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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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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Stars Sparkle at the 64th Annual Emmys

CelebrityAward ceremonies have always given celebrities the opportunity to showcase stunning jewellery and this year’s 64th Annual Primetime Emmys was no exception. While the men stepped out in style sporting classic timepieces and sophisticated cufflinks, Hollywood’s leading ladies were dipped in diamonds and precious stones.

Star standouts include Modern Family’s, Sofia Vergara who dazzled in more than (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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The Evening Star Of Golconda

Marco Polo once said: “No country but this (India) produces diamonds. Those which are brought to our part of the world are only the refuse, as it were, of the finer and larger stones. For the flower of the diamonds are all carried to the Great Khan and other kings and princes of the region. In truth they possess all the treasures of the world.” Akbar
Marco Polo lived in a time where India was indeed, the (more…)

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Platinum Wins a Golden Globe!

Angelina Jolie

This year’s 69th Annual Golden Globe Awards displayed a wide range of jewels and dresses. A wide range of actresses decided to celebrate their accomplishments in platinum this year.FromAngelina Jolie and Jessica Biel’s diamond stud earrings, to Natalie Portman and Reese Witherspoon’s bunched bracelets, the actresses celebrated in style.

Platinum is a glistening shimmery precious metal which never (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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