Wednesday, September 18, 2013

118cts D Flawless Diamond Auction & Kim K 20ct Engagement Ring

Sothebys is having a "Magnificent Jewels" auction on October 7th and one of the highlights is a 7.59cts round blue diamond. It is even more rare to have a blue diamond that is brilliant cut. This is an exceptional stone and so far the pre auction estimate is $19 million. Which will be the HIGHEST ever paid for a fancy colored diamond. 

7.59cts Fancy Blue Diam0nd
    Along with the premier fancy blue diamond there is also going to be a 118ct D flawless oval diamond that is going to be auctioned. Can you even imagine?? How would you set this diamond?? The 118cts Oval came from diamond rough that weigh 299cts that was mined in Southern Africa 2011. The new owner will also get naming rights, as all large stones get names given to them by the new owners. It is expected to sell between $28 million to $35 million, which would be the highest price for a white diamond, topping the the 101.73 D-Flawless Winston Legacy's $26.7 million.. Wow!!
Just to give you an idea on the size, its massive!

118cts D Flawless Diamond
  And a name that you will be hearing alot about is Cindy Chao. She is a Taiwan based jeweler and creates some of the beautiful and artistic of jewelry that is on the market right now. Her talent is remarkable, I'll be writing about her in our next entry.  A 8.03cts pigeon blood Burmese ruby and diamond ring from her collection will be up for auction at Sothebys on October 7th. The ring is estimated to sell between $3.5 million - $4.2million.

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
  This diamond and platinum necklace also caught my eye, looks vintage but its a stunner! But I have to ask who has a 15 inch neck?? tiny~

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
  The search for treasure beneath blue waters continues all over the world, but more so in Florida.  Many wrecks have occurred from the 1600's - 1800's on both coasts of Florida. For one family in Ft. Pierce its not about getting rich, its about locating and finding history. The scuba loving family from Sanford, Florida were diving in 15 foot waters and saw a beautiful sight that any diver would love t see, a fleck of something shiny. The Schmitt family are owners of the Booty Salvage Company and found 8 long gold chains and an assortment of gold coins. A Spanish Gallion sank there in 1715. The lot is appraised at $500,000. And from the ships manifest there's more treasure to be found, $400 million to be exact. This ship sank 150 years before the Civil war, incredible~
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

                                                        Keep sparkling until next time~



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