Elizabeth Taylor's Bulgari Serpenti diamond and gold bracelet watch circa 1961. est $12,000-15,000. Sold for $974,500
In 1962, Elizabeth Taylor immortalized the Bulgari Serpenti bracelet-watch while working on Cleopatra.
Saturday, 29 April 2017
Friday, 28 April 2017
|Christie’s Magnificent Jewels auction on 30 May in Hong Kong brings together masterpieces created by world-renowned jewellery designers — Cindy Chao, Edmond Chin and Michelle Ong|
Cindy Chao - Emerald Spring Butterfly Earrings
Edmond Chin - Ruby Ring
Thursday, 27 April 2017
|In late January a new deposit of high-quality emeralds was reported in the rural villages of Kenticha and Dermi, in the Seba Boru district. The latest news is the discovery of gem sapphire in Tigrai State. According to Maerig Hadush, Tigrai state official of mining and energy, about six thousand local traditional miners are mining in the different locations.|
|The sapphire is being sold for between 2500 to 3500 Birr per gram in local markets. (about $20-$30 per carat)|
Officials want the gemstones to be sold as Ethiopian sapphire in world markets. Reports suggest the stones are being smuggled out of the country and being marketed as Madagascar sapphire.
Wednesday, 26 April 2017
|A pair of diamond earrings brought more than $5 million at Sotheby’s New York, helping the auction house record a total of $29 million in jewelry sales. The square emerald-cut, D-color, internally flawless diamonds, one of which weighed 20.29 carats and the other 20.02 carats sold for $5.3 million.
An emerald-cut, 5.07-carat, fancy gray-blue, VVS2-clarity stone brought $1.6 million.|
A pear-shaped, 11.19-carat, fancy pink, internally flawless diamond pendant went for $2.4 million.
|The “Stotesbury” emerald-and-diamond ring, designed by Harry Winston, sold for $996,500.|
Christie’s will hold its spring New York auction today, led by a 5.26-carat, fancy vivid purplish-pink diamond estimated at up to $3.5 million.
|Piaget is a Swiss luxury watchmaker and jeweller, founded in 1874 by Georges Piaget in the village of La Côte-aux-Fées. The company belongs to the Swiss Richemont group, specialists in the luxury goods industry.||The company was founded as a manufacturer of watch movements but began marketing its own line of watches in the 20th century.|
| After a decade and a half at the helm of Piaget, Philippe Léopold-Metzger is ramping up the production of jewellery, increasing the company’s focus on an important battleground for the industry. Luxury groups such as Richemont have devoted significant resources to expanding their jewellery brands.|
|Piaget's watch and jewelry designs "embody the eternal quest for technical mastery, transformed by boldness, expertise and imagination."|
Tuesday, 25 April 2017
|It may be tempting to think of jewellery as a safe haven of value. However, anyone considering jewellery as an investment needs to choose wisely.|
The notion that jewellery retains its value is ingrained in cultures around the world with the implication that jewellery endures and retains its value over the long term.
|The first caveat about jewellery is that if you buy new from a high end retailer, you will be losing from the start. The retailer usually imposes a 100% mark-up. Then there's the wholesaler's margin and the manufacturer's. You are also paying for marketing. Then there are taxes. If you sell the piece the next day you might get $.30 on the dollar. It might take many years to get back what you paid.|