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Flawless 88-Carat Diamond is Going Up for Auction at Sotheby’s Hong Kong

88.22 carat diamond

Prized by kings and queens for centuries and across civilizations, coveted by tycoons and moguls of the 20th century, exceptional large diamonds have become the ultimate collectibles for modern day connoisseurs. This spring, a spectacular 88.22-carat, D Color, Flawless, Type IIa, oval brilliant diamond, perfect according to every critical criterion,will lead Sotheby’s Hong Kong Sale of Magnificent Jewels and Jadeite…

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Barrett-Jackson Positions Collector Car Market for the Future

Corvette Resto-Mod

Barrett-Jackson’s 48th Annual Scottsdale Auction proved once again to be the barometer of the collector car market. With over 1,800 vehicles offered and a sell-through rate of 99.75 percent, this January marked one of the most successful auctions in Barrett-Jackson history. Not only did total auction sales soar to $131.6 million, but the weeklong event solidified significant market trends, as…

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Barrett-Jackson Adds the Ultimate Supercar to Auction, the 2019 McLaren Senna

McLaren Senna

Barrett-Jackson, The World’s Greatest Collector Car Auctions®, announced today that it has added one of the rarest supercars, a 2019 McLaren Senna (Lot #1405), to its 48th Annual Barrett-Jackson Auction at WestWorld of Scottsdale in Arizona. Inspired by one of the world’s greatest racing drivers, Aryton Senna, this 2019 McLaren Senna boasts a prized serial chassis number of 005 out…

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Barrett-Jackson to Auction World’s Most Coveted 60s-70s Custom Vehicles

Corvette 60s

Barrett-Jackson is gearing up for another adrenaline-filled auction with some of the world’s most coveted ’60s to ’70s era custom vehicles during its 48th Annual Scottsdale Auction, January 12-20, 2019, at WestWorld of Scottsdale. Collectors worldwide continue to make well-built custom vehicles a part of their collection, like a ’63 Chevrolet Corvette Split Window Custom Coupe (Lot #1333) built by…

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$90.3m: The genius of David Hockney proves masterpieces don’t need gimmicks

David Hockney Portrait of an Artist Pool

The record-breaking David Hockney auction today proves that “real masterpieces do not need gimmicks,” affirms renowned art dealer, Stephen Howes. The comments from the founder of Thomas Crown Art, the world’s leading art-tech agency, come as the British artist’s Portrait of an Artist (Pool with Two Figures) sold Thursday for $90.3m in Christie’s Post-War and Contemporary Art Evening Sale in…

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Own a Legendary Diamond Necklace Worn by Maharajas and Marilyn

Moon of Baroda diamond

Offered in Magnificent Jewels on 27 November at Christie’s in Hong Kong, the 24-carat fancy yellow diamond that captivated Indian and Hollywood royalty In 1953, the 24.04-carat pear-shaped, Fancy Yellow Moon of Baroda diamond was ready for its close-up at 20th Century Fox. To promote the release of the Howard Hawks film Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, Marilyn Monroe famously wore the…

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Spectacular Auction Lots Revealed at Monte-Carlo Gala 2018

Monte-Carlo Gala auction

The Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation (FPA2) has unveiled the 63 exceptional lots to be auctioned during the 2nd Monte-Carlo Gala for the Global Ocean on 26 September 2018. Under the hammer of renowned Master of Ceremony Simon de Pury, invaluable artworks, stunning jewellery and experiences of a lifetime will delight lovers of extraordinary pieces,  some of which are…

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2015 Porsche 918 Spyder Takes Center Stage at 2018 Barrett-Jackson Las Vegas Auction

2015 Porsche 918 Spyder

Barrett-Jackson has added a stunning 2015 Porsche 918 Spyder (Lot #749) to an impressive array of luxury and exotic supercars for its 11th Annual Las Vegas Auction at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino, Sept. 27-29, 2018. Also headlining this year’s exotics is a 2018 McLaren 720S (Lot #748) that comes from the first year of limited production for the…

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Tickets Available Now for 2018 Sonoma County Wine Auction

Sonoma County Wine Auction

Tickets to the 2018 Sonoma County Wine Auction, presented by Visa Signature, are now on sale. The event will take place from September 20-22, culminating in Auction Day which returns to La Crema Estate at Saralee’s Vineyard. George Hamel, Jr. of Hamel Family Wines is this year’s Honorary Chair. The auction raised a record-breaking $5.2 million for local nonprofit organizations…

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