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Some famous stones in the Smithsonian

Jewellery Design, Jewellery Industry

Modern Jewellery Designers Sydney There are magical gems and jewels in the Smithsonian collection — a joy to behold and an inspiration to modern jewellery designers in Sydney and around the world. The Dom Pedro aquamarine The Dom Pedro aquamarine was cut from a rough beryl crystal that weighed about 45 kg and was almost … Continue reading Some famous stones in the Smithsonian

Christmas at Diamonds by Design

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Christmas 2019! The sun is setting over the Baltics as I write this whilst fulfilling a dream to go to St Petersburg. The artworks in Russia are simply superb and seeing a room of Renoirs is something I shall remember for ever. When I saw the Amber room in the Palace of Catherine I was reminded of my Gemmological learning days that Amber helps … Continue reading Christmas at Diamonds by Design

The Extraordinary Laurence Graff

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Diamond Jewellery Design Sydney Become inspired by Laurence Graff! If you’re looking for custom diamond rings, call Karen Lindley for antique & contemporary diamond jewellery design in Sydney. From the most humble of beginnings in the East End of London, Laurence Graff now heads an empire with shops from London to Monte Carlo and the … Continue reading The Extraordinary Laurence Graff

Great jewellery collectors — Marjorie Merriweather Post

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Jewellery Valuation Sydney Are you a jewellery collector? Learn from the famous Marjorie Merriweather Post! Contact us for custom designs, jewellery valuation or appraisals in Sydney! Many of the most famous pieces from Mrs. Post’s collection can be found at the Hillwood Museum that was her estate in Washington, D.C., and at the Smithsonian. Mrs. … Continue reading Great jewellery collectors — Marjorie Merriweather Post

Georg Jensen — the ultimate in Scandinavian jewellery design

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Scandinavian Jewellery Design by Georg Jensen Georg Jensen was the son of a knife grinder in Copenhagen, who began his training as a goldsmith aged 14 in 1880. After a four-year apprenticeship, he returned to his first love, sculpture, and the Royal Academy of Fine Arts. But since he could not make a living modelling … Continue reading Georg Jensen — the ultimate in Scandinavian jewellery design

The Timeless Jewels of Jean Schlumberger

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Jean Schlumberger Jewellery Australia Jean Schlumberger was born in 1907 in Mulhouse in Alsace, near the Swiss border. He loved sketching, but was discouraged by his parents, who wanted him to be a banker. However by the 1930s he was in New York creating buttons and costume jewellery for Elsa Schiaparelli. In the Second World … Continue reading The Timeless Jewels of Jean Schlumberger

The Al-Thani Collection

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Mughal Jewellery Australia The most outstanding collection, ranging from 17th-century Mughal Empire pieces to 21st-century Cartier, of royal Indian jewellery in the world belongs to Sheikh Hamad bin Abdullah Al-Thani. The Mughals, descendents of Genghis Khan in Central Asia, arrived in India in 1526. By 1600 the Mughal Empire was the largest in the world. … Continue reading The Al-Thani Collection

Unforgettable pearls

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Pearls Sydney Diamonds may be a girl’s best friend, but pearls are her first choice! Natural or cultured, round or baroque, large or small, freshwater or seed, pearls come in every colour from white to gold, black to silver, and pink, grey and green too, and they are the easiest of accessories. Think Coco Chanel, … Continue reading Unforgettable pearls

Three magnificent sapphires auctioned at Christie’s

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Sapphire Jewellery Sydney The Rockefeller Sapphire In 2001 Christie’s sold the 62.02 carat Burmese cornflower blue rectangular Rockefeller Sapphire. John D. Rockefeller, Jr. had bought it in 1934 from the Nizam of Hyderabad through the New York jeweller Raymond Yard. In the 1940s Rockefeller asked Pierre Cartier to recut the stone into this unique shape … Continue reading Three magnificent sapphires auctioned at Christie’s

The diamond paperweight of the Nizam of Hyderabad

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Diamond Jewellery Sydney In 1884 a rough diamond of over 400 carats was found in the Kimberley mines in South Africa and smuggled to London to avoid duty. A syndicate of dealers at Hutton Gardens bought it and sent it to Amsterdam to be cut and polished. The finished gem was a spectacular rectangular cushion … Continue reading The diamond paperweight of the Nizam of Hyderabad