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The sale achieved $109 million, the highest ever for an auction of Indian jewelry and art.
For weeks, the jewelry world breathlessly awaited the Maharajas & Mughal Magnificence auction at Christie's New York, wondering what extraordinary prices the Al Thani family's collection of Indian jewelry and jeweled objects would fetch. During a five-day public exhibition in New York, 1,500 visitors ...
 
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Ahead of Christie's upcoming "sale of the century," photographer Claiborne Swanson Frank captures fashion's most powerful wearing important jewels from Maharajas & Mughal Magnificence.
“The jewelry sale of the century” is, admittedly, a daunting phrase, and yet it is how many are describing the June 19 auction of over 400 diamonds, colored stones, and jeweled objects from the Al-Thani collection. The official name at Christie’s New York? ...
 
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The 16th Century Ana Maria pearl is expected to fetch $1.5 million at Christie's.
When is a single pearl worth millions? First, it has to be natural. Natural pearls are the exceedingly rare and basically extinct species that yield prices in the millions at auction. In 2011, a natural pearl known as La Peregrina sold at Christie’s for $11 ...
 
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It fetched a whopping $433,321 at auction in Geneva.
Two royal wedding tiaras, both created by Fabergé, both designed as gifts to a noble bride, both designed in the first years of the 20th century, and both gifts from Russian relatives, will go up for auction within a day of each ...
 
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The Al Thani family has amassed over 400 pieces, from Mughal emeralds to Golconda diamonds.
This is as major a collection as we’ll ever see at auction,” said Rahul Kadakia, Christie’s international head of jewelry. He was speaking of the 400 pieces the house will auction in New York on June 19 as part of the Maharajas & ...
 
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The beloved aquamarine and ruby Paul Flato necklace once belonged to Cole Porter.
It has been described as the most important piece of American jewelry. And now, actress Jennifer Tilly owns it. T&C learned of the major acquisition exclusively last week. The iconic aquamarine and ruby Belt Buckle necklace designed in 1935 by Fulco di Verdura for ...
 
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She's lived in the home for eight years.
Actress Jodie Foster is saying goodbye to her Beverly Hills home. The Oscar winner reportedly paid $11.75 million for the five-bedroom house in 2011, and now she's asking $15.9 million for it. Scroll down for a look inside.The house was built in the 1950s.A media ...
 
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It's been a big week for jewelry.
'Tis the season to... bid ferociously on fabulous jewelry. It's been a big week— Christie's and Sotheby's both held Magnificent Jewels auctions in New York, and Skinner's Important Jewelry auction took place in Boston.When the bracelet was consigned to Christie's, the auction ...
 
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The club's original designer, Nina Campbell, reveals the stories behind the objects hitting the block.
Mark Birley’s timing was always impeccable. After a decade or so of post-war gloom, in 1963 London was ready to party, and the party was at 44 Berkeley Street. At Annabel’s everyone from the Queen to Diana Ross, hip hairdressers to the ...
 
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The 19-carat gem that once belonged to the Oppenheimer family sold for over $50 million.
The largest and finest Fancy Vivid Pink diamond ever offered at auction by Christie's sold for $50.375 million, setting a world record price per carat for a pink diamond and far exceeding the expected $30 million price tag.Renowned jewelry house Harry Winston ...
 
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Jewelry crimes might be rising but gemologists aren't worried.
Jewelry crimes that make headlines and have movies dedicated to their retelling tend to fall into the cat-burglary, daring-heist, or old-fashioned-stickup varieties. But there is also a thriving (albeit less cinematic) criminal industry built around counterfeiting and con jobs. Daphne Lingon, head of jewelry ...
 
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The coveted Reference 1518 is estimated to sell for between $400,000 and $800,000.
Christie's is selling a prized, 18-karat gold Patek Philippe watch that belonged to King Farouk, the penultimate King of Egypt and the Sudan.Farouk, who died in 1965, reigned for 16 years and was a noted watch collector. He personalized this one, one ...
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