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Jewellery

Bonhams Jewellery auctions offer gemstones and jewels from names including Cartier, Van Cleef & Arpels, Boucheron, Harry Winston, Tiffany, Bulgari, Chaumet and Verdura. We hold over 40 auctions a year across all the key jewellery markets: New York, London, Hong Kong and Los Angeles.

Our auction record results include The Hope Spinel, which achieved the world record price per carat for a spinel sold at auction. We also achieved world record prices per carat for a Fancy Blue diamond and a Fancy Pink diamond sold at auction. Among the high profile, international collections that we have brought to auction are the jewels of Dame Joan Collins, Lauren Bacall and Jackie Collins.

We champion wearable art and works by 'artist jewellers' - from Andrew Grima, John Donald and David Thomas in the UK to Art Smith, Betty Cook and William Spratling in the US. In 2006, we curated the first auction dedicated to works by Grima, followed by a 100% sold private collection of Grima jewellery in 2017 and a successful sale of artist jewellery from the Crawford Collection in 2021.

Buying and selling jewellery at Bonhams
Bonhams Jewellery department has specialists and consultants across the UK, Europe, America, Asia and Australia. Our passionate and experienced team include qualified gemologists and knowledgeable jewellery connoisseurs, up to date on the latest market trends. We regularly collaborate with other Bonhams departments - from Designer Handbags and Watches to Contemporary Art - to cross-market items to new buyers.

With offices and representatives in nearly 50 locations, Bonhams gives buyers and sellers access to a global network of collectors, to achieve the highest price and level of customer satisfaction possible. Contact a specialist directly for more information or submit your item online for a free auction estimate.

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Jean Ghika

Global Head of Jewellery

Jean Ghika is Bonhams Global Director of Jewelry. Based in London, she oversees all jewelry auctions in the UK, Europe, America, Hong Kong and Australia. Under Jean's leadership, the London Jewelry de…

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Emily Barber

Head of Department, UK

Emily Barber is Bonhams Jewelry Director in the UK and widely regarded as one of the industry's leading experts. She has been instrumental in guiding the Jewelry department to the position of market l…

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Carole Gordon

Head of Department

Carole Gordon is the Head of the Jewelry Department at Bonhams Knightsbridge. With 11 Jewelry auctions scheduled each year, Bonhams Knightsbridge is the UK leader in mid-market Jewelry sales. Carole p…

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Caroline Morrissey

Head of Department, Jewelry, NY

Caroline Morrissey is Director and Head of Jewelry at Bonhams in New York. Her areas of expertise span diamonds and colored gemstones to 20th century jewelry. She has a particular interest in large wh…

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Emily Waterfall

Head of Department/Director

Based in Los Angeles, Emily Waterfall is the Director of the Jewelry Department for Bonhams Auction House. With over 16 years of experience, Emily is responsible for business-getting, client developme…

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Leslie Roskind

Head of Jewellery Department, Hong Kong

Leslie Roskind is Head of Bonhams Jewelry department in Hong Kong. She joined the New York saleroom in 2019, with over 25 years of auction, retail, and wholesale experience, holding a wide range of po…

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Stewart Young

Director of Jewellery/Head of Jewellery, Asia

Stewart Young is Bonhams Director of Jewellery and Head of Jewellery, Asia. Based in Hong Kong, he works with the wider global jewellery team on promoting all sales in the region. Joining Bonhams in 2…

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Fiona Frith

Senior Specialist

Fiona Frith is a Specialist in the Fine Jewelry department at Bonhams in Sydney. In this position, Fiona works with the global jewelry team to source consignments for the Bonhams salerooms in New York…

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Jennifer Tonkin

Senior Specialist

Jennifer Tonkin is Senior Specialist for Bonhams Jewelry department at New Bond Street in London. Her main area of interest is mid-20th century jewelry, particularly from 1940-70, and her favorite jew…

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Eleonora D'Ottavi

Head of Department, Italy

Eleonora D'Ottavi is Head of Jewelry at Bonhams in Rome. She supports the category's global auctions and her areas of expertise include 20th century jewelry design and Italian jewelers. Since joining …

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Kate Flitcroft

Senior Specialist

Kate Flitcroft is Senior Specialist for Jewelry at Bonhams New Bond Street in London. Before joining Bonhams in 2021, Kate was Head of Jewelry and Silver for another auction house. She also spent ten …

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Althea Hanshaw

Specialist

Althéa Hanshaw is Specialist for Jewelry at Bonhams in Paris. She is responsible for organizing the Paris auction room's four Jewelry auctions a year. Before joining Bonhams in October 2021, Althéa wo…

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Allison Osborn

Specialist

Allison Osborn is a Specialist in the Los Angeles Jewelry Department. She received her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Painting & Curatorial studies from Maryland Institute College of Art, and has also compl…

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Madison Rose Whitman

Specialist, Jewelry, NY

Madison Rose Whitman is a Specialist in the Jewelry department based in New York. She is a Fellow of the Gemmological Association of Great Britain, a GIA Graduate Gemologist, and an Accredited Senior …

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Sara Lodge

Specialist

Sara Lodge is a Specialist for Jewellery and Silver at Bonhams' Knowle office. She offers valuations across the wider Midlands area and also travels to the Leeds office for valuation events. Since joi…

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Claire Tuck

Jewellery Specialist & Office Manager

Claire Tuck is Bonhams Business Manager for clients across Norfolk and South Lincolnshire, providing valuations for auction, probate and insurance across all fine art and antiques categories. She is a…

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Nathalie Jordan

Head of Department

Nathalie Jordan is Head of Bonhams Jewellery department in Scotland. She previously worked in London for several years for Sotheby's in both London and Geneva, before joining Bonhams two years ago. Sh…

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