Christie’s Auction for the Archduke Joseph Diamond

Joseph DiamondOn November 13th, Christie’s Geneva will auction the legendary Archduke Joseph Diamond for the second time. The same stone was seen nine years ago, when Christie’s Geneva offered it up to the winning bidder for a cool $6.5 million, the equivalent of approximately $10.5 million today.

The diamond carries with it a respected succession of owners as well as a renowned origin. It was mined from the (more…)

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The Tiffany Yellow Diamond

The Tiffany Yellow Diamond is one of the largest yellow diamonds of its calibre in known existence. At its discovery in 1877 in the Kimberly Mines in South Africa –which notoriously yield many of the world’s highest quality colored diamonds- it weighed a total of 287.42 carats. It was shipped to Paris shortly after, where it spent a year being studied by various experts. The man assigned to supervise (more…)

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