14.6ct Oppenheimer Diamond Could Fetch $45m

thumb

Christie's is set to auction off an ultra-rare 14.6-carat blue Oppenheimer Diamond that is expected to sell for between $35 million and $45 million. It was owned by Philip Oppenheimer, the late chairman of the De Beers diamond-marketing cartel. In the diamond world, blue … [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...]

40.5ct Eye of Golconda Fails to Sell

eye-of-golconda thumb

The Eye of Golconda, an impressive necklace built around two D-flawless diamonds that was predicted to fetch as much as $10 million at the Christie’s jewelry auction last week, did not sell, company officials said. The piece, the headline offering at the auction house’s Hong Kong Magnificent Jewels sale on May 27 … [Read more...]

13ct Winston Blue sells for $24million

The Winston Blue thumb

Christie’s Sets All-Time Auction Record as a 13 Carat Blue garners $24 Million. The sale of the 13.22 carat rock known simply as ‘The Blue’ came a day after Sotheby's sold a 100-carat flawless yellow diamond for $16.3 million -- with both sales including commission. The US jeweller Harry Winston bought the blue diamond … [Read more...]