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Some famous stones in the Smithsonian

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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

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 A, B, C of the Smithsonian Collection in Washington DC

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Jewellery Appraisal Sydney Jewellery Valuation at Diamonds by Design A is the American Golden Topaz from Minas Gerais in Brazil, which has 172 facets and weighs almost 23,000 carats — that’s 4½ kilos, ¬ which makes it one of the biggest gemstones in the world. The almost 12-kilo piece of rough belonged to Dr Edgar … Continue reading The A, B, C of the Smithsonian Collection in Washington DC

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

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

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

Marie Antoinette’s jewellery sold at Sotheby’s

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Marie Antoinette Jewellery Auction In Geneva, on November 12, 2018, Sotheby’s sold one of the most important royal jewellery collections ever to come to auction, that of the Italian royal House of Bourbon-Parma. Sotheby’s says this collection, which “spans centuries of European history, from the reign of Louis XVI to the fall of the Austro-Hungarian … Continue reading Marie Antoinette’s jewellery sold at Sotheby’s