Christie’s Geneva Presents: The Orange

The OrangeOn November 12th 2013, Christie’s will host their Sale of Magnificent Jewels in Geneva, Switzerland which will headline a spectacular diamond, dubbed simply as “The Orange”. The largest known orange diamond to date, the pear-shaped stone weighs an impressive 14.82 carats and has a very rare and distinctive pure orange hue. It is also classified as a type IIa diamond (which denotes the highest carbon (more…)

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The “New York Serenade” restored grand piano

pianoA restoration company in North Hollywood restored a piano with more than 100,000 cubic zirconias in the shape of the New York Skyline. The piano is a 1917 American made Steinway and Sons; it was inspired by a jewelry company called Fabergé who created a jeweled egg for the Russian royal family valued at over $1 million. This time they took to working with an old piano to jazz it up!

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“Blue Giant of the Orient” world’s largest Sapphire

blue sapphire To commemorate the September birthstone of Sapphire we would like to bring attention to the great “Blue Giant of the Orient” a gem that is the largest faceted blue sapphire in the world. The stone is a cornflower hued cushion cut gem at 486.52 carats set in a platinum brooch with a pave-set diamond halo. Very little is known about the gemstone which was out of public eye for about 100 years.

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Amber necklace helps teething babies

babySounds bizarre?  Well it’s true! Lots of mothers are now turning to the beautiful amber to help soothe their babies drooling and crying. Worn around the neck in a decorative way babies are now sporting this new but ancient look all over the world. Those who see it as an old wives tale or a hoax are quickly in awe at all the research and the most important part, have first-hand experience by using it (more…)

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Peridot beach August birthstone

BeachWhat better way to commemorate the birthstone of August then with a whole beach lined with it! The birthstone of the month is peridot and it comes in abundance on a small beach in Hawaii.

Papakolea Beach is a green sand beach; the sand came from a volcanic eruption that spewed green ash sand over 49,000 years ago. The green colour formed from Olivine rock fragments that came from the mountain. Olivine (more…)

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Egyptian male toe rings fashion or medicine

Egypt Archeologists have acquired evidence of males in ancient Egypt who wore copper alloy toe rings more than 3,300 years ago. It is a mystery as to if the rings were merely fashion or had magical healing properties. Copper has a high conductivity rate and is known to move charged particles and electrons, since our body has an electrical circuitry it’s no doubt why Egyptians could have used a copper ring (more…)

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Hearts on Fire Crown for Miss Universe Australia 2013

CrownRecently, Hearts on Fire, maker of the world’s most perfectly cut diamond, announced that Miss Universe Australia 2013, Olivia Wells will be crowned with a custom-made diamond crown designed by director Ilaria Lanzoni.

Hearts on Fire is the official jewellery sponsor for the event and has been working to create a piece which represents an extension of the Illa Collection featuring comets and star (more…)

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Various uses of Diamonds

diamondA diamond is forever as the old saying goes and its true these durable gems last through jewellery wearing to the extreme heat intensive, and pressurized treatment of some other non-conventional ways that diamonds are used. It has many uses not just for wearing delicately on your finger it is also known as the hardest substance known to man. This precious metal stays intact for many years without getting (more…)

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Christie’s First Summer Jewels Online Auction

Christie’s, renowned international auction house of fine goods, announced their first online-only jewelry auction “Summer Jewels” starting July 17th to the 26th. The auction will include over 100 lots of jewels from contemporary designers, with estimates ranging from $1,000 – $50,000 USD. This new venture by Christie’s aims to provide accessible, unique, high quality jewelry; compared to some of Christie’s (more…)

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