Dynamic Duo of Jewels Once Owned by Pope Paul VI Auction for $1.9 Million

pope paul viTwo extremely rare papal treasures once owned by Pope Paul VI have resurfaced recently and are up for auction at New Orleans-based M.S. Rau Antiques. Together, the diamond and emerald cross and diamond halo ring share a combined estimate of over $1.9 million.

The duo was famously donated by the Pope to the United Nations in 1965, in hopes that the proceeds would help aid humanitarian efforts. Two (more…)

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5.30ct Fancy Deep Blue Diamond At Auction

Blue DiamondAn exquisite blue diamond ring will lead Bonham’s Fine Jewelry auction on April 24th. The ring dates back to circa 1965, and features a cushion-shaped, fancy deep blue of 5.30 carats set horizontally in a platinum and diamond setting. This masterpiece was crafted by the renowned Italian jeweler Bulgari, whose creations were the epitome of innovation and high-fashion in the 1960’s. It is estimated to (more…)

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Scott Kay International Couture Jewelry Collection

Scott KayScott Kay established himself as bridal designer before branching out into men’s jewellery in a bold and daring way that has hit the jewellery industry by storm.

“My collections are designed for the discriminating few around the world who refuse to settle for anything less than the finest in quality, and like those individuals, I will never compromise

Scott Kay is an industry icon creating true (more…)

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Custom Jewellery

Custom JewelryThere are countless jewellery designs available in retail stores and online, but this does not necessarily make it easy to choose a piece for you. Wedding and engagement rings that are worn every day are especially difficult to choose as you want this ring to be perfect. There are several different aspects to consider and it is important to take your time to decide and to speak with a knowledgeable (more…)

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Morena Baccarin Models AGTA Jewelry Design Winners 2013

Earlier in October, the American Gem Trade Association announced the winners of its 2013 AGTA Spectrum and Cutting Edge Awards, which is regarded as North America’s premier colored gemstone jewelry design contest. This year marks its’ 29th anniversary, recognizing jewelry designers working with natural colored gemstones and cultured pearls in fine jewelry.

The competition encompassed many different (more…)

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Engagement Ring Styles

diamond ringRegardless of what size, quality, and variety of stones chosen, the ring style is the most important decision to make when considering rings. Apart from showcasing personal style, they may serve accentuate center stones, make a woman’s fingers look slimmer, or complement skin tone. Here are some of the most popular styles and their features:

Solitaire

The most popular for its classic simplicity (more…)

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