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88ct. Oval Diamond Fetches $14M at Sotheby’s

10 April 2019

RAPAPORT… A rare oval diamond sold for nearly $14 million at Sotheby’s in Hong Kong Tuesday, beating its high estimate. The oval brilliant-cut, 88.22-carat, D-color, flawless, type IIa stone is one of only three oval diamonds over 50 carats offered in auction history, Sotheby’s said. The hammer went down on it at $13.8 million, or...

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Moissanite Coated With Diamond Film Spotted by Lab

26 March 2019

A Russian gem lab recently spotted a rough synthetic moissanite coated with a thin diamond film (pictured) and warned that coated simulants could prove “challenging to identify,” according to an article in the winter 2018 edition of the Gemological Institute of America publication Gems & Gemology. The 5.35 ct. crystal’s “luster and thermal properties correspond[ed]...

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Marie Antoinette Pendant Sells for $36M

10 January 2019

  A natural pearl and diamond pendant belonging to Marie Antoinette smashed its price estimate and capped off a record-breaking sale at Sotheby’s Geneva auction. The jewel went for $36.2 million, beating its presale valuation of $1 million to $2 million, and setting a new auction record for a natural pearl, Sotheby’s said Wednesday. All...

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Kashmir Sapphire Necklace

20 December 2018

A rare sapphire necklace was the top seller at Christie’s Magnificent Jewels auction in Hong Kong, which garnered about $60 million in total on Tuesday.

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