Thursday, September 27, 2012

Golconda, Brooke Astor and 158cts!

After a Hot summer all of us are welcoming a little cooler temperatures and the beginning of fall~
Here at JR Colombian Emeralds all of our staff have a passion and love for what we do, and also for the larger Historic diamonds and jewelry that will make their way to the auction houses. One that we had just noticed is an incredible 76.02ct D- IF Archduke Joseph Diamond is expected to sell for around 15 million dollar when it goes up for Auction in Geneva on November 13th (just in time for my bday)
After a Hot summer all of us are welcoming a little cooler temperatures and the beginning of fall~
Here at JR Colombian emeralds all of our staff have a passion and love for what we do, and also for the larger Historic diamonds and jewelry that will make their way to the auction houses. One that we had just noticed is an incredible 76.02ct D- IF Archduke Joseph Diamond is expected to sell for around 15 million dollar when it goes up for Auction in Geneva on November 13th (just in time for my bday)
76.02ct D – IF Archduke Joseph Diamond

Besides the color being graded as “D” and the color as clarity being graded as “IF” or internally flawless the other specialty about this diamond is that it is a Golconda diamond and as Christies says’ “one of the rarest and most famous diamonds in the world”. This stone was mined at the famous Golconda mines where such magnificent stones such as Koh-i-Noor, the Hope and the Regent. The Golconda diamonds are known for their pureness and that light can pass thru completely impeded The last time this stone was seen was in 1993 and prior to that was seen in 1962. This diamond gets its name from the owners Archduke Joseph August of Austria who in turn passed it on to his son, the Archduke Joseph Francis. To be in the same room as this Historic diamond and to witness the auction would be a treat for anyone to experience!
 And speaking of large diamonds earlier this month in Russia Diamond miner Alrosa has uncovered a massive 158cts diamond. The stone has some inclusions but if it goes to auction it could sell for 1.5 million dollars. Depending how the stone is cut it can produce several good quality diamonds worth hundreds of thousand of dollars. It's good to know that we're still able to mind diamonds of this exceptional size, even in Russia!

                    158cts Diamond mined by Diamond Miner, Alrosa in Russia


Brooke Astor who had passed away at the ripe age of 105 in 2007. She once said “Money is like manure, it doesn’t mean anything unless its spread”.  An auction of her furniture, art work and jewels occurred at Sotheby’s n September 24th and 25th and the results were just received. All of her jewelry has been sold (61 fabulous pieces) for a staggering 18.8 million dollars. She was a collector of French Louis XIV furniture as well as  Asian arts.  One of her most noted pieces of jewelry was a 22.84cts Emerald Diamond and Platinum ring which had sold for a mouth dropping price of 1.2 million dollars. Her Emerald cabochon Diamond and Platinum necklace sold for $686,500. Beuaitufl jewelry and the proceeds benefit many of the chairities she was known for supporting throughout her long life. Taking a look at the auction results ( be warned there’s 30 pages!) You can see she had a great affinity for classic works for art, furniture, and animals in all forms, namely paintings of dogs.
                            22.84cts Emerald Diamond and Platinum Ring
          Brooke Astors Bulgari 18k gold, platinum, emerald, and diamond necklace
New Seasons means two things, new designs and the beginning of awards season!
With baited breath we await the award season, especially everyone in the jewelry industry. The Emmys that had aired last Sunday was no exception. We saw fabulous jewels in a watercolor pallet of colors.
There was a dizzying array of jewelry some small and sparkly to the rather large and opulent,  and who can forget Sofia Vergaras Diamond suite she wore, over 180tcw!
As usually we always keep on on the lookout for Emerald jewelry. One of the nicest pieces we had seen was Jane Krakowski’s Emerald, Onyx and Diamond ring and Emerald cabochon earrings. Guilliana Rancic also sparkled with longer dangling Emerald cabochon earrings. Most of the trends we had seen were dangling earrings with a variety of metals and gemstones. You can be sure that is a trend that will be visible in the retail market soon! Us included!
With all of that said, we think we are going to have a dazzling awards season~ and with Christmas ONLY 3 months away it’s never to soon to start planning your WISH list~
Take a moment to enjoy our newest designs and our sale, http://stores.ebay.com/JR-COLOMBIAN-EMERALDS/_i.html?_nkw=&_sid=6818541

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