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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. 
Sotheby’s anticipates that a 15.23-carat fancy intense orangy pink diamond could garner as much as $7 million at its April 29 sale in New York.  

Atelier Swarovski has partnered with designer Matthew Campbell Laurenza for its first fine jewelry collection, which is being sold exclusively at Bergdorf Goodman.

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. 
A trio of large stones expected to sell for millions of dollars each are the highlight of Sotheby’s May 13 auction of Magnificent Jewels and Noble Jewels in Geneva. 
This summer, Wellesley College will host a display of the brooches former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright wore to communicate certain messages during her political tenure. 
While Baselworld is known as a showcase for the latest watchmaking innovations, there was no lack of fresh jewelry designs at the show. A total of 10 pieces from three big brands--Stephen Webster, Mikimoto and Roberto Coin--are featured in this slideshow. 
The MJSA’s 2104 Vision Awards, which recognizes outstanding talent in jewelry design, is open for entries now through April 17.  
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