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The Rare Farnese Blue Diamond: Fit for a Queen

By   /  November 23, 2018  /  Featured Press, Pawn News  /  No Comments

Farnese

On Tuesday evening, May 15, the hammer fell at a staggering $6.7 million at Sotheby’s auction house in Geneva for the extraordinary and magnificent Farnese Blue diamond. The sparkling pear-shaped diamond weighs 6.16 carats and is encircled by a crown of cushion-shaped diamonds. The Fancy Dark Grey-Blue gemstone had been in private hands for over three hundred [...]

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Abraham-Louis Breguet: The Wizard of Watchmaking

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While the originators of many remarkable inventions are now lost to time, ironically, the watchmakers of today know exactly whom to credit with many remarkable innovations still in use. Abraham-Louis Breguet, founder of his namesake luxury watch company, was an incredibly prolific genius of horology whose work is the foundation of the most sophisticated timepieces of the [...]

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True Titanic Love Story: The Real Heart Of The Ocean Diamond

By   /  November 23, 2018  /  Featured Press, Pawn News  /  No Comments

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The tragic tale of the Titanic has been cemented in our hearts and memories by James Cameron’s classic film, centered on the doomed young love of Jack and Rose. The depiction is so moving and dramatic that many believe the story to be entirely Hollywood fiction, but they would be incorrect – even the Heart [...]

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