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Diamond Ring Smashes Estimate at Christie’s
A Belle Époque diamond ring sold for nearly 10 times itshigh estimate at Christie’s London auction Wednesday. The piece, which was made around 1900 and features rose,single and old-cut diamonds, fetched GBP 112,500...
Polished Markets Jun 13, 2019 Rapaport News
Christie's
Bubble Gum Pink Rakes In $2.2M/ct. at Christie’s
A pink diamond ring named for its resemblance to bubble gumfetched $7.5 million at Christie’s Hong Kong auction.The rare cushion modified brilliant-cut, 3.43-carat,fancy-vivid-purplish-pink, internally flawless diamond sold for $2.2 million per carat. The...
Polished Markets May 28, 2019 Rapaport News
Siba Diamond
118ct. Yellow Smashes Estimate at Christie’s
A diamond bought in memory of late diamantaire Sam Abram sold for more than double its high estimate at Christie’s Geneva auction Wednesday. The cushion brilliant-cut, 118.05-carat, fancy-yellow,VS2-clarity stone fetched $7.1 million, or $60,000 per...
Polished Markets May 16, 2019 Rapaport News
Christie's
$6M ‘Bubble Gum’ Ring to Lead Christie’s HK
A diamond named for its resemblance to bubble gum will go under thehammer at Christie’s Hong Kong sale later this month. The rare cushion modified brilliant-cut, 3.44-carat,fancy-vivid-purplish-pink diamond, which is internally flawless, will lead theMagnificent...
Polished Markets May 07, 2019 Rapaport News
Christie's Golconda diamond May 2019
Christie’s to Sell Historic Golconda Diamond
Christie’s New York auction will feature a 17.21-caratdiamond given to Queen Charlotte of Great Britain by a regional ruler in India.The pear-shaped, brilliant-cut diamond, called Arcot II, was found in India’sGolconda region in the late 18th century. The...
Polished Markets Apr 30, 2019 Rapaport News
Christies NY
Twin-Stone Ring Fetches $7M at Christie’s
Christie’s New York Magnificent Jewels auction garnered $30.3 million on Tuesday, with a twin-stone ring leading the sale. The piece, bearing two pear modified brilliant-cut,fancy-vivid-blue, VS2-clarity diamonds weighing 3.06 and 2.61 carats,...
Polished Markets Apr 17, 2019 Rapaport News
Bonhams
Bonhams Hires Jewelry Specialist in New York
Bonhams has appointed former Christie’s executive LeslieRoskind as senior jewelry specialist to help build its presence in the US. Roskind, who will be based at the company’s New York office,has worked in the industry for more...
Polished Markets Apr 14, 2019 Rapaport News
Jonker diamond
Rare 25ct. Diamond to Lead Christie’s Geneva
A storied diamond connected to the Oppenheimer family will be among the top lots at next month’sGeneva auction at Christie’s, with a presale estimate of $2.5 million to $3.5million. The rectangular-cut, 25.27-carat, D-color Jonker V ring will go underthe hammer...
Polished Markets Apr 07, 2019 Rapaport News
Christie's Geneva
Christie’s to Sell Royal Tiara in Geneva
Christie’s will offer a historic tiara belonging to PrincessAlexandra of Hanover and Cumberland at its Geneva Magnificent Jewels sale inMay. The headpiece, which Fabergé made in 1904, was commissionedby Frederick Francis IV, the grand duke...
Polished Markets Mar 28, 2019 Rapaport News
Christies
Blue Twin Diamonds to Lead Christie’s NY
A twin-stone blue diamond ring will be the top lot at nextmonth’s Christie’s New York auction, with a presale estimate of $6 million to $8million. The piece, bearing two pear modified brilliant-cut, fancy-vivid-blue, VS2-clarity diamonds weighing 3.06...
Polished Markets Mar 24, 2019 Rapaport News
Composite Top 10 Diamonds 150
The Biggest and Priciest Diamonds of 2018
As the year comes to a close, Rapaport News takes alook back at the largest rough stones miners unearthed in 2018, and thediamonds that fetched the highest prices at auction.Colossal findsThe 910-carat Lesotho Legend, which Gem...
Polished Markets Dec 27, 2018 Rapaport News
Christie's pink diamond Nov 2018 Geneva
Blues, Pinks Spur Christie’s $492M Total
Jewelry sales at Christie’s garnered a combined $492.3million this year, driven by expensive blue and pink diamonds. The company’s top-selling piece was the Winston Pink Legacy,a rectangular-cut, 18.96-carat, fancy-vivid-pink diamond, which sold in Genevalast...
Polished Markets Dec 13, 2018 Rapaport News
Sothebys COO
Sotheby’s Splits Operations Role in Two
Sotheby’s has divided the responsibilities of its chief operating officer, hiring two new executives to replace the departing Adam Chinn.The auction house has appointed John Cahill (pictured, above), a founding partner of art-law firm...
Polished Markets Dec 09, 2018 Rapaport News
Christies
Bulgari Blue Fetches $18M at Christie’s
A Bulgari diamond ring surpassed its estimate at Christie’s inNew York on Wednesday, bringing in more than $18 million. The cushion-cut, 8.08-carat, fancy-vivid-blue piece was the event’stop seller at $18.3 million, beating its presale estimate...
Polished Markets Dec 06, 2018 Rapaport News
Christies peacock necklace JF
Sapphire Necklace Sells for $15M at Christie’s
A rare sapphire necklace was the top seller at Christie’s Magnificent Jewels auction in Hong Kong, which garnered about $60 million in total on Tuesday.The Peacock Necklace, which had a presale estimate of $12million to $15 million, became...
Polished Markets Nov 27, 2018 Rapaport News
Christie's pink diamond Nov 2018 Geneva
Christie’s 19ct. Pink Legacy Fetches $50M
Harry Winston bought a pink diamond for more than $50million at Christie’s Magnificent Jewels sale in Geneva, setting a worldauction record. The rectangular-cut, 18.96-carat, fancy-vivid-pink stonewent for $50.4 million at the auction Tuesday, becoming the...
Polished Markets Nov 14, 2018 Rapaport News
Christie’s NY
8ct. Bulgari Blue Diamond to Lead Christie’s NY
A Bulgari diamond ring will be the top lot at next month’s Christie’s New York auction, with a presale estimate of $13 million to $18 million. The cushion-cut, 8.08-carat, fancy-vivid-blue piece will go under the hammer at the...
Polished Markets Nov 11, 2018 Rapaport News
Christies HK
109ct. Sapphire Necklace Leads Christie’s Auction
A rare Kashmir sapphire necklace could set a new auctionworld record when it goes under the hammer at Christie’s Hong Kong sale onNovember 27.The Peacock Necklace — which will lead the Magnificent Jewels auction— contains...
Polished Markets Nov 05, 2018 Rapaport News
Christies
Christie’s to Sell 24ct. Marilyn Monroe Diamond
Christie’s is set to auction a 24-carat diamond necklace thatMarilyn Monroe wore for the premiere of her 1953 movie Gentlemen Prefer Blondes.The fancy-yellow, VS2-clarity Moon of Baroda — which originated from the famous Galcondamine that also...
Polished Markets Oct 18, 2018 Rapaport News
Bonham's Brett O'Connor
Bonhams Gets New Jewelry Director
Bonhams has appointed Brett O’Connor as senior internationaljewelry director and senior vice president of its US operations, the auction house saidTuesday. O’Connor makes the move after 16 years at Sotheby’s Geneva,where he was one of the lead...
Polished Markets Oct 16, 2018 Rapaport News
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