We currently have in our possession 11 of these incredible specimens from the International Museum of Emeralds in Bogota, Colombia. And they are FOR SALE. This is the ONLY time the specimens have been out of the museum. I had posted pictures in the last Blog entry but here's a few more.... Serious inquiries only! (we do have more pictures on our facebook page, http://www.facebook.com/j.r.colombianemeralds.corp )
The prices for the specimens depends on the crystal and on the color. But how wonderful would it be to actually own an item that was once housed in a museum dedicated to Colombian Emeralds? We can be reached at 1 800 840 6828 for details.
I was surprised that there wasn't much was in the news about the $50 million Diamond heist that happened at the Brussels airport in Belgium last month in February. The stones were being transported to the cargo hold on an airplane going to Switzerland when 7 black cars and flashing blue lights stormed the tarmac. (I always wondered what goes in the cargo hold, who knew diamonds and jewels!) Eight men with assault rifles seized the 120 parcels of diamonds. None of the passengers, the crew or even the police were aware of what had happened.
Ten years ago to the week when the biggest diamond heist ever took place back in 2003 in Antwerp. A reported 100 million dollars worth of diamonds was taken from an impregnable vault in diamond district of Antwerp. Supposedly that heist was done by a crew of very knowledgeable and seasoned thieves (sounds like it would be a great movie) led by Leonardo Notarbartolo. At the time of current robbery he was incarcerated and had no knowledge. I'm assuming more details about this heist will come to light in the future.
There are always interesting lots that come up for Auction at the major auction houses. this one definitely wont go unnoticed. Fabulous and the beginning of the Italian actresses that stormed on Hollywood in the 40's and 50's. Gina Lollobrigida's is auctioning 11 pieces from her Bulgari collection. These are items that she had collected during important moments in her life. Here are a few pieces that are going up for auction on May 14th at Christies. There are also a few gems from unnamed noble families, Ive included those pictures too. They're all incredible~
Emerald and Diamond brooch, emeerald weighs 27.57cts
Gorgeous emerald and two row diamond ring, emerald weighs 16.62cts
Stunning 19.03cts Cushion cut Diamond Ring
Always a stunning woman, here she is in the 1950's
Wearing fabulous gems in the 1980's (seriously this woman has not aged at all!
And I couldnt believe it myself but Napoleon's ring he had given to Josephine for their engagement, a small sapphire and diamond ring that is less than 1 carats sold at auction or $1 million dollars. they had projected the sale to be around $23,000 but with the historic significance of this ring I can see why it sold for such a high price.