What’s On My Desk: Christie’s America Senior Vice President Leslie Roskind


Ever wonder what the most powerful leaders, business execs and celebrities keep on their desks? Well, we’re about to tell you. Our biweekly “What’s on My Desk” feature will take a look inside the offices and at the desks of the world’s most influential power players.

This week we’ve featured Leslie Roskind, Christie’s America Senior Vice President and Senior Jewelry Specialist. Most recently, Leslie spearheaded the haute auction house’s first-ever online-only jewelry sale, enabling Christie’s to extend its reach and introduce price points that will attract new collectors. Now, as she prepares for the New York Magnificent Jewels show that she’s organizing for Oct. 15, Leslie gives us a sneak peek of the items on her desk.

  • Books
  • Fashion Jewelry
  1. Van Cleef & Arpels
  2. Seaman Schepps
  3. Verdura
  • iPhone
  • Los Angeles Times
  • Warby Parker ‘Colton’ frames
  • MacBook Pro. This is the most recent sale I’ve organized,  Summer Jewels, an especially noteworthy sale because it is Christie’s first-ever online-only jewelry sale. It ended in July and featured beautiful pieces by contemporary jewelers such as Lily Gabriella
  • Smithson Day Planner
  • Jewelry Loupe
  • Parker “Sonnet” Pen
  • Selects of jewelry from the upcoming New York Magnificent Jewels that I’m organizing. That sale is October 15, 2013 (Clockwise from the left)
  1. An Emerald, Diamond and Gold Cuff Bracelet, by David Webb (estimate $20,000-30,000)
  2. A Diamond, Turquoise, Lapis Lazuli and Gold Suite, by Ostier (estimate $30,000-50,000)
  3. A Colored Diamond and Gold Ring, by David Webb (estimate $8,000-12,000)
  4. A Citrine, Diamond and Gold Ring, by Sterlé (estimate $8,000-12,000)
  5. Three Diamond, Sapphire and Gold Cuff Bracelets, by Wander (estimate $10,000-15,000)
  6. A Diamond, Pink Tourmaline and Yellow Sapphire Bracelet, by David Webb (estimate $25,000-35,000)
  7. A Lapis Lazuli, Tiger’s Eye Quartz, Malachite and Gold Longchain Necklace, by Bulgari (estimate $12,000-18,000)

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