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Chopard emerald & diamond necklace. This US$3 million emerald necklace features 191 carats of emeralds set between 16 carats of diamonds.
  • Chopard emerald & diamond necklace. This US$3 million emerald necklace features 191 carats of emeralds set between 16 carats of diamonds.
  • The Pink Star (weighing 59.60 carats) - The most valuable diamond to ever be offered at auction sold for US$83.2 million at Sotheby's in Geneva on November 13, 2013.
  • The Danish crown jewels at Rosenborg Castle, Copenhagen, Denmark.
  • Treasure of San Gennaro | Naples's Treasure - said to rival Britain's Crown Jewels and those of the Russian tsars in value.
  • The Premier Blue - 7.59 carat round brilliant-cut internally flawless (IF) fancy vivid blue diamond.
  • Leviev - 'Home to the World's Most Extraordinary Diamonds'. 31 Old Bond Street, London W1S 4QH, England, U.K. Since 2006.
  • Chopard flagship store, 27 Rue du Rhône, 1204 Geneva, Switzerland.
  • The House of Boucheron's flagship store at Lagoona Mall, West Bay, 615 Doha, Qatar.
  • Inside Boucheron's flagship store at Lagoona Mall, West Bay, 615 Doha, Qatar.
  • Bvlgari flagship store in Macau at Wynn Macau luxury resort.
  • The Hope Diamond is a large, 45.52-carat (9.10 g), deep-blue diamond, now housed in the Smithsonian Natural History Museum in Washington, D.C., U.S.A.
  • Gold bars.
  • Inside Cartier's flagship store in Paris, 13 Rue de la Paix, 75002 Paris, France.
  • Cartier's flagship store in London, 175-177 New Bond Street, London W1S 4RN, England, U.K.
  • Van Cleef & Arpels's store in Hong Kong at Lee Garden Two.
  • Inside the world's oldest jeweller Garrard's flagship store at 24 Albemarle Street, London W1S 4HT, England, U.K.
  • Harry Winston Flagship Store, 718 5th Avenue at 56th Street, New York City, NY 10019, United States.
  • The Harry Legacy diamond. The world's largest pear-shaped, D color, type IIA, flawless diamond: 101.73 carats. Sold at Christie's Geneva on May 15, 2013 for US$26,737,913 (US$254,400 per carat) to American New York 5th Avenue Jewelers Harry Winston.
  • Tiffany & Co.'s flagship store, 727 Fifth Avenue & 57th Street, New York City, NY 10022, United States.
  • Graff Diamonds' flagship store at 6-8 New Bond Street, London W1S 3SJ, England, U.K.

Top 175 Jewellers and High-End Designer Jewellery

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"Pearls are always appropriate." - Jackie O.

"Big girls need big diamonds." - Elizabeth Taylor.

"People will stare. Make it worth their while." - Harry Winston.

"Jewelry takes people's minds off your wrinkles." - Sonja Henie.

"If I had my way, I'd wear jewelry, a great pair of heels and nothing else." - Jada Pinkett Smith.

"Jewelry has the power to be this one little thing that can make you feel unique." - Jennie Kwon.

"I have always felt a gift diamond shines so much better than one you buy for yourself." - Mae West.

The word JEWELLERY is derived from the word jewel, which was anglicised from the Old French "jouel" circa the 13th century. Further tracing leads back to the Latin word "jocale", meaning plaything. Jewellery is one of the oldest forms of body adornment; recently found 100,000 year-old beads made from Nassarius shells are thought to be the oldest known jewellery.

Jewellery is an item of personal adornment, such as a necklace, ring, brooch or bracelet, that is worn by a person. It may be made from gemstones or precious metals, but may be from any other material, and may be appreciated because of geometric or other patterns, or meaningful symbols.

Jewellery is sometimes seen as wealth storage or functionally as holding a garment or hair together. It has from very early times also been regarded as a form of personal adornment. The first pieces of jewellery were made from natural materials, such as bone, animal teeth, shell, wood and carved stone. More exotic jewellery was probably made for wealthy people or as indications of social status. In some cases people were buried with their jewellery.

Jewellery has been made to adorn nearly every body part, from hairpins to toe rings and many more types of jewellery. While high-quality jewellery is made with gemstones and precious metals, such as silver or gold.

A gemstone or GEM (also called a precious or semi-precious stone, or jewel) is a piece of mineral, which, in cut and polished form, is used to make jewelry or other adornments. However certain rocks, (such as lapis lazuli) and organic materials (such as amber or jet) are not minerals, but are still used for jewelry, and are therefore often considered to be gemstones as well.

    Diamonds
  • The Hope Diamond.
  • Affair of the Diamond Necklace - was an incident in the 1780s at the court of Louis XVI of France involving his wife, Queen Marie Antoinette.
  • Antwerp diamond district - dubbed the Square Mile is an area within the city of Antwerp, Belgium. While, as of 2012, much of the gem cutting and polishing work historically done in the district had moved to low wage centers elsewhere, about 84% of the world's rough diamonds passed through the district, making it the largest diamond center in the world with a turnover of 54 billion dollars.
  • conflict diamond - Wikipedia.
  • DIAMOND - Wikipedia.
  • DIAMOND CUT - Wikipedia.
  • DIAMOND CUTTING - Wikipedia.
  • Diamond Exchange District - district of the Israeli city of Ramat Gan. Bordering the Ayalon Highway, the road dividing Ramat Gan and Tel Aviv, the district is home to Israel's diamond industry as well as being a major commercial center.
  • DIAMOND FACTS AND FIGURES - Argyle Diamond Mine.
  • Diamond Fund of Russia - dates back to the time of Peter I. A collection of masterpieces of jewelry of the 18th-20th centuries, rare precious stones, gold and platinum nuggets of great historic, artistic and scientific importance, as well as vast material value.
  • DIAMONDS - by All About Gemstones.
  • IGI | International Gemological Institute - a diamond, colored stone and jewelry certification organization. IGI is headquartered in Antwerp.
  • LASER INSCRIPTION - Laserscribe: inscribe numbers, letters, trademarks, and logos on the girdle of a diamond allows the diamond to be easily identified.
  • List of diamonds - Wikipedia.
  • List of famous pink diamonds
  • Manfredo Horowitz - renowned for introducing big stones and fabulous gems by Harry Winston, to the rich and famous in Europe and the Far East. He had, amongst his clients all the international Jet Set, Sultans, movie stars, heads of state, Saudi Princes, Sheiks, Kings, Emperors and most of the tycoons from the “Fortune 400” list.
  • Marilyn Monroe - Diamonds are a Girl's Best Friend - YouTube 3:34.
  • The Diamond District. View of the Diamond District at 47th Street and 5th Avenue.
  • NEW YORK CITY DIAMOND DISTRICT - located on West 47th Street between Fifth Avenue and Sixth Avenue (Avenue of the Americas) in midtown Manhattan, within walking distance of many New York attractions. An estimated 90% of diamonds in the United States enter through New York.
  • PRICE OF DIAMONDS - "Where the world comes to find out about diamonds." Comprehensive up to date news and information on diamonds.
  • RAPAPORT DIAMOND REPORT - the diamond industry bible.
    • 29.6-carat blue diamond found - BBC News.
    • Annenberg Diamond.
    • Annenberg Diamond - square, 32.01-carat emerald-cut diamond that billionaire philanthropist Leonore Annenberg bought for her 90th birthday sold for US$7.7 million at auction on October 22, 2009.
    • ARGYLE DIAMOND MINE - the world's primary source of rare pink diamonds which attract on average, 20 times the price of an equivalent white diamond.
    • BACKES AND STRAUSS - "Masters of Diamonds since 1789." The oldest diamond company in the world.
    • CECIL RHODES & DIAMONDS - Wikipedia.
    • CONFLICT DIAMONDS - aka 'blood diamonds'.
    • Cullinan Diamond - largest gem-quality diamond ever found, at 3106.75 carat (621.35 g, 1.37 lb) rough weight.
    • DE BEERS JEWELLERY - "Because a diamond is forever."
    • DIAMOND IN THE ROUGH - launched in 2003 as a unique fashion statement to showcase the beauty of rough diamonds to individual clients.
    • DIAMOND'S HISTORY & GEMOLOGICAL CHARACTERISTICS - Wikipedia.
    • Empress EugÉnie - oval-shaped brilliant diamond, perfectly cut, and weighing 51 carats. It is named for the French empress Eugénie de Montijo, who owned it in the late 19th century. It is currently in the hands of a private collector.
    • FAMOUS DIAMONDS - De Beers: "A Diamond is Forever."
    • GEM DIAMONDS - mined on September 22, 2008 a 478-carat flawless diamond!
    • Golda Jewelry - established in 1981. Diamonds from New York Diamond District with GIA and EGL certifications in every conceivable shape, size and color.
    • GRAFF DIAMONDS - "The Most Fabulous Jewels in the World."
    • Harry Legacy flawless 101.73 carats diamond.
    • HARRY LEGACY - the world's largest pear-shaped, D color, type IIA, flawless diamond: 101.73 carats. Sold at Christie's Geneva on May 15, 2013 for US$26,737,913 (US$254,400 per carat) to American New York 5th Avenue Jewelers Harry Winston (since January 2013 owned by Swatch Group), setting a new world record at auction for a colorless diamond.
    • HOUSE OF MOUAWAD
    • JOHN REINHOLD - "Diamonds in the Rough."
    • Kieselstein-Cord - diamond jewelry collections.
    • Krupp Diamond | Elizabeth Taylor Diamond.
    • Krupp Diamond | Elizabeth Taylor Diamond - 33.19-carat (6.638 g) stone, sold at Christie's on 16 December 2011, for US$8,818,500, by the estate of Dame Elizabeth Taylor. Welsh actor Richard Burton gave the stone to the British-American actress in 1968 after acquiring it at auction for US$305,000, during the fourth year of their first marriage.
    • Leviev - 'Home to the World's Most Extraordinary Diamonds'. 31 Old Bond Street, London W1S 4QH, England, U.K. Since 2006.
    • LEVIEV - "Home to the World's Most Extraordinary Diamonds." Flagship boutique on London's Old Bond Street, U.K. since 2006.
    • LUGANO DIAMONDS - established in 2005. Newport Beach, CA, U.S.A. "Dedicated to becoming a client's jeweler for life."
    • NICKY OPPENHEIMER - today's uncrowned 'King of Diamonds'.
    • Orlov Diamond - 189.62 metric carats and it measures 47.6 mm in height, 31.75 mm in width, and 34.92 mm in length.
    • PETRA DIAMONDS - owner of the Cullinan diamond mine.
    • PETRA DIAMONDS' LATEST FIND: 507.55 carat diamond - rough white diamond recovered at the Cullinan mine on 24 September 2009.
    • Princie diamond - approximately 34.65 carat cushion-cut fancy intense pink diamond discovered 300 years ago in the Golconda mines. Christie's (who auctioned it on Tuesday 16/04/2013, when it fetched a price of 39.3 million dollars) say that the Princie Diamond is believed to be the third largest pink diamond in the world after the Darya-ye Noor (ca. 175 to 195 carats) and the Noor-ol-Ain (ca. 60 carats) which are both part of the Iranian Crown Jewels but which were both cut, according to experts, from one single ca. 242 carat pink diamond.
    • RAIMAN ROCKS - large carat diamonds Los Angeles, CA, U.S.A.
    • SAFDICO | SOUTH AFRICAN DIAMOND CORPORATION - one of the world's leading diamond manufacturing and trading companies.
    • SAFDICO'S MOST NOTABLE DIAMONDS
    • The Sancy, a pale yellow diamond of 55.23 carats (11.046 g).
    • Sancy - pale yellow diamond of 55.23 carats (11.046 g), was once reputed to have belonged to the Mughals of antiquity, but is more likely of Indian origin owing to its cut, which is unusual by Western standards. The Sancy's known history began circa 1570. The prominent Astor family possessed it for 72 years until the 4th Viscount Astor sold it to the Louvre for $1 million in 1978.
    • SOTHEBY'S DIAMONDS - "A Marriage of Jewellery and Art."
    • SOTHEBY'S GENEVA - world's largest flawless blue 7.03 diamond sold for US$9,488,754 on May 12th, 2009.
    • STARDUST DIAMONDS
    • SUN-DROP DIAMOND - the world's largest known yellow diamond (110.3 ct.) has been sold at auction for CHF10 mio./US$10,915 mio. at Sotheby's Geneva on November 15, 2011.
    • TAYLOR-BURTON DIAMOND - 68 carats.
    • THE CENTENARY - 273.15 carats.
    • THE CULLINAN - aka the Star of Africa. 530.20 carats.
    • THE GRAFF PINK - 24.78 carats, Fancy Intense Pink, Natural Colour, VVS2 Clarity. World's most expensive gem: CHF45,442,500 / US$46,158,674. Bought at Sotheby's Geneva on November 16, 2010 by London jeweller Laurence Graff.
    • THE HOPE DIAMOND - 45.52 carats. On display at the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History.
    • THE MILLENNIUM STAR - 203.04 carats.
    • The Pink Star (weighing 59.60 carats) - The most valuable diamond to ever be offered at auction sold for US$83.2 million at Sotheby's in Geneva on November 13, 2013.
    • The Pink Star - weighing 59.60 carats, this oval-cut diamond is the largest flawless or internally flawless, fancy vivid pink diamond that the Gemological Institute of America (GIA) has ever graded. The most valuable diamond to ever be offered at auction sold for US$83.2 million at Sotheby's in Geneva on November 13, 2013.
    • The Premier Blue - 7.59 carat round brilliant-cut internally flawless (IF) fancy vivid blue diamond.
    • The Premier Blue - 7.59 carat round brilliant-cut internally flawless (IF) fancy vivid blue diamond.
    • THE SPIRIT OF DE GRISOGONO DIAMOND - world's largest cut black diamond and the world's fifth largest diamond overall.
    • THE WORLD OF FAMOUS DIAMONDS
    • WITTELSBACH-GRAFF DIAMOND - 31.06 carats.
    • WORLD'S 10 MOST FAMOUS DIAMONDS
    Events
  • BaselWorld.
  • 165 Jewelry Trade Shows - EventsEye.
  • Trade fair - Wikipedia.
    • BASELWORLD - "The World Watch and Jewellery Show." The most important trade show of the international watch and jewellery industry, organized each spring in the city of Basel, Switzerland.
    • DUBAI INTERNATIONAL JEWELLERY WEEK - since 1995. The region’s largest showcase of jewellery, gold & precious metals, diamonds & colored stones. One of the most glamorous social events in the Dubai calendar.
    • Hangzhou International Jewellery & Gem Fair - venue: the Zhejiang World Trade International Exhibition Center located near the Huanglong business district.
    • HONG KONG INTERNATIONAL JEWELLERY SHOW - March, 4-8, 2015. Asia’s largest spring jewellery show will offer jewellery of all kinds as well as loose diamonds, pearls and gemstones from about 3,000 exhibitors at: Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre.
    • INDIA INTERNATIONAL JEWELLERY SHOW - venue: Bombay Exhibition Centre. Organizer: The Gem & Jewellery Export Promotion Council.
    • International Jewellery London - "London's exclusive jewellery event where talented, cutting edge British and International designers are hand-selected."
    • Istanbul JEWELLERY SHOW - offers an unique network and business opportunities to jewellery professionals from Eastern Europe to Near Asia, Russia to North Africa, From CIS countries to Middle East as a leading fair in jewellery industry.
    • Jewellery Arabia -"The largest and most prestigious jewellery exhibition in the Middle East. Since its inception in 1992, it has provided international jewellery houses with unrivaled direct access to trade buyers and private collectors from throughout this important economic sector." Venue: Bahrain International Exhibition and Convention Centre.
    • New York Art, Antique & Jewelry Show - features the collections of renowned international dealers, attracts tens of thousands of private collectors, museum curators, investors and interior designers.
    • Singapore International Jewelry Expo - "There is no finer place to display your jewelry collection than at the dazzling Singapore International Jewelry Expo 2015." Venue: Marina Bay Sands.
    Gold
  • Gold bars.
  • GOLD - Wikipedia.
  • WORLD GOLD COUNCIL - the World Gold Council’s mission is to stimulate and sustain the demand for gold and to create enduring value for its stakeholders. The organisation represents the world’s leading gold mining companies.
    Jewellery Auctions
  • Jewellery being sold at an auction.
  • Bonham - "With over 40 auctions taking place throughout the year, Bonhams has more dedicated jewellery auctions than any other international auctioneer. We hold auction sales in all the key jewellery markets: New York, London and Hong Kong, as well as Sydney and Los Angeles. Each location has a team of locally based qualified gemmologists who are able to assist and advise with the sale or purchase of jewellery."
  • CHRISTIE'S - "Christie's holds 26 jewelry sales a year in Amsterdam, Dubai, Geneva, Hong Kong, London, New York, Milan and Paris."
  • Fellows - established 1876. "The name Fellows is highly respected in both the UK and global markets, a reputation earned by over one hundred years of selling jewellery. We have a team of approximately twenty full time jewellery specialists, many of whom hold formal qualifications in gemmology and diamond grading. Jewellery auctions are categorised into three different sales; Antique & Modern Jewellery, Vintage Jewellery & Accessories and fortnightly auctions of Jewellery. The diversity of our jewellery lots is astonishing, each sale has a variety of offerings from dazzling period pieces, innovative contemporary styles to designer items from Bulgari, Cartier and Tiffany & Co to name a few. We strive to satisfy the needs of every buyer or seller with these three auction options."
  • LESLIE HINDMAN AUCTIONEERS - "Leslie Hindman Auctioneers’ Fine Jewelry department handles jewelry from individuals, estates and institutions spanning the 19th century to the modern day. Our auctions showcase works by Buccellati, Bulgari, Cartier, David Webb, Harry Winston, Schlumberger, Tiffany & Co., Verdura, Van Cleef & Arpels, among many others."
  • SOTHEBY'S GENEVA - "Established in 1976, Sotheby's Geneva held its first Jewellery and Watches sales in 1980. Located in the major world centre for Jewellery auctions, Sotheby's Geneva has held many notable world-class sales at its historic Beau-Rivage Hotel location on the shore of Lake Geneva."
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