|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|
Sunday, 1 August 2021
|It made $2m at auction.||Napoleon’s talisman was commissioned in 1800 after his Egyptian campaign. The talisman was lost in the Battle of Waterloo in 1815. During his retreat from the battlefield, his abandoned personal carriage was captured by a Prussian major. Deeply superstitious, Napoleon spent two years planning the intricate design of the jewels in the piece. Napoleon’s sphinx was dug up just after WWII in Noordwijk in the Netherlands, around 200 km from the Waterloo Battlefield.|