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Sotheby's Sells 100-Carat-Plus Diamond for $22M
A round of applause erupted at Sotheby’s New York auction when The Ultimate Emerald Cut Diamond, a 100.20-carat D, IF type IIa estimated at $19 million to $25 million sold for $22,090,000 or $220,459 per carat to an anonymous buyer on the...
Polished Markets Apr 22, 2015 Amber Michelle
Pearl Necklace Sets World Auction Record at Christie’s
The spring auction season in New York kicked off without much fanfare at Christie’s, where its sale of magnificent jewels tallied up $41,951,125 against a $40 million presale estimate. The event had some highlights, such...
Gemstones Apr 15, 2015 Amber Michelle
Sotheby’s Appoints David Bennett as Worldwide Chairman of Jewellery
Sotheby’s has appointed David Bennett to the newly created position of worldwide chairman of jewelry. In his new global role, Bennett — who is based in Geneva, Switzerland, will help design and implement a strategy of continued expansion and...
Marketing Mar 05, 2015 Amber Michelle
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An Evening With John Hatleberg
Gemstone connoisseurs were delighted by an evening salonhosted by noted gemstone cutter and expert John Hatleberg at his New YorkCity studio, where he showed a group of gemstone enthusiasts some of his gem artand explained the properties of unique...
Gemstones Feb 24, 2015 Amber Michelle
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Gabriel & Co. Collaborates With Carmen Marc Valvo for NY Fashion Week
Jewelry from Carmen Marc Valvo by Gabriel & Co. prowled the catwalk at the designer's show during New York Fashion Week. The Victoriana-meets-1950s-schoolgirl-inspired clothes were embellished with sterling-silver and blackened rhodium necklaces,...
Marketing Feb 17, 2015 Amber Michelle
Sotheby's to Offer 100-Ct. Emerald-Cut Diamond in April
Sotheby's announced that it will be offering a 100.20-carat, D color, internally flawless emerald-cut diamond at its April 21, 2015 auction in New York City. The diamond is the largest D, IF emerald-cut stone ever presented at auction. Estimated at $19...
Polished Markets Feb 13, 2015 Amber Michelle
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Thistle & Bee Opens New York City Store
Luxury sterling-silver jewelry brand Thistle & Bee celebrated the opening of its first retail outlet on the Upper Eastside of Manhattan in New York City with an intimate cocktail party. The 600-square-foot store, Thistle &...
Retail Feb 12, 2015 Amber Michelle
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Passion for Platinum
Platinum Guild International USA (PGI USA) unveiled its plans for 2015 during a breakfast for platinum designers and manufacturers in New York City's Smith and Maloney's Skylight Room. The first announcements were...
Marketing Jan 16, 2015 Amber Michelle
Diamonds Support Education
A cold January night was warmed up by the generosity of the jewelry industry as association heads, principles of diamond firms and retail leaders joined together for the Diamond Empowerment Fund’s (D.E.F.) Fourth Annual GOOD Awards...
Marketing Jan 12, 2015 Amber Michelle
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Provenance, Rarity Star at New York Auctions
New York auction week proved satisfying as sales at Sotheby’s and Christie’s exceeded presale estimates and bidding, while not highly competitive, was steady.The action started at Sotheby’s on Tuesday as the City was being slammed...
Polished Markets Dec 11, 2014 Amber Michelle
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Blue Diamond Sets New Auction Records
A fancy vivid blue diamond from the collection of Mrs. Paul Mellon set new auction records at Sotheby’s New York last night. The top lot of the evening sale was the 9.75-carat, VVS2, fancy...
Polished Markets Nov 21, 2014 Amber Michelle
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Sotheby’s NY Sets Record with Kashmir Sapphire
Sotheby’s New York auction, held Tuesday, April 29, continued the trend of level prices for top-quality diamonds, while lower color diamonds — J,K,L — between 5 carats and 15 carats saw remarkably strong prices. These...
Retail Apr 30, 2014 Amber Michelle
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Sotheby's NY Magnificent Jewels Auction Garners $61M
To say that bidding was aggressive at Sotheby's magnificent jewels sale in Manhattan on December 11 would be an understatement. Many lots had multiple buyers interested and persistent bidding drove prices way up. The sale tallied up $60,550,813,...
Polished Markets Dec 12, 2013 Amber Michelle
PGI Expands Support Tools for Platinum Sale Opportunities
Platinum Guild International USA (PGI) held its annual breakfast for manufacturers in New York City today. Kevin Reilly, the director of business development, and the PGI team explained what the organization is doing...
Marketing Nov 08, 2013 Amber Michelle
Designer Lines
Jewelry designer Karen Karch and Heather Thomson of “The Real Housewives of New York City” have collaborated to create a jewelry collection to benefit The Kellner Family Pediatric Liver Disease Foundation. The Lover/Fighter: Heather Thomson...
Gemstones Oct 01, 2013 Amber Michelle
Jewelry Connoisseur
“Jewelry Connoisseur” Registered, U.S Patent and Trademark Office An ancient Hawaiian legend relates that shark tooth necklaces were worn to keep away danger and to ensure safety while sailing the ocean. Whether worn while surfing through sharks hiding in the boardroom, or swarming a nightclub, shark...
Gemstones Oct 01, 2013 Amber Michelle
Earthly Delights
Pendant from the Cardinal collection. Gold, silver, platinum, diamonds and gemstones…we all know they are precious. When designer David Alvarado launched his company Irthly Jewelled Adornments in October of 2012, he had a mission to change the way others view what is precious. “I wanted to reassess what...
Gemstones Oct 01, 2013 Amber Michelle
A. Link for Forevermark Flavors Bracelets While out getting lunch one day, I happened to run into diamond dealer and former vice president of the Diamond Dealers Club of New York David Abraham. We decided to sit together and eat. As we sat talking, we found ourselves surrounded by people eating...
Marketing Oct 01, 2013 Amber Michelle
Sotheby's Hong Kong to Sell 118-Carat, D, Flawless Oval Diamond
Highlighting the Hong Kong Sotheby’s upcoming auction on October 7 is a 118.28-carat, D flawless, type IIa oval-shaped diamond. The diamond, which has excellent symmetry and excellent polish, is, according to Sotheby’s jewelry experts, the largest...
Polished Markets Sep 04, 2013 Amber Michelle
Angelina’s Jewels
Actress, smokin’ hot beauty, mother and noted philanthropist, Angelina Jolie paired with Beverly Hills–based jeweler Robert Procop to start the Angelina Jolie Jewelry Charity Fund that supports her work to better the plight of children around the world. The two have a lengthy relationship,...
Gemstones Sep 04, 2013 Amber Michelle
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