|Due to limited supply and growing popularity, prices of Paraiba Tourmaline have skyrocketed. The blue-green jewel is treasured for its rarity, with just one specimen discovered for every 10,000 diamonds. It’s prized for its extraordinary color.|
Sunday, 27 September 2020
Saturday, 26 September 2020
|Kevin Kinard found the 9.07 carat stone in the Crater of Diamonds State Park on Labor Day. It is the second-largest ever found at the park.|
Friday, 25 September 2020
Camélia Origami earrings from the Chanel Jardin de Camélias collection.
Boucheron Python ring with a Ceylon pink 17.36 carats cushion cut sapphire
Monday, 21 September 2020
|Graff has released a new brooch that pays homage to the house’s history of innovative diamond design: a floral brooch featuring 63 carats of pink and white diamonds. The piece took 240 hours to make, and incorporates 293 round pink diamonds, accented by pear-shape and marquise white diamonds.|
No word on price, but with the supply of red and pink diamonds expected to decline 90% next year this piece will likely hold it's value.
Thursday, 17 September 2020
|The high quality stones range in size from 9.6 carats to 25.8 carats.||South Africa’s Petra Diamonds (LON:PDL), which put itself up for sale in June, announced it has found five high-quality blue diamonds. Petra, which has been hit by a triple whammy of weak market conditions, power emergencies and covid-19, found the Type IIb blue diamonds at its flagship Cullinan mine.|
Wednesday, 16 September 2020
Tuesday, 15 September 2020
|The Hooker Emerald is 75.47 carats. It was once the property of Abdul Hamid II, Sultan of the Ottoman Empire (1876-1909) who wore it in his belt buckle. Tiffany & Co. purchased the emerald at auction in 1911. |
The stone originated from Colombia and was probably shipped to Europe by Spanish conquistadores in the 16th or 17th century. Mrs. Janet Annenberg Hooker donated it to the Smithsonian 1977.
Heart-shaped brooch has a 96-carat amethyst surrounded by diamonds.
The Hall Sapphire Necklace, designed by Harry Winston, Inc., features 36 cushion-cut sapphires from Sri Lanka, totaling 195 carats, set in platinum accented by 435 pear-shaped and round brilliant-cut diamonds, totaling 83.75 carats.
These two large, pear-shaped diamonds weigh 14.25 and 20.34 carats respectively are set in earrings that belonged to Marie Antoinette, the Queen of France who was guillotined in 1793 during the French Revolution.
|The Petersen Tanzanite Brooch. Pair of matched tanzanite gems about 30 carats. The floral platinum brooch, designed by Harry Winston in 1991, has 24 carats of diamonds. The tanzanite “flowers” can be detached and worn as earrings. The Petersen Tanzanite Brooch was gifted to the National Gem Collection in 2002.|
The Sherman Diamond is one of five pendants from a diamond necklace. The necklace was a gift from the khedive of Egypt to Civil War General William Sherman for his daughter’s wedding in 1874. The necklace was divided among his three daughters. The pendant has an 8.52-carat pear shaped diamond surrounded by 17 round diamonds.