GENEVA – The mood was at times electric as extremely rare pink and blue diamonds sold for extraordinary prices at the magnificent jewellery auctions in Geneva, with the highly publicised “Sky Blue Diamond” achieving its pre-sale estimate in excess of US$17 million at Sotheby’s. Graff was the buyer of a 17.07-carat emerald-cut fancy intense pink diamond, the top lot in the Sotheby’s sale on November 16, for US$20.8 million. A 9.1-carat fancy vivid pink gem at Christie’s Geneva sale fetched US$18.2 million (US$2 million per carat) on November 15, the second highest price for a pink pear-shaped diamond sold at auction. The sale of the 8.01-carat Sky Blue Diamond at […]
Turkey’s Zen Diamond plans expansion in Europe Zen Diamond, the biggest diamond jewellery store chain in Turkey, plans to expand in Europe, starting with Germany. Zen Diamond, which has been invited to attend BrilliANT in 2017, is looking to add 3-5 stores in Germany within one year, said CEO Emil Guzelis who visited ADTF in 2015. The diamond jewellery manufacturer, wholesaler and retailer has 53 stores in Turkey, and five overseas, including in Abu Dhabi, Kuwait, Cyprus and Qatar. “Now one of the main goals is to promote the Zen Diamond brand across the globe by opening Zen Stores or Zen Corners through franchising,” the company says. “Zen Diamond welcomes […]
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Damiani’s creations are worn by a great many celebrities and actresses. Sharon Stone, Jennifer Aniston, Sophia Loren, Isabella Rossellini, Gwyneth Paltrow, Tilda Swinton are all fans. The organizers of BrilliAnt have met with Silvia Damiani together with the daughter of Princess Natalia Romanov, the granddaughter of Prince Nicolas Romanovitch on the occasion of the opening of the store on Place Vendôme place, a stone’s throw away from the Ritz hotel in Paris. What does this opening mean to Damiani? “Place Vendôme is a mythical place for all jewellers and the most beautiful address in the world. It’s a great joy and a dream come true. It is also great to […]
Harriet Kelsall – Bespoke Jewellery, which has studios in rural Hertfordshire and Cambridge, has sourced an array of diamond cuts from Antwerp as part of its custom-made services to clients. Winner of the Bridal Jewellery Retailer of the Year award in the 2016 UK Jewellery Awards, Harriet Kelsall says committed customer service was at the heart of the accolade which she is proud to have collected at the Hilton Park Lane in London in June. “When people come here, it’s all about the customer experience – it’s all about their story,” Harriet said, speaking inside the state-of-the-art Hertfordshire design studio which has a workshop, display cabinets, meeting areas for customers […]
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