Σάββατο, 9 Ιανουαρίου 2016

Viren Bhagat presented by FD-Gallery, New York



























Blue Moon Diamond


Geneva, 11 November 2015 – A new world auction record for any diamond of any colour or any gemstone was set today when a sensational blue diamond sold for US$48,468,158 / CHF 48,634,000 (US$4,028,941 per carat) at Sotheby’s in Geneva (estimate: US$ 35-55m / CHF 34.2 – 53.7m).Previously called the “Blue Moon diamond”, the magnificent stone was purchased by a private collector from Hong Kong tonight who has renamed the record-breaking jewel “The Blue Moon of Josephine”. The prior auction record for any diamond had been held by The Graff Pink (24.78 carats), which sold for US$46.2 million at Sotheby’s Geneva in 2010.The exceptional result for The Blue Moon of Josephine importantly marks a new auction record price-per-carat for any diamond or gemstone – surpassing the benchmark established just last year at Sotheby’s New York by The Zoe Diamond (US$3,348,205 per carat) – as well as a new auction record price for any jewel – a title also formerly held by The Graff Pink sold in these rooms in November 2010. This is the first time any diamond or gemstone has reached over US$4 million per carat.


Rene Boivin, Sotheby's Fine Jewels, 1 Dec 2015




Margaret Thatcher's Jewels on sale, Christie's online


Featuring items from both Lady Thatcher’s public and private life, Christie’s online sale of property from ‘The Iron Lady’s’ collection provides a rare glimpse into her life over several decades. From her fashion and accessories to much-loved porcelain military figurines and novels, this sale encompasses her style, personal collecting tastes and items from her political life.

Comprising over 200 lots and with estimates starting from just £100, this sale will provide a wealth of opportunities for international collectors. The sale will run for two weeks, starting 3 December, until 16 December, the day after the auction at Christie’s headquarters London on 15 December.Jewellery










Phillips Jewels, New York, December 8, 2015












Victorian ring with tourmaline


Art Deco aquamarine, diamond and platinum brooch, circa 1935.