Author Archives: Dr Shihaan Larif

World’s First Ever Public Tender Sells 2.00-Carat Fitzpatrick Argyle Pink Diamond For US$ 1.62 Million

An Australian Technology Startup Yourdiamonds.com founded by Tim Goodman, a former Executive Chairman of Sotheby’s Australia, was requested by an Australian Finance Corporation, as mortgagee in possession, holding a collection of five rare Argyle pink diamonds, to sell the stones on their behalf. The diamonds ranging in size from from 0.40-carat to 1.01-carat were expected […]

Lucara Recovers one of the World’s Largest Rough Pink Diamonds from the Karowe Mine in Botswaana

Lucara Diamond Corporatiion, a Canadian diamond mining company, the sole owner and operator of the Karowe Diamond Mine in Botswana, in a press release dated July 13, 2021, announced the sensational recovery of a 62.7-carat fancy pink rough diamond from the EM/PK(S) unit of the South Lobe, the source of top white gem-quality 341-carat and […]

Petra Sells Rough Blue Diamond for Record-Breaking US$ 40 million

Petra Diamonds Ltd. owners of the Cullinan Diamond Mine in South Africa, sold an exceptional 39.34-carat blue rough diamond, recovered at their historic diamond mine in April this year, for a record-breaking price of over US$ 40 million, one of the highest prices ever realized for a rough diamond sold by any company. 39.34-carat-type2b-rough-blue-diamond-recovered-by-petra-diamonds-in-april-2021 The […]

Rescheduled JCK Show and JCK Luxury Show to hold from August 24 to 30, 2021

The JCK Las Vegas shows, the premium international Jewelry event, that provides a forum for jewelry professionals to gain access to news and expert insight, vital business driving events and connections, career development resources and product discovery, thereby driving jewelry sales throughout the year, was not held in the year 2020 due to the Covid-19 […]

Pet Parakeet in Thailand Swallows 21 Diamonds

An eight-month old pet Sun Parakeet named “Frosty” from Bangkok, Thailand, created both national and international news recently, when the bird attracted by shiny appearance unknowingly swallowed 21 small diamonds of 0.2-carat size, set on a necklace belonging to its Mistress. It appears that “Frosty” the pet, raided it’s Mistress’ own jewelry box, and seeing […]

50-Carat White Round Brilliant-Cut Diamond Sets Online Auction Record at Sotheby’s New York

A +50 carat round brilliant-cut colorless diamond, only the fifth such diamond ever to be offered at a public auctiion during the last 15 years, set an auction record at a recent online auction. 50.03-carat G-color VVS2-clarity round brilliant cut diamond The 50.03-carat, round brilliant-cut, colorless diamond sold at a recent Sotheby’s New York online […]

Debswana Recovers Third Largest Diamond at Jwaneng Diamond Mine

Debswana Diamond Company, a fifty-fifty partnership company between the Botswana Government and De Beers, founded 52 years ago in 1969, one of the World’s leading diamond producers by both value and volume, operating four diamond mines, announced recently the sensational discovery of an extraordinarily large gem-quality rough diamond at their Jwaneng Diamond Mine, the largest […]

Highlights of Sotheby’s New York June 9, 2021 Magnificent Jewels Live/On-Line Sale

Sotheby’s New York June 9, 2021 Magnificent Jewels Live Sale featuring 97 exceptional signed jewels, together with important diamonds, colored diamonds and colored stones was successfully concluded, the auction being conducted in a combined format featuring both advanced online bidding and live auction. Around 74% of the bidders participated online, while 84% of the available […]

Results of Christie’s Live New York Jewelry Auction, Jube 8, 2021

LOT 135 – THE CHRYSLER DIAMOND PENDANT NECKLACE Christie’s Live New Yora k Jewelry Auction held on Tuesday, June 8, 2021, featuring a total of 154 lots recorded a sale total of USD 26,559,250, selling 85% of the lots offered at the sale. Top lot of the sale was LOT 135 – THE CHRYSLER DIAMOND […]

Highlights of Christie’s New York Live Magnificent Jewels Sale Coming up on June 8, 2021

Christie’s New York Live Magnificent Jewels Sale to be held on Tuesday, June 8, 2021, will no doubt be be a memorable event, led by a collection of impressive diamonds, and signed jewels comprising an elegant selection of Graff Jewels as well as a collection of signed jewelry by renowned jewelry houses such as Buccellati, […]

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