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18ct. Diamond to Lead Bonhams Auction
Bonhams will offer an 18.04-carat diamond at its FineJewelry sale in New York next month, estimating the piece at $400,000 to$600,000. The emerald-cut, G-color, VS2-clarity diamond flanked bytrillion-cut diamonds will head up the auction on December...
Mining Nov 18, 2018 Rapaport News
London to Host Ethical-Gemstone Fair 150
Ethically Sourced Gem Fair Comes to UK
Three UK suppliers are collaborating on a one-day fair inLondon that will feature only ethically sourced and traceable gemstones forpurchase by jewelry designers. Stuart Pool of Nineteen48, KathyChappell of Fair Trade Gemstones and Ian Bone of Queensland,Australia-based...
Polished Markets Feb 18, 2018 Rapaport News
All the Details on Princess Eugenie’s Sapphire Rin
Sapphire Ring Seals Royal Engagement
The UK’s Princess Eugenie is sporting a rare sapphire and diamond engagementring after a proposal from her boyfriend of seven years, Jack Brooksbank. Eugenie’s fiancé bought the ring, featuring apink-orange padparadscha sapphire stone, from...
Gemstones Jan 23, 2018 Rapaport News
Sothebys 150 120617
Blue Diamond Sells for $15M at Sotheby’s New York
Sotheby’s sold $54 million worth of jewelry at its New Yorkauction on Tuesday as several pieces containing rare blue diamonds andgemstones yielded higher-than-expected prices.An anonymous buyer spent $15.1 million, or $2.7 million percarat, on an emerald-cut, 5.69-carat,...
Polished Markets Dec 06, 2017 Rapaport News
Labs Agree on Criteria for ‘Pigeon Blood Red’ and ‘Royal Blue’ Terms
Switzerland’scolored-stone testing laboratories Gübelin Gem Lab and Swiss Gemmological Institute SSEF haveagreed on standard criteria for using the ‘pigeon blood red’ and ‘royal blue’ termsas an increase in their usage had led to ambiguity...
Gemstones Nov 05, 2015 Rapaport News
Richland Sapphires
Richland 1H Revenue -9%, Queensland Project Hits Profits
Richland Resources reported a 9 percent drop in revenue for the first half to June 30 to $278,000 as profitability indicators also took a slide as a result of major investments in a new Australian sapphire project.The turnover figure, down on $306,000 for the...
Mining Oct 01, 2015 Rapaport News
Christie's Geneva Sets Record for Kashmir Sapphire at $7M
An exceptional sapphire and diamond ring set a new world auction record for a Kashmir sapphire at Christie's Geneva sale of magnificent jewels on May 13. The 35.09-carat cushion-shaped Kashmir sapphire sold to a private Asian buyer bidding...
Polished Markets May 14, 2015 Francesco Rosa
Christie's London Important Jewels Sale Achieves Nearly $23M
Christie's London sale of important jewels achieved $22,750,300 and was 75 percent sold by lot. All of the top 10 lots sold for well in excess of their presale estimates. Of the top lots, a 14.66-carat Kashmir sapphire and...
Polished Markets Nov 26, 2014 Jeff Miller
Gemfields to Explore for Sapphires, Gemstones in Sri Lanka
Colored gemstone miner, Gemfields Plc formed a joint venture East West Gem Investments Ltd. (EWGI) to explore sapphire and gemstones in Sri Lanka.Under the agreement, the joint venture will operate through three Sri...
Gemstones Sep 15, 2014 Deena Taylor
Emerald rough
Custodians of Color
Gemfields makes no secret of its ambition to be the custodian of the colored gemstones industry. With its emerald and ruby mining operations at the core of its business, the company has aggressively built a marketing platform to drive...
Gemstones Apr 25, 2014 Avi Krawitz
orangy pink
Sotheby's NY April Sale Highlights Colored Gems
Sotheby’s New York annual spring auction of magnificent jewels will offer more than 450 lots with a combined presale total of $37 million on April 29. One of the highlights from the auction is a 15.23-carat, VS2,...
Retail Apr 14, 2014 Jeff Miller
red emperor
Sotheby's HK Magnificent Jewels Sale Targets $99M
Sotheby’s Hong Kong will host its sale of magnificent jewels and jadeite on April 7, featuring 320 lots and a presale estimate of $99 million (HKD 775 million). Sotheby's will exhibit the jewels from April...
Gemstones Mar 20, 2014 Jeff Miller
true north gems
Greenland Awards 30-Year License to True North Gems
True North Gems Inc. was awarded an exclusive 30-year mining license for the Aappaluttoq ruby deposit in southwestern Greenland. "Today marks the culmination of our exploration, delineation and major permitting activity. Since 2004...
Gemstones Mar 03, 2014 Jeff Miller
Tiancheng Intl. Holds Its Fine Jewelry, Jadeite Auction on Dec. 8
Tiancheng International will hold its jewelry and jadeite autumn auction on December 8 in Hong Kong, following previews from November 22 to 28. The sale will showcase more than 280 items with a presale total of about...
Gemstones Nov 12, 2013 Jeff Miller
Sotheby's Jewels Sale Tops $16M
Sotheby’s New York completed its sale of important jewels, which achieved a total of $16,383,856 and was 79.3 percent sold by lot. The top lot was a 5.08-carat, VVS2 brilliant-cut fancy light pink diamond that...
Polished Markets Sep 21, 2012 Jeff Miller
royal asscher
Royal Asscher Expands U.K. Network With Fraser Hart
Royal Asscher® expanded its exclusive retailer network in the U.K. by partnering with Fraser Hart, who will now offer a collection of diamond engagement rings and the brand's sapphire collection. Fraser Hart stores offer...
Retail Aug 16, 2012 Jeff Miller
montana sapphire
Natural Sapphire Co. Kicks Off Spring With Montana Sapphires
The Natural Sapphire Company launched its sale campaign featuring Montana sapphires this month. The company that although sapphires can be found throughout the state, the majority of the finds can be attributed to four...
Gemstones Mar 14, 2012 Jeff Miller
blue sapphire
Sri Lanka's Gem, Jewelry Exports +29% to $547M
The National Gem & Jewellery Authority (NGJA) of Sri Lanka reported that the nation's gem, diamond and jewelry exports in 2011 rose 29 percent year on year to $547.2 million. Revenue from diamonds represented the...
Polished Markets Feb 13, 2012 Jeff Miller
Stuller to Carry Royal Asscher Cut Sapphires
Royal Asscher will distribute its patented Royal Asscher® Cut sapphire through an exclusive partnership with Stuller Inc. Loose stones can be purchased now on www.stuller.com. Stuller will serve as the primary distributor of loose sapphires in blue, lavender, pink and yellow, both natural and heat-treated. ''We...
Polished Markets Nov 17, 2011 Jeff Miller
Natural Sapphire Co. Adds Customer Review Section Online
The Natural Sapphire Company added a customer review and testimonial section to its website. Livia Brode, the executive sales associate with the company, explained that this feature, where customers may post stories and photos, was long overdue. ''When a customer has a wonderful experience,...
Marketing Oct 04, 2011 Jeff Miller
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