions feature exquisite examples of the artistic creativity of internationally known jewellery houses such as Buccellati, Bulgari, Cartier, David Webb, Harry Winston, Tiffany & Co. and Van Cleef & Arpels, amongst others.  The selection of top quality white and coloured diamonds, gemstones and natural pearls is wide and varied, with many fresh-to-the-market examples from private collections.

Outstanding results have been achieved in Australia with recent highlights including an 11.90 carat round brilliant-cut diamond and platinum ring selling for $329,400.  A circa 1970 Rolex Daytona 'Paul Newman' realised an auction record for a wristwatch in Australia at $219,600 and a 18ct gold and diamond 'Grande Marguerite' brooch by Van Cleef & Arpels, circa 1960 sold for $122,000.

The team of highly experienced specialists, based in Melbourne and Sydney,believes that jewellery is the most personal of the decorative arts and that these pieces tell a special story.  Sotheby's Australia conducts 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 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. For a free and condidential jewellery or watch valuation, please contact us to make an appointment, or submit an appraisal request online.

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

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 www.sothebysaustralia.com.au/buy.html

Results from Recent Jewellery Auctions

Important Jewels 29 August 2017
www.sothebysaustralia.com.au/catalogue/AU0817

Important Jewels 23 May 2017
www.sothebysaustralia.com.au/catalogue/AU0814

Important Jewels 6 December 2016
www.sothebysaustralia.com.au/catalogue/AU0812

To view results from all past auctions visit
www.sothebysaustralia.com.au/auction/results

Contact us for further information
enquiries@sothebysaustralia.com.au
Jewellery Auctions Melbourne +61 (0)3 9508 9900 
Jewellery Auctions Sydney +61 (0)2 9302 2402
 

Specialists

Hamish Sharma

Hamish Sharma

Head

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

Patricia Kontos

Patricia Kontos

Senior Specialist

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

Tabitha Davison

Tabitha Davison

Administrator

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

   
 

Result Highlights

Platinum and diamond ring

Platinum and diamond ring

Sale Date: 29 August 2017

Sale Price: $329,400

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Rolex 'Paul Newman' Daytona Cosmograph circa 1970 

Rolex A fine and rare stainless steel chronograph wristwatch with registers and bracelet ref 6262 no 2416645 'Paul Newman' Daytona Cosmograph circa 1970

Sale Date: 23 May 2017

Sale Price: $219,600
*Auction record for a wristwatch in Australia

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14ct gold and fancy yellow diamond ring

14ct gold and fancy yellow diamond ring

Sale Date: 23 May 2017

Sale Price: $195,200

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18ct gold and diamond 'Grande Marguerite' brooch, Van Cleef & Arpels, circa 1960

18ct gold and diamond 'Grande Marguerite' brooch, Van Cleef & Arpels, circa 1960

Sale Date: 6 December 2016

Sale Price: $122,000

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Platinum, fancy intense yellow diamond, Argyle fancy intense pink diamond and diamond ring

Platinum, fancy intense yellow diamond, Argyle fancy intense pink diamond and diamond ring

Sale Date: 6 December 2016

Sale Price: $103,700

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