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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Gemstones Uncovered: Aquamarine

AquamarineThe name aquamarine has a Latin origin – “aqua” meaning sea and “mare” meaning water. It is a form of beryl, the same mineral family that emerald belongs to. The highest quality of aquamarine is very clear, with fewer inclusions than emerald. It comes in the various shades of blue from the pale blue of the skies to vivid deep blue, along with some tinged with green. It is also designated as the birthstone (more…)

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