Forbes reported that Sotheby’s reached its highest annual jewelry sales last year, at $460.5 million, with statement diamonds leading the sales.
As quoted in the market news:
Among the 2012 highlights:
* Sotheby’s Geneva set a new world auction record for any various-owner jewelry sale in May at $108.4 million.
* Across its worldwide salesrooms, Sotheby’s jewelry auctions sold an average of 84 percent by lot.
* 72 lots sold for more than $1 million, with six of those lots selling above $5 million.