A Ruser ring with a 21.15 carat sapphire and diamond side stones set in platinum surpassed its pre-sale estimate by four times, commanding $127,500 when the gavel fell at Bonham's California Jewels auction in Los Angeles.
As the leaves begin to change color and summer's warmth yields to the crispness of autumn, September ushers in a new season of beauty and wonder. It is a month of transition, and fittingly, its birthstone, the sapphire, embodies the very essence of this change. Here are several fun facts and historical points of interest about this remarkable gemstone.
Peridot, with its vibrant green hue, is a gem that has captivated human hearts for centuries. Celebrated in ancient times as the "gem of the sun," peridot's color ranges from deep green to yellow-green or greenish-yellow. Beyond its visual allure, peridot enjoys a fascinating history and an association with metaphysical and healing properties.
Every year, while Americans are celebrating the Fourth of July over fireworks, sparklers of an entirely different variety descend on Paris around the same time. Known as Paris Couture Week, this important summertime event is when some of the most influential fine jewelry houses unveil their high jewelry collections to buyers, press and other VIPs.
A vintage sapphire weighing 7.58 carats, previously connected with a royal family, sold for more than three times its low valuation, helping Christie's fetch a record-setting $12.03 million - well exceeding the sale's $9.8 million upper presale estimate.
IGI China returned to the stage at Jewelry Shanghai 2023 after a three-year hiatus due to the Covid pandemic. The institute showcased the latest developments in the lab-grown diamond sector, all categories of IGI reports, and hosted a thought-leadership seminar.
In 2011, Chinese jewelry artist Dickson Yewn was relatively unknown beyond the most exclusive collecting circles. Then First Lady Michelle Obama was photographed wearing one of his rings during a state dinner. It was the celebrity moment that put him on the map.
The 11.16 carat Bulgari Laguna Blu, the most valuable gemstone ever sold by Bulgari, will go to auction in Geneva May 12, with a pre-sale estimate of more than $25 million. With this announcement, Sotheby's is poised to complete a trifecta of extraordinary, record breaking colored stone sales.
Tiffany & Co. has made a comeback in New York after four years of construction and relocation, and will open to the public tomorrow, with a number of changes. The Fifth Ave location is now called "The Landmark," setting it apart from other locations.
The first international edition of the popular IGI D Show will take place from May 5-7 in Dubai, UAE. Over 100,000 designs from 33 jewelry manufacturers will be on display for representatives from more than 150 prominent retail brands and chain stores.
St. Patrick's Day is celebrated all around the world, particularly in Ireland and among those of Irish descent. It is a day of revelry, merriment, and green-themed festivities. One gemstone that's often associated with St. Patrick's Day is peridot.
GQ.com Style Editor Yang-Yi Goh recently published 'The Wild New Era of High-End Men's Jewelry' covering modern masculine menswear from wallet chains to dental 'grills.' We found the photos masterful, employing vivid context to bring life and personality to the jewelry items described.
The 71st Miss Universe competition occurs this evening in New Orleans, Louisiana. The event will showcase almost 90 women from around the world, vying for the job of Miss Universe. The champion of this year's event will wear a crown created by Lebanese Jeweler Fred Mouawad, valued at nearly $6 million.
The Future Rocks (TFR) is a Hong Kong based platform offering 'future-forward' jewelry, espousing the shared values of sustainability, innovation and creativity. Since launching last year the online marketplace has more than tripled its roster of brands and products.