Sotheby’s Geneva to Auction “The Spirit of the Rose Diamond” the Largest Pink Diamond Ever Mined in Russia

Sotheby’s Geneva is due to put up for sale, on November 11, 2020, an extremely rare pink diamond, “The Spirit of the Rose”  – an oval modified brilliant-cut, fancy vivid purple-pink diamond weighing 14.83 carats, derived from the largest rough pink diamond ever mined from a Russian mine in the Republic of Yakutia. The GIA […]

Sotheby’s New York Online/Live Hybrid Auction Shows Strong Demand For Top Quality Diamond, Rare Gemstones & Stylish Signed Jewels

Sotheby’s New York October 22nd, 2020, “Important Jewels” auction, the first auction with bidders in attendance since the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic in March, 2020, but held in a new and innovative hybrid format, consisting of an online advanced bidding, culminating in the usual drama of a live auction, registered a substantial Sale Total […]

Meylor Produces Two Large HPHT Black Diamonds

The International Gemological Institute, the World’s largest independent laboratory for testing and grading gemstones and fine jewelry, with headquarters based in Antwerp, Belgium, announced on September 26, 2020, that in early September, they received two large HPHT-produced lab-grown black diamonds for analysis and grading. They further stated that one of those black diamonds had set […]

HIGHLIGHTS FROM ASTAGURU’S ONLINE AUCTION HEIRLOOM JEWELLERY, SILVER AND TIMEPIECES 20 – 21 OCTOBER 2020 (Page 2)

Lot 34 – A Pair of Antique Gold earrings Set With Diamonds, Circa 1900Estimate: INR 40 – 42 lakhs | US$ 56,338 – 59,155These fish hook gold earrings are set with large sparkling old European cut pear-shaped diamonds. The large diamonds dangle from two smaller circular European cut diamonds. The earrings also have a delicate […]

HIGHLIGHTS FROM ASTAGURU’S ONLINE AUCTION HEIRLOOM JEWELLERY, SILVER AND TIMEPIECES 20 – 21 OCTOBER 2020

Lot 50 – An Elegant Four Row Basra Pearl Necklace, Circa: 1940Estimate: INR 1.25 – 1.30 crores | US$ 176,056 – 183,099. Pearls have always been associated with elegance. This four row Basra pearl necklace is composed of 327 graduating pearls. The necklace Art Deco terminals set with diamonds and baguettes in white gold.Basra pearls […]

AstaGuru’s Upcoming Auction Features A Magnificent Collection of Heirloom Jewellery,

Fine Silver & Exceptional Timepieces India’s premium online auction house, AstaGuru, will return with its exclusive sale featuring HeirloomJewellery, Fine Silver and Exceptional Timepieces on 20 – 21 October, 2020. Featuring over 100 lots,the annual online auction comprises a curated selection of vintage Indian & European jewellery whichis bound to excite collectors and jewellery enthusiasts. […]

AstaGuru’s Upcoming Auction Features A Magnificent Collection of Heirloom Jewellery, Fine Silver & Exceptional Timepieces

AstaGuru will conduct its annual online auction of ‘Heirloom Jewellery, Silver & Timepieces’, featuring some of the finest selection of vintage and limited-edition collectibles on 20 – 21 October 2020. This exclusive sale will feature an extensive catalgoue of 117 lots, comprising a curated selection of rare vintage Indian & European jewellery, fine silver, and exceptional timepieces which are bound […]

Rio Tinto Announces the Holding of one of its Final Pink Diamond Tenders before the Final Closure of Argyle Mine

Rio Tinto, one of the world’s largest mining companies with 60 projects and operations in 36 countries around  the world, employing 46,000 workers, producing essential materials for human progress, such as Iron ore for steel; Aluminium for cars and smart phones; Copper for wind turbines, electric cars and pipes used in water supply; titanium for […]

163-carat Yellow Diamond Recovered at Letseng after Large Diamond Tender closes at Antwerp on June 18, 2020

Gem Diamonds, the owners of Letseng Diamond Mine in Lesotho, announced on June 25, 2020, the recovery of a 163-carat, Type 1, Yellow Diamond with no breakages, on Wednesday, June 24, 2020 at their Letseng Diamond Mines in Lesotho. This is the third rough diamond over 100 carats in weight recovered from the mine this […]

Small Scale Tanzanian Miner becomes a Millionaire Overnight

Tanzanite, an extremely rare blue-violet Zoisite, a Calcium Aluminum Hydroxy Sorosilicate, found only in Tanzania in a small area of the country, a strip of land 7 km long and 2 km wide, near the Mirerani Hills in the north of the country, has once again created sensational news, after a Tanzanian farmer/miner by the […]