February 7th - New York
Of geometric design, the rock crystal crescent and terminal set with three natural pearls measuring approximately 14.8 by 13.4 mm, 9.2 by 8.7 mm and 9.1 by 8.0 mm, accented throughout with numerous old mine, old European and single-cut diamonds weighing approximately 4.25 carats, signed VCA, numbered 45071.4, circa 1925. With signed pouch.
thelibationbearers asked: Hey! I've started posting some of Sotheby's auctioned pieces (again). I would really appreciate it if you checked them out. I'll be posting some more soon.
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Fancy colored diamonds from the National Gem Collection.
Including famous diamonds, left to right: 30.62 carat Blue Heart Diamond, 18.30-carat, yellow Shepard Diamond, 36.73-ct pear-shaped fancy brown Thompson Diamond, 2.86-carat pear-shaped DeYoung Pink Diamond.
Photo: Chip Clark
Tiffany’s designers and craftsmen remind me of the best orchestra directed by a great conductor. — Darius Khondji, cinematographer of “The Dream Maker” (via tiffanyandco)
Chopard recently unveiled a magnificent 85-carat emerald-cut diamond. A fabulous diamond marked by purity and great whiteness is rivaled only by some of the world’s biggest diamonds: the legendary Koh-I-Noor, the 105.6-carat Golconda diamond set on the crown of England, or the Regent, formerly worn by Queen Marie-Antoinette and currently preserved in the Louvre Museum.
A model holds the Archduke Joseph diamond during a Christie’s auction preview in Geneva. Once part of the collection of the Archduke Joseph of Austria (1872-1962), the diamond, weighing 76,02 carats and mined at the legendary Indian Golkonda mine, is expected to reach between 9.3 million and 12.4 million pounds at an auction on November 13 in Geneva.
Christies Nov 13 Geneva jewelry auction will include the legendary Archduke Joseph Diamond. One of the rarest and most famous diamonds in the world, this gem combines an impressive size of 76.02 carats, perfect colour, and internally flawless clarity. Its origin is traced to the Golconda mines in India, the source of the world’s most coveted historical diamonds.Tony Falcone for Christie’s Images (©Tony Falcone).