Bonhams Promotes Roskind to Head of Jewelry, Hong Kong

Auction house Bonhams said that it has promoted Leslie Roskind (pictured) to head of jewelry, Hong Kong, effective Oct. 12.

Roskind first joined the auction house in 2019 as senior specialist for the jewelry department at Bonhams New York.

In her new role, she will be based in Hong Kong, where she will lead the auction house’s team of regional jewelry specialists, as well as working with the global jewelry team on all sales and projects.

Roskind has more than 25 years of auction, retail, and wholesale jewelry experience. Before joining Bonhams, she was director of acquisitions for jeweler Fred Leighton. Prior to that, she worked for 17 years at Christie’s New York, Los Angeles, and Geneva. There, she helped curate a series of successful themed sales, and helped manage high-profile auctions such as the record-setting 2011 sale of Elizabeth Taylor’s jewelry collection.

Roskind is a graduate of Boston University and the American College of Switzerland. She also holds a graduate gemologist degree from the GIA, and is a member of the American Society of Jewelry Historians and Gem X.

In a statement, Jean Ghika, Bonhams global head of jewelry, said that Roskind “has a passion for the jewelry business, and her international experience will bring additional strength and expertise in this key growth market.”

Bonhams’ next Hong Kong Jewels and Jadeite sale is scheduled to take place in late November of 2020, though its date has not yet been announced.

Last year, the auction house appointed Bobbie Hu as its chairman for greater China.

In 2018, the London-based auction house was acquired by British private equity firm Epiris Fund II.

(Image courtesy of Bonhams)

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