The Winston Pink Legacy Diamond

An exceptionally rare pink diamond of nearly 19 carats fetched 50.3 million Swiss francs ($50 million, 44 million euros) at auction in Geneva Tuesday, Christie’s said, setting a new per-carat record for a stone of its kind. The Pink Legacy, which once belonged to the Oppenheimer family who for decades ran the De Beers diamond-mining […]

The Peridot Tiara..Yes, There Is One

This is very interesting and uncommon stone for a tiara: peridot, a green option with a range of shades from rather pale and watery to an intense olive or even lime green. These particular peridots are quite fine, with good purity, huge size, and a deep olive color. There are five peridot stones in the […]

The Jubilee Ruby

Christie’s again set a record for the most expensive colored gemstone sold at auction in the United States with its sale of the Jubilee ruby ring on April 20, 2016 in New York. The 15.99-carat Burmese ruby fetched more than $14.1 million at Christie’s New York Magnificent Jewels sale, making it the most expensive colored gemstone […]

Etcetera’s Beautiful Ruby & Diamond Lattice Necklace

This necklace took over Crimson Garland’s record as the most expensive ruby and diamond necklace sold at auction. In June 2015, it was sold at Christie’s Hong Kong for $12,997,122 to anonymous buyer. This necklace was designed as an articulated brilliant-cut diamond lattice-work band. It centers on a line of graduated pear-shaped diamonds. And those are framed by […]

Elizabeth Taylor’s Ruby Was A Stocking Stuffer

Richard Burton gave her the stunning jewel on Christmas day in 1968 It may not be one of Elizabeth Taylor’s most famous jewels, but her ruby and diamond ring by Van Cleef & Arpels has one of the most delightful backstories. “One day I’m going to find you the most perfect ruby in the world” […]

The Crimson Garland Ruby

This stunning piece is called the Crimson Garland. It hit Christie’s auction house in Hong Kong in November 2013. However, the detailed information about the telephone bidder has never been made public. He bought this necklace for $6,402,240. Also known as Etcetera’s Burmese ruby, this necklace held the title of the most expensive diamond and […]

The Hope Ruby

The highly anticipated auction of “Jewels for Hope: The Collection of Mrs. Lily Safra,” held on Monday, May 14, 2012 at Christie’s Geneva raised nearly $38 million with 100 percent sold by lot and by value, far exceeding its pre-sale estimate. The top lot of the sale was a 32.08 carats cushion-shaped Burmese ruby and diamond […]

Argyle Pink Jubilee Diamond

  The largest pink diamond ever uncovered in Australia has found a permanent home, after Rio Tinto donated the stone to the Melbourne Museum.   The much-hyped diamond was unearthed by Rio Tinto 2011 in the Kimberley region of Western Australia and was initially predicted to sell at auction for between $10-20 million. The 12.76-carat […]

The Wittelsbach Diamond

“Every diamond is a story as old as the earth and will outlast us all.” The Wittelsbach Diamond is no different – and its tale is a captivating one. It’s not just a remarkable gemstone because of its size, flawless clarity or stunning color, either. The 31.06-carat blue diamond boasts an ultra-rare blue hue, making […]