|In a sign of trouble in the high end high jewel market, a top tier 3 carat blue diamond was pulled from the auction block for the lack of bids. It's estimate was $4.3m to $6.3m. Top lot was a 7 carat fancy intense light pink diamond that fetched more than $3 million|
Wednesday, 24 June 2020
Tuesday, 16 June 2020
|Last August, Bugatti unleashed a souped-up version of its Chiron supercar. Not only did the car break the mythical 300 mph barrier (304.773 mph, to be exact), it inspired the French carmaker to build the Bugatti Chiron Super Sport 300+, a production model available in a limited edition of 30 examples. |
Thanks to Jacob & Co. we have the Twin Turbo Furious Bugatti 300+.
3 are being made, each priced at $580,000.
Saturday, 6 June 2020
|Kunzite is the best-known variety of the mineral spodumene. It’s named after gemologist George Frederick Kunz, who was the first to identify it as a unique variety of spodumene around 1902. Kunzite gets its color from trace amounts of manganese. California’s San Diego County is an important source of kunzite. It’s also found in Afghanistan, Brazil, and Madagascar.|
| Kunzite can be irradiated and then heat-treated to enhance its color. Both treated and natural color in kunzite can fade with exposure to heat and bright light.|
Kunzite rates 6.5 to 7.0 on the mohs hardness scale, making it ideal for jewellry.
|It is not unusual to find kunzite in large sizes. The Smithsonian houses a faceted heart-shaped kunzite that weighs 880 carats.|
Thursday, 4 June 2020
Tuesday, 2 June 2020
|Her magnificent jewelry collection included important jewels of royal provenance and countless masterpieces specially commissioned from Cartier, Van Cleef & Arpels, and Harry Winston.|