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Friday 28th November 2014

Christie's London Important Jewels Sale Achieves Nearly $23M

Christie's London sale of important jewels achieved $22,750,300 and was 75 percent sold by lot. All of the top 10 lots sold for well in excess of their presale estimates.

Thursday 27th November 2014

Dazzling Returns?

Jewelry is the most portable of investments, and we look at some spectacular colored gems that have come to market recently.

Monday 24th November 2014

Blue Diamond Sets New Auction Records

A fancy vivid blue diamond from the collection of Mrs. Paul Mellon set new auction records at Sotheby’s New York last night. 

Friday 21st November 2014

Rio Tinto Releases Seven Collections to Celebrate Indian Wedding Season

Rio Tinto is celebrating the Indian wedding season with seven new collections from its local jewelry brand, Nazraana. The new lines are named Love, Infinity, Heritage, Spirituality, Contemporary, Floral and Men’s Luxury.

Thursday 20th November 2014

Why Does This Diamond Hashtag Ring Exist?

Jordan Crook it would appear that Intel isn’t the only company interested in adding a touch of technological flair to the fashion industry.

Wednesday 19th November 2014

How to Make a Diamond from Scratch - With Peanut Butter

Understanding the way diamonds are formed deep in the Earth could explain how life evolved on our planet. So a team in Germany are attempting to forge the gemstones themselves, from carbon dioxide – and peanut butter. 

Friday 14th November 2014

Sotheby's Sets World Auction Records for Colored Stones in Geneva

Sotheby's Geneva autumn sale of magnificent jewels highlighted extremely strong results for colored stones, confirming the upward trend in prices for top-quality rubies, sapphires and emeralds.

Thursday 13th November 2014

Christie's Geneva Jewel Auction Garners $150M

Christie's Geneva sale of important jewels garnered total sales of $150,216,738 and was 89 percent sold by lot. The auction house said that the event had the highest total sales value of any important jewel auction held to date.

Wednesday 12th November 2014

Rare Pink Diamonds Are "Safe Haven" Investment for Super-Rich

High net worth individuals across the globe are ploughing their millions into rare coloured diamonds as a stable, “safe haven” asset class

Monday 10th November 2014

Blue Diamond Ring by Moussaieff to Lead Christie’s HK Jewel Sale

2014 ‘Magnificent Jewels’, an auction by Christie’s Hong Kong on November 25, will be led by a 3.39-carat fancy vivid blue diamond ring by Moussaieff

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