February 2020, Newsflash


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February Birthstone

Amethyst is a quartz crystal and comes in various shades
 of purple, from light lavender to deep violet.

Amethyst Meaning
Amethyst gets its name from the Greek amethystos, meaning "not intoxicated." The Greeks believed the semiprecious stone would guard them against drunkenness. In the world of crystal healing, amethyst is believed to help purify the mind and reduce stress and anxiety. 


Remedy Benefits of Amethyst
Brings peace: 
Place an amethyst, or a group of amethysts, in your home or office to create a more peaceful environment.

Protects against psychic attack: 
Wear a crystal somewhere on your person to guard against spiritual assault.

Provides spiritual insight: 
Wear an amethyst crystal near your crown chakra (top of the head) to promote insight. Hairpins with inlaid amethyst are one way to do this.

Promotes restful sleep:  
Place an amethyst near your bed or wear an amethyst pendant while sleeping.

Assists with meditation and visualization: 
Place a crystal in a quiet room with soft lighting before beginning meditation or visualization.

Jewelry News
in The World

"The Indian Blue," a Type IIb, 7.55-carat, SI2 cushion-cut fancy deep 
grayish-blue diamond ring with shield-cut side stones sold 
for $6.6 million at Sotheby's jewelry auction December 2019 
in New York.

New York-Results were mixed at the Sotheby's Magnificent Jewels auction held in New York. Some large diamonds sold for what was expected while others soared past pre-sale estimates. Important pieces expected to be top lots failed to sell, and pieces from a contemporary label making its jewelry auction debut went for more than anticipated. Headlining the sale was "The Indian Blue," a Type IIb, 7.55-carat, SI2 cushion-cut fancy deep grayish- blue diamond ring with shield-cut side stones. Sotheby's estimated the diamond would sell for between $6 and $8 million; it ended up going for $6.6 million.

Following the Indian Blue was a 20.16-carat cushion-cut fancy deep 
brownish-pinkish-orange diamond ring (seen above), which soared 
above its pre-sale estimate high of $1.8 million,
 selling for $2.8 million.

The Verdura brooch pictured above, meanwhile, fell within its pre-sale 
estimate of $1.6 and $2.4 million when it garnered $2.1 million.
  Commissioned in 1999, it features a 14.37-carat square brilliant-cut 
fancy vivid yellow diamond surrounded by cabochon sapphires 
and colorless diamonds.

The above pair of fancy light brown-pink diamond and colorless 
diamond Harry Winston earclips from the collection of legendary
 Fort Worth, Texas philanthropist Nenetta Burton Carter garnered 
$1.6 million,   selling for more than twice their highest 
pre-sale estimate.

Meanwhile, two top lots didn't sell at the jewelry auction.
The above "Majestic Pink," a fancy colored diamond and diamond
 bracelet features 204 radiant- and marquise-shaped pink and 
red diamonds totaling 43.34 carats in a setting by Carvin French,
 was estimated to sell for at least $3 million but found no takers.
A diamond ring featuring a 1.38-carat cushion-cut fancy red diamond 
center stone was valued at $1.8 to $2.8 million but also failed to sell.

David Michael Jewels, an Australian company headed by twin brothers
 who produce every piece by hand, made its auction debut in 
Decemeber 2019 at Sotheby's. Their amethyst, turquoise, spinel and 
multi-colored sapphire earclips (seen above) were expected to sell 
for between $20,000 to $30,000 but ended up garnering $37,500 
at the jewelry auction.

A brooch featuring portrait-cut aquamarine over an oil-painted depiction
 of a Koi pond and surrounded by tsavorite garnets and diamonds from 
the brand also went for more than its pre-sale estimate when it sold 
for $60,000.
The Magnificent Jewels auction was 82 percent sold by volume
 and totaled $37.9 million. 

Style & Trends

Pieces of the Month:

Wendy Yue's Lunar New Year Ring...
a representation of abundance

Set in 18-karat gold, and adorned with tsavorite garnets, a diamond
 and a  cobaltocalcite base is a white agate rat.  A n orange garnet treasure, symbolizing the belief that the Year of the Rat brings success and wealth.

Noble Etruscan Topaz
& Diamonds Ring
from  Argenti

Mark Silver's 18K Yellow Gold diamonds & blue topaz statement ring. 
A ruffled gold  motif bezel sets the gemstone. The yellow gold shank 
is framed in  contrasting white gold.

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