Get Lucky with the Color of the Year: Emerald Green

EmeraldThe Pantone Color Institute has dubbed Emerald as being the Color of the Year for 2013.

Each year, the color authority surveys color influences around the world through high fashion designers’ collections, films in production, travel destinations, art collections and more. They have unveiled the annual color choice this week, Emerald, describing it as “a lively, radiant, lush green.” It will be (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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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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Ring In The New Year

Swan Ring

How does a swan end up in the Guinness Book of World Record may you ask? Apparently when it is made out of diamonds and placed on a finger! The Lobortas Classic Jewelry House in Kiev, Ukraine has set the world record for the most diamonds in one ring. This ring has been named the “Tsarevna Swan” (Tsarevna being the daughter of the Russian Tsar) and contains a total of 2,525 diamonds!! The diamonds (more…)

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Magic Number 136

Elizabeth Taylor Exhibit

Elizabeth Taylor, one of the great Hollywood film legends and fashion icon of our day has recently passed away, leaving behind her massive jewelry collection. The collection went up for auction at Christie’s New York in early December.

Her collection is an array of diamonds, pearls, and precious stones amounting to 1,778 lots. Included were some royal jewels such as the famous La Peregrina, (more…)

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Elizabeth Taylor Auction

AuctionOn December 13, 2011 the Elizabeth Taylor Jewelry Auction hit a world record of sales for a private collection. The auction raked in a total of $116 million dollars in sales among international phone buyers and in room elites. The auction held in New York also broke six other world records such as highest price sold for a pearl jewel, per carat price for a colorless diamond, price for an Indian jewelanda (more…)

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