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Tuesday 30th September 2014

Bonhams’ Fine Jewellery Sale to Offer Collection of Van Cleef & Arpels Jewelry

Bonhams will include a large selection of signed Van Cleef & Arpels jewellery in its Fine Jewellery sale on October 7 in New York. Among these offerings are numerous signature pieces such as “Alhambra” chains and an unusual group of chrysoprase jewelry

Monday 29th September 2014

Ring Set with Pink Argyle Diamond Stolen from Sydney Auctioneer

A ring, set with a pink Argyle diamond and a white stone, worth close to $600,000 has been stolen from a Sydney auction house. The ring was snatched from a display counter at Theodore Bruce Auctions and Valuers in Alexandria.

Wednesday 24th September 2014

Diamond Birkin Expected to Break 2011 Auction Record

A Hermes handbag could fetch a record amount at auction on Tuesday. The diamond and white gold encrusted handbag is expected to go for more than US$150,000 and possibly even break a record set in 2011. 

 

Tuesday 23rd September 2014

Rio Tinto’s Argyle Diamonds Generate Excitement in Hong Kong

Rio Tinto’s iconic annual Argyle Pink Diamonds Tender, comprised of the best annual production of extremely rare red and pink diamonds, is being hosted in Hong Kong during the final leg of a global showcase tour.

Monday 22nd September 2014

Duchess of Windsor’s Cartier Tigers up for Auction at Christie’s

Two pieces of tiger jewelry by Cartier are bound to be show-stoppers when they come up for auction at the Magnificent Jewels auction at Christie’s in Geneva on November 11.

Monday 22nd September 2014

Storm Mountain Diamonds Finds 'Exceptional' 23.82 Carat Pink

Storm Mountain Diamonds, owners of the KAO Mine in Lesotho, have recovered a second exceptional pink diamond following the recovery earlier this year of a 36.06-carat pink diamond (the ‘Pink Storm’).

Friday 19th September 2014

Sotheby's to Auction Important Jewels from Rachel Lambert Mellon

Sotheby's will hold a series of auctions from the collection of the late Rachel Lambert Mellon in November. The sale will begin on November 10 with a curated selection of fine art that spans four centuries.

Thursday 18th September 2014

Tiffany & Co. Reveals Its Masterpieces Collection for Fall 2014

The latest collection from Tiffany & Co. marks the debut of a number of modern Tiffany Masterpieces and was created by the brand's design director, Francesca Amfitheatrof. 

Wednesday 17th September 2014

Petra Sells 122.52-Ct. Blue Diamond for $28M

Petra Diamonds has sold a 122.52-carat blue diamond recovered from its Cullinan mine for $27.6 million or $225,269 per carat. The diamond was sold to a beneficiation partnership, Petra stated.

Tuesday 16th September 2014

Blue Moon Diamond Goes on Display in L.A.

A rare 12-carat, internally flawless, blue diamond, known as the Blue Moon is on display at the Natural History Museum in Los Angeles The Blue Moon was cut and polished from a 29.60-carat, blue rough diamond recovered by Petra Diamonds.

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