The April 23 – 25 auctions at Leslie Hindman Auctioneers included a two-day Important Jewelry auction followed by Fine Silver Jewelry and Fine Timepieces. The auctions realized over three million in sales with international participation, especially online and in the room. The Important Jewelry sale featured sessions from top designers such as Tiffany & Co., Van Cleef & Arpels and Bulgari. Among designer highlights, Tiffany performed particularly well. Other items that were highly in demand included diamonds, of fancy shapes, and coral.
Among top selling diamonds was a platinum marquise cut Golconda-type diamond ring that sold for $227,000 against an estimate of $175,000 – $225,000. Overall, results for diamonds showed renewed enthusiasm and strong prices realized, especially for fancy shapes. Diamond buyers participated globally, most of the top lots selling to national buyers participating in the saleroom and via absentee bids.
Examples include a 13.21 carat round brilliant cut diamond, an 18 karat white gold and diamond solitaire ring and a platinum, yellow gold, fancy yellow diamond and diamond ring. They sold for $131,000, $65,525 and $52,500, respectively.