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Jewel of the Week - Sparkly Diamond Huggie Earrings!

Fri, 18 Apr 2014
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By Erika Winters

Fabulous Jewelry Shared by Pricescope Members

This week we are featuring a pair of uber-sparkly diamond earrings for a longtime Pricescope member, orbaya! Thanks everyone for sharing your gorgeous jewelry in the Show Me the Bling forum!


1-carat diamond huggie earrings from Whiteflash

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D-IF Diamond Pair Fetches $8.5 Million, 15.23-carat Orangy-Pink Diamond For Sale • Jewelry Auction News Roundup

Thu, 17 Apr 2014

By Erika Winters

From the 100-carat "Graff Vivid Yellow" diamond to the largest fancy vivid blue diamond in the world, rare gems and jewels are making headlines, as the spring auction season unfolds. Spectacular fancy colored diamonds, gemstones, and pearls have garnered much attention this season. And even a pair of rhinestone earrings worn by Marilyn Monroe (sold for a whopping $185,000) have created a stir among jewelry enthusiasts and collectors. Check out some of the latest stories in jewelry auction news by clicking on the pictures or links below.


15.23-carat orangy pink diamond • Sotheby's


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Video: Largest Flawless Vivid Blue Diamond in the World to Be Auctioned at Christie's

Wed, 16 Apr 2014

By Erika Winters

A 13.22-carat flawless fancy vivid blue diamond will be auctioned at Christie's Magnificent Jewels Sale in Geneva on May 14. The rare gem--known as the largest flawless fancy vivid blue diamond in the world--was displayed at Christie's New York on April 11. And in the video below, Christie's head of jewelry Rahul Kadakia explains its rarity and why blue diamonds command some of the highest prices at auction worldwide. The diamond, named "The Blue," is expected to sell for $21 to $25 million at the upcoming Geneva auction.

Largest Flawless Vivid Blue Diamond in the World to Be Auctioned at Christie's


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Marilyn Monroe's Rhinestone Earrings Fetch $185,000 at Julien's Auctions

Tue, 15 Apr 2014

By Erika Winters

Diamonds may be a girl's best friend, but rhinestones can command top dollar at auction, especially when they were worn by the one of the world's most iconic celebrities. A pair of shoulder-dusting rhinestone earrings worn by Marilyn Monroe garnered a whopping $185,000 at Julien's "Hollywood Legends" auction on April 11 and 12 in Beverly Hills.


Rhinestone earrings worn by Marilyn Monroe


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Pricescope GTG Door Prize Sneak Peek: 2 Gift Certificates from David Atlas!

Mon, 14 Apr 2014

By Erika Winters

We are happy to share our latest door prize sneak peek for the 4th Annual Pricescope Get-Together that we are hosting this May in Las Vegas! The prizes have all been donated by our featured sponsors and contributing forum vendors, and we can't thank them enough for their generosity! Up this week we have a lovely donation from independent jewelry appraisal company D. Atlas & Co.!


Gift Certificate from D. Atlas & Co.


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Jewel(s) of the Week - Stunning Fireball Pearl Jewels!

Fri, 11 Apr 2014

By Erika Winters

Fabulous Jewelry Shared by Pricescope Members

This week we are featuring unique fireball pearl jewels shared by pinkjewel and bsomlo! Pinkjewel's new pearls are actually diamond-studded. (So gorgeous!) And bsomlo's new necklace was made with a stunning statement pearl with lovely iridescence. Thanks everyone for sharing your gorgeous jewelry in the Show Me the Bling and Pearls forums!


Pearl Paradise pearl set with diamonds shared by pinkjewel


Pearl Paradise pearl necklace shared by bsomlo


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100-Carat "Graff Vivid Yellow" Diamond to be Auctioned at Sotheby's Geneva

Thu, 10 Apr 2014
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100.09-carat Graff Vivid Yellow diamond • Sotheby's
The 100.09-carat "Graff Vivid Yellow" diamond is expected to fetch between $15 and $25 million at Sotheby's Geneva. Image: Sotheby's

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Pricescope GTG Door Prize Sneak Peek: 2 "Diamonds" Books from Crafted By Infinity and High Performance Diamonds!

Wed, 09 Apr 2014

By Erika Winters

Each week we are showcasing fabulous door prizes for our 4th Annual Pricescope Get-Together this May in Las Vegas! The prizes come courtesy of our featured sponsors and contributing forum vendors, and we can't thank them enough for their generosity! This week's Sneak Peek comes from two companies that work together to produce and retail gorgeous ideal-cut diamonds, Crafted By Infinity and High Performance Diamonds!


'Diamonds' book from Crafted By Infinity and High Performance Diamonds


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Jadeite Necklace Sells for $27.4 Million, Sets Two World Auction Records

Tue, 08 Apr 2014
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The Hutton-Mdivani necklace sold for 27.4 million at Sotheby's Hong Kong Sotheby's Image: The Hutton-Mdivani necklace sold for $27.4 million at Sotheby's Hong Kong on April 7, 2014.

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Retail Diamond Prices Up in March

Mon, 07 Apr 2014

By Erika Winters

Diamond Prices News Roundup - March 2014

Retail diamond prices for 0- to 0.5-carat, 1.0- to 2.0-carat, and 3.0- to 4.0-carat diamonds rose by 1%, while prices for 4.0- to 99-carat diamonds rose by 2%, according to Pricescope data. Prices for other listed carat weights remained unchanged in March. Retail diamond price changes are based on Pricescope's database of over 450,000 diamonds from retail stores.


Pricescope Retail Diamond Prices Chart for March 2014


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