Tag Archives: Christie’s

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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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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Going once, going twice”¦

Pearls are not only June’s birthstone, they are one of the staples of auction houses around the world, with buyers eager to possess pieces of exemplary quality or provenance. Natural pearls and South Sea pearls take the lead over Akoya cultured pearls, even when cultured pearls have provenance of producer, manufacturer, or high-profile owner.

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