Thursday, September 26, 2013

Pricey in Pink

Reuters/David Gray

Roberto A. Ferdman"On November 13 in Geneva, Switzerland, Sotheby’s will auction off “The Pink Star,” a flawless 59.60-carat colored diamond, which it expects to sell for over $60 million, Sotheby’s said in a statement (pdf). According to the Gemological Institute of America (GIA), the stone is the largest internally flawless pink diamond it has ever graded."

Read the rest of the story here: PRICEY IN PINK

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Random Pretty Rock from the Smithsonian Collection!

Random Pretty Rock from the Smithsonian Collection!
Photograph of a large pear-cut ametrine (G9576) 
from the National Gem Collection  - Photo by Chip Clark
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Thursday, September 05, 2013

Buried Treasure: The Cheapside Hoard

Museum of London

Sometime in the 1600's someone, probably a goldsmith, hide a stash of jewels in their basement and never returned for them.  What happened to him? Why did he hide the jewels?  Historians are trying to solve this mystery.  While they are sluthing, the treasure will be on display at the Museum of London.

All the the treasure tells a story.  But, I especially love this emerald watch  (above), just amazing.  If anyone is in London and gets to see the exhibit, we would love to hear about it.