Author Archives: Dr Shihaan Larif

King Charles III Chooses St. Edward’s Crown for his May 6th Coronation and the Tudor Crown as the New Royal Insignia.

The St. Edward’s Crown, the centrepiece of the Crown Jewels of the United Kingdom, made for King Charles II in 1661, as a replacement for the medieval crown, which was melted down in 1649, when Parliament abolished the Monarchy during the English Civil War, which was used for the Coronation of Monarchs since 1661, for […]

Sotheby’s New York December 7, 2022, Live Magnificent Jewels Sale Realises a Sales Total of US$ 50 million with Top Lot Golden Canary Diamond being Sold for US$ 12.4 million

Sotheby’s New York December 7, 2022, Live Magnificent Jewels Sale turned out to be a very successful event, with competitive and deep bidding bringing in a Sales total of US$ 50 million, with 81% of the total of 161 Lots on offer, being sold, propelling Sotheby’s running total of global jewelry sales for the year […]

Highlights of Sotheby’s New York December 7, 2022, Magnificent Jewels Sale

Sotheby’s New York December 7, 2022, Magnificent Jewels Sale promises to be a memorable one for more than one reason, chief among which is that the sale will be led by the famouus “Incomparable Diamond” reborn as the Golden Canary Diamond, the largest Internally Flawless diamond ever graded by the GIA, a 303.3-carat, Internally Flawless, […]

Gemfiields Record-Breaking Sale of the Enormous Kafubu Emerald Cluster

The UK-based Colored Gemstone Miner Gemfields, with their mining activities focussed mainly in Afriica, with a 75% stake in the Kagem Mines in Zambia, and the Government of Zambia holding the remaining 25%, announced on Friiday, 18 th Novemer, 2022, that the enormous Kafubu Emerald Cluster weighing almost 38 Kg was sold for an unrevealed […]

Sotheby’s New York to Sell Incomparable Diamond Reborn as Golden Canary Diamond at the December 7, Magnificent Jewels Auction

The Incomparable Diamond usually described in superlatives – such as the World’s largest faceted Yellow Diamond; the World’s largest Internally Flawless Diamond; the World’s third largest faceted diamond after the 545.67-carat Golden Jubilee diamond and the 530.20 Cullinan I diamond; the diamond that entered the Guiness Book of World Records as part of the impressive […]

Wiilliamson Pink Star Diamond Sells for USD 58Million at Sotheby’s Hong Kong

Sotheby’s Hong Kong created history at a stand alone auction held on October 7, 2022 at 8.30 pm local time, after the conclusion of the Magnifiicent Jewels Sale held earlier from 13.00 Hrs local time, when a 11.15-carat, cushion-shaped, fancy vivid, internally flawless pink diamond known as the Williamson Pink Star diamond, mounted on an […]

Rare Orangy-Red Diamond Sells for USD 1.45 million at Heritage Auctions Setting the Third Highest Price-Per-Carat Value Recorded by a Red Diamond in the World

Texas-based auction house Heritage Auctions set a record at its Jewelry Auctions held on September 29, 2022, when a 1.21-carat, extremely rare fancy orangy-red, round brilliant-cut diamond, bearing Lot No. 55149, with an estimate of USD 100,000 -150,000 sold for a staggering USD 1,450,000, which was 14.5 times the lower estimate and almost 10 times […]

Christie’s Geneva Presents the Rare Fortune Pink Diamond at Geneva Live Magnificent Jewels Sale on November 8, 2022

In a Press Release dated 26th September 2022, Christie’s Auction House announced the presentation of the largest pear-shaped fancy vivid pink diamonnd ever to be offered at a live auction, at the Geneva Magnificent Jewels Sale, coming up on November 8, 2022. The 18.18-carat pear-shaped fancy vivid pink diamond, christened the Fortune Pink, with an […]

All GIA Reports to Go Digital by Year 2025

In a Press Release dated June 7, 2022, the Gemological Institute of America, the leader in gemological research, education, and science-based gem identification and grading services in the World, announced that with a view of strengthening its consumer protection mission, all GIA paper reports will be converted to digital form with effect from year 2025. […]

Sotheby’s Hong Kong Important Jewels Live Auctiion Realizes Total Sale of USD 18.1 Million

Sotheby’s Hong Kong Important Jewels Live Auction held on 19 th July, 2022, featuring 136 Lots, from Lot Nos 201 to 337 realized a Sale Total of HKD 141,840,540 (USD 18.1 million), 99 Lots out of 136 lots selling at the auction, working out to 73%. Top Lot of the sale based on price realized […]

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