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Christie’s to Auction 101.73-Carat D-Color, Flawless Diamond

By Erika Winters Christie's will auction a 101.73-carat D-color, flawless-clarity diamond in Geneva on May 15. The extraordinary diamond, dubbed "Absolute Perfection," is both the largest D-color, flawless diamond to be offered at auction and one of the largest pear-shaped diamonds to date. "Just as a...

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Fancy Colored Diamonds to Dazzle at Sotheby’s Hong Kong Spring 2013 Auction

By Erika Winters An important selection of rare fancy-colored diamonds will be among the highlights of Sotheby's Hong Kong Magnificent Jewels and Jadeite auction on April 8, 2013, at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Center. Notable pieces include a 3.04-carat heart-shaped fancy-intense blue di...

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Bonhams to Auction Rare Blue Diamond Ring by Bulgari

By Erika Winters A rare 5.30-carat blue diamond ring will lead Bonhams Fine Jewelry sale on April 24, 2013. The fancy deep blue diamond is set in a Bulgari "Trombino" ring, made circa 1965. The ring is expected to fetch £1,000,000 to £1,500,000 ($1.6 to $2.4 million) at Bonhams' upcoming auction. "Blue di...

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Sotheby’s to Auction Jewels of Estée and Evelyn Lauder for Breast Cancer Research

By Erika Winters Jewels from the personal collections of the late Estée Lauder and her daughter-in-law Evelyn will be auctioned at Sotheby's on December 5. More than 35 pieces, including rare colorless and fancy-colored diamond jewels by Oscar Heyman & Brothers, Graff, and Van Cleef & Arpels, are expecte...

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Rare Red Diamond, 50-carat Graff Diamond Ring to Highlight Christie’s December Sale

By Erika Winters Christie's plays on the popular holiday colors of red and green with its upcoming Magnificent Jewels sale in New York. The auction house is offering a rare fancy reddish-orange diamond of 3.15 carats, a D-color diamond ring of 50.01 carats by Graff, and a three-stone ring comprised of Col...

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76-Carat Archduke Joseph Diamond Fetches $21.5 Million

By Erika Winters On November 13, the legendary Archduke Joseph Diamond sold for a record $21.5 million at Christie's Geneva Magnificent Jewels action. The 76-carat diamond was the property of the Archduke Joseph August of Austria, Palatine of Hungary (1872-1962). The D-color and internally-flawless clarity...

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Royal Jewels to Lead Sotheby’s Magnificent Jewels Sale

By Erika Winters Sotheby's Geneva will present a selection of jewels with royal and noble provenance at its November 14, 2012 Magnificent Jewels sale. Highlights include a rare conch pearl, enamel, and diamond bracelet formerly owned by Queen Victoria Eugenia of Spain (1887-1969). Cartier created the brac...

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“Mega” Diamonds and Natural Pearls Lead Christie’s New York Sale

By Erika Winters Christie's New York kicks off its fall jewelry auction season with "mega" diamonds and natural pearls at the October 16 Magnificent Jewels sale. Three jewels with diamonds weighing over 50 carats and a rare, double-strand necklace of natural pearls will lead the two-session auction at Chr...

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