Estate Jewelry

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May 27, 2014
The star lot of Christie's Hong Kong auction of Magnificent Jewels—a diamond pendant necklace named "The Eye of the Golconda," whose centerpiece is the largest Golconda diamond ever to be auctioned in Asia—went unsold on May 27. ...»
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May 14, 2014
The largest flawless vivid blue diamond in the world sold for $23,795,372 at Christie’s Geneva auction of Magnificent Jewels on May 14, capturing the world auction record price per carat for a blue diamond sold at auction ($1,799,953 per carat). ...»
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April 16, 2014
A sensational pair of diamond ear pendants sold for $8,565,000 at Christie’s New York auction of Magnificent Jewels on April 16, kicking off what promises to be an exciting spring jewelry season for the auction house. ...»
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December 10, 2013
A spectacular 52.58-carat rectangular-cut diamond with D color and internally flawless clarity sold for $10,917,000 to an anonymous buyer at Christie’s New York sale of Magnificent Jewels on Dec. 10, ending on a high note an exceptional year for the auction house. ...»
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When Audrey Hepburn steps out of a New York taxi cab to gaze into the windows of Tiffany & Company, it is a moment on film that prompts a shift in the American consciousness. Though Tiffany’s was as renowned for its fine jewelry ...»
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Mention the name Cartier, and it is doubtful anyone who knows jewelry would balk, especially if one has had the fortunate advantage of examining, in person, any of Cartier’s dazzling creations ...»
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“Harry Winston” the brand, named for the company’s original founder, took some time to materialize, but it was Harry Winston (1896-1978) himself, and his eye for gemstones of importance, that started it all, earning him the label: “King of Diamonds.” ...»
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November 13, 2013
A rare pink diamond described by Sotheby’s as “one of the world’s natural treasures” fetched a record of approximately $83,269,811 at the auction house’s Geneva sale of Magnificent Jewels on Nov. 13, shattering its pre-auction high estimate of $60 million and becoming the most expensive diamond ever sold at auction. ...»
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November 12, 2013
The largest fancy vivid orange diamond ever to appear at auction sold for $35,540,612 at Christie’s Geneva sale of Magnificent Jewels on Nov. 12, capturing the world record price for an orange diamond sold at auction, as well as the world record price per carat for any diamond sold at auction ($2,398,151 per carat). ...»
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October 15, 2013
A cut-corned modified rectangular-cut fancy intense pink diamond totaling approximately 8.77 carats with VVS1 clarity was the top lot at Christie's New York sale of Magnificent Jewels on Oct. 15, selling for $6,325,000. ...»
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October 07, 2013
The largest D-flawless diamond ever to appear at auction sold for more than $30.6 million at Sotheby’s Hong Kong sale of Magnificent Jewels and Jadeite on Oct. 7, becoming the most expensive colorless diamond ever sold at auction. ...»
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September 24, 2013
Two highly important platinum and colorless diamond rings were the top lots at Sotheby’s New York sale of Important Jewels on Sept. 24, selling above their pre-auction high estimates. ...»
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September 01, 2013
This November, Sotheby’s New York will offer a public exhibition highlighting both the historic and contemporary works of Paris-based Master Jeweler Alexandre Reza. ...»
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July 29, 2013
When one approaches the wooden revolving doors of the Forbes Galleries, majestically flanked by dual ionic stone columns and the Art Deco–era iron framework ...»
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July 26, 2013
Christie’s held its first-ever online-only jewelry sale in July, featuring exclusive designs from new and established jewelers in price points accessible to a wide range of collectors. ...»

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