HSH Princess Charlene’s Tiara by Lorenz Baumer

Thanks to the “Jewellery Editor” some fabulous images have arrived on the net of HSH Princess Charlene’s tiara, designed by Lorenz Baumer. He conceived a jewel that was to reflect Princess Charlene’s love for the ocean waters; with diamond water drops splashing across her hair. The variety of diamond cuts used to execute this piece … Continue reading

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HSH Princess Charlene’s Ocean Jewel

HSH Princess Charlene de Monaco has received a token of love from Prince Albert II; the Ocean Jewel, designed by Van Cleef & Arpels. We witness here a form of jewelery as high in performance as we could wish for, in it’s quality of execution, stone work and symbolism. For the former South African competitive … Continue reading

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Laurence Graff, The King of Diamonds

November 25th 2010, merely a few days after Graff acquires the finest pink diamond at auction for 46 million USD, he proudly announces the acquisition of another two diamonds, one of 196cts and the other of 184cts, both rough and seal-bid for 23 million USD. Both were recovered from the Letseng mine in the Maluti … Continue reading

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The BVLGARI Blue

Yesterday, October 20th 2010, Christie’s New York jewelry auction presented the BVLGARI Blue. A two-stone diamond ring featuring the largest triangular-shaped fancy vivid blue diamond ever to appear at auction. The ring was designed by Rome’s legendary jeweler’s BVLGARI in the 1970s and was being sold by a collector who bought it as a present … Continue reading

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Embracing the Hope Diamond

The Embracing Hope NEckalce by Harry Winston

Last night, Novembre 17th 2010, Harry Winston presented on their 5th Avenue flagship store the famous 45.52ct fancy blue Hope diamond in it’s new setting. Enlaced with baguette cut diamonds, it’s design poeticaly communicates a message of hope, ironic for this diamond who’s story has been embedded with curses. The legend has it that ever … Continue reading

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Sotheby’s Sold the 24.78ct Fancy Pink for $46 Million

Today, Sotheby’s sold the fancy pink diamond for $45.75 million, which is a new record in the purchasing price of diamonds at auction. Laurence Graff, one of the biggest diamond traders, was again the one to collect this amazing stone to add to his fabulous collection, which already included the Wittelsbach blue diamond.  

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The Hope and Wittlesbach-Graff Diamond in the Same Room

Today, November 11th 2010, marks the 52nd Anniversary of Harry Winston’s donation of the HopeDiamond to the Smithsonian Institution. With this great gift, Mr.Winston helped to found the United States National Gem Collection and gave Hope to the world. The Smithsonian Museum has been able to present the Hope and the Wittlesbach-Graff diamonds (temporary donation from … Continue reading

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24.78ct Pink Diamond On Auction

  Sotheby’s is putting up for auction a gem you normally encounter once in a lifetime; a 24.78ct fancy intense pink diamond, that once belonged to the Harry Winston collection. The color grading for such an important weight on a diamond is not only extraordinary, but it further has been classified as a type IIa … Continue reading

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BoChic’s New Collection?

BoChic’s new Autumn/Winter 2010 collection add ons seem to include in their video shoot a bracelet with a strong ressemblance to Boucheron’s one-of-a-kind bangle that is to be exhibited in France’s Antique Biennal exhibition later this Septembre.

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Victoire de Castellane and Claire Denis Collaborate

Claire Denis, the film director, encountered Victoire de Castellane in the hope for a collaboration for her next movie “White Material”

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