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Tell-all book to celebrate Christie’s 250th anniversary

Christie’s jewellery department has worked closely with ACC Art Books to publish Christie’s: The Jewellery Archives Revealed, in recognition of the auction house’s 250-year history. The book was written by Vincent Meylan, a specialist in precious stones and high jewellery. Meylan has authored several biographies as well as a number of books on precious stones.

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Magnificent Jewels auction to be held in November

For most, this is the stuff of dreams. For some, it could be reality. Christie’s Magnificent Jewels auction will take place in Geneva this November.

Some of the show-stopping diamonds being auctioned include: Miroir de l’amour diamond earrings—the world’s largest pear-shaped, D-flawless diamonds with symmetrical cut (each weighing more than 50 carats); Le jardin d’Isabelle diamond necklace weighing a total of 140 carats; and an exceptionally rare, fancy vivid, pear-shaped pink diamond with no trace of … Continue reading Magnificent Jewels auction to be held in November

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1109-carat diamond expected to sell for $70 million-plus

A tennis ball-size rough diamond will go on the auction block as a standalone sale in London next month. Sotheby’s says the 1109-carat ‘Lesedi la Rona,’ which is the largest gem-quality rough diamond to be discovered in more than a century and the largest rough diamond in existence today, is expected to fetch over $70 million U.S.

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Rare Burmese ruby up for auction

A 15.99-carat Burmese ruby leads Christie’s Magnificent Jewels auction next month. Named ‘Jubilee Ruby,’ the stone is said to be the most important Burmese ruby to appear at auction in the United States in more than 25 years, the last time being when a 16.20-carat stone sold at Christie’s in 1990.

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Elvis artifacts up for auction

Several pieces of rock ‘n’ roll history will be up for grabs this week, as Elvis Presley memorabilia goes on the auction block. Authentic Elvis artifacts will be offered by online live auction marketplace, Invaluable, at ‘The Auction at Graceland,’ which coincides with the King’s birthday on Jan. 8.

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