Thursday, 29 May 2014

Iconic Jewels

Queen Marie Jose’s Emerald and Diamond Necklace. Once owned by the last royalty of Italy, Queen Marie Jose. She was known for having an extensive collection of jewels including this diamond necklace. This necklace contains 50 emeralds and was created by Van Cleef and Arpels.
Spanish Flamenco dancer Anita Delgado spent most of her life in Jagatjit Singh’s kingdom in the foothills of the Himalayas, as the Maharaja’s fifth wife and the Maharani of Kapurthala. She lived a life of unbelievable luxury.

Her jewels were sold in Christie's in London on December 12 2007.
The Love At First Sight diamond. A heart shaped diamond weighing 56.15 carats with a rating of IF Type IIa, color D. It was originally cut from the Cullinan Diamond.

The diamond fetched $12 million at a Christie’s auction in 2011.
This tiara belonged to Swedish princess, and the Countess Consort Princess Katharina Henckel von Donnersmarck. The tiara is 101.27 carats in weight and was sold by Sotheby’s sale of Magnificent Jewels in late 2011 for $12.7M.
The Shizuka Diamond - is the largest colorless diamond to have sold at an auction in Asia. The shield-shaped diamond features 92 facets. It was carved out of a rough diamond of 460 carats.

It sold for $6.21m in February 2009.
Flawless Blue Diamond - it took no more than 15 minutes via telephone for this flawless blue diamond to command a record price at a Sotheby’s auction in Geneva in 2009. The stone brought $9.3 million or $1.3 million per carat.