|In addition to the Graff Ruby, the collection included a rare 27.54-carat step-cut Kashmir sapphire with a velvety blue color that sold for $5,984,474, a world auction record for a Kashmir sapphire. It had an estimate of $3m to $6m.|
Saturday, 14 August 2021
Saturday, 7 August 2021
Umba sapphire is a unique type of sapphire discovered in 1962 in the Gerevi Hills in the Umba Valley of Tanzania.
|Umba sapphires are mainly known for their range of orange-red, orange, and orangy golden yellow colors. These unique colors are due to various coloring elements including chromium, manganese, iron , titanium, and high proportions of vanadium.|
|The gem gravel of the Umba River Valley has been a major source of sapphires for at least a half century. The area also yields rare color-change sapphires.|
Wednesday, 4 August 2021
Tuesday, 3 August 2021
|‘This is living history in your hand,’ said Rahul Kadakia in 2019, International Head of Jewellery at Christie’s, of a stunning trove of jewels that date back nearly 500 years to the early part of the Mughal dynasty, which ruled in India from 1526 to 1857.|
Maharajas & Mughal Magnificence tells the story of a continuous tradition of patronage from the Mughal Empire to present day.
|Finial in the form of a Tiger's Head from the throne of Tipu Sultan|