|59.60 carats Largest Fancy Vivid Pink Diamond - The Steinmetz Pink.|
The pink diamond is the world's most rare and valuable diamond. The cause of color in pink diamonds is thought to be plastic deformation, brought about by microscopic imperfections at the atomic level. It is estimated that for every million carats of rough diamonds found, only 1 carat is intense pink!
The Steinmetz Pink Diamond was first unveiled in Monaco in May, 2003. It took a team of eight people working approximately 20 months to cut the diamond in its present shape. Fifty models were worked on before the cutting even began. The one in itself gem was recently valued at 25 million dollars.
|Actress Jenna Elfman wearing the Steinmetz Pink set in a pendant. Photo courtesy: AP/Wide World Photos|
|24.78 carats Fancy Vivid Intense Pink Diamond Ring worth $51 million. Photo courtesy: Sothebys|
24.78 carats Fancy Vivid Intense Pink Diamond VVS2 , Type IIa, potentially Flawless, round-cornered rectangular step-cut studded between shield-shaped white diamond shoulders in Platinum ring.
This magnificent diamond was sold for an enormous and unimaginable $51 million dollars at Christies & was purchased by Laurence Graff.
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|5.02 carats Blue Diamond with 5.02 carats Pear-shaped Diamond in Platinum Ring. Photo courtesy: Sothebys|
|Elizabeth Taylor - legendary icon of all things Fashion!|
|Duchess of Windsor Diamond, Emerald and Rubies Brooch sold for 315,627 US dollars. Photo courtesy: Sothebys|
|Cartier Panther Bracelet of Duchess of Windsor. Photo courtesy: Sothebys|
Jean Toussaint who was in charge of Haute Joaillerie for Cartier at the time of its creation was particularly fond of panthers and is remembered for her ‘big cat’ jewels which were to become a favorite of the Duchess and always linked to her bold dressing style. The first Cartier panther brooch was created for the Duchess of Windsor in 1948 and many others followed.
The love story between Mrs Wallis Simpson, the Duchess of Windsor and King Edward VIII told in jewels is perhaps the best way to describe the 20 fabulous brooches, diamond-studded panther, cigarette boxes and golden evening bags .The beauty as well as the enormous sentimental value embedded in each gift still has the power to raise goosebumps and high bids!
Read about the 206.82 cts. Blue Sapphire, another jewel from the Duchess of Windsor Jewelry Collection
|Duchess of Windsor, Wally Simpson wearing Panther Bracelet. Photo courtesy : Internet|