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Christies Geneva Graff Brooch 150
Christie’s to Offer 107ct. Yellow Diamond
Christie’s will offer a brooch by Graff containing a 107.46-carat, fancy-yellow diamond at its Geneva Magnificent Jewels auction.The piece, which features the brilliant-cut stone surrounded by white diamonds, is estimated to fetch up to CHF 3.3 million ($3.6 million)...
Polished Markets Oct 26, 2020 Rapaport News
Sothebys jade neckiace 150
Sotheby’s Hong Kong Sale Yields Mixed Results
Sotheby’s garnered HKD 304.3 million ($39.3 million) from its Hong Kong Magnificent Jewels auction, even as several big-ticket items failed to find buyers.An “imperial green” jadeite and diamond necklace was the top...
Polished Markets Oct 08, 2020 Rapaport News
Christie's
Twin-Stone Ring Fetches $9M at Christie’s
A twin-stone diamond ring sold for $9.3 million at Christie’s Geneva Magnificent Jewels sale after “spirited bidding” from several participants competing via telephone, the auction house reported.The piece, created by designer Reza, features...
Polished Markets Jul 23, 2020 Rapaport News
Richemont
Richemont Revenue Plunges as Stores Shut
Sales at Richemont’s jewelry brands plummeted in the first fiscal quarter as the coronavirus forced the company to shut most of its stores in major markets.Proceeds from the group’s jewelry maisons, which include Cartier, Van Cleef...
Retail Jul 16, 2020 Rapaport News
Christie's
Christie’s Garners $5M at Paris Auction
Christie’s brought in $5.2 million from its Fine Jewels sale in Paris, with several pieces smashing their presale estimates.A ring by designer Verdura, featuring a rectangular cut-cornered, 5.57-carat Kashmir sapphire and rectangular cut-cornered, H-color,...
Polished Markets Jul 09, 2020 Rapaport News
Growing up with Gen Z
Growing Up with Gen Z
Despite all the nights of lost sleep over whether millennials will still want to buy diamond jewelry, it turns out this group is not so dissimilar to previous generations. Generation Z, though — now aging into relevance — is a different...
Polished Markets Jun 16, 2020 Rachael Taylor
Sotheby's
Sotheby’s to Hold Magnificent Jewels Sale in June
Sotheby’s will hold its Magnificent Jewels and Noble Jewels auction in Geneva in June, its first live sale since the onset of the coronavirus pandemic.The auction will be held in two parts, Sotheby’s told Rapaport...
Polished Markets May 21, 2020 Rapaport News
Richemont
Richemont Sees Tough Road Ahead for Luxury
It could take up to three years for the luxury market to get back on track, as it relies heavily on consumer sentiment and travel, Richemont chairman Johann Rupert predicted.“The luxury industry is dependent on customers’ willingness to spend — the so-called...
Retail May 17, 2020 Rapaport News
Sotheby's
Sotheby’s to Bring Some Magnificent Jewels Online
Sotheby’s will offer a selection of items from its New York Magnificent Jewels auction at a special online sale in June, after the coronavirus put the live event in jeopardy.Some pieces originally consigned for that sale,...
Polished Markets May 13, 2020 Leah Meirovich
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
Sothebys tutti frutti 150
Sotheby’s Breaks Record at Online Jewelry Sale
A gem-set, diamond and enamel tutti frutti bracelet by Cartier garnered $1.3 million at Sotheby’s, the highest price for any jewel sold in an online auction.The piece, which features a selection of old European and single-cut, VS-...
Polished Markets Apr 30, 2020 Rapaport News
Tutti Frutti
Sotheby’s to Sell ‘Tutti Frutti’ Cartier Bracelet
A gem-set, diamond and enamel tutti frutti bracelet by Cartier is to go under the hammer in Sotheby’s latest online sale.The piece, which has a high estimate of $800,000, will be sold as a single lot by Sotheby’s New York in a dedicated remote...
Polished Markets Apr 26, 2020 Rapaport News
MVI Tiffany 150
Self-Purchasing Females Choose Tiffany
Tiffany & Co. is the jewelry brand women are most likely to buy for themselves, MVI Marketing found in a survey.Some 35% of female consumers would spend their money on products from the luxury-jewelry brand, while...
Retail Feb 05, 2020 Rapaport News
Richemont
Robust Jewelry Sales Boost Richemont
Richemont’s jewelry sales increased 9% in the third fiscal quarter as strong growth in Europe, the US and China offset weakness in Hong Kong.Jewelry proceeds from Cartier, Van Cleef & Arpels and Buccellati rose to EUR 2.16...
Retail Jan 19, 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
Phillips Paul Redmayne
Fourth Bonhams Jewelry Expert Joins Phillips
Phillips has appointed Paul Redmayne head of private jewelry sales as part of its efforts to expand its jewelry department internationally, the auction house said Monday.Redmayne, who will be responsible for managing relationships with top...
Polished Markets Jan 13, 2020 Rapaport News
Podcast
Podcast: What’s in Store for the Holidays
With the holiday season well under way, the Rapaport Diamond Podcast debates different trends taking shape in the retail space. The discussion spans personalization, omnichannel, effective storytelling, being more open-minded, and...
Retail Dec 12, 2019 Rapaport News
Bonhams NY
Blue Diamond Earrings Score Big at Bonhams
A pair of blue diamond earrings fetched just under $1.3 million atBonhams’ New York Jewels sale, beating its high estimate. The set features a marquise-shaped brilliant cut,fancy-intense-blue diamond with VS1 clarity, weighing 1.81...
Polished Markets Dec 10, 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
Bonhams London Jewels
Cartier Necklace Smashes Estimate at Bonhams
An Art Deco aquamarine and diamond necklace by Cartierfetched more than triple its high estimate at Bonhams' London Jewels sale. The Cartier piece, which is dated from 1940 and features 170carats of aquamarines, sparked an international...
Polished Markets Dec 08, 2019 Rapaport News
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