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.┬áThe Smithsonian Museum has been able to present the Hope and the Wittlesbach-Graff diamonds (temporary donation from … Continue reading

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