Friday, 26 November 2021

Chopard Red Carpet Collection 2016

Ring in rose gold and titanium. 9.6 carat rubellite cabochon set with rubellites, yellow sapphires and brilliant-cut amethysts.
The romance between the Cannes Film Festival and Chopard has blossomed since 1998 – the year Chopard became the Official Partner to what is the world’s most renowned film festival. Since the Cannes Film Festival’s 60th anniversary in 2007, Chopard has annually created commemorative Haute Joaillerie collections. The Red Carpet Collection 2016 features 69 unique creations. The pieces are inspired by the glamour of the actresses who lit up the heyday of Italian cinema in the 1950s and 1960s.
Ring in white gold. 20.9 carat cushion–shaped sapphire and set with diamonds and sapphires.

Ring in white gold. 14.8 carat cushion–shaped emerald set with diamonds and emeralds.

Earrings in titanium set with brilliant–cut topaz, sapphire cabochons and orange and blue sapphires.

Necklace in white gold and titanium. 29.8 carat white opal set with emerald beads, topaz, amethyst, rubies tourmalines, rubelites, emeralds and sapphires.

Earrings with 47 carats of rubies, pear-shaped and brilliant-cut diamonds.

Cocktail ring in 18k white gold with tanzanite, sapphire and blue topaz, highlighted by paraiba tourmalines

White gold bracelet set with brilliant-cut sapphires and diamonds.

Rose gold set with 28.3 carats of pear-shaped pink sapphires and 5.9 carats of pear-shaped rubellites

Necklace in white and yellow gold set with pear-shaped fancy yellow diamonds, pear-shaped white diamonds, and white and yellow brilliants

Earrings in white gold with two pear-shaped sapphires and pear-shaped and brilliant-cut diamonds

Diamonds of HRH Queen Elizabeth II

Lieutenant Philip Mountbatten proposed to Princess Elizabeth with a 3 carat diamond solitaire ring flanked on each side by 5 smaller diamonds, set in platinum. The diamonds were taken from a tiara owned by Philip’s mother, Princess Alice.
The Coronation Necklace and diamond drop earrings were worn at the coronations of Queen Alexandra in 1901, Queen Mary in 1911, Queen Elizabeth in 1937 and Her Majesty The Queen in 1953. The earrings were made in 1858 for Queen Victoria.
The George IV State Diadem. Made by Rundell, Bridge & Rundell in 1820, the diadem features a set of 4 crosses pattée alternating with 4 bouquets of roses, thistles, and shamrocks. The motifs are set on a band of diamond scrollwork between two bands of pearls.
The Queen wears it to and from each State Opening of Parliament and for official portraits. That combination has made it one of the most recognizable symbols of her reign; it adorns stamps, money, and more official images around the world.
The Girls of Great Britain & Ireland Tiara. The tiara was one of the future Queen Mary’s wedding presents in 1893. A committee of "Girls of Great Britain & Ireland" chaired by Lady Eve Greville raised over £5,000 and purchased the tiara from Garrard. The tiara seems to be the Queen's favorite - she's said to call it "Granny's tiara"

Cullinan I (530.2 carats) and Cullinan II (317.4 carats)

Cullinan III and Cullinan IV

Cullinan V

Cullinan VI and Cullinan VIII

Thursday, 25 November 2021

Famous Diamonds Examined by the GIA

The Hope Diamond may be the most famous coloured diamond in the world. GIA graded the cushion antique brilliant of 45.52 carats as Fancy dark grayish blue.

GIA described the 41 carat Dresden Green as Fancy green, with a modified pear-shaped brilliant cut. The green has medium tone and slightly grayish saturation.

Ocean Dream - Fancy Deep blue-green, 5.51 ct

The Mouna weighs 112.53 ct and is Fancy Intense Yellow
The Portuguese Diamond weighs 127.01 carats and is colour graded M with a VS1 clarity. The Portuguese has a strong blue fluorescence.

The Idol’s Eye weighs 70.20 carats. Its colour grade is Very Light blue and its clarity is VVS1.

The Moussaieff Red weighs 5.11 carats and is the largest pure red diamond known to exist. It was cut and polished from a 13.9 carat rough.
The 33.19 ct Asscher cut Elizabeth Taylor Diamond. The 30.62 carat Fancy Deep blue Blue Heart Diamond.
The two stone Bvgari Blue made $ 15.76m at auction. It features a 10.95 carat VS2 Fancy Vivid blue diamond, and an 8.87 carat G colour VS1 diamond.

The Pumpkin Diamond is Fancy Vivid orange and 5.54 carats.
The 59.60 carat Flawless Fancy Vivid pink Pink Star was formerly known as the Steinmetz Pink.

The 101.29 carat cushion cut Allnatt is graded Fancy Vivid yellow.

Tuesday, 23 November 2021

Van Cleef & Arpels - Noah's Ark

Van Cleef & Arpels’ Noah’s Ark-inspired exhibition has been touring the world. The exhibition features jewellery pieces inspired by 40 pairs of animals.