What: A cocktail party in celebration of Sotheby’s new auction of Important Jewels, which opens today for bidding. (W’s Jewelry and Accessories Director Claudia Mata shares her 10 favorite pieces here, if you’re ready to shop.)
When: Tuesday, February 3rd
Where: Sotheby’s Auction House in New York City
Why: It’s rare that party goers are not only allowed to touch but encouraged to try on a necklace valued at $70,000, or a ring set estimated to sell for $20,000. So, of course, it was a full, fashionable house.