Hommage à ma mère, Madame Truong Khac Huê, qui adorait les bijoux, qui m'a traîné très jeune chez les bijoutiers et à mon père qui adorait les lui offrir

10 janvier 2018

Diamond by the House of Moussaieff

A 17+ carat flawless emerald-cut diamond ring, by the House of Moussaieff. © Moussaieff Jewellers Diamond earrings featuring 8 carat pear drops, by the House of Moussaieff. © Moussaieff Jewellers An exceptional 20+ carat heart-shape diamond ring flanked with vivid pink diamonds, by the House of Moussaieff. © Moussaieff Jewellers A 30+ carat internally flawless pear-shape diamond, from the House of Moussaieff. © Moussaieff Jewellers 11+ carat pear-shape diamond ring from... [Lire la suite]
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09 janvier 2018

'Centuries of Opulence: Jewels of India'. Unique exhibit at GIA in Carlsbad, California

“Centuries of Opulence: Jewels of India” features 50 lavish, historical jewelry pieces on loan from a private collection that have rarely been seen in public. Showcasing more than 300 years of adornment in India, the exhibit explores the original sources of the diamonds, rubies, emeralds, sapphires and other gems decorating these pieces, their religious and cultural symbolism, the wars fought for them and the historical tradition of gemology - the study of gems - in India. Krishna Pendant, South India, early 20th century. Diamond,... [Lire la suite]
29 décembre 2017

The Top 20 Diamonds and Jewels of 2017 at Sotheby's

1. “The CTF Pink Star,” Fancy vivid pink diamond ring, weighing 59.60 carats. Sold for $71,175,926 at Sotheby’s Hong Kong. © Sotheby's Totalling more than half a billion dollars, including live and online sales, Sotheby’s 2017 jewellery auctions  were exceptionally memorable. Among the top moments, as well as the top prices were, “The CTF Pink Star,” which set the world auction record for any diamond or gemstone, and “The Memory of Autumn Leaves” and “The Dream of Autumn Leaves,” which achieved a world auction record for... [Lire la suite]
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27 décembre 2017

Followers with the Fides, the personification of the faith, Germany, late 16th century

Followers with the Fides, the personification of the faith, Germany, late 16th century. Gold, silver, enamel, 37 diamonds, 18 rubies, 1 emerald, 2 pearls. H 9,8 cm, W 6,7 cm. Green Vault, VIII 285 © Dresden State Art Collections. The design of the jewelry pendant with the personification of the faith reveals the change of taste that occurred around 1600. The compact, cast gems with closed outline were gradually replaced by filigree shapes. Typical for the followers of this time is the openwork base plate, on which the... [Lire la suite]
27 décembre 2017

Pendant with David and Goliath, Germany, late 16th century

Pendant with David and Goliath, Germany, late 16th century. Gold, enamel, 47 diamonds, 18 rubies. H 9,8 cm, W 6,7 cm. Green Vault, VIII 294 © Dresden State Art Collections. The design of the jewelry pendant with David and Goliath reveals the changes in taste that occurred around 1600. The compact, cast gems with closed outline were gradually replaced by filigree shapes. Typical for the followers of this time is the openwork base plate, on which the jewelry motifs were fastened with the help of long... [Lire la suite]
27 décembre 2017

Pendant in the form of a Palatine lion, Germany, around 1580 - 1590

Pendant in the form of a Palatine lion, Germany, around 1580 - 1590. Gold, two rubies, two diamonds, four pearls, enamel. H 7,0 cm. Green Vault, 1997/1 © Dresden State Art Collections. The pendant with the Palatine Lion is listed for the first time in 1725 in the Preciousness Inventory. In 1924, he was given along with other works of the Green Vault to the family club Haus Wettin Albertinische line, but could be bought back in 1997 from the art trade back. The king of the animals is at the same time a symbol for... [Lire la suite]

27 décembre 2017

Ring with castle, maybe Italian, 2nd half of the 16th century

Ring with castle, maybe Italian, 2nd half of the 16th century. Gold, diamond, enamel. H 2.8 cm, W 2.3 cm. Gren Vault, VIII 102 © Dresden State Art Collections. The rings of that time are characterized by a great variety of forms and themes and are mostly decorated with fine enamel ornaments and gemstones. Among the more rare examples with figurative motifs is this ring with a miniature replica of a castle.
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27 décembre 2017

Ring with pointed diamond, German, 2nd half of the 16th century

Ring with pointed diamond, German, 2nd half of the 16th century. Pyramidal diamond surrounded by four triangular diamonds, ten diamond tablet stones, gold, enamel. Diameter 3.5 cm. Green Vault, VIII 56 © Dresden State Art Collections. This ring is one of the jewels of the princely possession, which today no more specific personality can be assigned. A large diamond sharpening stone and four triangular diamonds grouped around it are embedded in a colorfully enameled, plastic scrollwork. The back and the ring rail... [Lire la suite]
27 décembre 2017

Pendant with the monogram AA for the elector couple Anna and August of Saxony, Southern Germany (probably Nuremberg), 1548-1585

Pendant with the monogram AA for the elector couple Anna and August of Saxony, Southern Germany (probably Nuremberg), between 1548 and 1585. Gold, enamel, 20 diamonds, 10 rubies, 2 emeralds. H 6,7 cm, W 6,5 cm. Green Vault, VIII 286 © Dresden State Art Collections. Name initials can be found at the latest since the beginning of the 16th century in the form of embroidery on dresses. The takeover in the jewelry takes place almost simultaneously. In most cases, the initials can be resolved on the owners and their... [Lire la suite]
27 décembre 2017

Pendant in the shape of a cross rosette, Germany, 2nd half of the 16th century

Pendant in the shape of a cross rosette, Germany, 2nd half of the 16th century. Gold, cast and enameled. Middle piece used: rosette of 5 tabular cut rubies and 4 emeralds, including elongated diamond pointed stones and ruby, on 2 ridges verniete. H 6.5 cm, W 4.6 cm. Green Vault, VIII 289 © Dresden State Art Collections. In the Green Vault, a gem in the form of a cross rose from the possession of the Elector Anna of Saxony has been preserved. The upper part of the trailer is a rosette of tabular cut emeralds and... [Lire la suite]