Christie’s First Ever Online-Only Jewelry Sale

Whenever I have an opportunity to shop online at an auction held by Christie’s, I don’t know about you, but I would definitely not want to miss it, and for the first time ever, Christie’s, the famed auction house, is holding an online-only jewelry sale from July 17 to July 26.

Summer Jewels will include over 100 lots from contemporary jewelers with price points accessible to a wide range of collectors.  Whether your are in the market for earrings, necklaces, bracelets or rings, you can find baubles from up and coming designers such as Lily Gabriella Elia, Olivia Wildenstein and Marina B.

As Francois Curiel, the Chairman of Christie’s Jewelry department had to say…

This inaugural online-only sale of Summer Jewels is an exciting new venture for us at Christie’s. After a historic spring season of auction sales, we are pleased to offer collectors a new way to collect jewelry with Christie’s and to introduce a specially-curated array of designs by some of the young shining stars working within the jewelry world today.

You can register for the sale online at and get your fingers ready to hit the return key when you bid!

As for the designers… this is just a sampling of what you might see!

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