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Feb 20th

2013

Sarah

As the lyrics from the Jefferson Starship song reminds us… “Danger, in the game when the stakes are high Branded, my heart was branded while my senses stood by…” The Sarah is a 132.43 carat, natural fancy vivid yellow, VS1 (Very Good polish, Very Good symmetry) diamond (graded by the GIA). Many incredibly valuable and historical […]

Feb 19th

2013

Royal Purple Heart

The Royal Purple Heart Diamond is the largest fancy vivid purple diamond known to exist, weighing 7.34 carat and estimated to be an I1 clarity. The rough stone was cut into its perfect heart shape by Julius Klein, allowing the striking natural purple color to dazzle to maximum effect. Natural purple diamonds are among the […]

Feb 15th

2013

Porges

The Porges Diamond is a fancy yellow, SI1 diamond weighing 78.53 carat and was bought by Harry Winston in 1962 who named it, as a tribute to the French diamond mining pioneer, Jules Porges. The diamond is most probably of South African origin, but any other details are lacking. By the time diamonds were discovered […]

Feb 14th

2013

Niarchos

The Niarchos is a 128.25 carat colorless, flawless pear shape named after the late Stavros Niarchos, the Greek shipping magnate. In the rough, it weighed 426.5 carat, internally flawless. It was slightly chipped, likely due to contact with the mine’s underground crusher. Sir Ernest Oppenheimer considered that it possessed the most perfect color of any diamond he had ever […]

Feb 13th

2013

Mouawad Mondera

The Mouawad Mondera is a 60.19 carat D Flawless pear shape The stone was set as the center of a bra, pictured below, modeled by Karolina Kurkova. The green and pink floral pattern is actually emeralds and rubies and the total caratweight of the piece is about 320 carat. Not much is known about the […]

Feb 12th

2013

‘Allo ‘allo Alrosa….

Russian mining behemoth Alrosa has recovered a 145.44 carat diamond from the Yubileynaya Diamond Pipe. The octahedron-shaped diamond is transparent with a yellow hue. According to Alrosa’s diamond sorting center, the stone could be valued at up to $1 million at auction. The diamond’s dimensions are 35mm x 20mm x 26 mm. There are small […]

Feb 12th

2013

La Favorite

The La Favorite, was a 50.15 carat D VVS2, with the potential for being flawless if it were to be slightly re-cut. It is set in a ring by Bulgari. The origin of the name La Favorite is shrouded in mystery just as much as the early history of the diamond itself. The name perhaps […]

Feb 11th

2013

The Iranian Yellows

The Iranian Yellows is a collection of diamonds that were acquired by Nasseridin Shah on a trip to Europe in 1889. These yellow diamonds are all South African in origin, and considering the year the diamonds were purchased, may have originated in the highly productive De Beers or Kimberley mines, that started production in the […]

Feb 8th

2013

The Queen of Holland

There are various different opinions concerning the history of this 135.92 carat cushion shape diamond. It owes its impressive size to an owner whose blessed foresight – or perhaps stubbornness – to ignore professional advice allowed the stone to fulfill its destiny as one large diamond instead of being cut into two smaller ones. The […]

Feb 7th

2013

Critical Cuts

  Great article by Diana Jarrett in this month’s issue of Jewellery Business Magazine. Read the article here -> Jewellery Business February 2013

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