Tag Archive: jewelry

Pic of the Day – 5/22/23

Art Nouveau bird brooch set with sapphires in yellow gold and a baroque pearl.

Pic of the Day – 4/17/23

The Darya-i-Noor is the largest pink diamond and one of the largest cut diamonds on the planet. Though the exact weight is unknown, it’s estimated around a massive 182 carats. The stone is valued at $16.5 billion.
Supposedly the Darya-i-Noor was once part of a larger diamond that was cut in two. The smaller piece is now with the Iranian Crown Jewels, but the larger stone? While its exact location has sparked debate, Iran claims it is currently stored in their Central Bank. The sparkler was originally mined in India and owned by Mughal emperors before Iran invaded the country and took the gem, along with other precious treasures. We know that in its time, the Darya-i-Noor has been worn as an armband, a brooch, and a decoration on military hats.

Pic of the Day – 3/22/23

Art Deco-style Cartier tiger eye and diamond turban ornament commissioned by Maharaja Digvijaysinhj of Nawanagar in 1937. The brown diamond was found in 1913 in South Africa. Part of the Al-Thani Collection.

Pic of the Day – 3/19/23

An antique aquamarine, diamond, and pearl pendant brooch.

Pic of the Day – 3/16/23

A cuff bracelet in 22K gold and oxidized fine silver with diamonds, by artist Judith Kaufman in Connecticut, circa early 21st century.

Pic of the Day – 3/13/23

Padparadscha sapphire, black opal, and rose cut diamond ring.

Pic of the Day – 2/11/23

Platinum star sapphire and star ruby necklace with 42 star sapphires, 16 star rubies, and 82 diamonds, via Oscar Heyman.

Pic of the Day – 3/9/23

This sky blue hololith, made from a single piece of sapphire, is believed to have belonged to Caligula. The ring was part of an exhibition of more than 100 engraved gems at Wartarski Jewellers, London.

Pic of the Day – 3/7/23

Cartier natural pearl and diamond bracelet, 1953, owned by the Maharani Sita Devi of Baroda (1917-1989) (aka Indian Wallis Simpson), a 40-year member of the international jet set, photo credit IG@debruijnbernadette.

Pic of the Day – 3/4/23

An articulated band suspending tassels, applied with guilloché enamel and highlighted with circular-cut and rose diamonds, via Sotheby’s.

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