Diamonds highlight Bonhams sale
A modified pear brilliant-cut type IIa diamond weighing 17.82 carats sold for $2.6 million at Bonhams Wednesday, more than double its pre-sale estimate.
Author’s jewelry collection tops $1M
A 14.07-carat cushion-cut G color, VS1 diamond ring from the collection of English author Barbara Taylor Bradford sold for $730,148, making it the top lot of Bonhams sale held Thursday in London.
Winners named in lab-grown diamond design contest
Six winners have been named in the inaugural Rebel Chique Design Competition, which asked entrants to create jewelry using Rebel Chique Diamonds, Royal Asscher’s lab-grown diamond brand.
‘Radiant Orchid’ named color of the year
“Radiant Orchid,” a purple hue that blends fuchsia, purple and pink undertones, is Pantone’s 2014 Color of the Year, the color institute announced Thursday.
51-carat fancy vivid yellow to lead Sotheby’s sale
A 51.75-carat fancy vivid yellow diamond flanked by two 6.15-carat triangle-shaped diamonds set in a platinum ring is expected to sell for as much as $3.5 million at Sotheby’s Dec. 11 auction.
Pa. retailer introduces yellow diamond line
After seeing a growing number of celebrities donning yellow diamond rings and anticipating the trend is here to stay, Bernie Robbins Jewelers has released its own line of natural yellow diamond engagement rings.
Bonhams selling Victoria Beckham’s wedding tiara
A gold and diamond tiara worn by singer and fashion designer Victoria Beckham during her wedding to soccer star David Beckham is expected to fetch between $29,000 and $40,000 at Bonhams London.