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Sotheby’s will allow you to “try on” a tiara worth $ 1 million – Karma Jewels

Tiara with pearls and diamonds, scheduled for sale at Sotheby’s Magnificent Jewels and Noble Jewels. Photo: Sotheby’s

At the Sotheby’s Geneva auction, a historical piece of jewelry will be exhibited – a tiara that has been passed down from generation to generation of the Italian royal family.

The tiara curls with large loops, encrusted with diamonds of various cuts; in the center of each loop is a drop-shaped sea pearl, 11.4 to 21 mm long.

In fact, the jewelry consists of two parts: a wide diamond hoop and loops with pearls: these parts can be separated and worn separately. In this case, the first part becomes a diadem, and the second part becomes a necklace approximately 38 cm long. Musy’s signature is on the diadem.

The estimated cost of the tiara ranges from 994 thousand to 1.5 million US dollars, and before the jewelry goes under the hammer, the organizer provided an opportunity for anyone who wants to feel like a member of the royal family and “try on” the tiara, however, only virtually. Or rather, through the “story” in Instagram.

The auction house has released a “mask” for Instagram, allowing you to try on a tiara against the backdrop of a luxurious hall of the palace. Photo – Sotheby’s account

In an Instagram post, Sotheby’s shared: “To mark her debut at auction, we created an interactive effect that allows you to virtually ‘try on’ the tiara against the backdrop of a magnificent Italian palace.”

The Magnificent Jewels and Noble Jewels auction will take place on May 11th.

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Flawless 55.55 carat diamond honoring Chanel No. 5 perfume – Karma Jewels

Necklace 55.55. Photo: Chanel

Exactly 100 years ago, 37-year-old Coco Chanel commissioned renowned perfumer Ernest Beaux to create a special fragrance that she would gift to loyal customers of her fashion boutique in Paris.

The perfume proved so popular with buyers that Coco decided to put it up for sale in 1922. Since then, Chanel No. 5 in the original rectangular bottle has managed to acquire the status of a living legend and become one of the best-selling perfumes in the world.

Diamond necklace 55.55. Photo: Chanel

Created by Patrice Legereau, director of Chanel’s Fine Jewelery Creation Studio, the collection consists of 123 pieces of jewelry, each inspired by a different element of perfume. However, the most remarkable and outstanding decoration was the luxurious necklace 55.55.

The heart of the necklace is a huge 55.55-carat emerald-cut diamond set in the center of the silhouette of the Chanel No. 5 bottle. The flawless D color stone is framed by 104 round-cut diamonds and another 42 baguette-cut diamonds. When viewed from the side, this element resembles the shape of a cork in a perfume bottle.

The central diamond of the necklace 55.55 is shaped like the cap of Chanel No. 5 perfume Photo: Chanel
Clasp necklace 55.55. Photo: Chanel
The centerpiece of the 55.55 necklace is in the shape of a Chanel No. 5 perfume bottle. Photo: Chanel

The jewelry is made of white gold and colorless diamonds. The clasp is shaped like the number 5, Coco’s lucky number. Several pear-shaped diamond pendants hang in drops from the bottom of the bottle.

The company does not plan to sell the necklace. Instead, it will be stored in the archives of the fashion house in Paris.

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54ct Chrysler Diamond and JAR Jewels at Christie’s Auction – Karma Jewels

54.03 carat Chrysler Diamond necklace

The pear-shaped, D-coloured, flawless clarity stone was originally purchased by Harry Winston in 1958 when it was owned by Thelma Chrysler Foy, daughter of Walter Chrysler. The necklace surpassed a preliminary appraisal of $4.5 million and sold for $5.1 million.

Another headliner of the auction was the Dancing Sun, a 204.36-carat Modified Cushion-cut Fancy Vivid Yellow VVS2 diamond. The 552-carat diamond from which it was cut is the largest ever mined in North America.

Magnificent 204.36ct Dancing Sun Vivid Yellow Diamond

The stone was discovered at the Diavik mine in Canada in October 2018 and was shown at a Phillips auction six months later. The owner of the diamond, which bore the laconic name “552”, the company Dominion, saw two options for processing a unique jewel: to cut the stone into a single diamond of 150-200 carats, or to produce a pair of large stones of 70-100 carats and several satellites from it.

As you can see, the choice was made in favor of the first. As a result, at a recent auction, the Dancing Sun was sold for $5 million, which is close to the upper limit of its preliminary valuation.

Flawless Match ring with bright blue and colorless pear-shaped diamonds

Other highlights include the Flawless Match ring featuring two pear-shaped diamonds, a 2.52-carat colorless diamond and a 2.43-carat bright blue diamond. Its cost was 2.9 million dollars.

Meanwhile, JAR’s 19-piece jewelry collection, the largest collection of designer jewelry at auction, sold for $5.9 million. Topping the list was the Branch Under Snow diamond bracelet, which was valued at $1.9 million, more than three times what experts had expected.

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54ct Chrysler Diamond and JAR Jewels at Christie’s Auction – Karma Jewels

54.03 carat Chrysler Diamond necklace

The pear-shaped, D-coloured, flawless clarity stone was originally purchased by Harry Winston in 1958 when it was owned by Thelma Chrysler Foy, daughter of Walter Chrysler. The necklace surpassed a preliminary appraisal of $4.5 million and sold for $5.1 million.

Another headliner of the auction was the Dancing Sun, a 204.36-carat Modified Cushion-cut Fancy Vivid Yellow VVS2 diamond. The 552-carat diamond from which it was cut is the largest ever mined in North America.

Magnificent 204.36ct Dancing Sun Vivid Yellow Diamond

The stone was discovered at the Diavik mine in Canada in October 2018 and was shown at a Phillips auction six months later. The owner of the diamond, which bore the laconic name “552”, the company Dominion, saw two options for processing a unique jewel: to cut the stone into a single diamond of 150-200 carats, or to produce a pair of large stones of 70-100 carats and several satellites from it.

As you can see, the choice was made in favor of the first. As a result, at a recent auction, the Dancing Sun was sold for $5 million, which is close to the upper limit of its preliminary valuation.

Flawless Match ring with bright blue and colorless pear-shaped diamonds

Other highlights include the Flawless Match ring featuring two pear-shaped diamonds, a 2.52-carat colorless diamond and a 2.43-carat bright blue diamond. Its cost was 2.9 million dollars.

Meanwhile, JAR’s 19-piece jewelry collection, the largest collection of designer jewelry at auction, sold for $5.9 million. Topping the list was the Branch Under Snow diamond bracelet, which was valued at $1.9 million, more than three times what experts had expected.

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The most expensive jewelry in the history of Tiffany & Co. — Karma Jewels

World’s Fair necklace by Tiffany & Co.

The necklace, unveiled at Tiffany’s event in Dubai on Sunday, features a stunning 180 carats of diamonds set in platinum that are as impressive as the price. The precious product was named World’s Fair, and according to experts, its cost is from 20 to 30 million US dollars.

The necklace was an homage to the jewelry that was made by the jewelry company for the 1939 World’s Fair. The original, which cost a relatively modest $28,000 in the 1930s, featured a 200-carat aquamarine and 429 diamonds. The “remake” uses only diamonds: a total of 578 stones, including 353 round-cut diamonds and 224 baguettes.

Tiffany & Co. necklace with aquamarine 1939. Photo: Tiffany & Co.

The centerpiece of the World’s Fair was the Empire Diamond, an oval diamond named after one of New York’s landmarks, the Empire State Building.

This flawless 80 carat D color stone is the largest and most expensive diamond ever offered for sale by Tiffany. While the famous 128.54-carat yellow Tiffany Diamond is technically larger, the company has declared it “priceless” and has no plans to ever sell it.

The Tiffany Diamond weighing 128.54 carats

The diamond, which later became the Empire Diamond, was mined in Botswana, cut and polished in Israel, and finally set in the workshop of Tiffany & Co. in New York. And in addition to its great value and beauty, the unique stone provides the new owner with an unprecedented opportunity: at any time, he can contact the brand’s jeweler to remove the diamond from the necklace and install it in the ring.

So in fact, instead of one historical decoration, the buyer will receive two at once. Pretty good deal, don’t you think?

Empire Diamond Ring. Photo: Tiffany & Co.
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555.55 carat Enigma black diamond up for sale – Karma Jewels

Black diamond weighing 555.55 carats. Photo: Sotheby’s

It is believed that the source of a unique diamond is space: the stone appeared either as a result of a meteorite impact, or was brought by a “diamond-bearing” asteroid that fell to Earth. In any case, in early February, an alien visitor will travel to sunny Dubai to become part of the collection of some lover of mysterious beauty.

A natural black diamond of this size, according to Sotheby’s experts, is “an extremely rare occurrence.” The stone was tentatively valued at £5 million, or $6.8 million.

The unique gemstone could be nearly four billion years old. Photo: Sotheby’s

Black diamonds like the one for sale are also known as carbonado diamonds. These rocks can be between 2.6 and 3.8 billion years old and contain trace amounts of nitrogen and hydrogen (elements found in interstellar space) as well as osbornite, a mineral found primarily in meteorites.

The shape of the diamond is inspired by the Middle Eastern Hamsa palm symbol, a sign of protection, meaning “five” in Arabic. According to the auction house, the theme of “five” resonates in everything related to the stone. In addition to its 555.55 carats, it also contains exactly 55 facets.

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Black Diamond The Enigma. Video: Sotheby’s
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The Red Cross for 11 million and the largest colorless diamond – Karma Jewels

The Red Cross yellow diamond weighing 205 carats

The yellow cushion-shaped gemstone is considered one of the largest in the world. It was mined in 1901 by DeBeers in South Africa and originally weighed around 375 carats. After cutting, the pattern of the pavilion’s facets formed a “Maltese cross”, and the weight of the diamond was 205 carats.

The Red Cross will go up for auction for the third time in over 100 years. The gem got its name after it was first auctioned in 1918. Proceeds from the sale went to the British Red Cross Society and the Order of Saint John, which uses the symbol of the Maltese Cross. The second sale took place in Geneva in 1973.

The Red Cross diamond could be worth $10.7 million

The current auction will take place on May 11: the seller announced that a “significant” part of the proceeds (according to experts, it could reach 10.7 million US dollars) will go to the International Red Cross.

Another “highlight” of the upcoming Christie’s auction will be a colorless pear-shaped diamond weighing 228.31 carats, which received the capacious name The Rock (from English – “Stone”). The unique specimen was mined over 20 years ago, like the first lot, in South Africa and will be the largest colorless diamond ever to be auctioned.

The Rock’s record-breaking colorless diamond weighs 228.31 carats

Although the gem’s characteristics fall short of flawless (VS 1 clarity and G color), the Gemological Institute of America (GIA) accompanied its official conclusion with the phrase that “this is the largest pear-shaped diamond in the DZ color gradation ever graded by the laboratory. [GIA]”.

The previous weight record was held by the 163.41 carat Art of de Grisogono colorless diamond, which was sold in 2017 for US$33.7 million. The original diamond weighed 404 carats and was mined in Angola in 2016.

The luxurious pear will be auctioned off by Magnificent Jewels along with The Red Cross. According to preliminary estimates, there is a cost of at least 30 million US dollars. However, many hope that The Rock will be able to beat the price record of the previous leader.

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Flawless De Beers Blue Diamond Earns $57.5 Million – Karma Jewels

De Beers Cullinan Blue diamond weighing 15.10 carats. Photo: Sotheby’s

The 15.10-carat step-cut gem has an impeccable clarity and a fancy vivid blue color. The diamond is called De Beers Cullinan Blue and is the world’s largest stone of this shade, among those ever presented at auction.

The amount earned was equal to the value of the previous blue diamond record holder, a 14-carat Oppenheimer Blue sold by Christie’s in 2016 for the same $57.5 million.

Photo of a De Beers Cullinan Blue diamond sold for $57.5 million. Photo: Sotheby’s

To date, only five blue diamonds over 10 carats have been offered for sale by the auction house, according to Sotheby’s. And none of them could reach the weight of 15 carats, although each earned tens of millions of dollars. So, the list of outstanding specimens included:

However, one cannot fail to mention another significant blue diamond that has earned the status of the largest fancy intense blue stone – Cullinan Dream weighing in at a staggering 24.18 carats. The gem earned $25.3 million at Christie’s New York Magnificent Jewels auction in 2016.

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A short Sotheby’s video showing a 15-carat De Beers Cullinan Blue diamond in person

Petra Diamonds, which mined the current hero De Beers Cullinan Blue, discovered the original 39.35 carat diamond in April 2021 at its Cullinan mine in South Africa. In July, De Beers and Diacore purchased the stone for $40.2 million and Diacore took over the processing.