Jewelry auctions have eventually made me curious about the people working behind the scenes, and literally standing behind the rostrum. To a certain extent, they become the face of auction houses. Benoît Repellin is one of them. In October he announced the ending of his work partnership at Sotheby’s after almost a decade there and a career path that took him from being an assistant … Continue reading A conversation with Benoît Repellin
The rarest Fancy Black Diamond “Enigma” weighing 555,55 carats, a new lot of Sotheby’s, is on the mind of all gem hunters. In the history of auction sales, this is an absolute record – up to this point, stones of much more modest sizes were put up for auction. However, the time has come for this diamond, inscribed in the Guinness Book of Records in … Continue reading 555 carats of “Black Magic”
An important private lifetime collection of Rene Lalique’s pieces and designs will be presented at Sotheby’s auction tomorrow in Paris. SURREAL GENERATION asked Marie-Cécile Cisamolo, Jewelry Specialist and Director of Sotheby’s, to tell us about her favorite lots of the sale.
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