Calling all Jewellery Enthusiasts

New York City shines bright during the holiday season so it is the perfect time to join Raymond Sancroft-Baker, a leader in Christie’s jewellery department, to experience the sparkle of the city’s most precious jewellery.



A diamond, pink and green tourmaline Poppy flower brooch, by JAR, 1982
Photo Denis Hayoun – Diode SA


A pair of sapphire, ruby and diamond Moghul tulip flower ear clips, by JAR, 1987
Photo Denis Hayoun – Diode SA

Abercrombie & Kent have partnered up with Christie’s to create this magical experience for all jewellery enthusiasts. From the 17Th – 21st November 2013 a small group of guests will have the chance to spend five days in the company of one of Christie’s top jewellery specialists, Raymond Sancroft-Baker, who will introduce them to jewellery ateliers for Van Cleef & Arpels, James de Givenchy and others, take them on a private tour of the JAR exhibit opening at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, introduce them to a private Fifth Avenue jewellery collector, and treat them to intimate discussions with other Christie’s specialists on the history and current market for fine jewels.


A Diamond and Amethyst ‘Three-Violets’ ring, by JAR, 2002
Photo Denis Hayoun – Diode SA

Signature Moments

  • Hosted by Christie’s jewellery expert Raymond Sancroft-Baker
  • Private tour of the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s exhibition ‘Jewels by JAR’ led by Jane Adlin, Associate Curator, Department of Modern and Contemporary Art
  • Private access to jewellery ateliers including those of Van Cleef & Arpels, Prince Dimitri and James de Givenchy
  • Cocktails with a private JAR jewellery collector and François Curiel, jewellery expert and President of Christie’s Asia
  • Lunch and panel discussion in Christie’s boardroom with top jewellery experts including Daphne Lingon, Judith Price and Amanda Triossi

About Raymond Sancroft-Baker

Raymond supervises Christie’s jewellery sales in Amsterdam, Geneva, London, Paris and Rome and has worked on the sale of famous pieces such as the 35-carat Wittelsbach diamond in 2008 and the auction of Princess Margaret’s jewellery in 2006. His unrivalled expertise in this field will ensure your trip is both memorable and informative.


Raymond Sancroft-Baker


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