|7.59cts Fancy Blue Diam0nd|
|Just to give you an idea on the size, its massive!|
|118cts D Flawless Diamond|
|Cindy Chaos 8.03cts Burmese Pigeon Blood Ruby & Diamond Ring|
There are a few other beautiful pieces set to be auctioned. A stunning 19.51cts diamond ring by Harry Winston, a stunning 10.94cts fancy Light pink pear shaped diamond and diamond ring.
|The Rose gemstone and diamond bracelet Tiffany & Co.|
|10.94cts fancy light pink diamond and diamond ring|
|19.51cts platinum and diamond ring Harry Winston|
|50.45tcw Diamond and Platinum necklace estimate $200,000 - $300,000|
|18k Diamond Melone Evening Bag Bulgari, love this one!|
There has been a bit of news regarding the pink panther robberies. They have recently arrested (as of 6 days ago) Zoran Tomovic 47, from a villa in the south of France who had escaped from a Swiss prison last month. The person he was staying with apparently wasnt aware of his recent run in with the law. Tomovictried to escape from a bathroom window and is wanted for armed robbery, weapons and drug-trafficking charges in Switzerland, where he was one of five inmates who escaped May 14 from a detention facility in Lausanne. He is also wanted in Macedonia in absentia for murdering his former girlfriend which he denies. Lloyds of London had offered a reward of$1.34 million dollars for information leading to an arrest. No word if the money will be rewarded to anyone. They got a tip from Swiss authorities.
|The Carlton Hotel where the crimes have taken place|
|Gold chains and coins from 1715|
Not to be outdone by Sothebys Christies is having an auction of "Magnificent Jewels" on October 15th in New York. Up for auction are beautiful pieces of jewelry by David Webb as well as Van Clef and Arpel. He died young tragically in 1975 of pancreatic cancer. He was a much loved designer of Elizabeth Taylor, Doris Duke was a fan and had many pieces custom made for her. His pieces are still being created by his partner at the same location. His name still has a strog following and is much coveted by collectors worldwide.
There's also a large selection of natural pearl jewelry, (they're making a comeback!) The collection of items being auctioned are more beautiful than the next. its nice to see an influx of old school designed items from the best jewelry houses back on the market. I enjoy seeing the different assortment of materials that are used. Most of the jewels auctioned are from families or private collectors.
|8.77cts fancy Intense Pink Diamond|
A few of the stand out items are this spectacular fancy intense pink diamond that is estimated to sell between $5.5 - $6.5 million Yikes!
|A Cushion-Cut Fancy Vivid Blue Diamond Ring of 3.81 carats|
This fancy vivid blue cushion cut diamond is estimated to sell between $2.5 - $3.5 million. The color of both of these stones are extraordinary!
Their is Jewelry that is from two extraordinary women's collection. Honorable Noreen Stonor Drexel from Newport Rhode Island and also from Diana Dollar from San Francisco. both women were known for their poise and also for their charitable works.
Noreen had an extensive collection of jewelry by David Webb from the 60's and 70's. This remarkable time in the history of jewelry you see more whimsical pieces.
An impressive 16.21cts rectangular cut diamond ring by Lorraine Schwartz is estimated $300,000 - $500,000 lot 194. If this ring looks familiar it might be because it used to belong to no other than Kim Kardashian. Her ex Kris Humphries is donated a portion of the proceeds to charities, no word which ones tho. He was waiting til the divorce was final before selling the ring. Kim gave the ring back over a year ago.
|20.0tcw rectangular diamond ring by Lorraine Schwartz, previously owned by Kim Kardashian|
A mystery set sapphire and diamond flag pin that had belong to Argentina's President Eva Peron a by Van Clef and Arpels is estimated $300,000 - $500,000.
With these auctions at times you see items for men, but not often. There is one ring that had caught my eye that is just superb. It is a 14.33ct Ceylon sapphire, untreated! Its set in a simple ring, but the color is outstanding. the pre sale estimate for this piece is $450,000 - $550,000.
With 400 lots in this auction the presale estimate is $40.0 million dollars. The items are truly breath taking and can be seen in their e catalogue http://www.christies.com/calendar/
Keep sparkling until next time~