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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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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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101-Carat Mega Diamond Fetches $4.9 Million at Christie's New York

Thu, 23 Oct 2014

By Erika Winters

A 101.36-carat diamond fetched $4.9 million at Christie's New York • Image: Christie's
A 101.36-carat diamond fetched $4.9 million at Christie's New York. Image courtesy of Christie's.


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Bulgari Serpenti Watch and More: Dreweatts & Bloomsbury to Auction Iconic Jewels

Mon, 20 Oct 2014

By Erika Winters

Bulgari Serpenti turquoise and white enamel watch to be auctioned • Image: Dreweatts & Bloomsbury
Dreweatts & Bloomsbury will be auctioning this Bulgari Serpenti watch on November 27. Image courtesy of Dreweatts & Bloomsbury.


UK-based auction house Dreweatts & Bloomsbury will be auctioning a selection of iconic jewels from renowned jewelers including Bulgari, Jean Schlumberger, and Seaman Schepps, in London on November 27.


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8.41-Carat Purple-Pink Diamond Fetches $17.8 Million, Sets New Record

Wed, 08 Oct 2014

By Erika Winters

8.41-Carat Fancy Vivid Purple-Pink Diamond • Sotheby's
An 8.41-carat fancy vivid purple-pink diamond fetched a record $17.8 million at Sotheby's Hong Kong. Image: Sotheby's


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Sotheby's Hong Kong to Auction 8.41-Carat Fancy Vivid Purple-Pink Diamond

Wed, 20 Aug 2014

By Erika Winters

8.41-Carat Fancy Vivid Purple-Pink Diamond • Sotheby's
An 8.41-carat fancy vivid purple-pink diamond is expected to fetch between $12.8 and $15.4 million at Sotheby's Hong Kong. Image: Sotheby's


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Bonhams to Auction Agatha Christie’s Hidden Diamond Jewels

Wed, 13 Aug 2014

By Erika Winters

Agatha Christie's diamond brooch and 3-stone ring • Image: Bonhams
Agatha Christie's 19th-century diamond brooch and diamond three-stone ring will be auctioned at Bonhams in October. Image courtesy of Bonhams.


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Sotheby's and eBay Partner to Offer Online Art and Jewelry Auctions

Mon, 14 Jul 2014

By Erika Winters

Sotheby's New York Magnificent Jewels Catalogue from catalogues.nl on eBay
Sotheby's jewelry catalogues are popular among collectors on eBay. Image via catalogues.nl on eBay
In the near future, Sotheby's will be offering jewelry from its New York live auctions on the online-shopping site.


Today eBay and Sotheby's announced a new partnership uniting the online-shopping giant with the internationally-renowned auction house to bring art, antiques, and collectibles (including jewelry) to eBay's 145 million active buyers around the globe.


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13.22-Carat Winston Blue Diamond Fetches $24 Million, Christie's Sets New Jewelry Auction Record

Thu, 15 May 2014

By Erika Winters

Christie's Auction of the Winston Blue Diamond
Rahul Kadakia, international head of Christie's jewelry department, auctions the "Winston Blue" diamond. Image: Christie's


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Sotheby's Geneva Jewelry Auction Achieves $141.5 Million, Sets New World Record

Wed, 14 May 2014

By Erika Winters

100.09-carat Graff Vivid Yellow diamond • Sotheby's
The 100.09-carat "Graff Vivid Yellow" diamond fetched $16.3 million at Sotheby's Geneva. Image: Sotheby's


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