Appointment of Hamish Sharma, former
Head of Jewels at Sotheby’s Australia
Hamish Sharma, Australia’s most credentialed auction jewellery expert, joins the Leonard Joel team in Sydney on July 6th 2020.
Based full-time in our Sydney salerooms, Hamish Sharma will curate and present three Jewels auctions annually, with a focus on international, designer and signed jewellery pieces.
John Albrecht, Managing Director of Leonard Joel:
“We are honoured to have Hamish Sharma on our team. He brings with him extensive auction house pedigree; having begun at Bonhams & Goodman in Sydney many years ago and most recently he was the head of Jewels at Sotheby’s Australia. We simply could not now have a more experienced jewellery head of department in Sydney and we look forward to growing that market
In 1981, with the sale of the Claire McKinnon collection of jewellery, Australia’s Hollywood silent movie star, the Leonard Joel jewellery department was conceived and as it approaches its 40th birthday celebrations in 2021, the timing of Hamish Sharma’s arrival could not be better.
Leonard Joel now boasts the largest and longest running auction jewellery marketplace in Australia with an unrivalled calendar of jewellery auctions to service the Australian market, and with the addition of Hamish Sharma this now completes its market offering across Melbourne, Sydney and more broadly, Australia.
Illustrated: An Important Colombian Emerald and Diamond Suite. Sold $366,000