To give you a little history about another notable pink diamond that created a stir at auction was the 24.76cts Pink Graff, a fancy intense pink pear shaped diamond sold to Lawrence Graff, in Geneva in November 2010 for more than $46.1 million. The record price per carat for a fancy vivid pink diamond is more than $2.1 million per carat set by a 5-carat diamond sold in Hong Kong in January 2009 for more than $10.7 million.
|The jeweler putting the finishing touches on the fancy pink purple diamond|
|Fancy pink Purple Diamond IF , only $17.7 Million dollars|
|This is what a $4.3 Million dollar ring looks like~|
"The importance of Jade stone in Chinese culture is reflected in its status as a symbol of goodness, preciousness and beauty. To the Chinese, jade stone is also the embodiment of the Confucian virtues of courage, wisdom, modesty, justice and compassion. The polish and brilliance of jade stone is considered by the Chinese to be representative of purity while its compactness and hardness reflect intelligence. Justice is represented by its angles and the sound produced by it when it is struck is a symbol of music. The color of jade stone depicts loyalty while its flaws reflect sincerity. The Chinese also value jade stone because of its brightness; representing heaven, while its substance is representative of the earth."
The Sothebys Magnificent Jadeite and Gems Auction had amazing pieces of jadeite carvings and many items of jewelry. The most expensive item of jadeite that sold was a pair of jadeite and diamond earrings , called "Jadeite Peapod "for $933,056. ( Jadeite and Jade are the same thing~)
|Jadeite Peapod earrings sold for $933,056|
|51.24cts Fancy Intense Yellow Diamond and Diamond Necklace Lot# 1940, did not sell pre auction estimate $1.5 Million - $1.8 Million|
An excellent sapphire and diamond ring sold for an unprecedented $4.0 Million dollars. It was one of two sapphire rings that actually broke world records for winning auction price per carat at $236,404.
|An exceptional and very rare sapphire and diamond ring pre auction estimate $2.8 Million - $3.6 Million 17.16-carat Kashmir sapphire & 6.0tcw diamond ring sold for $4.06 million ($236,404 per carat)|
Lot # 1936, a 5.32tcw fine fancy vivid blue diamond ring sold for an incredible $5.3 Million dollars. The color of the diamond is gorgeous, and one not always seen. The blue diamond itself is IF (internally flawless) and weighs 2.32cts and the two trillions weigh 2.0tcw.
|Fancy Vivid Blue Diamond and Diamond Ring sold for $5.3 Million dollars, pre auction estimate was $3.3 Million - $4.3 Million|
Of 339 items listed for Auction only 239 found buyers. For this type of auction the percentage of not sold items seems a little high.
When historic sized or colored gems or piece of jewelry are on the agenda for an auction, auction lovers get excited. The Feuilles de Groseillier brooch is historical piece of jewelry that has a long line of history will be auction at Christies in Geneva on November 11th 2014. It was commissioned by the French jewelers Bapst in 1855. Of the French monarch jewelry, very little is left to this date.
|Feuilles de Groseillier brooch|
The French Royal jewels that were auctioned in 1887 after Napoloen III was over thrown. The brooch was one part pf the parure.Jewelry houses Tiffanys, Garrard and Bapst purchased a majority of the lots.
The French jewels that were auctioned in 1887, and an explanation to what happened to them after the auction is unknown. Usually when jewelry is handed down for generations the prices are kept in tact. Or a sad possibility is that they could of been dismantled and then sold.
While on the topic of auctions Laureen Bacall, a screen actress that made countless classic movies with Humphrey Bogart ( who eventually became her husband, their screen chemistry was sizzling) had passed away in august 12th at the age of 89, it was a question as to when her personal items would come to an auction house. Bonhams auction house that is headquartered in London is auction her impressive 700 item art collection in March of 2015. She began purchasing Henry Moores items in 1950 and owned 8 of his sculptures. There are only a few pieces of jewelry that will be in this auction. the pre sale estimate if $3.0 Million Dollars. She did have a clause in her will ( she left money for her 3 adult children and her little dog, Sophie) that stated, 'I request that my children respect my wish to keep private certain personal letters, writings, diaries and other papers or memorabilia,' she wrote in her will. Which is refreshing, who wants to know every detail about a movie stars life?
|A true stunner, at 19!|
|Lauren Bacall & Henry Moore in front of Two Piece Reclining Figure No. 3 (1961), in 1977|
Until next time, keep sparkling!!