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Sotheby’s Australia Continues Market Leadership in Jewels | 2017 Annual Totals Reaches $5.75 million
Diamonds and coloured diamonds attract national and international bids with stellar results; demand for designer jewels leads to buoyant results
By: Diamond World News Service
Dec 8 2017 10:48AM
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Strong buyer interest at the December sale of Important Jewels realised an outstanding result of $2.53 million, the highest jewels auction result for Sotheby’s Australia since 2011.  Featuring a stunning collection of antique and contemporary jewels and watches, the sale included a magnificent selection of designer and iconic pieces from Bulgari, Cartier, Chopard, Graff, David Webb, Rolex, Tiffany & Co., and Van Cleef & Arpels, together with an impressive selection of affordable and aspirational diamonds, coloured diamonds and precious gemstones.  In 2017 Sotheby’s Australia sold $5.75 million of jewels at auction, the highest annual turnover for the auctioneer since 2011.

Geoffrey Smith, Chairman of Sotheby’s Australia commented: ‘The results achieved this evening reinforce Sotheby’s Australia’s standing as the leading auction house for Important Jewels, exemplifying our commitment to sourcing and offering only the finest pieces for our Australian and international collectors.  The combined 2017 results of Sotheby’s Australia’s sales is $5.75 million, reaffirming Sotheby’s Australia’s premier position as the auctioneer of significant jewels and watches in Australia – we are thrilled to close 2017 with such resounding results.’

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