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.

 

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

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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.

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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.

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Raymond Sancroft-Baker

Image of JAR jewels, from the sale, JEWELS FOR HOPE : THE COLLECTION OF MRS LILY SAFRA

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