As we approach February 6, the date of The Queen's Platinum Jubilee, The Natural Diamond Council regales us with the story behind her breathtaking coronation diamonds. It seems 'only natural' to share the council's stories on these forever-diamonds, as we move into the 70th year of this beloved monarch's reign.
In Diamond 4Cs analysis, clarity evaluates a gemstone’s relative freedom from inclusions and blemishes. There are 11 different clarity grades which descend gradually from flawless. However, nuanced gemological analysis notwithstanding, many buyers just want to know, is it "eye-clean?"
In 2017 Nick Boulle became the first certified Rolex retailer to win the Rolex 24 at Daytona. This weekend he'll compete in the 24 hour sunset-sunrise event again, driving the No. 99 Porsche 911 GT3 R, which boasts the name of his family's Texas based jewelry store.
A 555.55 carat diamond, recorded in the Guinness World Records as the largest polished black diamond in existence, will be offered at a single-lot auction at Sotheby’s early next month. The online sale will be without reserve, and cryptocurrency will be accepted as payment.
The Billionaire Ashoka Watch is covered with more than 171 carats of diamonds. The crown of the watch, at 3 o'clock, has been seen with different accents, including a rose cut diamond, an emerald, and a ruby. Here are videos featuring all three accents.
Earlier this month Bailey’s Fine Jewelry in Raleigh, North Carolina, created a fairy tale gingerbread and gemstone house, valued at more than $1.27 million. Best of all, it features diamonds, pearls and gemstones, not a cannibalistic witch.
On November 9 a pair of three-strand diamond bracelets, formerly owned by Marie Antoinette, smashed expectations at Christie's Magnificent Gems Auction in Geneva, when they sold for 7,459,000 Swiss Francs (more than $8 million), several times more than their pre-sale estimate.