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Sothebys Spirit of the Rose 150
Sotheby’s Expects Pink to Fetch Up to $38M
Sotheby’s will sell the largest vivid-purple-pink diamond ever to appear at auction, with expectations it could achieve up to $38 million at a November sale.The oval modified brilliant-cut, 14.83-carat, fancy-vivid-purple-pink, internally flawless, type IIa stone is set to go under...
Polished Markets Oct 12, 2020 Rapaport News
Lucapa Mothae 150
Lucapa to Sell Mothae Rough Privately
Lucapa Diamond Company will sell rough from its Mothae mine in Lesotho directly to diamantaires through private partnerships, allowing it to secure higher prices for its production, it said Wednesday.The new sales channel was approved...
Mining Sep 09, 2020 Leah Meirovich
Sothebys Graff earrings 150
Sotheby’s Unveils New Online Auction Series
Sotheby’s will launch a new series of weekly online sales that will enable it to capitalize on the “unprecedented results” it has seen in its digital offerings.The auctions, which will take place in a rolling sale format, will see...
Polished Markets Sep 06, 2020 Rapaport News
Christies brown diamond 150
Christie’s Online Diamond Sale Garners $1.5M
The first Christie’s online auction dedicated solely to diamonds achieved $1.5 million, with a Graff necklace coming in as the top lot.The piece features a detachable pendant with a pear brilliant-cut, 20.21-carat, fancy-deep-yellow-brown, VS1-clarity diamond and...
Polished Markets Aug 30, 2020 Rapaport News
Mining Ekati 150
Mining Sell-Off Highlights Sector’s Woes
Just as the sun emerged from behind the clouds and diamond demand began to recover from a glut in the manufacturing sector, the coronavirus pandemic hit. Its rapid spread forced many miners to shut down...
Mining Aug 06, 2020 Leah Meirovich
Phillips
Phillips Hong Kong Auction Garners $6M
A Colombian emerald and diamond ring was the top seller at Phillips in Hong Kong, leading the $6.1 million auction.The piece, which features a step-cut, 21.52-carat emerald flanked by two half-moon diamonds, fetched $1.2 million...
Polished Markets Jul 14, 2020 Rapaport News
Lucapa
Lucapa Revenue Plummets in Second Quarter
Sales of rough from Lucapa Diamond Company’s Lulo mine in Angola plunged in the second quarter, as both the average price and carats sold fell sharply due to the coronavirus pandemic.Revenue slid 80% year on year...
Mining Jul 13, 2020 Rapaport News
Christie's
29ct. Diamond Sets Online Record at Christie’s
Christie’s brought in more than $4 million at its latest digital sale, with a 29-carat diamond earning the highest online price ever for a jewel.The emerald-cut, 28.86-carat, D-color, VVS1-clarity, type IIa diamond ring garnered $2.1...
Polished Markets Jul 01, 2020 Rapaport News
Sotheby's
Graff Pieces Sell Out at Online Sotheby’s Auction
Sotheby’s achieved $3.3 million at its online Fine Jewels auction, driven by proceeds from its sold-out collection of Graff pieces.The total beat the company’s high estimate of $2.8 million for the sale, the auction...
Polished Markets May 04, 2020 Rapaport News
Christie's online sale
Christie’s Online Jewelry Auction Sells Out
Christie’s garnered $1.4 million from its Jewels Online sale, selling 100% by value.An emerald and diamond necklace from Graff’s Icon collection was the top lot, fetching $52,500, against a high estimate of $15,000,...
Polished Markets Apr 26, 2020 Rapaport News
Lucapa
Lucapa Inks Polishing Partnership for Mothae
Lucapa Diamond Company has created a partnership with a high-end diamantaire to cut and polish a portion of rough from the Mothae mine in Lesotho.The miner sought the deal after coronavirus lockdowns halted sales of its diamonds...
Mining Apr 16, 2020 Rapaport News
Graff
Graff Donates $1M to Fight Pandemic
Diamond jeweler Graff will contribute $1 million to help at-risk countries stem the spread of the coronavirus.The company will give the money through its charity foundation to the COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund, which was...
Retail Apr 13, 2020 Rapaport News
Stuller
More Jewelers Close Up Shop Due to COVID-19
A number of jewelers and manufacturers are shutting temporarily following government orders amid the coronavirus outbreak.Stuller has closed its Louisiana headquarters and suspended all on-site operations in accordance with Governor John Bel Edwards’s...
Retail Mar 24, 2020 Rapaport News
Lucapa
Lucapa Nets First Funds from Graff Partnership
Lucapa Diamond Company has garnered $4 million in revenue from the first share of proceeds through its manufacturing partnership with Graff unit Safdico, it said Tuesday.Under the partnership, which Lucapa announced in January, Safdico has...
Mining Mar 24, 2020 Rapaport News
Gem Diamonds
Gem Diamonds Retrieves Another Five Big Stones
Gem Diamonds has recovered five large, high-quality stones at its Letšeng mine in Lesotho, continuing a strong first quarter for the company’s production.The company unearthed four white diamonds weighing 88, 56, 53 and 33 carats...
Mining Mar 08, 2020 Rapaport News
Lucapa
Graff Unit Signs Polishing Deal with Lucapa
Graff-owned diamond manufacturer Safdico will cut and polish a portion of rough from the Lulo mine through a partnership with Lucapa Diamond Company.Safdico will have the rights to buy up to 60% of Lulo’s annual rough production...
Mining Jan 29, 2020 Rapaport News
Graff
Graff Hires US Chief to Help Expand Business
Graff has appointed Marc Hruschka CEO of its US operations as part of its efforts to reach new customers and grow its business.“We aim to become more dynamic, broadening our product offering to include everyday diamonds and...
Retail Jan 15, 2020 Rapaport News
Top Diamonds of 2019
Diamonds That Created a Buzz in 2019
It was another big year for big diamonds, with several stones that raked in big bucks, set records, or otherwise made headlines. These were the stones that caught our attention in 2019.Biggest money makers1....
Polished Markets Dec 31, 2019 Leah Meirovich
Alrosa Firebird
Graff Buys 21ct. Polished Yellow from Alrosa
Alrosa has sold its celebrated Firebird diamond to Graff, achieving one of the highest per-carat prices for a stone of its type in recent years, the miner said.Alrosa did not disclose the final sale price...
Polished Markets Dec 24, 2019 Rapaport News
Phillips
Phillips Garners Nearly $10M at Hong Kong Auction
Phillips’s Hong Kong sale brought in $9.6 million, with a ruby ring standing out as one of the top-selling items, the auction house said Tuesday. The 5.22-carat pigeon’s blood Burmese ruby and diamond ring...
Polished Markets Nov 26, 2019 Rapaport News
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