Author Archives: Dr Shihaan Larif

ALROSA AND GfK SURVEY REVEAL CHINESE WILLING TO BUY MORE DIAMOND JEWELRY THAN AMERICANS FOR THE YEAR 2018

A comparative research study conducted by ALROSA, the world leader in diamond mining and the renowned market research company GfK on the behavior and consumption patterns of diamond consumers in the United States and China, two of the world’s leading diamond consumers, has yielded some very interesting results. While presently, the USA is the world’s […]

REMIX: CONTEMPORARY + CLASSIC AUCTION BECAUSE OPPOSITES ATTRACT

Lambertville, NJ – Rago’s Remix auctions have proven so successful they’ve been expanded. On April 7 and 8, 2018, we’ll be pairing a full day of classic furnishings with a second day of Modern designer furnishings in one weekend. Downtown pieces of mid-century modern and 21st c. design will sell side-by-side with period furnishings, urbane antiques, heirloom […]

RECORD-BREAKING POTTERY, MODERN DESIGN, ART DECO, STUDIO GLASS AND THE ARCHIVES OF ALBERT PALEY LEAD RAGO TO $6.1M DESIGN AUCTIONS, JANUARY 19-21

Lambertville, NJ: Rago Arts and Auction Center’s Design Auctions brought in $6,133,750 on January 19-21. A vast array of property, including the single-owner collection of Sire Records’ founder Seymour Stein, a record-breaking Arequipa pot, and the inaugural presentation of property from the archives of artist Albert Paley, propelled a consistently strong sale across three days, six […]

VICENZAORO JEWELRY BOUTIQUE SHOW A TREMENDOUS SUCCESS

The six-day VICENZAORO January Jewelry Show, also called “The Jewelry Boutique Show” the first jewelry show in the international jewelry show calendar, organized by the Italian Exhibition Group (IEG), formed by the merger of Fiera di Rimini and Fiera di Vicenza, came to a successful conclusion on the 24th of January 2018, with organizers reporting […]

MORE LARGE DIAMONDS RECOVERED FROM LULO

In a Press Release dated 17th January, 2018, Australian Securities Exchange listed Lucapa Diamond Company Limited (ASX: LOM), together with its partners Empresa Nacional de Diamantes E.P. (Endiama) and Rosas & Petalas, have announced the recovery of more large diamonds from their Lulo alluvial diamond mining operations in Angola.   The recent recoveries include a […]

SARINE OPENS HIGH-TECH DIAMOND GRADING LAB AT RAMAT GAN

In a Press Release dated 14th January, 2018, Sarine Technologies Ltd, together with its subsidiaries constituting the Sarine Group, worldwide leader in the development and manufacture of advanced evaluation, planning, cutting, shaping, polishing and grading systems for diamond and gemstone production, has announced the opening of its first high-tech, state-of-the-art, diamond grading Sarine Technology Lab […]

ALBERT PALEY ARCHIVES, SEYMOUR STEIN COLLECTION, 20th/21st C. DESIGN IN RAGO’S JANUARY 19-21 AUCTIONS

ALBERT PALEY, PAUL EVANS, GEORGE NAKASHIMA, HARRY BERTOIA, JUDY McKIE, T.H. ROBSJOHN-GIBBINGS, PHIL POWELL, RUDY AUTIO, DALE CHIHULY, CHRISTOPHER RIES, AND TIFFANY STUDIOS AMONG HIGHLIGHTS OF RAGO’S JANUARY 19-21 AUCTIONS. Lambertville, NJ – On Friday January 19th, Saturday January 20th, and Sunday January 21st, the Rago Arts and Auction Center will hold auctions of Early […]

ALROSA TO HOLD 30 INTERNATIONAL SPECIAL ROUGH DIAMOND AUCTIONS IN 2018

ALROSA, the leader of the world diamond mining industry, in a Press Release dated December 26, 2017 has announced that it is planning to hold 30 international auctions for the sale of its special size natural rough diamonds over 10.8 carats in weight. Apart from Moscow and Vladivostok in Russia, auctions will also be held […]

HIGHLGHTS OF SOTHEBY’S GENEVA FINE JEWELS SALE, DECEMBER 14, 2017

Sotheby’s newly introduced Geneva Fine Jewels Sale is scheduled to take place on December 14, 2017 at their Geneva Auction Center, offering 463 lots consisting of superb, wearable and affordable jewelry to suit all tastes. The Auction will be held in three sessions, the first session starting at 10.30 AM offering Lots 501 to 656; […]

HIGHLIGHTS OF SOTHEBY’S LONDON FINE JEWELS SALE DECEMBER 12, 2017

Sotheby’s London December Fine Jewels Sale is scheduled to take place on December 12, 2017 at their New Bond Street Auction Centre in London. A total of 440 lots will be on offer at the auctions, taking place in two sessions; Lots 1 – 232 being offered in the morning sessions starting at 10.00 AM […]