Marina B hails from the Bulgari family, founders of one of Italy’s most historic and respected jewelry houses. Established in 1978, Marina B calls to mind the bold, gold and colorful aesthetic of Bulgari but with a distinct edge. The brand looks to its founder’s Greek heritage for design inspiration, as well as Asia and the Middle East. Diamonds are used largely to accent colored gems and highlight architectural design elements. Ahead, discover some of Marina B’s most iconic styles through seven upcoming lots. Jewels Online 6–18 July | Online
Buying loose diamonds presents the unparalleled opportunity to create dazzling bespoke jewels. Sotheby’s July collection of diamonds, sourced by Diacore, features a selection of unmounted stones in an array of sizes, cuts and colors. For example, two Fancy Vivid Yellow round diamonds could make the perfect pair of earrings, while seven diamonds in pink and purple hues are especially suited for a stunning necklace or bracelet. Ahead, discover 15 highlights from the sale, including single stones and small groupings of exemplary diamonds. Diamonds Online | Color and Brilliance 10–20 July | Online
Whether you are a seasoned collector or just starting to build your collection, Jewels Online has something for everyone. Bold colorful jewels meet sleek gold staples with many pieces by top makers, including Tiffany & Co., Cartier, Van Cleef & Arpels, Buccellati and David Webb. Click ahead to see a diverse range of styles, all perfect for summer and under $5,000. Jewels Online 6–18 July | Online
Red: the color of passion and power, fire and blood. With its symbolic significance and radiant hue, the ruby is among the most valuable and commanding precious stones. Whether in ancient India, medieval Europe, or the Golden Age of Hollywood, different eras have coveted rubies not only for their hardness and durability, but also their associations with vitality and wealth. Virtually identical to sapphire in all properties except color, ruby is a variety of the corundum mineral species. In its purest form, corundum is colorless, but the trace element chromium produces the red tone. In honor of July’s birthstone, click ahead to see some of the most stunning ruby jewels ever sold at Sotheby’s, as well as upcoming lots. –Stephanie Sporn Jewels Online 6–18 July | Online Royal Jewels from the Bourbon Parma Family 12 November | Geneva
One of the most important royal jewellery collections ever to come to auction is set to capture the world’s imagination when it comes for sale at Sotheby’s in Geneva on 12 November 2018. Royal Jewels from the Bourbon Parma Family spans centuries of European history, from the reign of Louis XVI to the fall of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, and will offer fascinating insights into the splendour of one of Europe’s most important royal dynasties. Click ahead to see highlights from the sale. Royal Jewels from the Bourbon Parma Family 12 November | Geneva
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