Diamond Dazzle at Christie’s New York

DiamondIt is that time of year again – Christie’s New York held their Magnificent Jewels auction, bringing in private collectors, jewelers, and esteemed diamond houses from all over the world. This was an extremely successful year, generating nearly $50 million through the sale of 320 lots.

There are always one or a few pieces that are the highlight of the sale. These are the spectacular, the enormous, (more…)

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Desserts Are Like Diamonds

DessertDesserts, like diamonds, really are a girl’s best friend.

This world famous dessert combines both diamonds and desserts in a unique masterpiece. This chocolate pudding was created by the head chef of Lindeth Howe Country House Hotel in Cumbria, United Kingdom, Marc Guibert. It comes styled in a Faberge gold egg and is decorated with a two-carat diamond.The dessert consists of a chocolate pudding (more…)

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Diamond in the Rough

SearchWith more than $22,000 in gemstones and prizes at stake and the chance to make the difference in a child’s life, hundreds of people gathered outside a jewelry shop in Billings, Montana hoping to snare one of the coveted diamonds.

The mad dash for diamonds was part of a Mother’s Day celebration put on by the West End community. It was set up so that every participant had exactly one minute to sift (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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2012 Celebrity Engagement Rings

Amber Rose's Engagement RingIn 2012 several celebrities have been popped the question and given engagement rings which are the talk of the town. Some of the celebrities include Halle Berry, Drew Barrymore and Amber Rose.

Halle Berry’s fiancé, Olivier Martinez had Halle take an ancient Phoenician alchemy test in order to determine her favorite colors, shapes and numbers, etc. What was the outcome you may ask? A four-carat emerald! (more…)

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Christie’s Auctions Off “Reluctant Heiress” Jewels

Hugette ClarkJust three months after the record-breaking sales of the late Elizabeth Taylor’s jewelry collection, Christie’s has once again nabbed another collection that brings intrigue, nostalgia, and fabulous diamonds. This one belonged to Hugette M. Clark, a Montana copper mining heiress whose father built his vast fortunes mining copper, building railroads and founding Las Vegas.

Hugette Clark passed away (more…)

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Soviet Star’s Stones Sold

Ludmila ZykinaA selection of valuable jewelry pieces belonging to the legendary Russian singer Ludmila Zykina went up for auction in Moscow earlier this month. Known for both her compelling voice and lifelong love for precious stones, her whole jewelry collection fetched over $1 million.

The singer passed of a heart attack in 2009 at the age of 80, after having celebrated several decades of a fruitful career. (more…)

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Valentines Is Just Around The Corner…

ValentinesValentines Day, a girl’s favorite holiday in a year! The day to celebrate two peoples love and affection for one another.

Experts are not 100% positive where the origins of Valentines Day came, however they do have an idea. A Roman, Saint Valentine was martyred for refusing to give up Christianity. He died on February 14, 269 AD the same day which had been devoted to love lotteries. Love lotteries (more…)

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