Christie's Auction offers Emeralds and Rubies–just in time for the Holidays!

Gear up for an amazing Christie’s auction just in time for the holiday season! Out of Christie’s Hong Kong Auction house, the auction will be available for registered buyers locally and online. On November 27th, Christie’s World-Renowned Auction house is presenting Hong Kong Magnificent Jewels. This one-of-a-kind auction will feature 304 lots. The crowned jewel […]

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Burmese Rubies to Lead Christie's Hong Kong Auction

Rare Burmese rubies, highlighted by a beautiful “Pigeon’s Blood” necklace are being highly anticipated in Christie’s upcoming Hong Kong Magnificent Jewels auction on November 27. Diamond, emerald, and sapphire jewelry will also be available at the auction, which has a pre-sale estimate of $70 million for the jewelry to be sold. Photo courtesy of Christie’s […]

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Top 5 Most Expensive Watches ever Auctioned

Watches of many types dating back to 1835 are sold at high-end luxury auctions like Christie’s and Sotheby’s. Following is a list of the top five most expensive watches every auctioned—no surprise that the list is weighed down by high end Patek Philipe timepieces. 1. A fantastic circa 1949, Vintage Patek Philippe wristwatch donned the […]

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Majestic Pink Diamond up for "Dibs" Tomorrow

Tomorrow, one of the most exciting diamond sales this summer will kick off on 1st Dibs. Fellow 1st dibs seller and our friends from the Naples Antique Show M.S. Rau Antiques are selling a stunning 12.27 pink diamond tomorrow. The diamond, called the Majestic Pink diamond, is a GIA certified Type IIa diamond. According to […]

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Spotlight On: Sotheby’s Diamonds Collection

For centuries women and men alike have believed the quote, “Diamonds are a girl’s best friend” and Sotheby’s cannot help but to agree. According to the infamous onscreen beauty and famous actress Elizabeth Taylor “Diamonds are forever.” These selections of rare and exquisite diamonds are meticulously designed and hand crafted. Sotheby’s specialize in selling one […]

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Jane Austen Ring Goes for $200,000 More Than Estimate

The Jane Austen ring reported earlier this week sold for more than five times Sotheby’s estimate. A turquoise and gold ring that once belonged to Jane Austen went to an anonymous private bidder for $236,557 during an English Literature, History, Children’s Books and Illustrations event that the auction house held in London on Tuesday, July […]

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Fancy Colored Diamonds: The Ultimate Asset

Fancy Colored Diamonds Investment 38 years of auction houses and private dealer records indicate the prices of fancy color diamonds doubling at the dealer level every 5 – 7 years. That’s an average of 12%-15% every year, with even higher rates for the rarer colors! Demand is increasing worldwide, while the earth’s supply of diamonds […]

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Martian Pink Diamond Blows Away Estimates

Martian Pink Diamond The Martian Pink diamond much discussed in auction circles over the past few months finally sold at Christie’s – for an amazing sum. The pink diamond fetched $17.4 million at auction in Hong Kong this week, more than double its estimated going price. The Martian Pink went up for auction for the […]

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Babe Ruth's Jersey Breaks Auction Records

Babe Ruth Jersey Auction Breaks Records The past week has certainly been a remarkable time for auction houses! First Christie’s breaks records witht he sale of Mrs. Lilly Safra’s jewels, then Sotheby’s smashes its own world record with its Magnificent Jewels sale in Geneva. Now, the sale of Babe Ruth’s earliest known jersey marked the […]

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Sotheby's Sets Record with Beau Sancy Diamond

Beau Sancy Diamond The Geneva Auction houses just seem to have all the fun, don’t they? After Christie’s record breaking auction of Mrs. Lilly Safra’s jewels to benefit 32 of Mrs. Safra’s favorite charitable institutions, Sotheby’s was not to be outdone. On Tuesday, Sotheby’s Geneva auctioned off the legendary Beau Sancy diamond for a little […]

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Famed Blue & Pink Diamonds Steal the Show at Christie's & Sotheby's

Blue and Pink Diamonds There is always something exciting going on in the world of diamonds and jewelry. Take for instance, within the past week two diamonds, one blue and the other pink, exceeded expectations when it came time for auction. Christie’s made the announcement that the Clark Pink Diamond fetched a record 15.7 million […]