Shirley Temple Diamond up for Auction at Sotheby’s

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AUCTION UPDATE 04/20: The Shirley Temple diamond once belonging to “America’s Little Darling” will be up for auction next month. The cushion-cut blue diamond remained in Temple’s jewelrycollection until her death in 2014 and will be offered in … [Read more...]

Apollo 17 Astronaut Watch Sells For $245K

Christie's sells flown-to-the-moon Omega Speedmaster watch for $245K

An Apollo 17 astronaut watch that was flown to the moon, of the same make and model as the watches NASA issued to all of its Apollo astronauts to wear while in space, was sold by Christie's on Tuesday (Dec. 15) for nearly a quarter of a million dollars to the watchmaker's own … [Read more...]

Petra Diamonds recovers 23.16ct pink diamond

Petra Diamonds Limited has announced the recovery of a 23.16ct pink diamond from the Williamson mine in Tanzania.

Petra Diamonds recovers 23.16ct pink diamond from the Williamson mine in Tanzania. The pink diamond has been described as having “exceptional colour and clarity” and being an example of the high quality pink diamonds for which the Williamson mine … [Read more...]

Sotheby’s to Auction $4.6M Diamond Necklace

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New York--A platinum and diamond necklace made in 1939 for Queen Nazli of Egypt will be up for auction early next month and is expected to fetch as much as $4.6 million. Made by Van Cleef & Arpels, the Art Deco necklace is set with more than 600 round and baguette diamonds weighing … [Read more...]

A Closer Look at Glass-Filled Rubies

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Glass-Filled rubies have been a hot topic recently affecting both industry insiders as well as a consumers alike. Here is what you need to know to bring yourself up-to-speed on this highly controversial issue, as explained by The Gemological Institute of America. … [Read more...]