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Ruby Brooch Smashes Estimate at Christie’s
A ruby brooch sold for nearly $9 million at Christie’s NewYork sale Wednesday, far surpassing its $5.5 million high valuation. The piece, which comprises a total of 11.20 carats ofBurmese rubies, emeralds, diamonds and natural...
Polished Markets Dec 12, 2019 Rapaport News
Christie's Paris
Christie’s Garners $7M at Paris Auction
Christie’s brought in $6.9 million from its Fine Jewels salein Paris, with a fancy orangey-pink diamond ring fetching more than eight timesits high estimate. The old-cut, 6.32-carat, type IIa, VS2-clarity diamond wasthe...
Polished Markets Dec 08, 2019 Rapaport News
Christies London
Christie’s Garners $11M at London Auction
Christie’s brought in GBP 8.3 million ($10.7 million) fromits Important Jewels sale in London on Wednesday, with pearls dominating the event. The priciest was a cut-cornered rectangular step-cut,18.02-carat, D-color, VVS1-clarity, type IIa diamond ring,...
Polished Markets Nov 28, 2019 Rapaport News
Christies
Jadeite Necklace Nets over $9M at Christie’s
A jadeite bead and spinel necklace was the top lot atChristie’s Hong Kong sale Tuesday, fetching HKD 73.6 million ($9.4 million). The necklace is named the Heavenly Harmony because its 68jadeite beads...
Polished Markets Nov 27, 2019 Rapaport News
Christies
7ct. Blue Fetches $12M at Christie’s Geneva
A fancy-deep-blue diamond ring by Moussaieff fetched nearly$12 million at Christie’s Geneva auction Tuesday, becoming the most expensivepiece of jewelry sold this season, the company said. The rectangular-cut, 7.03-carat, VVS2-clarity stone sold toa private...
Polished Markets Nov 13, 2019 Rapaport News
Christie's
Christie’s to Sell $7.5M Blue Diamond Ring
A fancy-vivid-blue diamond ring with a high estimate of $7.5million will go under the hammer at Christie’s Magnificent Jewels auction inHong Kong later this month. The piece, designed by Moussaieff, contains a square-emerald cut, 3.24-carat, internally flawless...
Polished Markets Nov 05, 2019 Rapaport News
Christies
Private-Collection Jewels to Lead Christie’s Sale
A ruby brooch with a price tag of more than $5 million will go under the hammer at a Christie’s auction in New York dominated by jewels from private collections. The piece, which comprises a total of 11.20 carats ofBurmese rubies,...
Polished Markets Oct 30, 2019 Rapaport News
Christies
Christie’s, De Beers Partner on London Exhibition
Christie’swill collaborate with De Beers to stage a museum-quality exhibition in London aimed ateducating the public about the science of diamonds, the auction house said. Thefive-day event, focused on fancy-color diamonds as well as rare rocks andminerals, will...
Polished Markets Oct 24, 2019 Rapaport News
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$14M Blue Diamond to Headline Christie’s Geneva
A fancy-deep-blue diamond ring with a highestimate of CHF 14 million ($14.1 million) will go under the hammer at Christie’s GenevaMagnificent Jewels auction next month. The 7.03-carat stone,mounted by Moussaieff, will lead the November auction, Christie’s said...
Polished Markets Oct 17, 2019 Rapaport News
Christies
Christie’s Hires West Coast Watch Expert
Christie’s has appointed AntiquesRoadshow watch expert Michael Fossner to lead its west coast watchdepartment. The auctioneer has charged Fossner with leading appraisals whileguiding and growing the company in the region. He is also expected...
Watches Oct 16, 2019 Rapaport News
Les Enluminures
Historic Collection of Indian Jewels Goes on Sale
A collection of jewels detailing the story of Indiandiamonds over six centuries is set to go on sale for the first time. Approximately 35 pieces belonging to diamond dealerBenjamin Zucker will feature in an exhibition at Les Enluminures in New York,the gallery said...
Polished Markets Jul 25, 2019 Rapaport News
Sotheby's 102.34 carat 2018
Why the Market for Large Diamonds Is in Free Fall
As the who’s who in the glitzy world of high-valuediamond auctions gathered in Geneva in May, there was an understated tone tothis year’s pilgrimage to the Swiss city. While Sotheby’s and Christie’s playedup their offerings of magnificent jewels,...
Polished Markets Jul 02, 2019 Joshua Freedman
Christies
Christie’s Breaks Records with $109M Auction
Christie’s Maharajas & Mughal Magnificence sale broughtin more than $109 million, the highest total for any auction featuring Indianart. The top lot was a Belle Époque brooch, created by Cartier in 1912, which...
Polished Markets Jun 20, 2019 Rapaport News
Christies
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
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