Thursday, 27 April 2017
Wednesday, 26 April 2017
Diamond Sales Strong at Sotheby’s New York
|A pair of diamond earrings brought more than $5 million at Sotheby’s New York, helping the auction house record a total of $29 million in jewelry sales. The square emerald-cut, D-color, internally flawless diamonds, one of which weighed 20.29 carats and the other 20.02 carats sold for $5.3 million.
An emerald-cut, 5.07-carat, fancy gray-blue, VVS2-clarity stone brought $1.6 million.|
A pear-shaped, 11.19-carat, fancy pink, internally flawless diamond pendant went for $2.4 million.
|The “Stotesbury” emerald-and-diamond ring, designed by Harry Winston, sold for $996,500.|
Christie’s will hold its spring New York auction today, led by a 5.26-carat, fancy vivid purplish-pink diamond estimated at up to $3.5 million.
Piaget High Jewelry
|Piaget is a Swiss luxury watchmaker and jeweller, founded in 1874 by Georges Piaget in the village of La Côte-aux-Fées. The company belongs to the Swiss Richemont group, specialists in the luxury goods industry.||The company was founded as a manufacturer of watch movements but began marketing its own line of watches in the 20th century.|
| After a decade and a half at the helm of Piaget, Philippe Léopold-Metzger is ramping up the production of jewellery, increasing the company’s focus on an important battleground for the industry. Luxury groups such as Richemont have devoted significant resources to expanding their jewellery brands.|
|Piaget's watch and jewelry designs "embody the eternal quest for technical mastery, transformed by boldness, expertise and imagination."|
Tuesday, 25 April 2017
Jewellery Investing - Hints and Tips
|It may be tempting to think of jewellery as a safe haven of value. However, anyone considering jewellery as an investment needs to choose wisely.|
The notion that jewellery retains its value is ingrained in cultures around the world with the implication that jewellery endures and retains its value over the long term.
|The first caveat about jewellery is that if you buy new from a high end retailer, you will be losing from the start. The retailer usually imposes a 100% mark-up. Then there's the wholesaler's margin and the manufacturer's. You are also paying for marketing. Then there are taxes. If you sell the piece the next day you might get $.30 on the dollar. It might take many years to get back what you paid.|
Monday, 24 April 2017
The Argyle Blossom Ring
|The Argyle Blossom Ring was specially created for the Argyle Pink Diamonds Tender 2016.|
The ring features five Argyle Pink Diamonds Tender stones totalling 3.22 carats and a 0.33 carat Round Brilliant Argyle violet diamond nestled amongst white diamond petals, bordered by more than one carat of Argyle blue diamonds. It is valued at $3 million.
Asymmetrical High Jewels
Tiara set with red spinels, rhodolite garnets, tourmalines and diamonds. Chaumet
5.7ct marquise-cut peridot, pear-cut aquamarines and fancy-cut green tourmalines. Chanel
Draping chains of emeralds and diamonds. Graff
18 karat white gold earrings set with diamonds and rubies. De Grisogono
The centrepieces of the earrings are reversible to show either the white diamonds or the aquamarines and sapphires. Harry Winston
Friday, 21 April 2017
Bonham's New York
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Thursday, 20 April 2017
Right Hand Rings
Margot Mckinney Opal Ring
|Simply, right hand rings are any rings that are worn on the right hand. Often the term is used for cocktail rings – big statement rings that are set with bold, colourful gemstones.|
| Usually these are rings that women have bought for themselves. Wearing them on the right hand is a way of ensuring that they are not confused with an engagement ring or wedding band. While the term ‘right hand ring’ is a relatively new one, the idea of wearing a ring on the right hand to signify a woman’s economic independence has its roots in the original cocktail rings of the 1920s.|
Traditionally, each finger had its own symbolism, with the index finger reserved for membership rings, and a thumb ring being seen as a sign of wealth and power. A ring worn on the right pinkie can indicate professional status.
Lorenz Baumer Rubellite Ring
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