Sell pieces you're tired of, and buy new ones to fill your drawers
Haute horlogerie and joaillerie junkies, rejoice! Every aspect of buying and selling valuables—from hard-to-find timepieces to elite gems—just got simpler and more affordable. TrueFacet’s newly relaunched website is a complete one-stop shop, offering a bevvy of services that range from a personalized concierge to curated holiday shops.
For sellers, cleaning out ... More
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