Monthly Archives: May 2014

RUSSIAN JEWELLERS GUILD ASK FOR A JEWELLERS YEARLY AWARDS GALA EVENT

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The head of a jewelers trade association is suggesting that the industry adopt a pair of proposals to give a boost to generic jewelry marketing campaigns. Speaking at CIBJO‘s International Jewelry Congress in Moscow this week, Russian Jewelers Guild Association chair Gagik Gevorkyan proposed that the industry institute a professional holiday and an annual awards show.In his remarks to the World Jewelry Confederation, Gevorkyan noted that jewelers do not have a holiday specific to their profession and suggested that the group submit an application to UNESCO, requesting that it establish one. He called upon those present to decide what date would make the most sense in this regard.Gevorkyan also proposed that the industry hold an annual awards show, akin to the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ Oscars. According to Gevorkyan’s proposal, reported in Rough and Polished, a gala event honoring the highest achievements of the jewelry trade would unite the industry.

Henry Sapiecha

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CHRISTIES ALL TIME RECORD PRICE OF $24M FOR SALE OF 13 CARAT TEARDROP BLUE WINSTON DIAMOND

BLUE PEAR 13CARAT DIAMOND RECORD SALE PRICE OF $24M BY CHRISTIES

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The stone’s winner was Harry Winston, which has rechristened the diamond as the Winston Blue.

This is the second time in the last year the Swatch Group–owned retailer purchased a notable stone; it spent $27 million on the 101.73 ct. D flawless Winston Legacy last May.

“When Christie’s announced they were offering the largest flawless fancy vivid blue the GIA had ever graded, I had to buy it,” said Harry Winston CEO Nayla Hayek in a statement, quoted by Diamond World.

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This is not the first time Christie’s scores big. Last year it sold “The Orange” —the largest fancy vivid orange diamond in the world— for $35.5 million.

The world’s largest flawless vivid blue diamond has sold for $24.2 million, setting an all-time record at a global auction of $2 million per carat for a blue rock.

The pear-shaped diamond, known as “The Blue” is a 13.22 carats precious gem that has put Christie’s International back in the podium, as world’s top jewellery & diamond auction house.

Al in all, the company got a world record of $154.2 million in this spring auction

Henry Sapiecha

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