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Brooke Astor’s Jewels Highlight Sotheby’s $18.8 million Auction

By Erika Winters Sotheby's sale of Brooke Astor's estate garnered a total of $18.8 million, with emerald and diamond jewels among the top lots sold. The auction, which included 800 pieces of jewelry, art, and furniture from the late philanthropist's New York residences, concluded Tuesday evening with jewe...

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Christie’s to Auction 76.02-Carat Archduke Joseph Diamond

By Erika Winters "A Diamond Fit for a Queen" - Christie's has announced the auction of the legendary Archduke Joseph Diamond. The 76.02-carat diamond of D color and internally flawless clarity will be offered at Christie's Geneva on November 13, 2012. The historic stone is expected to fetch well over $15 mi...

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A Timeline of Jewels: Sotheby’s to Offer Selections from Mrs. Charles Wrightsman’s Collection

By Erika Winters A selection of jewelry from the collection of philanthropist and arts patron, Mrs. Charles Wrightsman, will be offered by Sotheby's on December 5, 2012. The sale will comprise over 60 lots of historically important jewelry pieces from the 19th century to contemporary designs by JAR. Select au...

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Bonhams to Offer a 43.16-carat Sapphire and Diamond Ring

By Erika Winters What better way to celebrate our September birthdays than with a 43.16-carat sapphire and diamond ring by Van Cleef and Arpels? Bonhams Hong Kong has announced an exclusive sale of eight jewels including this rare Ceylon sapphire ring. Jacques Arpels traveled to Sri Lanka to acquire the...

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The Most Expensive Jewelry Ever Sold at Auction – Infographic

By Erika Winters Who doesn't love a fun infographic, especially when it details the most expensive individual jewelry pieces ever sold at auction? From Sotheby's $46.2 million auction of The Graff Pink to Wallis Simpson's Cartier panther bracelet, which fetched a grand $12.4 million, the graphic illustrates...

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Natural Pearl Necklace and Natural Pearl Drop-Earrings.

Natural Pearl Necklace Sets Auction Record at Christie’s London

By Erika Winters The Cowdray Pearls, a natural grey pearl necklace from the collection of the late Viscountess Cowdray, sold for $3.35 million at Christie's London Important Jewels Sale on June 13. The necklace led Christie's sale and set a new world record price for a natural grey pearl necklace at auction. Natu...

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Royal Beau Sancy Diamond Sells for $9.7 Million

By Erika W. The Beau Sancy, a 34.98 carat double rose-cut diamond, sold for $9.7 million at Sotheby's Magnificent Jewels and Noble Jewels Sale in Geneva on May 15. The top lot was bought by an anonymous buyer after an eight minute bidding war, selling for almost five times the low pre-sale estimate of $2-4 mill...

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Burmese ruby and diamond ring.

Burmese Ruby, JAR Jewels Set Records at Lily Safra’s “Jewels for Hope” Auction

By Erika W. "Jewels for Hope," the collection of Mrs. Lily Safra fetched $37.9 million and set two auction records at Christie's Geneva on May 14. The renowned collection exceeded its pre-sale estimate of approximately $20 million with 100 percent sold by lot and by value. The evening's top lot was a 32.08 carat ...

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