Jewelry & Gemstones

Fine jewelry offerings at Skinner include estate, antique, modern, and artist-designed fine jewelry and gemstones from the 18th through 21st centuries.



Elevated to an art form in miniature, exquisite works of jewelry are often crafted in gold or platinum, and encrusted with diamonds, pearls, and colorful gemstones.

Highly fashionable and coveted, jewelry mirrors society’s changing tastes throughout the 19th and 20th centuries. Skinner auctions feature antique, Victorian, Edwardian, Etruscan Revival, Arts & Crafts, Art Nouveau, Art Deco, Modern, and contemporary artist-designed pieces.

Jewelry auctions often feature the work of famous designers such as Tiffany & Co., Van Cleef & Arpels, Cartier, David Webb, Schlumberger, Verdura, Lalique, and Edward Oakes. Renowned jewelry artists include John Paul Miller, Margret Craver, Norma Kopley, Pablo Picasso, Salvador Dali, and Max Ernst. Their work shows that jewelry is more than just fashion — it is art in a personal and accessible form.

Skinner has sold fine antique, estate, modern and artist-designed jewelry at auction in Boston since its earliest days and our fine jewelry experts are well respected in the jewelry industry. Skinner jewelry auctions regularly achieve world record prices, including a record $43,200 for a Van Cleef & Arpels“Angel Hair” Necklace.

If you are interested in consigning jewelry, please contact Skinner’s Fine jewelry department. Consider consigning fine jewelry at Skinner today.


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