ARTS| A Rare Tiara Designed For A Romanov Coronation Goes On Display

The cornet is part of the seven piece Devonshire Parure, an 88-gem masterpiece you can now see for yourself at Sotheby’s What do you wear to the crowning of an Emperator? In 1856, the Countess of Granville didn’t need to think too much about it. She was to accompany her husband’s uncle, the 6th Duke … Continue reading ARTS| A Rare Tiara Designed For A Romanov Coronation Goes On Display

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Business | Tiffany Hit By Lower-Spending Tourists

Bucharest, Romania - Jeweller Tiffany has seen worldwide sales fall by 3% to $1billion in the first quarter, as it was hit by lower-spending tourists. Meanwhile like-for-like sales at the New York-based firm fell by 5%. The company also said it could hit by tariff increases on its U.S. exports to China, as part of … Continue reading Business | Tiffany Hit By Lower-Spending Tourists

Business | Miner Petra Diamonds Sells Its 425-Carat Legacy Diamond

Petra Diamonds said on Tuesday it sold its 425-carat “Legacy of the Cullinan Diamond Mine” diamond to Belgium-based Stargems Group for $15million. The miner, which recovered the diamond at its flagship Cullinan mine in March, said the sale was significant for the company. Petra has been struggling to clear its multi-million-dolar debts after it borrowed … Continue reading Business | Miner Petra Diamonds Sells Its 425-Carat Legacy Diamond

Lifestyle | Botswana Unveils Blue Diamond To Rival The Hope Diamond

Botswana has unveiled a blue diamond whose value could outstrip that of the storied Hope Diamond: the 20.46 – carat, close-to-flawless Okavango Blue. The diamond was presented in Gaborone, Botswana by the state-owned Okavango Diamond Company. Found as a 41.11-carat rough stone in the Orapa mine operated by the producer Debswana, the jewel is the … Continue reading Lifestyle | Botswana Unveils Blue Diamond To Rival The Hope Diamond

Fashion |Geneva: Christie’s To Auction Historic Faberge Tiara

Auction house Christie’s is to sell a tiara by Faberge, jeweler to the Russian Tsars, made of aquamarines and diamonds and with a pre-sale estimate of $230,000-340,000. Tiara was made in 1904 as a wedding gift from Germany’s Frederick Francis IV, Grand Duke of Mecklenburg-Schwerin, to his bride Princess Alexandra of Hanover and Cumberland. The … Continue reading Fashion |Geneva: Christie’s To Auction Historic Faberge Tiara