David Webb, Tiffany & Co., Cartier. While these jewellery designers are red carpet favourites, they can be yours too, thanks to Sotheby’s Fine Jewels sale in New York on 10 June. Ahead of the auction, Frank Everett shares several pieces on offer that evoke the Met Gala’s most show-stopping looks.
NEW YORK – Clare Vivier, the designer behind an eponymous line of handbags and home goods, has become beloved among a certain set of stylish women for her simultaneously classic and chic, yet playful creations. Regardless of the latest season's graphics or trends, she never loses sight of quality. We spoke with her about the appeal of minimalism, what every accessory should have and the pieces that she would buy in Sotheby's upcoming Fine Jewels auction. CLARE VIVIER. PHOTOGRAPH BY KATRINA DICKSON.
NEW YORK – For Sotheby’s jewellery specialists, perusing the vault and trying on bracelets, rings, and brooches is one of the most enjoyable perks of the job. Modeling (and of course, snapping selfies) is so much fun that we decided to invite a few colleagues to come browse the diverse offerings from our upcoming sale of Fine Jewels on 10 June. The result? A highly entertaining morning spent expressing personal style and exploring the glamorous power of jewels. LAUNCH SLIDESHOW
A new world record for any jewellery auction was set in Geneva when the "Unique Pink" diamond led the Magnificent Jewels and Noble Jewels sale to a total CHF 171.1 million. The spectacular "Unique Pink" also set a new world record for a stone of its type. In addition to recieving the highest possible colour grading for a pink diamond from the Gemological Institute of America, the "Unique Pink" has been found to be Type IIa, displaying "exceedingly pure structure." The stone’s exquisite pear shape and brilliant cut accentuate its exceptional saturation, placing it in a rarefied category even among the world’s most beautiful diamonds. Click ahead to see the top ten lots from this record-breaking sale.
More than a century has passed since a stone of this magnificence was recovered. Brought to the surface during creation and unearthed from the lands of Botswana to provide unparalleled opportunity. Lucara Diamond and Sotheby’s have the pleasure to present Lesedi La Rona – “Our Light” – a diamond of the purest form. Historical in its recovery, brilliant in its appearance.
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