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Friday 28th October 2011

Marc Alary for Natacha Langerman in WWD Magazine

A preview of the stunning jewelry collection by Marc Alary for Natacha Langerman, in WWD Magazine.
Friday 21st October 2011

$34,700 dessert headed for Guinness Book of World Records

A jeweller has teamed up with a chef to create a dessert that, if not fit for a king, still credits mention in the Guinness Book of World Records. It is appropriately being introduced during Britain’s National Chocolate Week, which runs October 10-17. The chocolate dessert is the joint ...
Thursday 20th October 2011

32.77 carat Fancy Vivid Yellow Diamond Sold by Christie's NY

The top lot of Christie's New York sale, a 32.77-carat fancy vivid yellow diamond of VS2 clarity, sold for $6,578,500 to a buyer who requested anonymity. Diamonds were selling very well with prices that dealers described as “healthy.” Colored diamonds were flying out the door as were ...
Wednesday 19th October 2011

Sotheby's to Auction the 110.3 carat Sun-Drop Diamond

Auction house Sotheby's is to auction a pear-shaped 110.3-carat yellow diamond in Geneva next month, with predictions that it will attract around $15 million. Dubbed the Sun-Drop diamond, it was discovered in South Africa last year, and is described as the "world's largest known pear-...
Tuesday 18th October 2011

Pink Does Not Sell, Blue and Orange Set Records

(IDEX Online News) – The top item at Sotheby's Magnificent Jewels and Jadeite auction, a 9.27-carats fancy vivid pink VVS1 diamond, did not find a buyer at the auction. However, two fancy vivid diamonds set record prices, leaving a ray of hope for the high-end diamond arena. The second ...
Tuesday 18th October 2011

New York's Museum of Arts and Design showing jewellery by world-famous artists

Almost 200 one-of-a-kind and limited-edition jewellery pieces feature in a new exhibition at New York's Museum of Arts and Design.They include an enamel black-and-white brooch by Roy Lichtenstein that recalls his pop art designs, and a bold gilt-painted necklace twisted into a bowtie by Frank ...
Thursday 13th October 2011

Royal Asscher's Stars of Africa Comes to Harrods

(IDEX Online News) – The majestic Stars of Africa collection by Royal Asscher Diamond Company is now offered at London’s famed luxury department store Harrods. Award winning designer Reena Ahluwalia designed the collection along with the Asschers. Launched in 2009, the innovative ...
Monday 10th October 2011

Auction of Large Pink, Blue Diamonds May Signify Investors' Return

(IDEX Online News) – Are we about to witness a return of record breaking bids by collectors for diamonds at auctions? Sotheby's is auctioning a 9.27-carats fancy vivid pink emerald-cut diamond at a sale that will likely attract collectors that have not seen such stones auctioned for a while...
Friday 7th October 2011

The Letseng Star

On the 31st of August, Gem Diamonds Ltd announced the discovery of a massive, 553-carat top-color diamond, believed to be the 19th largest rough diamond and the 14th largest white diamond ever to be discovered in the world. After boiling the weight has been corrected to 550 carats, and the diamond...
Tuesday 4th October 2011

Christie’s to launch fall jewellery auction season with a $35 million sale

Auctioneer Christie’s is to start the fall jewellery auction season with a $35 million sale of Magnificent Jewels on October 18 in New York. The sale will feature more than 340 items of jewellery – from sparkling white diamond rings to high-quality colored diamonds. Christie&...
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