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  • I Have recently discovered off the islands of Palawan, Philippines "THE GRANDMOTHER OF ALL PEARLS" ..

    She is a natural non-nacreous TRIDACNA GIGAS Pearl (GIANT CLAM SPECIES). Grandma weighs a whopping 27.5 lbs. (12.5 kilos) with a radius of 28 inches .

    Grandma is twice the size and weight of the largest pearl in the world " The Pearl of Allah".. Grandma as we have aptly named her bares the striking resemblance of an elderly woman, (see photos) She is in her natural state and has not been altered, or manipulated. She hails from a 4 1/2 ft. long Giant Clam shell. The pearl was removed leaving the shell intact. Although the pearl is legal ,The shell has not been removed due to illegalities of removing or possessing the shell of this species. I have not had Grandma appraised at this time, nor do I have a GIA certification at this time. I cannot locate proper accredited appraisal services here in the Philippines ? Any recommendations ? The photo files were to large to attach, How do…

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Animal and Plant Motif Jewelry Appearing at Public Auctions

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Hill's Kashmir Sapphire

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How many Known Round Brilliants in D IF or FL above 50 carats?

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    shah -

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    Images of Lots 82, 84, 114, 137 and 178 of June 11, 2009 Christie's "New York Jewels" sale, are uploaded here because of space constraints above.
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    One of the Christie's auctions in which at least eleven Animal and Plant Motif Jewelry featured was the Christie's "New York Jewels" sale, held on June 11, 2009. It took quite some time for me to fish out these pieces of jewelry. An interesting…
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    Factor 3 above - Lots set predominantly with diamonds - appears to be the main reason why the lot was assigned a higher estimate and as expected also sold slightly above the upper estimate, even though the piece was not a signed jewel. Besides this, the
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    Lareef -

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    Thanks AnitaP for your intelligent observation, and thanks Joan for your appropriate comment. I totally agree with you Joan on your comment. The blue sapphire market is indeed becoming stronger and stronger, as reflected not only by the high prices
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    Joan -

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    Thanks Lareef for for your detailed reply in response to my post. However, won't the staggering prices achieved recently by some D-color diamonds of Flawless/Internally Flawless clarity greater than 100 carats in weight but with shapes/cut other than
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    Lareef -

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    Of the three RBC diamonds you have mentioned Joan, The Graff Constellation diamond is yet to be sold, the Safiya diamond was sold by Graff in September 2000, to an unidentified Middle-Eastern buyer, however, the identity of the purchaser and the price of
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    Joan -

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    For comparison sake, It will be interesting to find out the price-per-carat values of the three largest D-color, Flawless/Internally Flawless, round brilliant-cut diamonds in the world, the Chloe diamond, the Safiya diamond and the Graff Constellation…
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    Another D-color, Flawless Clarity, round brilliant-cut diamond weighing 30.57 carats (Lot 1910), with excellent cut, polish and symmetry made a very significant impact at the Sotheby's Hong Kong Magnificent Jewels & Jadeite Sale, held on April 7, 2014,
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    Joan -

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    This is clearly a reflection of the current strength of the blue sapphire market, and particularly the esteem in which Kashmir sapphires are held, the benchmark for all sources of blue sapphires.
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    themonetaryman -

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    Thank you for that, now to find one 50-100% larger :)

 

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