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High jewelry by 25 black designers at Sotheby’s

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Immagine della mostra Brilliant & Black: The Age of Enlightenment

Darker-skinned jewelers and designers than others. Sotheby’s offers them a new appointment: Brilliant & Black: The Age of Enlightenment. The sale organized in London (22 September 2 October) follows the one organized in New York last year. The curator of the exhibition is the same, Melanie Grant: she has selected jewels by black designers from…

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A record pink diamond is on sale at Sotheby’s

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Williamson Pink Star, diamante rosa di 11 carati

An 11-carat pink diamond is a very rare gem. For this reason, the auction by Sotheby’s to be held in Hong Kong on 5 October is a special event also in terms of price: the diamond, which has been called Williamson Pink Star, is valued at over 20 million dollars. It will be sold at…

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How much are colored diamonds worth?

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Nel 2013 Pink Star è stato venduto per 83 milioni di dollari

Fancy diamonds, the colored ones, are increasingly in demand. But how much are colored diamonds really worth? ♦ Once the most important aspect was purity. The diamonds had to be absolutely transparent and colorless, as well as free from impurities. It is no coincidence that the value of diamonds was, and still is, determined by…

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Juno Diamond becomes Claire G for $ 13 million

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Il diamante forma di pera di colore D da 101,41 carati internamente impeccabile.

Juno Diamond, a 101.41 carat D-color pear-shaped stone, internally flawless, was sold in New York at Sotheby’s for 13 million dollars. The result places the stone among the highest prices ever achieved for a D, Flawless or Internally Flawless color diamond of over 100 carats at auction. The diamond was bought by telephone from a…

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The Juno diamond drives Sotheby’s sale

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Il Juno Diamond

The Magnificent Jewels auction organized by Sotheby’s in New York for June 16 includes a wide range of jewels. But also, always, with gems. Among all, the Juno Diamond stands out, a 101.41 carat D-colored gemstone, internally flawless. Given that the Sotheby’s auction takes place in June, the diamond inspired by the Roman goddess of…

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Sotheby’s presents a record-breaking blue diamond

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The De Beers Cullinan Blue ha una stima di 48 milioni di dollari

It’s record time for diamonds. This time in the most precious competition in the world, Sotheby’s came first, presenting The De Beers Cullinan Blue, the name of an extraordinary natural diamond. The stone is also one of the most precious blue diamonds ever offered at auction: its value is estimated at over 48 million dollars.…

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A huge black diamond from outer space is for sale

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The Enigma, diamante nero di di 555,55 carati

A giant black diamond. Extremely rare. A surprising child of nature. But also an enigma. And precisely this name, The Enigma, has been attributed to a huge gem weighing 555.55 carats and, even more incredible coincidence, with exactly 55 facets. The Enigma is a surprise reserved by Sotheby’s at its headquarters in Dubai, where it…

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All about garnet

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Anello con granato mandarino e zaffiri rosa

Garnet is one of the most used stones in jewelry. But can you distinguish it? Here’s what you need to know about the garnet, stone of the month of January, which actually brings together many different types ♦ It’s easy to say garnet. Actually this stone is classified in different ways and confused with other…

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Lalique story for sale at Sotheby’s

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René Lalique, collier in vetro, smalto e diamanti, Grenouilles

A must for those who love jewelry that has made history. Sotheby’s Paris (auction on December 17) offers a rare museum-quality collection of René Lalique pieces, all being auctioned for the first time. This is a collection curated by Claude H. Sorbac, a collector who passed away a few months ago. Lalique’s jewelry is a…

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Joséphine’s jewels double the estimate

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Diadema in oro, cammeo e smalto di Jacques-Amboise Oliveras del 1808 circa con cinque cammei ovali in pietra dura raffiguranti Zeus, Dioniso (probabilmente XVIII secolo), Medusa, Pan e Gaia (probabilmente fine XVI secolo); offerto insieme a una chiusura da cintura di design simile, con un cammeo in agata di Medusa (probabilmente fine del XVI secolo) e un ornamento per cintura con un cammeo in pietra dura di Zeus (1780-1800), nella custodia originale

In the year of the anniversary of Napoleon’s death, two diadems which are traditionally thought to have belonged to Joséphine de Beauharnais (1763-1814), wife of the French emperor, were sold by Sotheby’s London for £ 576,600 (approx. 671.00 euros or 759,000 dollars). A figure that has almost doubled the maximum estimate of 300,000 pounds. A…

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The diadems of Joséphine de Beauharnais up for auction at Sotheby’s

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Diadema in oro, cammeo e smalto di Jacques-Amboise Oliveras del 1808 circa con cinque cammei ovali in pietra dura raffiguranti Zeus, Dioniso (probabilmente XVIII secolo), Medusa, Pan e Gaia (probabilmente fine XVI secolo); offerto insieme a una chiusura da cintura di design simile, con un cammeo in agata di Medusa (probabilmente fine del XVI secolo) e un ornamento per cintura con un cammeo in pietra dura di Zeus (1780-1800), nella custodia originale

2021 was the bicentenary of Napoleon Bonaparte’s death. The sale by Sotheby’s of two diadems that belonged to Joséphine de Beauharnais (1763-1814), at least according to the current reconstruction, is therefore topical. Joséphine, wife of Napoleon Bonaparte (1769-1821), was empress of France and wore these very rare diadems which, apart from their material value, constitute…

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Sotheby’s is putting marahaja glasses up for auction

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I due occhiali Astaneh Ye Ferdaws (smeraldi) e Halqeh Ye Nur (diamanti)

The charm of exotic and precious jewels: Sotheby’s dedicates an auction to the theme Arts of the Islamic World & India. Most of the pieces concern objects, carpets, prints, paintings. But there are also jewels. And two, in particular, attract attention: they are glasses from an unknown princely treasure. The truly unique aspect of these…

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Maggi Simpkins creative by nature

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Anello con un diamante rosa di 2,43 carati circondato da rubini

Her ring was the top lot at Brilliant & Black, the Sotheby’s auction dedicated exclusively to black designers, although in truth Maggi Simpkins has physical traits that could make her mistake for a Mediterranean woman. But that’s not her distinctive trait. The Portland, Oregon-born designer has followed a different path than most of her colleagues…

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Black jewels for Sotheby’s

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Anello Rebel Black di Thelma West in ceramica nera e oro,-con diamante taglio pera da 5 carati

After music and figurative art, even in jewelry we are witnessing an enhancement of African-American creativity, on the wave of the Black Lives Matter movement. Sotheby’s New York, together with the jewelry editor and author Melanie Grant, organized the first exhibition-sale dedicated to black contemporary jewelry designers ((Brilliant & Black: A Jewelry Renaissance). The exhibition-sale…

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The super crypto-diamond sold by Sotheby’s

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Il diamante The Key 10138 all'asta

It happened: Sotheby’s sold a 101.38 carat diamond to a private and anonymous collector during an auction held in Hong Kong. The novelty, however, is that the 101.38-carat super diamond was bought with a cryptocurrency. It has not been communicated whether the cryptocurrency used is bitcoin or ethereum, the two required by the auction regulation.…

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The first 100-carat diamond for crypto at Sotheby’s

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Il diamante The Key 10138 all'asta

Sooner or later it had to happen: bitcoin and ethereum enter the world of great jewelry. Or, rather, they are now virtual currencies accepted in a super auction like the one organized by Sotheby’s in Hong Kong. On the other hand, there is already NFT virtual art, paid for in millions of dollars. In fact,…

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Magnificent Jewels in New York with Sotheby’s

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L'anello con diamante fancy yellow The Sienna Star

The decline (finally) of the pandemic has rekindled the engines of jewelry, but also the pleasure of shopping for Magnificent Jewels like those that Sotheby’s is selling in New York on June 9th. The auction also has a title: The Roaring Twenties 2.0. The sale includes a selection of 94 lots, including a set of…

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