Jewellery & Watches Auction
Lempertz holds evening sales of fine jewellery twice a year. These sales feature a selection of antique jewellery from all eras, unique high carat goldsmith's work by the Kölner Werkstätten and other makers, as well as modern gemstone jewellery, gold boxes, and portrait miniatures of the 18th and 19th centuries. Alongside our regular jewellery auctions, twice a year we also partner with the leading French auction house Artcurial to organise sales of finest quality gemstone and diamond jewellery as well as premium brand watches.
Our experienced jewellery expert is available to answer any questions you may have. Feel free organise a face to face meeting in one of our branches or reach out to her via e-mail or telephone. In the case of larger collections, we are also happy to organise a home visit.
The jewellery auctions at Lempertz provide collectors the world over with a unique chance to buy and sell fine and valuable jewellery. Our auctions in Cologne take place in May and November and are specialised in high quality antique jewellery from all eras, as well as unique artisan made jewellery by the Kölner Werkstätten and other makers. Twice a year in January and July we also partner with the leading French auction house Artcurial to organise sales of high carat jewels by international makers, fine quality gemstone and diamond jewellery and premium brand watches in Monaco.
Upcoming auctions - Jewellery & Watches
Would you like to sell an item of jewellery at auction but are unsure of its true value? If so, simply contact us and we would be happy to provide you with a free and non-binding assessment of your items – discretion is our highest priority. Our valuation form is an easy way to get in touch and have your questions answered.
Every year we achieve exceptional results at our jewellery auctions in Cologne and Monte Carlo. For example a Parisian Art Deco diamond, platinum, and 18k white gold bracelet estimated at € 20,000 – 25,000 left its valuation far behind to achieve € 85,560 (all prices incl. buyer's premium). An example of our signed artisan made jewellery includes a cocktail bangle made from 18k yellow gold with a harlequin opal made by the famous Munich based jeweller Hemmerle, which sold for € 90,520. Natural pearls hold a special fascination and often lead to exceptional results, for example a Belle Epoque ring with a rare natural pearl achieved the incredible sum of € 105,400, and an Oriental pearl sautoir made for an aristocratic wedding multiplied its original estimate of € 12,000 – 15,000 to sell for € 198,000. All of our jewellery auctions in cooperation with Artcurial have achieved exceptional results: A collector was able to secure a ring with a rare “royal blue” Kashmir diamond cabochon for € 932,000, and a ring with a rare droplet shaped natural 2.39ct “fancy vivid blue” diamond achieved the potentially record breaking result of € 1.8 million.