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.
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
The largest fancy intense blue diamond ever offered at auction will lead Christie’s New York Magnificent Jewels. The 24.18-carat ‘Cullinan Dream’ is the largest of four blue diamonds cut from the 122.52-carat rough discovered in 2014 at South Africa’s Cullinan mine.
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.
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.
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.
Gemfields’ latest ruby auction in Singapore has generated almost $29 million U.S. Of the 92,136 carats available, Gemfields says it sold 90,642 carats, while averaging a per-carat price of $317.92 U.S.