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What It’s Like to Cut the World’s Most Expensive Diamond

By   /  January 27, 2016  /  High End Pawn, Home, International Pawnbrokers, Jewelry, Pawn News  /  No Comments

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Original article from jckonline.com In November, Sotheby’s sold the Blue Moon, the 12.03 ct. internally flawless vivid blue cushion cut, for $48.5 million, setting a world record for a diamond at auction. Before that, however, the stone, discovered at the Cullinan mine in South Africa, was a 29.62 ct. piece of rough, which was purchased by Cora International for $25.6 [...]

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Wallace Chan Creates Magnificent Necklace From 507-Carat Diamond

By   /  January 22, 2016  /  Home, Jewelry, Pawn News  /  No Comments

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Original article from forbes.com Hong Kong-based jewelry retailer, Chow Tai Fook, unveiled “A Heritage in Bloom” Thursday by world-renowned jewelry artist Wallace Chan. The piece was created with 24 D-color internally flawless diamonds cut from the Cullinan Heritage, an exceptionally rare 507.55 carat Type IIa rough diamond (Type IIA means almost or entirely devoid of [...]

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Tiffany & Co. Marks 130th Anniversary of Classic Setting With Campaign

By   /  January 20, 2016  /  High End Pawn, Home, Jewelry, Pawn News  /  No Comments

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Original article from wwd.com Tiffany ad campaign. Courtesy Photo Tiffany & Co. is commemorating the 130th anniversary of its classic solitaireengagement “Tiffany” ring setting with an ad campaign that breaks from its aesthetic norm. For the first time, the American jeweler will feature photographs of its artisans, rather than models or personalities, in a campaign. The featured artisans cut, [...]

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$1 Millon “Esperanza Diamond” Up For Auction after US Tour

By   /  January 7, 2016  /  Collectibles, Featured Press, High End Pawn, Home, Jewelry, Pawn News  /  No Comments

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Original article from pursuitist.com The spectacular 4.6 carat Esperanza Diamond – the most valuable diamond ever discovered in the U.S. – is now touring the United States and will be on display at Black, Starr & Frostsalons in Newport Beach and Phoenix this month. As part of the three-month tour, the glistening colorless diamond will be [...]

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Known As The Presidents’ Watch, The Iconic Rolex Oyster Perpetual Day-Date Has Been Given A Makeover

By   /  January 5, 2016  /  Collectibles, Home, Luxury Watches, Pawn News  /  No Comments

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Original article from forbes.com The Oyster Perpetual Day-Date holds a hallowed place in Rolex’s history. Sober and elegant, it has achieved mythical status and is considered the most esteemed model in the Oyster collection with its refined case and lugs and clear, legible dial showing calendar indications. It came to be known as the “Presidents’ Watch”, [...]

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The Stories Behind the Biggest Jewelry Sales of 2015

By   /  December 30, 2015  /  High End Pawn, Home, Jewelry, Pawn News  /  No Comments

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Original article from bloomberg.com Now is the time to own (and sell) colored gemstones. Blue sapphires, striking red rubies, and pink diamonds made up 9 of the top 10 jewels sold at auction in 2015. Pink diamonds, in fact, accounted for a solid half of those sales. The only clear diamond to make it on the list? A 100-carat, emerald-cut stone [...]

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Buyer Pays $137,500 per Carat for a Diamond at Christie’s Magnificent Jewels Auction

By   /  December 16, 2015  /  Collectibles, High End Pawn, Home, Jewelry, Pawn News  /  No Comments

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Original article found on forbes.com The Magnificent Jewels auction by Christie’s New York saw some heavy-hitting results – especially where diamonds are concerned. The entire auction yielded $59,685,125 in sales, with dozens of diamonds selling for more than a million dollars each.  In fact, the top lot was the Victory Diamond ring with a D-color rectangular cut [...]

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Cartier’s Étourdissant collection ends on a high

By   /  December 14, 2015  /  Collectibles, Home, Jewelry, Pawn News  /  No Comments

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Original article from thejewelleryeditor.com Amid the glitz and glamour of Art Basel Miami, Cartier revealed the final installment of its Étourdissant high jewelry collection. The Maison unveiled a further 21 one-of-a-kind pieces at one of the world’s leading art fairs, in a follow up to its presentation of Cartier jewelry in July in the south of France, and in November [...]

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True Luxury Is Limited: Rare Watches

By   /  December 1, 2015  /  Collectibles, Home, Luxury Watches  /  No Comments

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Original article found on observer.com The biggest watch brands make and sell millions of watches. Sure, they are high quality, look great and perform without a problem, but they are ubiquitous—seems like everyone is wearing one. In today’s world, true luxury is finding and buying something few others have. Luckily, the watch industry is more [...]

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The revolutionary Winston Cluster

By   /  November 29, 2015  /  Home, Jewelry  /  No Comments

Original article from christies.com The Harry Winston diamond cluster earrings are perhaps the greatest embodiment of this sentiment from the King of Diamonds. One of the most recognizable and beloved jewelry designs of the 20th and 21st Centuries, the creation of this design was truly revolutionary. Harry Winston’s love of diamonds and their inherent beauty led to the [...]

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