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9.75-Carat Fancy Vivid Blue Diamond Sets 2 World Auction Records

Mon, 24 Nov 2014

By Erika Winters

9.75-carat fancy vivid blue diamond  set two new world auction records at Sotheby's New York, Nov 20, 2014
A 9.75-carat fancy vivid blue diamond of VVS2 clarity set two new world auction records at Sotheby's New York.


The sale of a 9.75-carat fancy vivid blue diamond set two new world auction records at Sotheby's New York on November 20, 2014. The pear-shaped blue diamond--set in a pendant--fetched $32.6 million or $3.3 million per carat, a world auction record total price for any blue diamond and a record price-per-carat for any diamond sold at auction. The diamond was part of Sotheby's Jewels & Objects of Vertu sale from the collection of Mrs. Paul Mellon.


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Jewel(s) of the Week - Two Gorgeous Men's Rings

Sat, 22 Nov 2014

By Erika Winters

Fabulous Jewelry Shared by Pricescope Members

This week we are featuring not one, but two awesome men's rings shared by bluelotus and blackprophet! Thanks everyone for sharing your gorgeous jewelry in the Show Me the Bling forum!


Vintage men's ring restoration shared by bluelotus
Vintage men's ring restoration shared by bluelotus.


We love bluelotus' restored vintage ring as much as we love the sentiment behind it. He set out to make a ring to honor his late mother. And though the initial custom designs did not work out, he found this stunning vintage ring that needed a little TLC in the form of new side stones. The result is a fully restored ring set with a 2.17-carat early modern round brilliant. Read his full story and see more images here: 1920s Mens Ring - Restoration Complete!


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1st Winner of Pricescope's 2014 $5,000 Holiday Giveaway! Congratulations to Niel!

Thu, 20 Nov 2014

By Erika Winters

Drum roll please...we are thrilled to announce that Niel is the first winner of Pricescope's 2014 $5,000 Holiday Giveaway! Niel has won a $1,000 gift certificate to spend with any Pricescope Featured Sponsor. New to the contest? We are giving away gift certificates to our registered members who submit the following posts from Pricescope's total post count: #3,780,000 • #3,785,000 • #3,790,000 • #3,795,000 • #3,800,000. All you have to do is post to win!


Post #3,780,000 • Winner: Niel

Pricescope 2014 $5000 Holiday Giveaway 1st Winner Niel

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Pricescope's 2014 $5,000 Holiday Giveaway!

Tue, 18 Nov 2014

By Erika Winters

Pricescope's 2014 $5000 Holiday Giveaway


Thinking of a special sparkling jewelry piece on your holiday wishlist? Well Pricescope's team of elves is gearing up for the holidays, and we want to celebrate with you! So we are giving away FIVE $1,000 gift certificates to be spent with any Pricescope Featured Sponsor.


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Christie's New York to Close 2014 Jewelry Auction Season with $55 Million Sale

Mon, 17 Nov 2014

By Erika Winters

21.30-carat fancy light pink Golconda diamond • Image: Christie's
A 21.30-carat fancy light pink Golconda diamond will highlight Christie's New York Magnificent Jewels sale on December 10, 2014.


Christie's New York is closing its 2014 auction season with a two-session sale that is expected to fetch over $55 million. The Magnificent Jewels auction will be held on December 10 at Christie's flagship Rockefeller Center saleroom. Highlighting the sale is an array of rare diamonds, including a 21.30-carat fancy light pink Golconda diamond, an 89.23-carat D-color Type IIa diamond, and a suite of colored diamond jewelry weighing over 375 carats by Jahan.


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Jewel of the Week - Dreamy Moonstone and Diamond Halo Ring

Fri, 14 Nov 2014

By Erika Winters

Fabulous Jewelry Shared by Pricescope Members

A dreamy moonstone set with sparkling diamonds, this week's featured jewel has us mooning over something beautiful and blue! Thanks everyone for sharing your gorgeous jewelry in the Show Me the Bling forum!


Moonstone and Diamond Ring - Image by star sparkle


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Zac Posen Debuts Fine Jewelry and Bridal Collections at Blue Nile

Thu, 13 Nov 2014

By Erika Winters

Renowned fashion designer Zac Posen has unveiled new jewelry collections for Blue Nile
Renowned fashion designer Zac Posen has unveiled new jewelry collections for Blue Nile. Images courtesy of Blue Nile.


Internationally renowned fashion designer (and Project Runway judge!) Zac Posen has debuted fine jewelry and engagement ring collections exclusively for Blue Nile.


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Clicks to Bricks: James Allen Teams Up With Sears for In-Store Shopping Experience

Wed, 12 Nov 2014

By Erika Winters

James Allen boutique at Sears
James Allen boutique at Sears


Online diamond and jewelry retailer James Allen has teamed up with Sears to offer an in-store shopping experience at 16 Sears locations in New York, Maryland, and Puerto Rico.


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Сategory:  Diamond and Jewelry News   

Selling Jewelry Online? JVC Publishes New Legal Compliance Guide for Independent Online Sellers

Mon, 10 Nov 2014

By Erika Winters

JVC Guide to Selling Jewelry in the 21st Century: Legal Compliance for Designers, Independent Jewelers and Online Sellers
JVC has published a new legal compliance guide for online jewelry sellers. Image courtesy of JVC.


The Jewelers Vigilance Committee (JVC) has published a new guide for independent jewelry designers and sellers about online sales:: “Guide to Selling Jewelry in the 21st Century: Legal Compliance for Designers, Independent Jewelers, and Online Sellers.”

JVC states that the guide is meant to help independent designers and jewelers marketing their pieces on websites like Etsy, Amazon, and eBay. The handbook, sponsored by the Future of Design Jewelry Education Fund created by Cindy Edelstein in The New York Community Trust, provides legal education to both established and new industry professionals. The guide also aims to help "those who create jewelry, whether new, vintage, used, recycled or upcycled."

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Jewel of the Week - Gorgeous Watch! Cartier Ballon Bleu with Diamonds

Sat, 08 Nov 2014

By Erika Winters

Fabulous Jewelry Shared by Pricescope Members

A classic watch in stunning style, this week's featured jewel has us craving a new timepiece! Thanks everyone for sharing your gorgeous jewelry in the Show Me the Bling forum!


Cartier Ballon Bleu - Image by m-2-b


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Сategory:  Jewel of the Week