CTF Pink Diamond Sets New World Auction Record at Sotheby’s

Sotheby’s set a new world auction record for any diamond or jewel on the evening of 4 April 2017 with the $71.2 million sale of the Pink Star, a 59.60-carat oval mixed-cut Fancy Vivid Pink Internally Flawless diamond. The sale of the Pink Star more than doubled the

40 Years of Sotheby’s in Geneva: the 5 Highest Profile Sales

This year, auction house Sotheby’s is celebrating the fortieth anniversary of its offices in Geneva, which first opened in 1976. Four years after it opened its doors, the Magnificent Jewels sales began, but it was in 1993 that the first record jewellery sales were

Highlight From Upcoming Bonhams Fine Jewellery Auction

Every year in the run up to Christmas the auction house Bonhams hosts a ‘jewellery lunch’ where those attending are served up not only exquisite food, but also pieces from the upcoming auction. This year the guests were invited to see lots from an auction of fine j

The Sky Blue: a New Star on the Horizon for Blue Diamonds?

On 18 November Sotheby’s Magnificent Jewels and Nobel Jewels auction is set to take place in Geneva. One of the most outstanding items is the Cartier ring with a 8.01-carat blue diamond, The Sky Blue. Generally speaking, because of the beauty and rarity of blue dia

Two Incredible Diamonds Up For Sale At Sotheby’s

The Sotheby’s auction house never ceases to amaze with the sensational items it puts up for sale. Two lots, set to be sold in May and June, have already created a stir. The first is a pink diamond – The Unique Pink – the largest Fancy Vivid Pink-coloured pear shape

Two Unique Blue Diamonds to Be Auctioned Off at Sotheby’s This April

“Blue diamonds of any intensity of colour are amongst the rarest of all gems. Highly saturated blue diamonds over ten carats combined with an Internally Flawless clarity grade are extremely rare. There have been fewer and fewer new rough diamonds discovered over th

TOP 5 Most Expensive Jewels Sold at Auctions in 2015

If you are a jewellery enthusiast or collector in a constant search of rare, exceptional gemstones and important jewels with provenance, you must have been avidly tracking the auctions at Sotheby’s and Christies. And for those of you who haven’t, we take a look bac

White Roses and Bright Shades of Precious Stones Dominated at Bonhams Lunch

In order to celebrate the upcoming Christmas holidays and to offer a private viewing of jewellery that will be auctioned in London on December 5, Bonhams auction house held a grand lunch for editors of print and online publications. The centre of the room was taken