Get a sneak peek at the historic treasures—from a diamond necklace made in 1939 for Queen Nazli of Egypt to lauded pieces from the collection of the Duchess of Windsor—up for auction at Sotheby’s Magnificent Jewels sale on December ...
Rubies are just red sapphires and more hard truths
If you ask jewelry designer and historian Aja Raden to name one of the big loves of her life, she will, without question, say jewels.
“As a little kid, I would take anything shiny—even fake jewelry—and stash them away in treasure boxes,” she admits. “It’s been a singular obsession of mine ... More
A gem this big hasn't been discovered in more than a century
The world’s second largest diamond—a 1,111-carat gem-quality, Type IIa diamond, to be exact—has been unearthed in Botswana. The magnificent stone—mined by Canadian diamond producer Lucara—originated from the south lobe of the Karowe mine and measures 65 x 56 x 40 millimeters.
“The significance of the recovery of a ... More
For those who have never tried their luck at an auction, we asked Nazgol Jahan, head of Phillips' Jewels Department, for her advice
What do you look for in estate pieces?
In general, we look for pieces that are well-made with excellent craftsmanship, high-quality gems and, if possible, signed pieces. Pieces from the more renowned houses—such as Cartier, Van Cleef & Arpels, David Webb, Buccellati and Bulgari—will always be a collector’s item and hold value ... More
The famous jeweler has partnered with Dover Street Market on an exclusive holiday line full of vintage-inspired pieces
Only a brand as timeless as Tiffany & Co. could create a fresh, relevant collection of jewelry and gifts completely inspired by their own bygone designs. The aptly named Out of Retirement collection will be available on November 12 at Dover Street Market, the luxury retailer created ... More