Thursday, 8 December 2016

Cartier - Modern Brilliance

Cartier tours the world’s museums, showing off roughly 1,500 pieces it has amassed for its archive. Cartier started its collection in 1983. The French jewelry house’s 27th exhibition was called “Brilliant: Cartier in the 20th Century”


Wednesday, 7 December 2016

Record Setting Fine Ruby

Christie’s sold a 15 carat Burmese ruby for $18m at its Magnificent Jewels auction in Hong Kong in December 2015, setting a world auction record for a ruby of $1.2 million per carat. The 'Crimson Flame' surpassed its high estimate of $15 million.
The “Sunrise Ruby” a 25.59-carat Burmese stone, sold for $30.3 million ($1.184 million per carat) in May, 2015. The price was a new record for any ruby, a new record per carat, and is a record for a stone by Cartier.

The 8.62-carat cushion-shaped 'Graff Ruby' set a then world auction record for a ruby at $8,600,410, as well as a record price per carat for a ruby at $997,727 in 2014.

10.10 carat Mogok Burmese ruby and diamond brooch by Cartier. $8,428,127 or $834,468 per carat in 2014.

29.62 carat Mogok Burmese ruby and diamond ring by Cartier. $7,379,953 or $249,154 per carat in 2014.

The Patiño Ruby. 32.08 carats Mogok Burmese ruby and diamond ring by Chaumet. $6,736,750 or $209,998 per carat in 2012.

The Queen of Burma. 23.66-carat Burmese Ruby and diamond ring by Cartier. $6,084,559 or $257,166 per carat in 2014.

The Regal Ruby. 13.21-carat Mogok Burmese Ruby and diamond ring. $5,967,465 or $451,738 per carat in 2013

A 30.20-carat Burmese ruby and diamond Ring. $4,265,586 or $141,245 per carat 2011.

8.99 carat Mogok Burmese ruby and diamond Ring by Harry Winston. $3,935,105 or $437,720 per carat 2013.

The Richard Burton ruby and diamond ring. 8.24 carats by Van Cleef & Arpels. $4,226,500 or $512,925 per carat 2013.

12.46-carat Burmese ruby and diamond ring. $3,721,415 or $298,669 per carat 2014.

“The Pride of Burma,” a 6.25 carat, cushion-shaped Burmese ruby and diamond ring. US $2-2.5m.
Red Emperor Necklace. 104.51 carat total weight; 60 faceted pear and heart-shaped stones in a Fai Dee/James W. Curren necklace. Auction record for ruby jewelry. $9,923,077 or $94,949 per carat. Sotheby's Hong Kong April 7, 2014
The Heart of the Kingdom Ruby necklace, from the house of Gerard, has a 40.63 carat heart shaped Burmese ruby set on a 155 carat diamond necklace. $ 14m.

Tuesday, 6 December 2016

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 once again testifies to Chopard’s talents.

This year’s collection 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