The Rock
Photo credit: Christie's

The ‘Red Cross’ rocks. ‘The Rock’ does not.

After a heated 11 minutes of bidding, the 205 carat Red Cross Diamond "rocked" Christie's Geneva by selling for $14 million dollars, a whopping 40% over its high pre-sale estimate. The famous Fancy Intense Yellow diamond, originally unearthed in 1901,  was fashioned with a pavilion distinctively crafted in the shape of a Maltese cross.

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Winifred Mason Chenet Jewelry
Photo credit: Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture

Celebrating the Magic of Winifred Mason

Winifred Mason created her first piece of jewelry in 1940, a pendant made of bronze, copper and silver. In the years that followed she began filling orders for prestigious Fifth Avenue stores in New York, including Lord & Taylor and Bloomingdales. She is considered by many to be the first commercial black jeweler in the USA.

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