Appraisal News

The Top 10 Jewelry Auction Sales So Far in 2016

By Brecken Branstrator Original URL: July 28, 2016 New York–So far, 2016 has been one for the record books when it comes to the auction world. This spring auction season achieved more than $800 million in sales between the months of March and July, according to a recent article from the Gemological Institute of America. Christie’s and Sotheby’s, …

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Christie’s to Auction Jewelry Owned by the Reagans

By Brecken Branstrator Original URL: July 20, 2016 New York–Christie’s will bring some American history into the spotlight this fall when it puts the estate of a former president and first lady up for auction. On Sept. 21 and 22 in New York, the auction house will offer The Private Collection of President and Mrs. Ronald Reagan to …

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The 20 Most Expensive Pieces of Jewelry Ever Made

Originally published on Archaeologists have shown that humans have been creating and wearing jewelry for thousands of years. From simple shell necklaces to bejewelled crowns and bracelets, people have a long history of covering themselves with expensive and expressive art and decorations. When it comes to expensive jewelry, most of us envision royalty or celebrities covered in an array of silver, …

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Billionaire Buys 7-year-old Daughter Most Expensive Diamond Ever

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Hong Kong billionaire Joseph Lau shelled out a record $48.5 million to buy the “Blue Moon” diamond at a Sotheby’s auction Wednesday, renaming the 12.03-carat diamond the “Blue Moon of Josephine” in honor of his daughter.

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7-Carat Blue Diamond Expected to Sell for $19M

Hong Kong–The largest round fancy vivid blue diamond ever graded by the Gemological Institute of America will be offered for sale when Sotheby’s holds its Oct. 7 sale in Hong Kong. The 7.59-carat round brilliant internally flawless fancy blue vivid diamond, called “The Premier Blue,” is expected to garner more than $19 million. The Premier Blue is the first significant …

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