Sotheby's and the Steinmetz Diamond Group announced today the creation of Sotheby's Diamonds Sotheby's Diamonds combines Steinmetz's expertise in diamond cutting and polishing along with Sotheby's connoisseurship and international client base.
and e-tail. Known for its unique approach to marketing, the Group has promoted the glamour of diamonds at various events such as the Oscars, the Baftas, the Smithsonian Institute of Natural History, and the Monaco Grand Prix. Currently at the Natural History Museum in London, Steinmetz is sponsoring the largest and most spectacular Diamonds exhibition ever staged. Steinmetz has its headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland with offices around the world. Some of the famous diamonds created by Steinmetz are the 203.04-carat, internally flawless De Beers Millennium Star and the Steinmetz Pink - a 59.60 carats, flawless fancy vivid pink diamond. www.steinmetz-group.com
Sotheby's holds jewelry auctions in New York, London, Hong Kong, Geneva, St. Moritz, Monaco, Milan, Paris and Amsterdam. Over the years, Sotheby's has been entrusted to offer some of the most important jewelry collections in the world including those of the Duchess of Windsor, the Countess du Boisrouvray, Princess Gloria von Turn und Taxis and Mrs. Harry Winston. In 2000, Sotheby's launched an exclusive retail jewelry business, Salon Privé, as a natural evolution of its auction business to meet the needs of its international clientele on a year-round basis, outside the traditional auction cycle.
Sotheby's Holdings, Inc. is the parent company of Sotheby's worldwide auction businesses, art-related financing and private sales activities. The Company operates in 34 countries, with principal salesrooms located in New York and London. The Company also regularly conducts auctions in 13 other salesrooms around the world, including Australia, Hong Kong, France, Italy, the Netherlands, Switzerland and Singapore. Sotheby's Holdings, Inc. is listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol BID. www.sothebys.com
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