Stackable yet Questionable…

Precious gems are these, rich men attempt to seize, but gems like these are very rare, (?) their slightly small size is only fair… so don’t neglecte and stare! Chicken or the Egg? Who came first? Tiffany’s Sugar Stacks or Pomellato’s Velenos? Advertisements

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The Alchemist’s Gold Elixir

Gold has long since the Egyptians, been a symbol of the sun, of life and of power. The alchemists of Alexandria used to concoct elixirs of liquid gold as they firmly believed that ingesting gold would lead to a mental, bodily and spiritual purification. Considered a mystical metal, it represented the perfection of matter; when … 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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The Embracing Hope NEckalce by Harry Winston

Embracing the Hope Diamond

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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Lip motif rings from various modern jewelry designers.

Lips That Love Did Make?

” Those lips that Love’s own hand did make Breathed forth the sound that said “I hate” …” Chicken or the egg? Who was the first to design the lips motif ring?  

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Dior Joaillerie VS Aspire Design

Ring around the roses, pocket full of posies, can you guess which one’s which, Aspire Design or Dior Joaillerie? Which came first… the chicken? Or the egg?  

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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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