At the Christie’s Magnificent Jewels auction in Geneva on May 18, bidding was spectacular. The historic Oppenheimer Blue Diamond was up for sale the first time ever. The diamond sold in 25 minutes – a…
This month at Christie’s Magnificent Jewel auction in Hong Kong, a 5.03-carat fancy vivid green diamond is predicted to sell for between $16 and $20 million when it hits the block later this month.
According to Christie’s, GIA says it is the largest fancy vivid green natural color diamond it has graded as of January 20, 2016.
May is the month for emeralds! The lush green of emerald has soothed souls and excited imaginations since the antiquity. The name comes from the ancient Greek word for green, “smaragdus”. Rome’s Pliny the Elder described emerald in his Natural History, published in the first century AD as “nothing greens greener”.