Largest Diamond Found in a Century May Fetch $70M

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The largest diamond found in a century may sell for more than $70 million at Sotheby’s. The 1109-carat rough “Lesedi La Rona” will be offered in a stand-alone auction in London on June 29, and will first go on show at Sotheby’s New York on May 7. The diamond … [Read more...]

Sotheby’s to Auction 15.38ct Unique Pink

Sotheby’s to Auction 15.38 Carat Unique Pink

A rare, pear-shaped, vivid pink diamond known as the Unique Pink will go under the hammer in Geneva on May 17th, where auctioneers expect it to fetch $38 million. The “Unique Pink”, described by Sotheby's as “supremely rare and exceptional”, weighs 15.38 carats. “It is … [Read more...]

De Beers Millennium 4 diamond fetches $32m

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The De Beers Millennium 4 diamond, a 10.10-carat, oval, Internally Flawless, Fancy Vivid blue diamond sold at action today for $32million at Sotheby's Hong Kong. It was part of the Millennium Jewels collection, unveiled by De Beers in 2000 to commemorate the … [Read more...]

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...]

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...]

Supercomplication sells for $24M

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The Patek Philippe Supercomplication pocket watch sold today for 23.2 million Swiss francs ($24 million) at Sotheby’s in Geneva. Setting the new record price for any timepiece sold at auction.It has held the record since 1999 when it last sold at Sotheby’s for $11 million. $24 million dollars is the most anyone has … [Read more...]

Graff Vivid Yellow sells for $16,347,847

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A record was set today for a yellow diamond  with the sale of the ‘Graff Vivid Yellow’, a 100.09-carat daffodil yellow diamond ring sold for $16,347,847. With its exceptional size and a superb daffodil color, the Graff Vivid Yellow is a truly extraordinary diamond with immense presence. In an unusual turn of events … [Read more...]

Sapphire Ring Sets Auction Record

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A 28.18 ct. exceptional platinum, Kashmir sapphire, and diamond ring sold for $5,093,000 at Sotheby’s New York on April 29. An anonymous buyer paid $180,731 per ct., a new auction record for price per carat for any sapphire. The sale was part of the Magnificent Jewels auction, in which total sales were $44,313,500. … [Read more...]

Sotheby’s “Pink Star” Buyer Defaults.

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In a Sotheby’s (BID) auction in November, a New York diamond cutter defeated three bidders to win the most expensive gemstone ever. Yesterday, the auction house said the buyer couldn’t pay.  The Pink Star a 59.6 carat oval-cut pink diamond, which fetched $83.2 million in a transaction guaranteed by Sotheby’s … [Read more...]