A rare 5.16-carat blue diamond sold at auction for $6.4 million in Hong Kong on Wednesday, confirming Asia’s fast-growing taste for the precious stone. London’s famed Moussaieff Jewellers paid more than the $5.9 million expected price tag for the pear-shaped stone, the first blue diamond from the celebrated De Beers Millennium Jewels Collection to appear [...]
Russia recently crowned its latest representative to the Miss World pageant, Miss Irina Antonenko. Irina Antonenko won $100,000 and the chance to represent the country in the Miss World pageant, RIA Novosti reported Sunday. The crown awarded to Antonenko is the world’s most expensive with an estimated value surpassing $1 million, RIA Novosti said.
Petra Diamonds Limited announced that the 507 carat Cullinan Heritage sold for US $35.3 million, the highest sale price on record for a rough diamond. The diamond was sold on tender in South Africa and was purchased by Hong Kong-based Chow Tai Fook Chow Tai Fook Jewellery Company . The Cullinan Heritage was recovered in [...]
Blancpain has announced the newest SpÃ©cialitÃ©s Tourbillon Diamants, a 40mm menâ€™s model with more than 20 carats of diamonds. Diamonds are clearly the theme of this over-the-top luxury timepieceâ€”a theme that Blancpain takes with the utmost seriousness. The white gold three-piece case is set with 571 stones totaling 14.15 carats, and the dial adds another [...]
A ring with a pink diamond the size of a chickpea was auctioned off for a record HK$83.5 million ($10.8 million) in Hong Kong on Tuesday. “Vivid Pink,” as it’s called, is a five-carat stone flanked by two white diamonds and set in a ring by elite jeweler Graff. It hails from a private collection. [...]