Auctioner Freeman’s Expands Jewelry, Luxury Departments


Freeman’s, considered America’s oldest auction house, is expanding its jewelry, watches, and luxury divisions.

The Philadelphia-based company has appointed Lourdes Winnick (pictured) head of its jewelry and watches department. Prior to coming to Freeman’s, she worked as managing partner for Gems & Jewels Fine Jewelry in Long Beach, Calif. She has also worked as a jewelry specialist for William Bunch Auctions.

Winnick is the first Latin American woman to hold a department head title in Freeman’s 217-year history.

She will be joined in the jewelry and watches department by Samira Mazloom. A third-generation jeweler, Mazloom has worked for the last five years as an instructor at the Gemological Institute of America.

The new jewelry department will hold back-to-back auctions: Jewelry and Watches on May 18 and Luxe: Boutique Jewels on May 19. The sales will feature pieces from Tiffany & Co., Patek Philippe, and Hermès as well as classic diamond solitaires, gold necklaces, and statement brooches.

(Photo courtesy of Lourdes Winnick)

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By: Rob Bates

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