Seen at the Oscars

Angelina Jolie at the 2012 Oscars

While Hollywood pretends the Oscars are about films, America knows better.  It’s a night for trend-spotting in couture, makeup, hairstyles and, of course, jewelry.

This outing, we saw a return to classic diamond jewelry.  Case in point: Angelina Jolie.  You Sheila Shah at the 2012 Oscarsmay have been watching her leg or her beau, but we noticed ...

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What About Colored Diamonds?

Colored diamonds may be scarce in nature, but they’re everywhere in the news.

Jennifer Lopex

Remember the “Sun Drop Diamond, ” a fancy vivid yellow 110.3 carat sparkler that sold for over $10.9 million in November 2011?  And maybe you saw Mariah Carey or Jennifer Lopez (left) showing off their colored diamond rings. It’s gotta make you wonder whether a colored diamond would be right for ...

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110.03 Carat Sun-Drop Diamond Sells for $10.9

calendarThe most impressive and largest diamond ever to come to auction, the 110.3 carat pear-shaped yellow Sun-Drop Diamond from South Africa, sold at auction in Geneva last week for $10.9 million — $12.4 million including commission.

Gemologists had rated it fancy, vivid yellow – the highest possible color grading. Yellow diamonds are created by nitrogen impurities trapped within carbon molecules and hardened over ...

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Liz Taylor Auction

Liz Taylor with pearlsElizabeth Taylor was known for her acting, her beauty, her glamorous lifestyle, including eight marriages, her activism, and her passion for jewelry. Her 2002 book, My Love Affair with Jewelry, documents her collection, reportedly worth over $150 million at her death last March.

From Dec3-7, 2011, Christie’s in New York auctioned her collections of fine art, designer clothing and jewelry, including a 1000 ...
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