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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 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 famous opals and references from famous authors

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Opal Jewellery Sydney Opals have been mined in Coober Pedy since the 1840s and Lightning Ridge since the beginning of the 20th century. Ralph Waldo Emerson wrote: “The hues of the opal, the light of the diamond, are not to be seen if the eye is too near.” In 1906 Charlie Dunstan found a 900-carat … Continue reading Some famous opals and references from famous authors

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