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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The Engagement Ring Of Napoleon To Josephine Up For Auction

Napoleon18th Century French military mastermind Napoleon Bonaparte (1769-1821) who is best known for his martial brilliance had a home life that we rarely consider.

He married in 1796 to Josephine de Beauharnais. He was only 26 while she was 32, a widow from the Revolution. He used to send her love letters from battle.

The ring Napoleon gave to Josephine for their engagement is said to be “in good condition” (more…)

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A Love Affair with Jewellery

EmeraldLegendary actress and movie icon, Elizabeth Taylor’s great enthusiasm for jewellery over the years has made her private collection one of the most sought after estates in recent American history. Her book “Elizabeth Taylor: My Love Affair with Jewelry” is a personal narrative which intertwines stories of her romantic relationships with her passion for collecting jewellery. Taylor’s knowledge of fine (more…)

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Mughal “Mirror Diamond” Necklace

The Mughal MirrorBonham’s auction house is offering a rare period necklace, dubbed the “Mirror Diamond” necklace for private sale at a price of $20 million. The necklace features five Mughal empire pendant diamonds finished with Colombian emerald drops.

What makes the diamonds in this necklace extraordinary is their origins and cut. All five of the Mirror Diamonds are great examples of the colorless, fiery
diamonds (more…)

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Edmonton’s Ten Carat Pink Sparkler

Pink Diamond RingA diamond house in Edmonton has been chosen to showcase a 10-carat Fancy Light Purplish Pink radiant cut beauty from April 13-17.

The diamond, cut from a rare rough stone of 21.35 carats found in a South African mine, is one of the largest rough pinks ever mined. It even tops Australia’s largest rough pink diamond, found in the famous Rio Tinto Argyle mine, which weighs in at 12.76 carats. Because (more…)

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Sotheby’s Hong Kong 2012

SothebysSotheby’s Hong Kong will hold their annual Magnificent Jewels and Jadeite Spring Sale on April 3rd at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Center. It will feature an array of precious jewels estimated at $75 to $92 million, which includes all 358 lots.

The sale is led by a showstopping 8.01 carat, VVS1 fancy vivid blue diamond ring commanding an estimate price of $11.5 to $14 million. A statement (more…)

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Sotheby’s Auctions Off Beau Sancy Diamond

Beau SancySotheby’s Magnificent Jewels and Noble Jewels will take place on May 15 in Geneva, auctioning off some of the world’s most precious and time period gems. The star of the show is a modified pear double rose cut diamond named the “Beau Sancy”. Passed down from the Royal Families of France, England, Prussia, and the House of Orange, it has seen over 400 years of rich European history. The international (more…)

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