Smith & Singer

Jewels & Watches

Overview

Consistently achieving exceptional results for our consignors, Smith & Singer is a leading auctioneer of jewels and watches in Australia.

Smith & Singer consign premium jewels and watches that attract discerning Australian and international buyers.  Three tightly curated auctions are conducted each year that feature diamonds, coloured stones and pearls alongside antique, modern and contemporary jewellery and luxury and vintage watches.   These auctions present highly sought-after examples of the artistry and craftmanship of leading international jewellery houses such as Bulgari, Cartier, Graff, Harry Winston, Tiffany & Co. and Van Cleef & Arpels alongside watches by brands such as Rolex, Audemars Piguet, Omega, A. Lange & Söhne, Jaeger-LeCoultre and Patek Philippe. 

Our team of experienced and highly qualified specialists based in Melbourne and Sydney work with vendors to realise outstanding prices for the exceptional jewels and watches entrusted to us.  Recent highlights include a 14.44ct diamond ring that sold for $128,864, a limited edition ‘Le Cirque Animalier’ wristwatch by Cartier that sold for $110.455, an 18ct white gold, diamond, emerald and onyx ‘Dame à la Panthère’ necklace by Cartier that sold for $85,909, a 12.02ct diamond ring that sold for $392,727, a platinum, gold, emerald and diamond ring by Van Cleef & Arpels that sold for $231,800, an 8.88ct fancy yellow diamond ring that sold for $110,455, the 18ct gold, black sapphire and diamond ‘Stella’ necklace by Stefano Canturi for Canturi, 2015, that sold for $159,545, a platinum and diamond bracelet by Cartier, circa 1925, that sold for $125,000 and an 18ct gold, pearl and diamond demi-parure by Van Cleef & Arpels, circa 1990, that realised $245,455.  We also regularly set record prices for the auction of watches – in 2017 a Rolex Daytona 'Paul Newman' wristwatch, circa 1970, realised an auction record for a watch in Australia at $219,600, and in August 2022 a Patek Philippe Celestial astronomical wristwatch sold for $202,500 – the highest price achieved for a watch at auction in Australia that year.

Important Jewels & Watches auctions are held in May, August and December of each year and engage with buyers and collectors not only in Australia but worldwide.

Results from Recent Jewellery Auctions

Important Jewels & Watches 7 May 2024
www.smithandsinger.com.au/catalogue/AU0868

Important Jewels & Watches 6 December 2023
www.smithandsinger.com.au/catalogue/AU0866

Important Jewels & Watches 5 September 2023
www.smithandsinger.com.au/catalogue/AU0862

Important Jewels & Watches 9 May 2023
www.smithandsinger.com.au/catalogue/AU0861

Important Jewels & Watches 7 December 2022
www.smithandsinger.com.au/catalogue/AU0859

Property from the Estate of the Late Murray Rose 7 December 2022
www.smithandsinger.com.au/catalogue/AU0859R

Important Jewels & Watches 3 August 2022  
www.smithandsinger.com.au/catalogue/AU0856

Important Jewels, Watches & Objects of Virtu 24 March 2022 
www.smithandsinger.com.au/catalogue/AU0855

Important Jewels, Watches & Objects of Virtu 6 December 2021 
www.smithandsinger.com.au/catalogue/AU0853

Important Jewels, Watches & Objects of Virtu 29 September 2021 
www.smithandsinger.com.au/catalogue/AU0852

Important Jewels, Watches & Objects of Virtu 12 May 2021
www.smithandsinger.com.au/catalogue/AU0850

Important Jewels, Watches & Objects of Virtu 7 December 2020
www.smithandsinger.com.au/catalogue/AU0848

Important Jewels, Watches & Objects of Virtu 16 September 2020
www.smithandsinger.com.au/catalogue/AU0846 

Important Jewels, Watches & Objects of Virtu 27 May 2020
www.smithandsinger.com.au/catalogue/AU0843 

Important Jewels 4 December 2019 
www.smithandsinger.com.au/catalogue/AU0841

Important Jewels 7 August 2019
www.smithandsinger.com.au/catalogue/AU0836

Important Jewels 15 May 2019
www. smithandsinger .com.au/catalogue/AU0834

Important Jewels 12 December 2018
www. smithandsinger .com.au/catalogue/AU0831

Important Jewels & Watches 8 August 2018
www. smithandsinger .com.au/catalogue/AU0827

Important Jewels & Watches 18 April 2018
www. smithandsinger .com.au/catalogue/AU0823

Important Jewels 6 December 2017
www. smithandsinger .com.au/catalogue/AU0820

To view results from all past auctions visit
www.smithandsinger.com.au/auction/results

Contact us for further information
contact@ smithandsinger .com.au
Jewellery Auctions Melbourne +61 (0)3 9508 9900 
Jewellery Auctions Sydney +61 (0)2 9302 2402
 

Jewellery Specialists

Emma Finn

Masis Agopyan

Specialist,
Jewels & Watches

Sydney
T: +61 (0)2 9302 2402            
E:  Masis Agopyan

Elizabeth Stannard

Specialist,
Jewels & Watches

Melbourne
T: +61 (0)3 9508 9900            
E:  Elizabeth Stannard 

  

  

      

Art & Objects of Virtu Specialists

Geoffrey Smith

Geoffrey Smith

Chairman

Australian & International Art 
Melbourne  |  Sydney 
T: +61 (0)3 9508 9900 
T: +61 (0)2 9302 2402 
E:  Geoffrey Smith

Gary Singer

Chief Executive Officer

Australian & International Art 
Melbourne  |  Sydney 
T: +61 (0)3 9508 9900 
T: +61 (0)2 9302 2402 
E:  Gary Singer
 

Result Highlights

'Panthère' earrings & necklace, Cartier

Pair of 18ct gold, diamond, tsavorite garnet and onyx 'Panthère' earrings, Cartier, 2009

Sale Date: 7 May 2024

Sale Price: $23,318

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18ct gold, diamond, emerald, onyx and enamel 'Panthère' pendant necklace, Cartier, 2010

Sale Date: 7 May 2024

Sale Price: $41,727

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18ct white gold, diamond, emerald and onyx 'Dame à la Panthère' necklace, Cartier

18ct white gold, diamond, emerald and onyx 'Dame à la Panthère' necklace, Cartier

Sale Date: 5 September 2023

Sale Price: $85,909

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18ct gold and diamond ring

18ct gold and diamond ring

Sale Date: 9 May 2023

Sale Price: $128,864

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Cartier Le Cirque Animalier Ref 3458

Cartier Le Cirque Animalier Ref 3458 An 18ct white gold, enamel, mother of pearl, diamond and emerald-set limited edition No. 078/150 wristwatch, circa 2010

Sale Date: 9 May 2023

Sale Price: $110,455

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Diamond ring

Diamond ring

Sale Date: 7 December 2022

Sale Price: $392,727

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18ct white gold, black sapphire and diamond ‘Stella’ necklace, Stefano Canturi for Canturi, 2015

18ct white gold, black sapphire and diamond ‘Stella’ necklace, Stefano Canturi for Canturi, 2015

Sale Date: 7 December 2022

Sale Price: $159,545

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Patek Philippe 18ct gold Celestial ref 5102J-001 automatic astronomical wristwatch

Patek Philippe 18ct gold Celestial
ref 5102J-001 automatic astronomical wristwatch

Sale Date: 3 August 2022

Sale Price: $202,500

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Diamond bracelet, Graff, circa 2008

Diamond bracelet, Graff, circa 2008

Sale Date: 3 August 2022

Sale Price: $95,727

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18ct gold, gemstone and diamond ‘Sapphire Flower’ necklace, Bulgari

18ct gold, gemstone and diamond 'Sapphire Flower' necklace, Bulgari

Sale Date: 24 March 2022

Sale Price: $98,182

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18ct gold, sapphire, diamond, amethyst and citrine necklace, Monture Cartier

18ct gold, sapphire, diamond, amethyst and citrine necklace, Monture Cartier

Sale Date: 6 December 2021

Sale Price: $67,500 

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Fancy yellow diamond ring

Fancy yellow diamond ring

Sale Date: 20 September 2021

Sale Price: $110,455 

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18ct gold, pearl and diamond demi-parure, Van Cleef & Arpels, circa 1990

18ct gold, pearl and diamond
demi-parure, Van Cleef & Arpels, circa 1990

Sale Date: 12 May 2021

Sale Price: $245,455 

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Platinum and diamond bracelet, Cartier, circa 1925

Platinum and diamond bracelet, Cartier, circa 1925

Sale Date: 7 December 2020

Sale Price: $125,000 

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Platinum, gold, emerald and diamond ring, Van Cleef & Arpels, circa 1974

Platinum, gold, emerald and diamond ring, Van Cleef & Arpels, circa 1974

Sale Date: 27 May 2020

Sale Price: $231,800 

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18ct gold, platinum and diamond ring

18ct gold, platinum and
diamond ring

Sale Date: 4 December 2019

Sale Price: $146,400 

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OMEGA SPEEDMASTER APOLLO XI 1969 REF 145022 69 A FINE AND RARE 18CT GOLD CHRONOGRAPH WRISTWATCH WITH BRACELET, CIRCA 1969

Omega Speedmaster Apollo Xi 1969
ref 145022 69

Sale Date: 4 December 2019

Sale Price: $79,30

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Diamond ring

Diamond ring

Sale Date: 15 May 2019

Sale Price: $176,900

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Pearl necklace, 18ct gold clasp, Monture van Cleef & Arpels with onyx and diamond 'Egyptian-revival' lotus pendant/brooch, Cartier, circa 1913

Pearl necklace, 18ct gold clasp, monture Van Cleef & Arpels with onyx and diamond 'Egyptian-Revival' Lotus pendant/brooch, Cartier, circa 1913

Sale Date: 15 May 2019

Sale Price: $115,900

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18ct rose gold, platinum, diamond and fancy pink intense diamond ring, Graff

18ct rose gold, platinum,
diamond and fancy pink intense diamond ring, Graff

Sale Date: 12 December 2018

Sale Price: $109,800

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Platinum and diamond ring

Platinum and diamond ring

Sale Date: 8 August 2018

Sale Price: $366,000

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Platinum, sapphire and diamond bracelet, circa 1935 

Platinum, sapphire and diamond bracelet, circa 1935

Sale Date: 8 August 2018

Sale Price: $366,000

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Platinum, 18ct gold, fancy yellow diamond and diamond ring

Platinum, 18ct gold, fancy yellow diamond and diamond ring  

Sale Date: 8 August 2018

Sale Price: $286,700

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18ct white gold and diamond ring

18ct white gold and diamond ring

Sale Date: 8 August 2018

Sale Price: $244,000

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Rolex A fine and rare stainless steel chronograph wristwatch with registers and bracelet ref 6262 no 2416645 'Paul Newman' Daytona Cosmograph circa 1970

Rolex A fine and rare stainless steel chronograph wristwatch with registers and bracelet ref 6262 no 2416645 'Paul Newman' Daytona Cosmograph circa 1970

Sale Date: 23 May 2017

Sale Price: $219,600

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*Auction record for a wristwatch in Australia

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