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The Graff Venus: a high-stakes heartbreaker

By   /  November 9, 2016  /  Featured Press, Pawn News  /  No Comments

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Today Graff unveiled the record-breaking Venus, the largest flawless heart-shape diamond ever certified by the GIA. Just as you thought another diamond record couldn’t be broken, Graff Diamonds in London has pulled out a trump card. And what a weighty one it is: the Graff Venus weighs an impressive 118.78 carats, making it the largest flawless heart-shape diamond ever to be certified [...]

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The world’s most sought-after pear-shaped diamonds

By   /  October 24, 2016  /  Featured Press, Pawn News  /  No Comments

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To mark the upcoming sale of the world’s largest pair of pear-shaped, D Flawless diamonds — and an exceedingly rare Fancy Vivid pink pear-shaped diamond ring — we look at some of the record-breaking pear-shaped diamonds offered at Christie’s 1. Miroir de l’Amour by Boehmer et Bassenge Working exclusively with a handful of large, D-colour [...]

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From Rough Diamond to Finished Jewelry: How Graff Cut the 299-Carat Rough Fancy Intense Yellow Diamond into the 132-Carat Golden Empress Diamond

By   /  October 17, 2016  /  Featured Press, Pawn News  /  No Comments

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We do a lot of writing about diamonds and gemstones in our Haute Jewels columns, but now we take a different turn. With the help of famed diamond house, Graff Diamonds, we bring you on a journey that tracks a famed diamond from its rough form, through cutting and polishing, to its final place as [...]

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Brilliance in Round

By   /  October 10, 2016  /  Featured Press, Pawn News  /  No Comments

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While many people may just see simple shapes when looking at diamonds (i.e. round, square, heart), those in the diamond industry see cut, pattern, and detail when looking into a diamond. The loan officers at New York Loan for example, are trained to not only see the details in the cut, but to look at [...]

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Gold Not All That Glitters – Diamonds Act as Hedge for Rich

By   /  September 6, 2016  /  Featured Press, Pawn News  /  No Comments

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GENEVA/LONDON — In a packed Christie’s auction room in Geneva, one could hear a pin drop as two anonymous bidders slugged it out in their quest to own the world’s most exquisite blue diamond. The room in the Four Seasons Hotel des Bergues was filled with multi-millionaire collectors and diamond dealers, listening intently as the [...]

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How the Tennis Bracelet Got Its Name

By   /  August 29, 2016  /  Featured Press, Pawn News  /  No Comments

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Tennis season is upon us. Wimbledon is finishing up and the women’s U.S. Open is set to get underway. So it’s a perfect time to look at the tennis bracelet – a great piece of jewelry that comes with a great story. At the 1987 U.S. Open, tennis star Chris Evert was playing in a [...]

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Collecting Guide: Coloured stones

By   /  July 5, 2016  /  Featured Press, Pawn News  /  No Comments

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From rubies and emeralds to rare coloured diamonds – specialist David Warren provides an in-depth expert guide for buyers seeking a bright addition to their collection Fancy or Vivid? Get to know your terminology A highlight in the coloured stones category — often setting world-record prices — coloured diamonds come with their own specific colour [...]

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The Cullinan Dream — one of the most exquisite diamonds on earth

By   /  June 7, 2016  /  Featured Press, Pawn News  /  No Comments

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Extracted from the legendary Cullinan mine in South Africa in 2014, the Cullinan Dream is the largest Fancy Intense Blue diamond ever to be offered at auction. Leading the upcoming Magnificent Jewels auction at Christie’s New York, the Cullinan Dream of 24.18 carats is the largest Fancy Intense Blue diamond to be offered at auction. Drawn from the Cullinan [...]

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The iconic Tiffany engagement-ring setting turns 130

By   /  April 27, 2016  /  Featured Press, Pawn News  /  No Comments

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In 1904, Eleanor Roosevelt received a Tiffany ring with the signature Tiffany setting from future American president Franklin D Roosevelt. “You could not have found a ring I would have liked better,” she wrote to her then-fiancé, likely experiencing the elation that any woman feels when presented with a box in trademark Tiffany blue. It [...]

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Bulgari’s Serpenti Incantati Comes Alive with Diamonds and Rubellites

By   /  April 27, 2016  /  Featured Press, Pawn News  /  No Comments

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One of the great things that sets women’s luxury watches apart are the diamond and gemstone adornments, and Bulgari’s latest, Serpenti Incantati, does not fall short when it comes to sparkle. Unlike the brand’s previous serpentine-inspired pieces, this interpretation imagines a snake wrapping around the wrist of the wearer to fully encircle the watch dial in a timeless, [...]

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