13-carat blue diamond expected to fetch $25M
The world’s largest flawless vivid blue diamond is expected to sell for as much as $25 million next month, when the 13.22-carat gem hits the auction block at Christie’s Magnificent Jewels sale.
Gemvision crowns winners in the Matrix
Five winners have been named in Gemvision’s Matrix Design contest, which recognizes the best work of designers who use computer-aided drafting tools to create jewelry.
Buyer pays $185K for Marilyn’s rhinestones
Though she once crooned that diamonds are a girl’s best friend, it didn’t take any of the pricey stones to bring in the big bucks for a pair of clip-on earrings worn by Marilyn Monroe.
PGI taps designer to promote platinum
Platinum Guild International announced that it is partnering with designer Monique Lhuillier to promote the metal across a number of mediums.
Couture innovates with two new Design Awards
Show organizers have expanded the Couture Design Awards by two categories in order to honor jewelry that breaks new ground as well as pieces that are distinctively extravagant.
Jadeite necklace sets 2 world auction records
A jadeite bead necklace with a Cartier clasp sold for $27.4 million at Sotheby’s Monday, setting a new world record for any jadeite jewelry and Cartier jewel sold at auction.