Need to Buy or Sell Jewelry? Call Christie’s!April 18, 2012
As everyone who reads a newspaper or listens to the news knows, Christie’s Auction House in New York City recently sold the Elizabeth Taylor Collection for an astounding 144 million dollars. This was the highest total paid for a jewelry collection (at auction) in modern times. But wait, in addition to selling the Elizabeth Taylor collection for 144 million dollars, Christie’s sold a record breaking total of 605 million dollars worth of jewelry in 2011. And please to remember, this occurred during a “so-called” recessional period!
Christie’s has auction houses in London, New York, Amsterdam, Milan and Paris. They also have agents in other areas of the world. This enables them to have access to some of the finest pieces of jewelry and gems worldwide. The auction house typically sells high-end jewelry at all price levels – from pieces worth only several hundred dollars to multi-million dollar pieces. Most of this jewelry is sold at public auctions. But private sales can be arranged. If you are interested in selling some of your pieces, it pays to contact a Christie’s agent to receive a complimentary and confidential valuation of your fine jewelry. In addition, Christie’s has a worldwide client base to help identify potential customers. This same database is helpful if you are looking to purchase a particular type of jewelry. Christie’s will help you find it at a competitive price.
Remember to contact a Christie’s jewelry specialist if you have any questions about buying or selling high-end jewelry and gems. Call one of their auction houses or check their Internet site to find a jewelry specialist near you.