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Pierre Bergé’s Library Collection at Auction

YSL Co-Founder Pierre Bergé Auctioning Off Rare Books & Manuscripts

Five years ago, Empire builder Pierre Bergé sold his ultimate art collection which he assembled together with his longtime companion, designer Yves Saint Laurent. Now he’s auctioning off his personal library collection in a series of sales to be organized by SVV Pierre Bergé & Associés in conjunction with Sotheby’s. The collection, boasting over a […]

World Auction Record for Pink Diamond at Sotheby’s

World Auction Record for Pink Diamond at Sotheby's

Sotheby’s Hong Kong sale of magnificent jewels and jadeite achieved world auction record when sold purple-pink diamond for $17.77 million. Magnificent 8.41-carat, internally flawless, fancy vivid purple-pink diamond ring was estimated to fetch $13 – 15.5 million, but managed to exceed that amount. At the same event, 17.16-carat, unheated Kashmir sapphire and diamond ring set […]

Late Rachel Lambert Mellon’s Treasures at Sotheby’s Auction

Late Rachel Lambert Mellon's Treasures at Sotheby's Auction

Exceptional fine art, jewelry, furniture and decoration from the collection of Rachel Lambert Mellon, who died earlier this year at the age of 103 will be offered by Sotheby’s in a series of auctions this fall in New York. The auctions, starting in November, will be among the most highly anticipated sales from a fabled […]

Rare 1923 Patek Philippe Fetched $2.9 Million at Sotheby’s

Rare 1923 Patek Philippe Fetched $2.9 Million at Sotheby's

Rare 1923 Patek Philippe, earliest known single-button split-seconds chronograph wristwatch sold at Sotheby’s on Tuesday for $2.965 million – more than twice the top estimate. It was sold to a Swiss museum. Patek’s chronograph, was part of a private collection of 12 Patek watches, including five bespoke titanium timepieces, which sold for a total of […]

Graff Vivid Yellow Diamond Sold for £9.7 Million at Sotheby’s Geneva

Graff Vivid Yellow Diamond Sold for £9.7 Million at Sotheby's Geneva

As expected, the highlight of Sotheby’s auction of Magnificent Jewels and Noble Jewels certainly was ‘Graff Vivid Yellow’ diamond, which sold for £9.7 million ($16,25 million). This diamond, weighing 100.09 carats, set a record for a yellow diamond, although expected to reach between $15 million to $25 million. The total price, which Sotheby’s said was […]

“Like a Rolling Stone” Manuscript Could Fetch $2Million

"Like a Rolling Stone" Manuscript Could Fetch $2Million

The manuscript of one of the most famous rock and roll songs in history, “Like a Rolling Stone” by Bob Dylan will be offered at auction in June in New York, where auction house Sotheby’s is expected to fetch from the sale from $1Million – $2Million. The song was written in 1965, and is considered […]

Cartier Necklace with World’s Most Expensive Jade $27.44 Million

The Hutton-Mdivani Necklace, comprised of 27 enormous Qing jadeite beads with an Art Deco ruby and diamond clasp by Cartier

Few days ago, in Hong Kong, Cartier showcased world’s most expensive jade necklace. This magnificent necklace was the top lot at Sotheby’s Magnificent Jewels and Jadeite Spring Sale where achieved $27,44 million. The precious accessory, which belonged to Barbara Hutton, is back in the home after the French fashion house had managed to win the […]