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 Alan Caplan Ruby

“Alan Caplan Ruby” also known as the “Mogok Ruby” gets its name from Alan Caplan the famous geologist and mineralogist and also mineral and gemstone dealer who acquired the stone while on a trip to Burma in the 1960s or 1970s. The ruby remained in his collection until 1988, when it was disposed for a […]

The 138-Carat ‘Good Luck’ Ruby

Back in the late 1950s, TV advertising pioneer Rosser Reeves purchased an unmounted star ruby and carried it in his pocket for good luck. This was no ordinary ruby. With its rich red color and well-defined star, the 138.72-carat ruby was said to be the largest and finest star ruby the world has ever known. […]

The Graff Ruby

London luxury jeweler Laurence Graff has paid a record 8.2 million Swiss francs ($8.6 million) for a Burmese ruby, the top lot at a Geneva auction marked by strong prices for fine diamonds and rare colored stones. Graff, known as the “King of Diamonds”, was buying the ruby of 8.62 carats for the second time, having […]

The World Has A New Expensive Diamond

The world’s most expensive diamond per carat has sold to an unnamed buyer, Sotheby’s Diamonds announced on Friday. The 102.34-carat jewel is larger in diameter than a quarter and is considered the rarest white diamond ever to be sold. It is the world’s only known D-color round brilliant-cut diamond over 100 carats that is technically […]

The Most Stunning Pink Diamond You’ll See

The 37.30-carat Raj Pink, which was unveiled in London earlier this month, will headline Sotheby’s Magnificent Jewels and Noble Jewels sale in Geneva on Nov. 15. “The discovery of any pink diamond is exceptional, but The Raj Pink’s remarkable size and intensity of color places it in the rarefied company of the most important pink diamonds known,” […]