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There were only five princes in India entitled to a 21 gun salute. His Exalted Highness Mir Osman Ali Khan Siddiqi Bahadur – the Nizam of Hyderabad was one of them. All Golconda diamonds known today were mined in his kingdom. As they would say today - he was a diamond guy.
Most of the fine jewelry brands only went online after many years as a brick-and-mortar store. The Leibish jewelry brand, in contrast, was born in the virtual world. However, to exhibit our goods in El Corte Inglese Castigliano Madrid, we had to make quite a change
Taking ownership of a new piece of jewelry involves responsibility, as now you should care and maintain your jewelry. Here is a quick and very important guide on how to take care of, and how to avoid the heartbreak of losing or breaking your precious diamond jewelry.
Natural fancy color diamonds are not just beautiful items to have and to cherish, but considered by many as collector's items as well. Here is a description of which diamonds a collector looks for and what are the most important aspects to focus on.
It seems as though Catherine Giudici, winner of “The Bachelor,” not only knows how to get her man but also how to get her rock.
Mad Men regular, Vincent Kartheiser (portraying Pete Campbell), popped the question to his on-screen mistress from last season, Alexis Bledel, almost a year after they started seeing each other seriously.
I’ve never seen so many Australian jewelry dealers at the Hong Kong Show as I did this year. And since so many of our Australian clients wanted to buy Argyle pink diamonds, I should be considering starting an Australia pink diamond fan club!
In place of only claiming to uphold to the highest levels of quality, we thought it best to teach our customers how to inspect their jewelry on their own so they can see for themselves.
Whether looking at important stones that were sold at auction or the more affordable diamonds traded everyday in the market the prices paid have shown such impressive results that colored diamonds have begun attracting a lot of attention as investment opportunities.
Well, when a billionaire gets engaged – no expenses are speared! UK-based Australian supermodel Elle Macpherson was spotted showing off a HUGE diamond engagement ring she received from beau Jeffrey Soffer.
The brazen diamond robbery took place only a few days ago at Brussels Airport, not in Hollywood where such adventures are usually produced. It would be difficult to make a movie Hollywood style about the robbery as the main action was short and sweet.
As tradition stands, it is the woman who takes on the role of the deciding party between the two. The man initiates the request and leaves the final decision up to her. However, that is only symbolic. We all know it is the women calls the shots.
Each distinct color of natural fancy color diamonds has its own unique characteristics that differentiate it from its alternatively colored cousin. It is for this reason that the “personality” of every stone appeals to a different type of person. Hopefully this guide will help steer you towards a color and diamond that is perfect for you.
Before making an investment you need good indication that your money has a good chance of remaining safe and that it will appreciate significantly over time. Now, more than ever, tangible hard assets such as Fancy Color Diamonds have become very appealing investment opportunities.
The 55th Grammy Awards was recently held at Staples Center in Los Angeles and it was a black event for the fancy color diamond industry. Fancy black diamonds have been building a star following for a while now but in this awards show, it seems as though everywhere you looked the music industry was draped in black.
The question on everyone’s lips was: Will black diamonds dominate the red carpet at the Oscars the same way they did at the recently held Grammy Awards? Here we show you the jewelry and let you be the judge.
Animals have great influence on their leaders. Not only on their everyday household decisions, but quite often regarding their work as well.
Just as you didn’t settle for second best when selecting your fiancé, neither should you settle for second best when selecting your engagement ring!
One of the greatest benefits of this multi-function asset class is in addition to the beauty, diamonds act as an investment towards your future as well. Here are some tips on what to look for when comparing colorless stones to fancy colored diamonds.
It was the usual suspects providing the sparkle to the 70th Golden Globes ceremony in Beverly Hills, California with their remarkable outfits and colored diamond jewelry.
Perhaps best known for their jeweled eggs, Fabergé was on hand to help Naomi Watts complete the look of her Marchesa gown with her stunning earrings that sparkled with 541 colorless and pink diamonds.
Lawrence did not seem to worry much about the fiscal cliff as around the same time he bought a flawless fancy deep blue diamond briolette of 10.48-carats, for USD10,860,146 (USD1,036,273 per carat). Lawrence is a master of the game and is always ahead of the band.
Portugal, Italy, Ireland, Greece and Spain, derisively referred to as the P.I.I.G.S. are just the first of a very large litter of nations to topple over what has become known in the United States of America as the fiscal cliff.
The difference between an inferior colorless diamond and a sparkling fancy vivid Yellow diamond is something that even a novice can appreciate. Although priced quite competitively, annual price appreciation has not seized to impress!
The beauty of any one specific piece of jewelry especially in the case of fancy colored diamonds, isn’t only the design and materials used but how well they both complement one another.
According to word on the street, the celeb couple of Kim Kardashian and Kanye West are seriously considering putting a ring on it. Looks like the number 13 in 2013 may not be so unlucky for those two
Created by her fiancé together with jewelry designer Jonathon Arndt, Clarkson was thrilled to flaunt her ring to all and sundry at the recent VH1 Divas. The beauty of the yellow diamond had many catching their breath as Kelly performed Catch My Breath.
We now live in virtual times where cyber reality rules. The party with the most Likes on Facebook is the winner. But although the times may have changed, human behavior remains the same.
Given the existing strong demand for blue diamonds and the limited supply, the investment potential is apparent. The demand side of this equation continues to strengthen as the investment potential of rare fancy color diamonds in China, India, and America is beginning to be understood.
How do natural fancy colored diamonds compare to the more well known colorless diamonds? Are they as authentic? Just how rare are they? And, most importantly, do they really have the ability to retain value as much as some say?
Weddings don’t get much more lavish than that between singer Justin Timberlake and actress Jessica Biel.The four day, $6.5 million extravaganza held at Borgo Egnazia resort in Puglia, Southern Italy on 19th October, had a star-studded guest list.
With an estimated value of USD13 million, the pieces belong to Evelyn and Estee Lauder, respectively the wife and mother of Leonard Lauder, the senior Estee Lauder cosmetics executive who contacted Sotheby’s about the pieces.
was invited by CNBC to answer the question of whether diamonds, specifically fancy color diamonds, can be an alternative investment to stocks. I was told that smart operators know how to play the market. However, my impression was that at the moment, the market was playing with all these so called smart operators...
After winning six tender stones in 2011, six tender stones in 2010, and one in 2009, Leibish & Co. was hoping for excellent results. The company was delighted to learn that their chief buyer, Shmulik Polnauer a GIA GG, managed to acquire almost 25% of the tender stones offered!
Fancy color diamonds are not the most popular investment options, yet they exhibit investment characteristics that many other investments can only dream about emulating. They are easily transportable and are an unregistered asset class.
Fancy color diamonds make a rare, beautiful gift that’s always in fashion and always maintains its sparkle and luster. A gift of fancy color diamonds is one that will always evoke fond memories from its recipient and, contrary to popular belief, need not break the bank of the giver.
Renowned for her individualistic style, Blake Lively’s choice of Pink and White Diamond ring from jeweler to the stars, Lorraine Schwartz, was further testament to her good taste.
Kelly was spotted on the red carpet at the Emmy Awards sporting a once in a lifetime manicure comprising nail polish made of black diamonds. The manicure was rumored to cost the princely sum of a quarter of a million dollars.
This is Rio Tinto - owners of the Argyle Diamond mine that produces one of the hottest items in the jewelry trade: Argyle Pink Diamonds. Just after we attended the 2012 Argyle Pink Diamond Tender and placed bids on a number of the finest stones – and this man wants to sell Argyle and buy another iron mine. Shall I tell him he is making a mistake?
And on the jewelry front: The gray trend will be provided contrast from the use of brightly colored jewelry - think natural fancy color diamonds in all the trendy colors. If you want to brighten and provide contrast to gray clothing, diamonds in shades of blue, pink, yellow, orange, green, red, purple, chameleon, and violet would be the perfect accompaniment.
Bracelets come in a variety of settings and styles, each with their own idiosyncrasy. They can be worn on any occasion, can be dressed up or down, and are always in fashion
Investing in colored diamonds is quite different from your everyday stocks and bonds. However, with proper direction and some tips from the experts, anyone can take advantage of this trending opportunity.
Actress Naomi Watts decided that if you can’t attend a premiere in the nude that perhaps she would do the next best thing. The glitter of her fancy color diamonds though leaves nothing to the imagination.
The little black dress has been a fashion staple since the 1920s and it seems as though black diamonds are the new color of choice for the cognoscenti
The man sitting in the shade of the kiosk was staring at the ocean from his powerful binoculars. Nothing moved and I could not figure out what he was looking at. The sky was clear except some slowly drifting cumulus clouds, nothing of interest there.
Fall 2012 is going to be more demure and conservative. The most popular colors in Fall are going to be natural, neutral, earthy, flesh-like; a definite contrast to the summer palette. The trends to accompany those colors are diverse as nature, disco, military, tribal, and vintage.
A pendant is defined as “a hanging ornament,” and what better to help express the beauty of this ornament than one or more Fancy Color Diamonds? Diamond pendants come in a variety of settings and styles, each with their own characteristics.
George Soros, a man who knows a thing or two about investing and making money. It is no wonder then that when selecting an engagement ring he elected to purchase a brilliant-cut diamond from Graff.
The Majestic Pink Diamond is a 12.27 carat VVS1, Type IIa designation, cushion-cut fancy pink diamond. The quality and designation of the diamond are rare for a colored diamond of this size which should make it a very attractive proposition for collectors.
I was born in a sleepy Hungarian village; a faraway place where nothing moves and no one gets excited. The church bells clang at 12 p.m. and it is quiet again until 1 p.m. when the bus from the next city drives through.
Everyone remembers the winners. The silver and gold medal contestants at the Olympic Games attract much less attention than the Gold Medalist. The winner takes it all and the best is always shining...
Earrings are the item of jewelry worn closest to the face. Consequently, though small in size, they make a big impact. The correct pair of earrings can enhance your features and the converse is also true.
Summer evokes different memories to different people; however, there are probably many common reminiscences brought on by this season. natural fancy color diamonds as the top pick in this category – beautiful, durable, colourful, rare, exclusive!
Justin Bieber managed to melt even more hearts when he strutted the red carpet at the MuchMusic Video Awards in Toronto with little brother, Jaxon.
The bra contains over 750 grams of gold and over 500 carats of multi-colored diamonds and took Aubry approximately 3 months to design and a year to set all the diamonds.
Your Royal Majesty, was the 3 carat Chameleon heart shape diamond, which was ordered directly to Buckingham Palace, delivered to you in person? The color matches your dress perfectly.
This year is Queen Elizabeth II’s Diamond Jubilee year, marking her 60th year in reign. To commemorate the occasion, Harrods commissioned 31 brands and designers to create a crown for display in the Harrod’s windows.
Lagerfeld turned his considerable talents to a most ambitious project – a neckpiece featuring 40 carats of black diamonds with a giant emerald centrepiece set in black rhodium-plated silver.
Sheryl’s face when she strutted the red carpet at the Tony Awards wearing Jennifer Fisher Black Diamond Chain Link Bracelet, Cognac Diamond Cougar Ring and Large Black Diamond Hoops
I am personally not a big fan of stocks either, but I love pink diamonds and other rare colors as well. I have great longing after some stones we sold long ago. In fact, I would love to buy them all back.
Jewelry that best suits cool skin tones includes metals with a silver accent. Given that silver is not used when setting fancy color diamonds, that leaves white gold, platinum, and palladium as appropriate metals for the setting.
Solitaire engagement rings are a classic, elegant design comprised of a band and one solitary diamond. A Solitaire ring represents "one" – one eternal love for the one woman in your life.
Elizabeth Banks’ cocktail dress was a deep crimson, which contrasted with her fair skin. Her pumps matched perfectly as did her dangling diamond earrings.
Carrie sparkled in a stunning one of a kind pair of 19.00 carat fancy yellow diamond and white Diamond ribbon chandelier earrings with a matching yellow diamond ring.
Many exceptional ladies boarded the Titanic maiden voyage and it is amazing to consider the jewelry that they were wearing. I imagine that table number 9 was the most rich and famous, together with John and Madeline Astor and Eleanor Widener.
Necklaces come in three standard lengths – 16” Choker length that sits above the collarbone and accentuates the neckline, 18” Princess length is the most common length and hangs just over the collarbone, and 24” Opera length which is worn over clothing and makes a real statement.
Diamond jewelry worn on the body will attract dirt from the environment and from your body. A diamond ring or bracelet has the highest probability of being knocked about and attracting debris as it is worn on the hand. A diamond pendant faces less risk of abuse.
The star of the auction, responsible for over 20% of the auction proceeds, was the 9.0 carat (Huguette) Clark Pink diamond which sold for USD15,762,500, far exceeding its USD6,000,000 – USD8,000,000 estimate.
Why the “blue” theme? Three months ago, the power couple, Beyonce and Jay-Z, had their first child, daughter Blue Ivy. So, if all good things come in blue, why not continue the trend?
The luxury brand, Sun and Moon, unveiled their version of the iPhone which adorns the front, back, and sides of the phone with magnificent rare pink diamonds. The frame of the iPhone is covered with 18 karat white gold.
The vitality and vigor of the Leibish & Co. brand does not depend on any trade show. Our showcases are open all year around. Our customers can see most of our goods immediately and purchase them directly within seconds after they are listed.
Creating an engagement ring as a once in a lifetime experience to be savoured and enjoyed. So, before you make your decision, take a moment to read this quick guide on the process of making engagement rings
Whereas women and jewelry are deemed a natural match, jewelry for men is often considered a recent evolution or a marketing ploy aimed at making something effeminate acceptable. Nothing could be further from the truth.
Livia Firth, wife of Academy Award winning actor Colin Firth, decided to break the pink ‘monotony’ when she wore a magnificent pair of pink and blue earrings encrusted with Argyle pink and blue diamonds.
Our four sales people worked uninterrupted with clients and sold a huge amount of yellow diamonds and multicolor jewelry. However, our Tel Aviv home office stole the show from us. A salesman at a trade show can in no way match the speed people travel on the digital information superhighway.
The cheers and applause that accompany some fancy colored diamond auctions in the world's largest auction houses have been evident over the past few years for fancy color diamonds as records have been set and broken on an almost annual basis.
Just as the Water Dragon is believed to imbue water elements to those it “touches,” a similar thing may be stated about blue diamonds. These very rare and expensive stones display a nobility all their own.
Perhaps the A-list celebrity responsible for putting fancy color engagement rings on the map was Jennifer Lopez. Her first fiancé, Ben Affleck, presented Lopez with a 6.1-carat, radiant pink diamond ring.
I met a great number of people during our media week in New York. I appeared on CNBC with Melissa Lee. I said a number of times in my press appearance that the Fun Factor which drives the fancy color diamond business will be the engine of the Great American Recovery in 2012.
Currency debasement around the world has led to the “smart money” seeking hard assets – assets which cannot be created by a printing press or the tap of a keyboard; and it is well known that both literally and figuratively, there are not many assets harder than diamonds.
As opposed to colorless stones which contain only different shades graded from D – Z, Fancy Colored Diamonds are found with 12 different colors, over 90 secondary hues, 9 intensity levels, and over 200 color combinations.
The romantic connotation of Valentine’s Day has seen it become a traditional day for engagement proposals. Documented as early as Roman times but not generally adopted in the Western world till the 13th century.
Check out Diane Lane and her platinum chandelier earrings set with white and yellow diamonds, matching white and yellow diamond cocktail ring, and white and yellow diamond bracelets.
I was recently told that if you don’t appear on the first page of Google, you simply don’t exist. Not only that, but the conversion rate for sites on the first and ninth placed is vastly different.
The decision was made to re-polish one of the stones won in the 2011 Argyle Pink Diamond Tender. The stone, originally a 1.71-carat, Fancy Intense Purplish Pink, Radiant, is now an amazing 1.68-carat, Fancy Vivid Purplish Pink, Radiant.
Legend has it that the original form of the Hope Diamond was stolen from the forehead or the eye of a sculpted statue of the goddess Sita in a Hindu temple. The temple priests then laid a curse on whoever might possess the missing stone.
The jewelry component of the auction was anticipated to bring proceeds of USD 30 million. Instead, the princely sum of USD 116 million was raised – a new world record for one night of auction receipts.
Adam Shulman, who played his part in designing the traditional diamond engagement ring he presented to his new fiancée Anne Hathaway.
Kardashian is reported to have purchased three Lorraine Schwartz jade and diamond bangle bracelets at the recently held Christie’s New York Elizabeth Taylor Auction for the princely sum of USD 65,000.
The entire world was waiting for their decision, but Aristotle and Salamitos had a problem of their own and did not understand that everyone was depending on them.
The Orapa mine is the largest diamond mine in the world by area, and production from its open pit began in 1971. Situated 50 kilometres from the Orapa mine is the Letlhakane mine, whose production started in 1975.
15th November, 2011, Sotheby’s Geneva, 110.3 carats Fancy Vivid Yellow Pear shape that goes by the moniker of the Sun Drop Diamond was for old USD 12.36 million.
Kristen Stewart, playing Bella in the Twilight Saga series of vampire flicks, walked the red carpet at the L.A. premiere of Breaking Dawn – Part I, the first part of the final instalment of the Twilight Saga series - in an iolite gown.
It's doubtful that anyone was green with envy when Michael Michele noticed the $250,000 bracelet was missing.
The rough was cut and polished by William Goldberg of the William Goldberg Diamond Corporation. Once the polishing was commenced, an incredibly unique intense orange color was revealed.
Collectors of fancy colored diamonds see the world with a 10X magnification loupe, focused only on stones that are missing from their collections.
Leibish & Co. was delighted to receive word that out of only 55 stones that were sold they walked away with six stones in the 2011 Argyle Pink Diamond Tender. This is consecutively after winning one stone in 2009 and another six stones in 2010.
Recent diamond auctions at Sotheby’s, Christies, Bonham’s and others are further proof of the resilience of fancy color diamond prices, with record auction prices achieved for perennial top performing colors.
Originally known as the “Red Shield,” the Moussaieff Red is a triangular brilliant-cut or trilliant-cut, Fancy red (ruby red), internally flawless (IF), 5.11 carat diamond. It is the largest red diamond in the world today.
Elizabeth Moss looked stylish in her Lorraine Schwartz bronze champagne diamond earrings, while Cat Deeley was adorned with a 20 carat, platinum and yellow Bulgari diamond.
I can see it like it was yesterday. That 3.00 carat fancy pink was set in a blue sapphire ring. We had advertised the ring on the back cover of a magazine. A private, who saw the advertisement, called from Florida and bought the ring after a one minute conversation with our New York office.
There was a deep anxiety in the air that soared through the El Al business lounge. Everyone knew to where they were headed, but exactly what to expect remained unknown. A long journey lay before us to a culture so different from what we were all used to.
Two pieces of contrasting style but comparable beauty sold at the Sotheby’s New York Important Jewels Auction held on the 20th September, 2011.
At the recently held 2011 MTV Video Music Awards, Beyonce, chose to pair her just announced baby bump with a pair of Lorraine Schwartz diamond-encrusted tassel earrings with black and colorless diamonds.
Yellow connotes the sun, happiness and warmth; although it is probably best known as setting a mellow or focused mood. So, if you are feeling a bit down and uptight, a yellow diamond may do the trick to pick you right back up.
I was always an admirer of Warren Buffett, even though I don’t own a single piece of his Berkshire Hathaway stock. In my books, he is cool. I am sure that it is great fun to have lunch with him, despite the stiff price tag in excess of USD2.5 million.
Fancy color diamonds is an asset class not usually mentioned on CNBC or in the mainstream financial media, however, perhaps it should be. Having displayed steadily appreciating prices over a period of decades (prices appreciated approximately 2000% over the period 1977-2007),
Rio Tinto’s Argyle Pink Diamonds Tender 2011 will be previewed around the world from August through to October. It is by invitation only, offering 55 pink diamonds, carrying a total weight of 47.61-carats.
Designer Donna Karan has teamed up with celebrity jeweler Martin Katz to create a 14-karat yellow and white gold, jewel-encrusted flacon of her scent, Golden Delicious. It is the world’s most expensive perfume flask, worth USD1 million.
History has pages for nations, especially those that excelled. The same applies to brands and products. There is no need to go back too far in history to see this trend. In the 19th century, Great Britain was the dominant force in the world
It was recently confirmed that Christie’s had won the right to auction the jewelry from Taylor’s estate.
Believed to have been discovered at the Kimberley mine in South Africa in 1877, with a rough weight of 287.42 carats, the Tiffany Yellow is one of the largest canary yellow diamonds ever discovered
Hot on the heels of confirmation that Christie’s had won the right to auction the estate of Elizabeth Taylor, including her extensive jewelry collection;
It appears as though diamond prices have their own dynamic as they disregard all other market indicators. The price increase in the diamond industry is driven by two different engines.
It was recently confirmed that Christie’s had won the right to auction the jewelry from Taylor’s estate.
Fraudulent transactions happen everywhere, not just on the Internet. I changed the tires of my car. My son- in-law checked them out and advised, “They screwed you! These are cheap Chinese tires and not what they promised you
London-based, Uzbek-born billionaire Lev Leviev purchased an 11-carat fancy intense pink diamond for approximately $10.9 million including buyer’s premium – the third highest amount ever paid for a pink diamond.
Legend has it that the original form of the Hope Diamond was stolen from the forehead or eye of a sculpted statue of the goddess Sita in a Hindu temple. The temple priests then laid a curse on whoever might possess the missing stone and the “curse” of the Hope Diamond was born.
a Thai gardener steals one of the most valuable colored diamonds in the world from a Saudi prince. Theft, murder, mass deportations, a diplomatic cold war, and assassinations are just a few of the consequences. Ladies and gentlemen, presenting The Blue Diamond Affair.
The annual glam fest for those in the music industry, The Grammy Awards, is an event not known for restraint. From the designer bodies to the designer gowns, the Grammys is the place to see and be seen. The Grammys is also a place where trends are set – and woes betide those not keeping up with the Klumes’.
When Cartier made his legendary Tutti Frutti (or Fruit Salad) Bracelet in Paris in the late 1920’s, he had no digital images he could transmit over the web to his client, Mr. Roy D. Chapin, so the buyer had to travel for 7 days by steamship over high seas to Paris, to see the bracelet in the Cartier atelier.
The Wittelsbach was a 35.56 carat Fancy Deep Grayish Blue VS2 diamond, cut with an unusual pattern of 82 facets and was re-cut by Graff to a 31.06 carats Fancy Deep Blue IF.
Halle Berry graced the red carpet with a fancy color 12 carat diamond and platinum ring from Neil Lane to match her 20 carat diamond and platinum dangle earrings.
Christie's - New York Jewels auction held on 7 December, 2010 ,the star of the show was a 6.89 carat rectangular-cut fancy vivid purple-pink diamond. The stone was the top lot, selling for USD6,914,500 or USD1 million per carat.
Fashion icon, Barbie, wearing a black strapless evening dress with a choker featuring a one-carat square-cut pink diamond sold at Christie's in New York for $302,500 to an anonymous bidder.
"At 40.5 million Francs, the world record price for a jewel sold at auction…. Selling it... Sold," cried the auctioneer, to great applause as he brought down the hammer.
In this year’s Argyle Pink Diamond tender (2010), Leibish & Co. confirmed its position as a market leader in natural colored diamonds, purchasing 6 of the total of 55 stones on offer.