Jewelry and Timepieces


Hindman’s Jewelry & Timepieces specialists couple their passion with expertise to offer one of the most comprehensive approaches to selling jewelry and timepieces in the industry. Each piece that passes through our doors is carefully evaluated by a well-regarded team with over a century of combined experience. Selling jewelry and timepieces can be an emotionally charged undertaking, but we strive to make the process as respectful and seamless as possible—all while maximizing results.


Jewelry

Hindman’s Jewelry & Timepieces Department handles jewelry from individuals, estates, and institutions. Known for achieving excellent selling results through a worldwide network of bidders, our 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. We specialize in diamonds, colored gemstones, gold, and artisan silver jewelry, with a focus on highlighting the most unique examples from the antique to the contemporary.

Watches & Timepieces

Our Timepieces auctions feature timepieces from the 16th century to the present day, including pocket watches, wristwatches, tourbillons, and perpetual calendars. They showcase works by makers such as Audemars Piguet, Breitling, Carl F. Bucherer, Cartier, Franck Muller, Hérmes, IWC, Panerai, Patek Philippe, Piaget, Rolex, Tag Heuer, Tiffany & Co., Vacheron Constantin, Van Cleef & Arpels, and many others.

Kimberly Burt

Senior Vice President, Marketing and Luxury Goods

Kimberly Burt is the Vice President of Marketing and Luxury Goods at Hindman.

Kimberly began her career by joining Sotheby’s jewelry department in 2000, where she became a Junior Specialist.  Building on her years at Sotheby’s, Kimberly cultivated a career in luxury marketing and public relations, initially heading up the Public Relations department at the Four Seasons Hotel Chicago, before moving to LVMH where she led consumer development and marketing efforts for Dom Perignon and Moet & Chandon in the central US.  In 2011, Kimberly launched a luxury marketing and PR consulting firm, retaining the Moet Hennessy portfolio as an anchor client, representing brands such as Dom Perignon, Veuve Clicquot, Moet & Chandon, Ruinart, as well as working with other clients such as Bulgari, Huntsman and many others.  In 2019 Kimberly joined Hindman as the Director of Jewelry & Timepieces.  She is a graduate of Southern Methodist University and is an active member of the Woman’s Board of the Art Institute of Chicago and the Arts Club of Chicago. 

Kimberly Burt

Senior Vice President, Marketing and Luxury Goods

Sally Klarr, G.G.

Senior Specialist, Jewelry & Timepieces

Sally Klarr is a senior specialist in the Jewelry & Timepieces Department at Hindman.

Ms. Klarr’s passion for jewelry began at the age of 13 when she saw the gem collection at the Smithsonian in DC, and since that time she has worked to cultivate an expertise of jewelry and the history of jewels. She earned her Graduate Gemology degree from the GIA in New York, where she stayed to begin her career at Christie’s. Following her time at Christie’s, Sally joined Marshall Pierce & Company in Chicago where she oversaw appraisals as well as all marketing. She brings close to ten years of experience in the auction business, VIP relations, jewelry marketing, luxury sales, as well as appraisals to Hindman Auctions. Sally was raised in Michigan and is a graduate of Hillsdale College.

Sally Klarr, G.G.

Senior Specialist, Jewelry & Timepieces

Karina Hammer, G.G.

Specialist, Jewelry & Timepieces

Karina Hammer is a specialist in the Jewelry & Timepieces Department at Hindman.

Ms. Hammer brings 16 years of experience in the jewelry industry to Hindman. She began her jewelry career in New York City working as a diamond grader at GIA while simultaneously achieving her Graduate Gemologist degree. She then worked in luxury retail on Madison Avenue where she collaborated with world renowned jewelry houses. From New York she moved to Asia where she advised in high end colored diamonds sales. After moving to Chicago in 2012, she continued her jewelry career specializing in diamonds and design, as well as managing appraisals at Steve Quick Jeweler. Though she loves working with all exquisite gemstones and revels in the history of antique pieces, she also values the connections she makes with clients and understands both the emotional and business side of the jewelry world. Karina grew up in Perth, Australia and has also lived in the United Kingdom, New York City and Singapore.

Karina Hammer, G.G.

Specialist, Jewelry & Timepieces

Marisa Ackerman, G.G.

Specialist, Jewelry & Timepieces

Marisa Ackerman is a specialist in the Jewelry & Timepieces Department at Hindman.

Ms. Ackerman brings over 15 years of retail experience to her role as a specialist at Hindman. Most recently, she earned her certification in gemology and worked as the in-store appraiser and sales consultant for Hurdle’s Jewelry in Boulder, Colorado. She developed long-standing relationships with clients and helped guide them in their jewelry purchases and insuring their collections. At Hindman she combines her passion for jewelry with her educational background. Ms. Ackerman has a BA in history from the University of Illinois at Chicago and is a Member of the National Association of Jewelry Appraisers.

Marisa Ackerman, G.G.

Specialist, Jewelry & Timepieces

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Complimentary Auction Estimates​

You are welcome to submit items electronically or to contact any of our offices directly.​​

Our specialists are eager to help you learn more about your collection and current auction sale estimates. ​

To begin an estimate, our specialists will need:​

  • At least 3 photos​
  • Detailed description​
  • Details on signatures or marks

Auction Specialists

Kimberly Burt

Senior Vice President, Marketing and Luxury Goods

Katie Guilbault, G.G.

Business Development Director, San Diego

Sally Klarr, G.G.

Senior Specialist, Jewelry & Timepieces

Karina Hammer, G.G.

Specialist, Jewelry & Timepieces

Marisa Ackerman, G.G.

Specialist, Jewelry & Timepieces

The Jewelry & Timepieces department is currently accepting consignments for upcoming auctions. To request an electronic evaluation of your property, click the button below and begin the consignment process now.