PALM BEACH – Hindman Auctions announces the appointment of April Matteini as a Specialist for Jewelry and Timepieces, based in its Palm Beach office. Matteini is a Graduate Gemologist (GIA) who specializes in evaluating and appraising fine antique, estate jewelry and gemstones. Matteini will provide streamlined services for Hindman jewelry clients throughout Florida. She brings to her position more than 25 years of jewelry appraisal and auction house experience, combined with exceptional customer service skills.
Prior to joining Hindman, Matteini served as Bonhams Vice President for the Florida region and as the Regional Director for Skinner. In these roles, she expanded the companies’ presence in Florida, sourced property for auction from private and institutional clients and offered appraisal services including evaluating a range of material from individual pieces of fine jewelry to entire estates.
“We are delighted that April has joined the Jewelry & Timepieces Department. Her outstanding auction experience and passion for jewelry is sure to be invaluable as we continue to develop the department and grow our Palm Beach team,” shared Hindman’s Director of Jewelry & Timepieces Sally Klarr. “We are looking forward to connecting more Florida area clients with April.”
Hindman is currently accepting consignments for our February 10 Palm Beach Jewelry auction, and spring Essential Jewelry and Important Jewelry auctions. Hindman conducts more than 100 auctions annually and appraises thousands of objects throughout the year, in addition to handling major single-owner collections.
Hindman Jewelry & Timepieces Department
Hindman’s Jewelry & Timepieces Department handles jewelry from individuals, estates and institutions. Known for achieving excellent selling results through a worldwide network of bidders, its Important Jewelry auctions feature signed pieces by Buccellati, Bulgari, Cartier, David Webb, Harry Winston, Schlumberger, Tiffany & Co., Van Cleef & Arpels and Verdura, among many others. The department specializes in diamonds, colored gemstones, gold and artisan silver jewelry, with a focus on highlighting the most unique examples from the antique to the contemporary.