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Archduke Joseph Diamond sets new record as it sells at auction for $21.5m Archduke Joseph Diamond sets new record as it sells at auction for $21.5m By Sadie Whitelocks and Associated Press PUBLISHED: 14:45 GMT, 14 November 2012 | UPDATED: 14:57 GMT, 14 November 2012 The dazzling Archduke Joseph diamond sold for just under $21.5million last night, setting a new world auction record price per carat for a colorless diamond. It went for well above the expected $15million and more than triple the price paid for it at a sale almost two decades ago. The four-hundred-year-old gem, that came from the ancient Golconda mines in India, fits snugly into the palm of an adult's hand and weighs a staggering 76.02 carats.
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To the right is the Ritz Hotel, about to close for nearly three years of renovation, but still with its gilded grandeur and its crowd of tourists star-spotting at the doorway. Building works take up a chunk of the stone pavings, where a raging fire in March in the parking lot below has de-stabilized the elegant place. “But in two years when it is all done, it is going to be the rebirth of the Place Vendôme in all its glory,” said Thierry Fritsch, the chief executive officer of Chaumet, which claims to be the earliest jeweler to park its precious stones behind one of the neo-Classical facades. The arrival of Louis Vuitton jewelry, taking up the corner edifice by the Rue de la Paix, has led to muttering about the “corporatization” of the Place Vendôme. Bedazzled at the Place Vendôme Bedazzled at the Place Vendôme
A Walk Around Place Vendôme - Van Cleef & Arpels A Walk Around Place Vendôme - Van Cleef & Arpels Debra Healy resumes her walk around Place Vendôme and Rue de la Paix with an insightful analysis of Van Cleef & Arpels. This prestigious brand - with a strong tradition of innovation - has an Artistic Director, makes excellent use of its heritage and reinvents its classical pieces. A superb example and a great success... Van Cleef & Arpels was fully acquired by Compagnie Financière Richemont SA in 2003.
Debra Healy starts her Walk around Place Vendôme and Rue de la Paix by a historical analysis of Cartier. She shows the great consistency of the brand - which she relates to the work done on the brand's heritage and by the existence of an artistic director. Today Cartier is Part of the Richemont group. A Walk Around Place Vendôme - Chaumet A Walk Around Place Vendôme - Chaumet
A Walk Around Place Vendôme - Mauboussin A Walk Around Place Vendôme - Mauboussin Debra Healy pursues her promenade Place Vendôme and Rue de la Paix - she moves to Mauboussin. She introduces us to the history of this ancient brand and this makes us understand its present positioning: it used to be a mass jewelry retailer with some high jewelry pieces. During its first century of existence Mauboussin copied all styles. It only introduced a very personal style during a very short period of time: 1925 - 1960. We therefore understand the current choices made by the brand - a return to its origins: making jewelry popular...
A Walk Around Place Vendôme - Boucheron Debra Healy pursues her Walk around Place Vendôme and Rue de la Paix with an analysis of Boucheron. This prestigious brand is today without style. Creators follow one another (a new one has recently been appointed), the windows are sloppy and do not do justice to the products - the brand's potential is underexploited. A Walk Around Place Vendôme - Boucheron
They were jewelers and goldsmiths. Some of the family moved to Paris in 1515. They prospered and became royal jewelers to the court of Louis XIII. In 1635 they were granted to use of of the name Meller. Hence Mellerio dits Meller. During the revolutions of 1789 and 1849 Mellerio relocated to Spain. A Walk Around Place Vendôme - Mellerio dits Meller A Walk Around Place Vendôme - Mellerio dits Meller
Debra Healy starts her Walk around Place Vendôme and Rue de la Paix by a historical analysis of Cartier. She shows the great consistency of the brand - which she relates to the work done on the brand's heritage and by the existence of an artistic director. Today Cartier is Part of the Richemont group. Any brand astute enough to appoint a director of image, style, and heritage understands fully who they are, what they own, where the value is, and how to tell their story. A Walk Around Place Vendôme - Cartier A Walk Around Place Vendôme - Cartier
It is my pleasure to welcome Debra Healy on BrandWatch. Debra Healy is a published writer in the field of jewelry history ("American Jewelry", "Tiffany", "Hollywood Jewels"). She is a jewelry historian, designer, and design analyst. She trained as a fine jeweler, and is an enamel expert. A Walk Around Place Vendôme - by Debra Healy (Intro) A Walk Around Place Vendôme - by Debra Healy (Intro)
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Some of the upcoming stones are: The Begum Blue The Heart of the East The Black Star of Queensland The Empress Eugenie The Paul I The Khedive The Golconda Pears The English Dresden Here are some stones that I am presently looking for photos and information on: - The World of Famous Diamonds - Gemstones, The Crown Jewels of Great Britain, the Hope Diamond, the Dresden Green Diamond, the Tiffany Yellow Diamond, the Great Chrysanthemum Diamond, the Orlov Diamond, the Chalk Emerald ring, the Star of Africa, the Cul - The World of Famous Diamonds - Gemstones, The Crown Jewels of Great Britain, the Hope Diamond, the Dresden Green Diamond, the Tiffany Yellow Diamond, the Great Chrysanthemum Diamond, the Orlov Diamond, the Chalk Emerald ring, the Star of Africa, the Cul
Christie's jewelry auction in London on June 13, 2007. Italy's Princess Maria Gabriella of Savoy is auctioned off 41 lots of rare jewelsin order to help pay her taxes. The most astounding piece is the Faberge tiara shown below. The piece is referred to as the Empress Josephine Tiara because the briolette-cut diamonds (the ones shaped like teardrops )were given to the French empress by Tsar Alexandra I following her divorce from Napoleon I. The piece was created around 1890 and is mounted in silver and gold. Royal and Historic Jewelry - Page 5
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Even though Rosalie Sayyah’s chief passion is for a relatively common product—costume jewelry—what she does with these baubles and bangles is rare. She and shop manager/goldsmith Lucia Sayyah repair them, from rhinestone necklaces and earrings to bracelets and brooches. In this interview, Rhinestone Rosie, as she is known to customers of her Seattle store and fans who have seen her on “Antiques Roadshow,” describes the origins of rhinestones and explains what makes a piece of costume jewelry collectible. For more information, visit www.rhinestonerosie.com. To Restore or Not to Restore? A Look at Vintage Rhinestone Jewelry
Vintage Juliana Jewelry Juliana costume jewelry was produced by DeLizza & Elster, which was founded in 1947 to manufacture everything from buttons and buckles to pins and pendants for such venerable costume jewelers as Hattie Carnegie, Hobe, Kenneth J. Lane, and Weiss. In 1967, chief designer William DeLizza and business partner Harold Elster decided to create a brand of their own by placing paper tags with the Juliana trademark on some of their pieces. The brand lasted barely two years, but it became synonymous with DeLizza & Elster.
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