“Blue Belle of Asia” 392-Carat Sapphire Shatters World Record

blue belleExcited bidders at Christie’s Geneva saw the price for the stunning 392-carat, cornflower blue sapphire skyrocket – pushing past its pre-sale estimate of $6.9 – $9.9million – to a record breaking $17.7 million. The cushion cut stone also holds another record, for being the fourth largest faceted blue sapphire.

Rahul Kadakia, International Head of Christie’s Jewelry Department, proclaimed that the (more…)

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Sotheby’s Auctions off Jewels from Legendary Lauders

EvelynJewellery from the collections of beauty moguls Estee Lauder and her daughter-in-law, Evelyn Lauder will be featured at Sotheby’s Magnificent Jewels auction on December 5. The proceeds from the auction are projected to exceed $13 million and will go to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation, an organization founded by Evelyn in 1993. Evelyn also is credited with creating the well-known pink ribbon symbol (more…)

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Sotheby’s Auction Features Legendary Jewels from Brooke Astor

RingsSotheby’s recent auction featured jewellery from the collection of philanthropist and legendary New York society figure, Brooke Astor. Jewels from the estate garnered over $18 million and showcased stunning emerald and diamonds from Mrs. Astor’s personal collection.

One of the biggest sales of the auction was Astor’s 22.84 carat platinum, emerald and diamond engagement ring designed by Van Cleef (more…)

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