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Three of Elizabeth Taylor’s Legendary Jewels

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Jewellery Valuation Sydney Elizabeth Taylor never needed to borrow jewellery for the Academy Awards. Her husbands gave her gems for any and every occasion — even to celebrate the days of the week. Richard Burton used to joke that the only word she knew in Italian was Bulgari. “I’ve never thought of my jewellery as … Continue reading Three of Elizabeth Taylor’s Legendary Jewels

Some Smithsonian sapphires — stones with a great backstory

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Sapphire Jewellery  Sydney Diamonds by Design – Custom Sapphire Rings Design The Star of Artaban Have you ever read The Other Wise Man by Henry van Dyke? Artaban, the fourth Wise Man, was on his way to Bethlehem, but failed to meet up with the Magi. The Star of Artaban was the sapphire (together with … Continue reading Some Smithsonian sapphires — stones with a great backstory

Where to see Fabergé

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Fabergé Eggs Sydney Get a Real or a Replica Fabergé Egg at Diamonds by Design What does the unforgettable name Fabergé conjure up for you besides imperial Easter eggs? The most elegant enamel? The doomed Russian Tsar and his family? The collection Malcolm Forbes and his son Kip built up? Beautiful, subtle flowers in pure rock … Continue reading Where to see Fabergé

The Oscars III

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Jewellery Designer Sydney Some of the most wearable jewellery at this year’s Oscars came from lesser known designers and not the big five: Bulgari, Cartier, Chopard, Harry Winston and Tiffany. Jewellery Designer Sydney: Diamond Earrings & Necklaces, Oscars 2019 Maya Rudolph was on the worst dressed list with slicked back hair and a billowing, baggy, … Continue reading The Oscars III

Coloured diamonds sold at Christie’s recently

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Coloured Diamonds Australia Did you ever see a 1953, 20th Century Fox film called Gentlemen Prefer Blondes? It was a glorious, glamorous musical with Marilyn Monroe, where she sang Diamonds are a Girl’s Best Friend and wore a stunning 24 carat canary yellow, pear-shaped diamond called The Moon of Baroda. It came from the Golconda … Continue reading Coloured diamonds sold at Christie’s recently

The Oscars II

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Jewellers Sydney Well, these seem to have been the most compelling Academy Awards in years, due to the battle between traditional values and the 21st century. However in jewellery this year the conservatives generally won. Jewellers Sydney: The Diamond Jewellery of the Oscars 2019 Lady Gaga in the ultimate Tiffany necklace was not the only … Continue reading The Oscars II

The Oscars I

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Jewellery Design Sydney Well, host or no host, and despite the difference of opinion about how long speeches should be and whether Green Book or BlacKkKlansman should have won the Oscar, the dresses were beautiful and most of the jewellery was spectacular. Jewellery Design Sydney: Lady Gaga’s Yellow Diamond in the Oscars 2019 And the … Continue reading The Oscars I

Important diamonds sold at Sotheby’s recently

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Loose Diamonds Sydney There are not many Fancy Vivid Yellow diamonds of over 30 carats, in existence, so it was hardly surprising that the 30.16 carat, VS1 clarity stone in Sotheby’s October auction in Hong Kong sold for US$2.8 million. Diamonds are a girl’s best friend In the same sale, a 5.01 carat Fancy Vivid … Continue reading Important diamonds sold at Sotheby’s recently

Coloured stone engagement rings

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Engagement Rings Sydney What is your favourite stone? I always aspired to a sapphire and diamond engagement ring, and I’ve worn my cornflower blue Ceylonese (as it was in those days) cabochon stone with love and pride ever since it was given to me. It has become an extension of myself and I suppose it … Continue reading Coloured stone engagement rings

Everyday rings

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Ring Design Sydney It’s fun to have a collection of rings to choose from to wear on different occasions. The present fashion is for lots of slim rings that stack, but any ring that is not too important or too fragile can be worn every day and give great pleasure. In platinum, gold or silver? … Continue reading Everyday rings