Sotheby’s Jewelry Sales Reach Record-Breaking $460.5 Million in 2012

Sotheby’s worldwide jewelry sales totaled $460.5 million in 2012, representing the highest yearly total in the company’s history.

Throughout the year, 72 lots sold for more than $1 million each.

In May of 2012, Sotheby’s Geneva set a new world auction record of $108.4 million for a various owner jewelry sale.

Contributing to the yearly record high, Sotheby’s December auction in New York City earned $64.8 million, making it the company’s highest ever sale during a single day in the Americas.

For Sotheby’s auction coverage in 2012, check out:

6 Carat Pink Diamond Fetches $8.6 Million at Lauder Auction

Brooke Astor’s 22.84 Carat Engagement Ring Sells for $1.2 Million at Sotheby’s

Legendary 35 Carat Beau Sancy Diamond Sells for $9 Million in Record Sotheby’s Auction

Not All Big Fancy Gems Sell at Sotheby’s Auction

5.08 Carat Fancy Pink Diamond Goes for $1.4 Million at Sotheby’s

Sotheby’s Important Jewels Auction Rakes in $10.3 Million