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November 19, 2018

SWITZERLAND - Sotheby's reports, Marie Antoinette's pearl pendant has sold for $36 million (including fees) at auction in Geneva. The sale set a new world record for a natural-pearl.

More can be seen in this 1-minute video about the the pendant, shared by France 24 News. The full story of the sale can found on Sotheby's website, here.

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November 14, 2018

SWITZERLAND - Christie's reports, the 'Pink Legacy' diamond has fetched more than $50 million (including fees) at auction in Geneva. Reportedly, the sale has set a world record per-carat for a pink diamond.

More about the sale of the diamond, can be seen in this 1-minute video shared by CBS News. The full story can also be read on CBS, here.

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SOLD - $48 Million for 'Blue Moon' Diamond


GENEVA, SWITZERLAND - The 'blue moon' diamond weighing 12 carats, fetched $48 million (a new record) when it was sold by Sotheby's.

Source: CBS NEWS - November 12, 2015

Christie's
SOLD - $3.6 Million for Yellow Diamond Ring

NEW YORK, USA - A yellow diamond ring, weighing approximately 75.56-carats, mounted in 18k gold, has fetched $3.6 million at auction. The ring was sold by Christies.

Source: Christie's - October 20, 2015

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Reuters
SOLD - $6.7 Million for Sapphire and Diamond Ring

HONG KONG - A sapphire and diamond ring (27.68-carat), known as the "Jewel of Kashmir," has fetched $6.7 million at auction. The ring was sold by Sotheby's.

Source: Reuters - October 8, 2015

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SOLD - $5.2 Million for Grey Pearl Necklace

HONG KONG - A rare necklace comprised of 42 rare grey saltwater pearls known as the The Cowdray Pearls (with matching earrings) has fetched $5.2 million. The pearls were sold by Sotheby's.

Source: Art Daily - October 7, 2015

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COMING - $23 Million Expected for Pink Diamond

GENEVA, SWITZERLAND - A cushion-shaped fancy vivid pink diamond weighing 16 carats is expected to fetch $23 - 28 million when it's sold by Christie’s on November 10.

Source: Professional Jeweller - September 29, 2015

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Antiques and the Arts
SOLD - $1.4 Million for Hope Spinel Gemstone

LONDON, UK - A rare British gemstone named the Hope Spinel, once owned by a London banker named Henry Philip Hope has fetched $1.4 million at auction. The gemstone was sold by Bonhams.

Source: Antiques and the Arts - September 24, 2015

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CNBC
COMING - $55 Million Expected for Blue Diamond

GENEVA, SWITZERLAND - A blue diamond weighing 12 carats and described by experts as flawless, may fetch up to $55 million (a new record) when it's sold by Sotheby's on November 11.

Source: CNBC - September 23, 2015

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Art Daily
FOUND - $46,000 Ring Discovered with Metal Detector

LEICESTERSHIRE, UK - A 15h-century love or marriage ring discovered with a metal detector, is expected to fetch up to $46,000 (£30,000) at auction when sold by Sotheby’s in London, July 9, 2015.

Source: Art Daily - July 8, 2015

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SOLD - $1.2 Million for Diamond Necklace

NEW YORK, NEW YORK, USA - A diamond necklace comprised of fifty-one round brilliant-cut diamonds, has fetched $1.2 million at auction. The necklace was sold by Bonhams.

Source: Bonhams - June 22, 2015

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SOLD - $353,000 for Vintage Pocket Watch

NEW YORK, NEW YORK, USA - A rare 1985 Patek Philippe pocket watch has sold for $353,000 (including buyer's premium) at auction. The watch was sold by Christie's.

Source: Christie's - June 9, 2015

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SOLD - $4.1 Million for Rare Cartier Ring

NEW YORK, NEW YORK, USA - A rare diamond and sapphire ring ( 21.71 - carat) by Cartier, known as 'The Kelly Ring' has fetched $4.1 million at auction. The ring was sold by Christie's.

Source: Christie's - June 16, 2015

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SOLD - $543,000 for Antique Ring

BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS, USA - An antique sapphire and diamond ring by Howard & Co. has sold for $543,000 at auction. The ring was sold by Skinner Auctions.

Source: Skinner Auctions - June 9, 2015

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Bonhams
SOLD - $353,000 for Rare Vintage Wrist Watch

NEW YORK, NEW YORK, USA - A rare 1952 Patek Philippe wrist watch has sold sor $353,000 (including buyer's premium) at auction. The watch was sold by Bonhams.

Source: Bonhams - June 9, 2015

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Bloomberg
SOLD - $30 Million for 'Sunrise Ruby' Ring

GENEVA, SWITZERLAND - A 25.59- carat ruby, known as the 'sunrise ruby' has fetched $30 million (including buyer's premium) at auction. The ruby ring was sold by Sotheby's.

Source: Bloomberg - May 13, 2015

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NBC New York
SOLD - $22 Million for 100-Carat Diamond Ring

NEW YORK, NEW YORK, USA - An internally flawless 100-carat diamond has fetched $22 million (including buyer's premium) at auction. The diamond was sold by Sotheby's.

Source: NBC New York - April 22, 2015

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Bonhams
SOLD - $305,000 for 16-Carat Ring

NEW YORK, NEW YORK, USA - A diamond ring set with a fancy yellow rectangular diamond, weighing 16.64 carats has sold for $305,000 at auction. The ring was sold by Bonhams.

Source: Bonhams - April 15, 2015

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Christie's
SOLD - $5 Million for Rare Pearl & Diamond Necklace

NEW YORK, NEW YORK, USA - A rare natural colored pearl and diamond necklace has fetched $5 million at auction. The necklace was sold by Christie's.

Source: Christie's - April 14, 2015

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Christie's
SOLD - $305,000 for Vintage Calder Necklace

NEW YORK, NEW YORK, USA - A vintage 1940 necklace created by Alexander Calder (1898-1976) has sold for $305,000. The necklace was sold by Christies.

Source: Christie's - March 6, 2015

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PHOENIX, ARIZONA, USA - A man purchased a rare 1959 LeCoultre Deep Sea Alarm Watch at a Goodwill for $5.99. Then received $35,000 for it, in a private sale to a vintage watch dealer.

Source: Hodinkee - February 17, 2015

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SOLD - $757,000 for Pair of Art Deco Brooches

NEW YORK, NEW YORK, USA - A pair of Art Deco ruby and diamond brooches by Cartier have sold for $757,000 (£482,000). The brooches were sold by Bonhams.

Source: Professional Jeweller - December 17, 2014

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Forbes
$11 Million for Pear Shaped Diamond

NEW YORK, NEW YORK, USA - A pear-shaped 89.23 carat diamond has sold for nearly $11 million (including premium). The diamond was sold by Christie's.

Source: Forbes - December 11, 2014

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$813,750 for Largest Saltwater Pearl (Record)

LAMBERTVILLE, NEW JERSEY, USA - The largest known near-round natural saltwater pearl, known as the Putlov pearl brooch, sold for $813,750. The pearl was sold by Rago Arts Auction House.

Source: Antiques and the Arts - December 9, 2014

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Sotheby's
$453,904 for Cartier Diamond Tiger Brooch

HONG KONG - A diamond tiger brooch made by Cartier has sold for $453,900. The brooch made of diamonds (9.95 carats) onyx, and emeralds was sold by Sotheby's.

Source: Sotheby's - November 27, 2014

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$5 Million for Red Heart-Shaped Diamond

HONG KONG - A heart-shape fancy red diamond ring (2.09 carat) by Moussaieff has sold for $5 million. The diamond's sale also set a world record when it was sold by Christie's.

Source: JCK - November 25, 2014

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Forbes
$32.6 Million for Bunny Mellon's Blue Diamond

NEW YORK, USA -A 9.75-carat blue diamond once owned by Mrs. Paul (Bunny) Mellon, has sold for $32.6 million. The diamond's sale also set two world records when it was sold by Sotheby's.

Source: Forbes - November 21, 2014

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ABC News
$8.6 Million for Graff Ruby Ring

GENEVA, SWITZERLAND - A ring with an 8.32 carat ruby, named the 'Graff Ruby,' has sold for for $8.6 million. The rare ruby ring was sold by Sotheby's.

Source: ABC News - November 13, 2014

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Bloomberg
$17 Million for Rare Sapphire Necklace

GENEVA, SWITZERLAND - A rare (392.52 carat) sapphire necklace named The 'Blue Belle of Asia' has sold for $17 million. The necklace was sold by Christie's.

Source: Bloomberg - November 12, 2014

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$24 Million for Super-Complicated Vintage Watch

GENEVA, SWITZERLAND - A rare Patek Philippe watch, named The Supercomplication has set a new world record by selling for $24 million. The watch was sold by Sotheby's.

Source: What Sells Best - November 11, 2014

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Christie's
$2.7 Million for Rare 1951 Patek Philippe Watch

GENEVA, SWITZERLAND - A rare 1951 Patek Philippe gold watch (perpetual calendar chronograph) has sold for $2.7 million. The watch was sold by Christie's.

Source: Christie's - October 9, 2014

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Yahoo News
$17.7 Million for Flawless Pink Diamond

HONG KONG - A pear-shaped internally flawless pink diamond (8.41 carat) mounted in a ring, has sold for a record $17.7 million (after buyer's premium). The diamond was sold by Sotheby's.

Source: Yahoo News - October 7, 2014

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$24,000 for Pair of Alexander Calder Cufflinks

NEW YORK, USA - A pair of silver spiral cufflinks (circa 1955) by Alexander Calder (American 1898-1976) have sold for $24,000. The cufflinks were sold by Keno Auctions.

Source: Live Auctioneers - October 1, 2014

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Blouin Artinfo
$1.1 Million for Vintage Snake Watch (New World Record)

LONDON, UK - A rare 1965 Bulgari snake wristwatch (enamel and diamond ) has sold for $1.1 Million (£662,500) setting a new world record for a Bulgari. The watch was sold by Christie's.

Source: Blouin Artinfo - June 6, 2014

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The Washington Post
$16.3 Million for Huge Yellow Diamond (New World Record)

GENEVA, SWITZERLAND - A large100.09-carat (Graff Vivid Yellow) diamond ring has sold for $16.3 million, setting a new world record for a yellow diamond. The watch was sold by Christie's.

Source: The Washington Post - May 14, 2014

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NBC News
$1.2 Million for Vintage Rolex Watch (New World Record)

GENEVA, SWITZERLAND - A rare 1949 Rolex wristwatch (Oyster Perpetual model) has sold for $1.2 Million, setting a new world record for a Rolex. The watch was sold by Christie's.

Source: NBC News - May 13, 2014

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$27 Million for 1933 Cartier Necklace (New World Record)

HONG KONG - A 1933 Jadeite bead, ruby and diamond necklace, by Cartier, has sold for $27.4 Million (a new world record). The necklace was sold by Sotheby's.

Source: The Telegraph - April 7, 2014

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$153,000 for 1950's Picasso Silver Pendant

BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS, USA - A 1950's Picasso pendant (silver satyr's head) has sold for $153,000. The pendant was once presented to actress Carole Mallory by Francoise Gilot.

Source: Paul Fraser Collectibles - March 20, 2014

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BBC
Pink Star Diamond Fetches $83 Million

GENEVA, SWITZERLAND - A diamond known as the Pink Star has sold for a record-breaking $83 million (£52m). Setting a new record for the highest price paid for a gemstone.

Source: BBC - November 13, 2013

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Swiss Info
$35.5 Million for Rare Orange Diamond

GENEVA, SWITZERLAND - A large orange pear-shaped diamond has sold for a record price. The 14.82 carat diamond, sold for $35.5 million, setting a new-world-record for a diamond of it's type.

Source: Swiss Info - November 13, 2013

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Bloomberg
1957 Patek Philippe Watch Sells for $2.2 Million

GENEVA, SWITZERLAND - A 1957 pink-gold Patek Philippe Watch has sold for $2.2 million. The watch adjusts for leap years and is one of six known to exist.

Source: Bloomberg - November 12, 2013

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Rolex Daytona Sells for Record $1.1 Million

GENEVA, SWITZERLAND - A 1969 Rolex has sold for a record $1.1 million. The stainless-steel Rolex Daytona watch (Paul Newman-model) has fetched the highest price to date for a Daytona at auction.

Source: Bloomberg - November 11, 2013

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Great Escape Prisoner Watch Fetches $80,000

BUCKINGHAMSHIRE, UK - A rare Rolex watch worn by a soldier who participated in the real 'Great Escape' has sold for $80,000 (£50,000). The watch sale fetched more than twice the estimated auction price.

Source: Maidenhead Advertiser - November 7, 2013

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Girl Discovers Diamond Worth Up-To $30,000

ARKANSAS, USA - A fourteen year old girl discovered a 3.85 carat diamond while diamond hunting at Crater of Diamonds State Park. The Diamond is thought to be valued at up to $30,000.

Source: E Online - October 23, 2013

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$30.6 Million for Rare White Diamond (New World Record)

HONG KONG - A rare 118-carat White Diamond was sold for $30.6 million (£19 million) setting a new-world-record for the highest price paid (to date) of a diamond of it's type.

Source: The Telegraph - October 7, 2013

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