|Petra CEO Johan Dippenaar and the 507ct "Cullian Heritage"|
|A sketch of the infamous necklace, so many working parts!|
|Wallace Chan working on the model, larger than life size!|
|Magnificent, looks unreal, the diamond color is fascinating|
|Closer view of the intricate setting holding the 104cts diamond|
Jewels of a royal provenance have always besotted auction goes and jewelry connoisseur. To be to actually own ( and if you can afford the price) of royal history fascinates many. A highly desirable and also along with quite the story is the fabled necklace and tiara of Queen Nazli. Not just any necklace and tiara.
|Queen Nazil of Egypt|
Exceptional not only in size but also quality these two pieces will be auction on December 9th by Sothebys for the Magnificent Jewels in New York. The pre auction estimate is $3.6Million - $4.6Million. One of the most spectacular necklaces at the auction, but the tiara is not included in this sale.
|The custom created tiara created for Queen Nazil in 1939 by Van Clef and Arpels|
|Joseph Lau Hong Kong Real Estate Developer, $11.1 Billion net worth!|
|The 12.03ct "Blue Moon of Josephine"set world records when auctioned for $48 Million dollars, thats about $4 Million/carat!|
|The 16.08ct Pink diamond , "Sweet Josephine" sold for $28.5 Million|
|A very fortunate 7 year old, Josephine Lau~|
|Not actual size! 1,111 Lucara rough diamond|
This is the largest diamond unearthed in a century! It is roughly the size of a tennis ball. This mine had a great week also unearthing two other rough diamonds weighing 813 carats and 374 carats! No word as to the value of the latest large rough. With stones of this size it can take a year or longer to diagram and cut the diamond. And more than likely it will be cut into several smaller stones. I would hope to see some of these magnificent diamonds in a museum, for the whole world to see and enjoy~
Until next time, keep sparkling!