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Storied Necklace Makes Bold Return at Sotheby’s
Sotheby’s brought in $42 million at its Genevaauction this week as an emerald and diamond necklace with royal connections fetched $3.6 million. The Van Cleef & Arpels Art Deco piece, which includesdiamonds, as well as 11 cabochon...
Polished Markets May 15, 2019 Rapaport News
Basel
Basel to Drop Prices by up to 30%
Baselworld will reduce booth prices by 10% to 30% at next year’sshow and move diamond dealers to a more attractive location, organizers have confirmed. Management will reopen Hall 2, which was empty at the 2019show, and place...
Polished Markets Mar 27, 2019 Rapaport News
Sotheby's pink Geneva Nov 2018
Colored Diamonds Lead $60M Sotheby’s Sale
Sotheby’s garnered $59.9 million at its Geneva auction lastweek as a 21.19-carat pink diamond smashed its estimate with a final price of $7.4million. The cushion-shaped, fancy-light-pink, VVS2-clarity, type IIadiamond fetched $347,601 per carat, Sotheby’s reported...
Polished Markets Nov 18, 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
Christies
19ct. Pink Could Set Records
Christie’s expects to sell a rare fancy-vivid-pink diamond for between $30 million and $50 million, potentially setting a new world auction record price for the color category. The rectangular-cut, 18.96-carat, type IIa Pink...
Polished Markets Sep 25, 2018 Rapaport News
Podcast May 2018
Podcast: The State of Diamond Grading
Are grading labs fueling consumer confidence, or creatingcause for concern? That’s the question the Rapaport editorial teamexplores in this month’s Rapaport Diamond Podcast.We also interview Martin Rapaport, chairman ofthe Rapaport Group, who...
Polished Markets May 27, 2018 Rapaport News
Farnese Blue
Storied Blue Diamond Sells for $7M at Sotheby’s
The historic Farnese Blue diamond smashedits pre-sale estimate at Sotheby’s auction in Geneva on Tuesday. The 6.16-carat, pear-shaped, fancy dark grey-blue, SI1-clarity diamond,which Queen Elisabeth Farnese of Spain received on her wedding day, passedthrough four...
Polished Markets May 16, 2018 Rapaport News
GemGeneve
GemGenève Show Wins Industry Hearts and Minds
Within 48hours of its Thursday opening, exhibitors were already hailing the GemGenève tradefair as a success.Words like “jolly,” “friendly” and “good vibe” peppered descriptions of the Geneva-based show, which welcomed 147 exhibitors spanning the...
Polished Markets May 13, 2018 Sonia Esther Soltani
Sotheby's 51.71 carats 150
Sotheby’s to Sell Two D-Flawless Diamonds
Sotheby’s will auction two flawless white diamonds weighingover 50 carats each, estimated at a combined price of more than $15 million. The first is a round brilliant-cut, 51.71-carat stone,estimated at $8.2 million to $9.5 million, while the second...
Retail Apr 08, 2018 Rapaport News
Sothebey's Farnese Blue
Royal Blue Diamond Surfaces After 300 Years
Sotheby’s will offer the historic Farnese Blue diamond atits Geneva sale in May, the first time it has been on the market. The pear-shaped, 6.16-carat, fancy dark grey-blue stone — originallygiven to Queen Elisabeth Farnese...
Polished Markets Mar 22, 2018 Rapaport News
Sotheby’s Grows Watch Team with New Chief
Sotheby’s Names Head of Watch Auctions
Sotheby’s has hired Sam Hines as worldwide head of its watchdivision — the auction house’s second senior appointment for its jewelry andtimepiece department in less than two months. Based in Hong Kong, Hines (pictured) will...
Watches Jan 16, 2018 Rapaport News
Geneva
New Geneva Show to Tap Jewelry-Auction Audience
A new jewelry trade fair will come onto the scene in Genevanext year, hoping to capitalize on the strong buyer attendance at the auctions that take place in the Swiss city. The Geneva International Gem &...
Polished Markets Dec 20, 2017 Rapaport News
De Grisogono New York store NY
De Grisogono Moves to Larger New York Store
De Grisogono has opened a larger boutique on New York’sMadison Avenue, reflecting demand for a broader range of products, the Swissluxury jeweler said. “By expanding our footprint in the US, we’ve created adestination for our highly...
Retail Nov 29, 2017 Rapaport News
Art of De Grisogono Christie's diamond 2017
Flawless Diamond Breaks Record at Christie’s
A necklace featuring a 163.41-carat diamond fetched $33.7 million at Christie’s Geneva sale on Tuesday, setting a record price for a D-color,flawless stone sold at auction, Christie’s said.The rectangular-cut diamond, set in anemerald-and-diamond necklace, went for $206,266 per...
Polished Markets Nov 15, 2017 Rapaport News
Yellow
Storied Yellow Diamonds Could Sell for $14M
Sotheby’s will offer the DonnersmarckDiamonds, once owned by La Païva, one of the most famous 19th-centurycourtesans in Paris, at its Magnificent and Noble Jewels auction in Geneva nextmonth.With a pre-sale estimate of $9 million (CHF 8.8 million) to $14million (CHF...
Retail Oct 24, 2017 Rapaport News
The Raj Pink
Record 37ct. Pink Diamond Up for Sale
Sotheby’s will auction the Raj Pink diamond next month for an estimated $20 million to $30 million, the company announced Sunday. Weighing 37.30 carats, the diamond is the largest fancy intense pink diamond...
Polished Markets Oct 09, 2017 Rapaport News
Christie's De Grisogono 186ct Nov 2017
Christie’s to Auction 163ct. D-Flawless Diamond
A giant diamond originating from the largest rough inAngolan history will go under the hammer at Christie’s in Geneva in November.The emerald-cut, 163.41-carat stone will be the largestD-color, flawless diamond to appear at auction, Christie’s said in a statementThursday. De Grisogono,...
Polished Markets Sep 28, 2017 Rapaport News
Chrisite's Geneva heart diamond 2017
Christie’s Sells 92ct. Heart Pendant for $15M
The largest heart-shaped, D-flawless diamond ever offered atauction fetched $15 million at Christie’s in Geneva on Wednesday, the company reported.The 92.15-carat diamond, which was mounted in a necklace, achieved$162,611 per carat, falling within its pre-sale...
Polished Markets May 18, 2017 Rapaport News
Sotheby's Michele Della Vela Necklace
Michele della Valle Leads New Sotheby’s Sale
Sotheby’s is launching a new auction series in Geneva this June, with the inaugural sale featuring jewelry by Italian designer Michele della Valle.Among the 82 lots in the “Fine Jewels” auction will be a leaf-patterned necklace set with...
Polished Markets Apr 30, 2017 Rapaport News
Sotheby’s Apollo and Artemis Diamonds
Pink & Blue Diamonds Could Fetch $68M
Sotheby’s will offer what it has called the “most valuable”set of earrings in auction history at its Geneva sale next month – though the twostones don’t match in color.The pear-shaped “Apollo and Artemis Diamonds” — one blue...
Polished Markets Apr 18, 2017 Rapaport News
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