Christie’s Hong Kong Magnificent Jewels sale on May 28 will feature the largest briolette diamond that has ever appeared at auction. The 75.36-carat diamond is part of a pendant necklace that includes a marquise-cut purplish pink diamond suspended above the briolette. The two diamonds are joined by a briolette diamond neck chain mounted in 18k rose and white gold. The necklace is estimated to fetch $8.5 to $12.5 million.
The briolette has been graded as D color and type IIa, indicating its internally flawless clarity, excellent polish, high level of chemical purity and exceptional optical transparency.
Saturdays music star Frankie Sanford shows off her massive diamond engagement ring.
Congratulations to M on the purchase of this beauty!
Old Mine Diamonds were cut and popular in 18th and 19th century and most often set into Georgian and Victorian jewelry. The notable characteristics of this cut are the open culet, small table facet, high angle Crown and Pavilion facets, thin girdles, and an irregular uneven shape. Diamond cutting tools were not as technologically advanced as they are today and the main objective of the Diamond cutter was maximum weight retention.
Nevertheless, the unique facet structure and facet alignment of these diamonds does result in a beautiful face up look that is most pleasing to the eye.
During the early 1980′s the price of Gold rose dramatically in a very short period of time and consumers cashed in by selling their Vintage and Antique diamond rings which were set with Old Mine and Old European Cut diamonds to Gold Refiners . These Antique stones were immediately recut into modern brilliant round shape diamonds.
Today, Old Mine and Old European Cut diamonds have come back in vogue and popularity and are much sought after for setting into Vintage and Antique Diamond Rings, Engagement Rings, and Customized Rings. The reduced supply of these diamonds combined with their increased popularity have resulted in price premiums.
Below, we show you two beautiful Old mine Cut diamonds:
Making her first public appearance since she accepted Brandon Blackstock’s marriage proposal, Kelly Clarkson sowed off her new massive yellow diamond engagement ring at Sunday’s VH1 Divas concert.
The ring features a huge canary diamond as the centerpiece with smaller white diamonds surrounding the main stone. There are additional smaller-sized pave set diamonds going all the way around the band.
Kelly Clarkson Diamond Engagement Ring
Sterling, operator of Kay Jewelers and other stores nationwide, says in its lawsuit that Zale, based in Irving, Texas, is falsely claiming in advertisements that its Celebration Fire diamond is “the most brilliant diamond in the world.”
Sterling says Zale promotes the Fire diamond “as the most brilliant diamond in the world” on its website, its Facebook page, on Twitter and in stores. The company also says Zale makes a similar claim in its catalog. Sterling says in the lawsuit that the “independent laboratory testing,” cited by Zale in some promotional materials, falls short. It notes that the testing was limited, involving only diamonds from select leading national jewelry chains and could only be valid if the comparison was made against every diamond cut in the world.
Zales has not commented.
Kim Kardashian’s refusal to return her engagement ring from basketball star Kris Humphries has already lasted fives longer than their actual marriage.
Kardashian contends that she has no obligation to return the bling because the former couple’s prenup states that she is entitled to keep the estimated $2 million 21.5 Carat diamond. Humphries says that the marriage was a total sham and that Kim only wed him for publicity so therefore she has no right to keep such an expensive gift.
The estranged couple is set to return to court in mid February to determine a trial date.
Our diamond stars for today is Michele and Vicent who recently purchased their diamond wedding bands with us at www.ExcelDiamonds.com
They were kind enough to send us a few (stunning) pictures of the two of them on their wedding day!
The world’s most expensive suit, designed by Stuart Hughes has gone on sale for a mere $895,500 dollars!
The suit is made with cashmere wool, silk and diamonds, and took more than 600 hours to produce. The suit has a total of 500 diamonds with a total carat weight of 240 carats and is comprised of stones that are .50 carat each, G color and VS-2 clarity.
Mr Hughes has manufactured four suits and the first suit was sold to a buyer in France. In addition to the suit, the buyer receives a two-weeks all expenses paid vacation to Arc en Ciel in St Lucia.
My questions is: How do you dry-clean this suit?
If you like pear shaped diamonds, here is is one that is beautifully cut.
The shape outline, definition, and symmetry are all very good to excellent.
Can you guess the carat weight, color, and clarity of this diamond?