Author Archives: Dr Shihaan Larif

History of the Discovery and Appreciation of Pearls – the Organic Gem Perfected by Nature – Page 10

The Use and Appreciation of Pearls by the monarchs of the Tsardom of Russia and the Russian Empire, from the early 16th-century until the end of the monarchy in 1917, after the Bolshevik Revolution In the previous webpage the use and appreciation of pearls by the monarchies of Portugal from the late 14th-century until the […]

Sensational Breakthrough by Scientists at FAU’s Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute in Culturing the Rare Queen Conch Pearls

Scientists at FAU’s Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute achieve a major breakthrough in the culturing of queen conch pearls, which hitherto had defied other research scientists and pearl culturists. Research Scientists at the Florida Atlantic University’s Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute have achieved a sensational breakthrough by successfully culturing high-quality queen conch pearls, a feat that had […]

List of Pearls/Pearl Jewelry/Pearl Settings that Performed Exceptionally Well at Public Auctions Arranged in Chronological Order of their Sale

In this webpage we have published an important table listing famous pearls/pearl jewelry/pearl settings that performed exceptionally well at public auctions, arranged in chronological order of their sale, begining with the Mancini drop-shaped pearl ear-pendants that sold at Christie’s New York in October 1979 and ending with the Seven-Strand Natural Pearl and Diamond Necklace, that […]

List of Famous Diamonds Greater than 100 carats in weight arranged in descending order of weights

S/N Name carat weight shape/cut color 1 Golden Jubilee 545.67 cushion fancy yellow-brown 2 Cullinan I 530.20 pear colorless/white 3 Unnamed Black Diamond 489.07 rectangular-cut black 4 Incomparable 407.48 shield shaped fancy brownish yellow 5 Cullinan II 317.40 cushion colorless/white 6 Spirit of de Grisogono 312.24 old moghul-cut black 7 Centenary 273.85 modified-heart colorless/white 8 […]

Important Tables on Famous Pearls of the World

The Need for a Dedicated Webpage on Important Tables on Famous Pearls of the World Our website has an extensive resource database on the natural and cultured pearl industries of the world, and has incorporated exhaustive information on around 130 famous pearls and pearl-containing jewelry, both historic and contemporary, and 10 dedicated pages on the History of the […]

Table of Famous Black Diamonds

S/N Name Country/Period of Origin Weight of Rough Diamond Carat weight after cutting Cut/Shape Price realized at last sale or auction 1 Unnamed black diamond 489.07 Rectangular-cut US$1.7 million 2 Spirit of de Grisogono Diamond Central African Republic 587.00 312.24 Old Moghul-cut Stone remains with original owner Fawaz Gruosi 3 The Black Star of Africa […]

Table of Famous Blue Diamonds both Ancient and Modern

Dedicated WebPage for an Up-to-date Table on Famous Blue Diamonds Our website has an extensive resource database on the history of the diamond trade, that also includes well written articles on the history of the famous diamonds in the world. More than 200 famous diamonds have been treated extensively under this section and are listed […]

Table of Famous Pink Diamonds both Ancient and Modern

Dedicated WebPage for an Up-to-date Table on Famous Pink Diamonds Our website has an extensive resource database on the history of the diamond trade, that also includes well written articles on the history of the famous diamonds in the world. More than 200 famous diamonds have been treated extensively under this section and are listed […]

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