Sotheby’s Hong Kong has announced the holding of its Magnificent Jewels and Jadeite Spring Sale for 2017, on April 4, at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, the sale being led by one of the world’s great natural treasurers, the 59.60-carat, oval mixed-cut “PINK STAR”diamond, the largest Internally Flawless, Fancy Vivid Pink diamond ever graded by the Gemological Institute of America (GIA), estimated in excess of US$60… Continue reading
Lambertville, NJ: Rago Arts and Auction Center’s Great Estates Auction on March 17-18 saw the sale of $960,838 in property. Property made by Mintons sold exceptionally well, including a run of five very fine pâte-sur-pâte plaques by Louis Solon, which sold for a total of $67,500 against a combined estimate of $15,000-25,000. Objects from Tiffany & Co. also performed admirably, with lot 1462, an 18K gold dresser set… Continue reading
Lambertville, NJ – Friday, April 7 through Saturday, April 8, Rago Arts and Auction Center will hold unreserved auctions of Early 20th C. Art and Design, Modern Art and Design and Scandinavian Furniture.
“Our upcoming Unreserved Auction promises to be a large and varied sale packed with interesting and unique treasures,” says Michael Inghman, Director of Rago’s Unreserved Department. “On offer will be property ranging across… Continue reading
Sotheby’s March Fine Jewels spring sale kicks off at their New Bond Street, Mayfair location in London, on March 22, 2017 at 10.30 am. A total of 281 lots will be on offer at the sale, consisting of a variety of jewels such as bracelets, brooches, cuff-links, earrings and ear-clips, necklaces, demi-parures and parures, pendants and pendant brooches, rings and wristwatches. Jewelry made of gold, platinum, silver, white… Continue reading
The 3rd Mediterranean Gemmological and Jewellery Conference, organized by Independent Gemological Laboratory Athens (IGL-Hellas), Swiss Canadian Gemlab Inc. (CGL-GRS, Canada), in conjunction with CERTILINE (Italy) and the National Association of Jewelry Appraisers (NAJA-USA), is scheduled to be held between May 11th to 14th, 2017 in the ancient and historic city of Syracuse, Italy, following the great successes of the inaugural conference held in Athens, Greece in 2015 and… Continue reading
De Beers Group of Companies in a press release dated March 2, 2017, has announced the official commencement of production on this date, at their Gahcho Kué Mine, a joint venture between De Beers Canada (51%) and Mountain Province Diamonds (49%), the world’s largest new diamond mine to have opened during the course of last 13 years.
In a press release dated 28th February, 2017, the De Beers Group of Companies announced that its subsidiary, The International Institute of Diamond Grading & Research (IIDGR), will unveil its next generation automated melee screening machine – the AMS2 – at the International Diamond, Gem & Pearl Show in Hong Kong due to open at the at the AsiaWorld-Expo, on February 28, 2017. Accordingly, the IIDJR unveiled the… Continue reading
Lambertville, NJ: Nearly every item that crosses the Rago auction block carries with it a unique and compelling narrative all its own. Our upcoming open house seeks to explore these narratives, as told by Rago specialists.
On Tuesday, March 14, Rago Arts and Auction Center hosts an open house titled, “The Stories Things Carry”. This panel lecture will feature presentations by Rago specialists, Sebastian Clarke, Gina… Continue reading
MAKING MONEY FOR SELLERS OF COINS AND CURRENCY IN RAGO’S FEBRUARY AUCTION
Lambertville, NJ: Rago Arts and Auction Center’s Coins and Currency Auction on February 24 brought $360,042 in sales, 10% above the high estimate. Of the 358 lots of rare and ancient coins and currency, gold and silver coins, primarily those of U.S. origin, sold strongest. Rare and ancient coins had spottier sales, but the market for… Continue reading
In a joint press release dated February 27, 2017, issued by Israel-based Sarine Technologies Ltd. and Swiss-based GGTL Laboratories, two leading companies in the forefront of using technology to enable full transparency and disclosure, benefiting all players in the diamond industry, have announced the signing of a collaboration agreement to research new approaches to diamond grading and authentication, and other gemological challenges facing the industry.
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