Largest White Diamond Ever to Come up for Auction Sells for USD 21.9 million

The largest white diamond ever to come up for auction, the 228.31-carat, pear-shaped, G-Color gemstone, christened “The Rock” sold for 21,681,000 CHF (US$21.9 million) at a Christie’s Magnificent Jewels Auction held in Geneva held on May 11, 2022. The diiamond assigned Lot No 26 and titled “The Rock, A Sensational Diamond” sold within its estimate […]

Results of Sotheby’s Geneva Magnificent Jewels and Noble Jewels Live Auction Held on May 10, 2022

Sotheby’s Geneva Magnificent Jewels and Noble Jewels May 10, 2022, live auction featuring a total of 200 lots consisting of iconic designs from the world’s most prestigious jewellery houses, such as Van Cleef & Arpels, Cartier, Bulgari, Oscar Heyman & Bros, Jar and others and also featuring beautiful colored diamond lots, exceptional coloured stone lots […]

Results of Sotheby’s Hong Kong April 29, 2022 Magnificent Jewels Live Auction

Sotheby’s Hong Kong Magnificent Jewels Part 1 Sale held in live auction format on 29th April, 2022, featuring 92 Lots bearing Lot Numbers 1801 to 1892 realized a sale total of HKD295,844,400 equivalent to US$37.7 million. A total of 58 lots were sold at the auction and as predicted top lot of the sale was […]

De Beers Cullinan Blue Diamond Sells for Staggering USD57.4 million at Sotheby’s Hong Kong Auction

The De Beers Cullinan Blue , an extraordinary 15.10-carat, fancy-vivid blue, step-cut natural treasure and one of the most valuable blue diamonds ever to be offered at an auction, sold for a staggering amount of more than US$57 million at a Sotheby’s Hong Kong Standalone Auction, held on April 27, 2022 at Sotheby’s Pacific Gallery […]

De Beers Cullinan Blue Stand Alone Hong Kong Auction – 27th April, 2022

Sotheby’s Hong Kong is presenting an extraordinary natural treasure and one of the most valuable blue diamonds ever to be offered at auction, the De Beers Cullinan Blue, at a standalone auction in Hong Kong, coming up on April 27, 2022 and bearing Lot No. 1800. Two days after this on April 29, 2022, a […]

Highlights of Sotheby’s Hong Kong, Magnificent Jewels I, Live Auction Coming Up on 29th April, 2022

Sotheby’s Hong Kong has announced the holding of their Magnificent Jewels Part I auctions in live auction format on 29th April, 2022, starting at 15.00 hrs HKT, featuring a total of 92 Lots bearing Lot Numbers 1801 to 1892. The Lots led by Imperial Green Jadeite Lots and Colored and Colorless diamonds also feature several […]

US Imposes Further Crippling Sanctions on Alrosa

Alrosa, the World’s largest diamond mining company in which the Russian Government has a 33% stake, with headquarters in Russia, accounting for 95% of the diamonds produced in the country and 30% of diamonds extracted worldwide, ran into deep trouble on February 24, 2022, when Russia invaded Ukraine, with several countries like UK, Canada, New […]

Debmarine Namibia Launches Benguela Gem its Most Advanced Diamond Mining Vessel on March 18, 2022

Debmarine Namibia, a 50-50 joint venture between De Beers Group and the Goverment of the Republic of Namibia, prospecting for marine diamonds in the Ocean off the Namibian Coast, produces around 1.4 million carats of marine diamonds annually, bringing in a revenue of more than NAD 10 billion (US$669.5 million) every year. Hitherto Marine diamond […]

Inaugural Edition of JGT Dubai Gem & Jewellery Show to be Held from February 22-24, 2022

The Inaugural Edition of the Jewellery, Gem & Technology Dubai – JGT Dubai Gem & Jewellery Show, due to be held at the Dubai World Trade Centre from February 22 – 24, 2022, promises to be a high impact B2B jewellery sourcing experience giving a much-needed boost to an industry poised to make a massive […]

Angola Plans to Setup a Diamond Bourse at its Capital Luanda

Angola’s State-Owned Diamond Company, SODIAM, has selected Dubai-based Trans Atlantic Gem Sales (TAGS) to manage its diamond tenders, while the country has embarked on a process to reform its mining industry. SODIAM also announced last week that it has chosen the Company “First Element” to carry out diamond cleaning by boiling, after a prolonged selection […]

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