Monday, 29 November 2021

Diamond hearts shine

$3.1m (Red) $1.9m (Orange)

The heart-shape fancy blue, 5.04-carat fancy vivid heart modified brilliant-cut diamond with VS2 clarity made $10.5m and a fancy vivid pink, 4.49-carat heart modified brilliant-cut, internally flawless made $8.1m.

The Graff Venus weighs 118.78 carats, D colour, Type IIA.
The Heart of Eternity is a heart-shaped 27.64 carat fancy vivid blue diamond. Because of its color, size, and clarity, the Heart of Eternity is one the world's most valuable gems. In 2000 it sold for $16m.

The Argyle Amour Diamond weighs 2.61 carats and is the most valuable heart-shaped diamond discovered at the Argyle Diamond mine.

Sunday, 28 November 2021

Red Spinel

Spinel is highly sought after by gem connoisseurs with crystals in high demand among collectors. Red spinel is the most desirable, followed by cobalt-blue spinel, then hot pink and vivid orange stones. The natural stone is often transparent and usually needs no treatment. Its ranking of 8 on the Mohs hardness scale makes it ideal for every type of jewelry.
Red spinel ranges from orangy red to purplish red, with pure red hues the finest. A top quality 5 carat red spinel might sell for a tenth the price of an equivalent ruby. Pink spinel often sells for less than pink sapphire. Prices for the highest quality have exploded in recent years.
The most highly valued blue spinel colors parallel blue sapphire, with intense violet-blue to pure blue colors highly regarded. Eye clean spinel is more valuable than that with inclusions. The more visible the inclusions, the more the value drops.
Larger spinel sizes rise considerably in per-carat price.

Prices rise sharply for fine red, pink, and blue stones above five carats.

Saturday, 27 November 2021

Bejewelled Birds

The Peacock Brooch by Graff boasts 1,305 diamonds weighing a total of 120.81 carats.

At the center is a 20.02 carat fancy deep blue pear-shape diamond. Adorning the tail feathers is an array of white, pink, yellow, orange, green and blue diamonds in various sizes and shapes. The tip of each feather is set with a cluster of white diamonds. The Peacock Brooch can be yours for about $ 100m.
The Walska Briolette Diamond Brooch. The Fancy Vivid Yellow antique briolette diamond weighs 96.62 carats. $10.5 million

Cartier Bird of Paradise Brooch with 20.22-carat pink sapphire and six padparadscha sapphires.

Golecha Bird brooch studded with kundan polki, ruby and emeralds.

Platinum, 18 karat gold, diamond and mystery-set ruby bird brooch, Van Cleef & Arpels, France, 1948

Van Cleef & Arpels mid-20th century 18 karat gold brooch with diamonds and rubies, malachite, onyx.

Tiffany. Kunzite and diamonds.



Van Cleef & Arpels

Buccellati - Eagle Brooch

Friday, 26 November 2021

Chopard Red Carpet Collection 2016

Ring in rose gold and titanium. 9.6 carat rubellite cabochon set with rubellites, yellow sapphires and brilliant-cut amethysts.
The romance between the Cannes Film Festival and Chopard has blossomed since 1998 – the year Chopard became the Official Partner to what is the world’s most renowned film festival. Since the Cannes Film Festival’s 60th anniversary in 2007, Chopard has annually created commemorative Haute Joaillerie collections. The Red Carpet Collection 2016 features 69 unique creations. The pieces are inspired by the glamour of the actresses who lit up the heyday of Italian cinema in the 1950s and 1960s.
Ring in white gold. 20.9 carat cushion–shaped sapphire and set with diamonds and sapphires.

Ring in white gold. 14.8 carat cushion–shaped emerald set with diamonds and emeralds.

Earrings in titanium set with brilliant–cut topaz, sapphire cabochons and orange and blue sapphires.

Necklace in white gold and titanium. 29.8 carat white opal set with emerald beads, topaz, amethyst, rubies tourmalines, rubelites, emeralds and sapphires.

Earrings with 47 carats of rubies, pear-shaped and brilliant-cut diamonds.

Cocktail ring in 18k white gold with tanzanite, sapphire and blue topaz, highlighted by paraiba tourmalines

White gold bracelet set with brilliant-cut sapphires and diamonds.

Rose gold set with 28.3 carats of pear-shaped pink sapphires and 5.9 carats of pear-shaped rubellites

Necklace in white and yellow gold set with pear-shaped fancy yellow diamonds, pear-shaped white diamonds, and white and yellow brilliants

Earrings in white gold with two pear-shaped sapphires and pear-shaped and brilliant-cut diamonds