Monthly Archives: April 2014

28.18 Carat Kashmir Sapphire Ring Sets Auction Record

Courtesy Sotheby’s New York

A 28.18 ct. exceptional platinum, Kashmir sapphire, and diamond ring sold for $ 5,093,000 at Sotheby’s New York on April 29.

An anonymous buyer paid $ 180,731 per ct., a new auction world record for price per carat for any sapphire.

The sale was part of the Magnificent Jewels auction, in which total sales were $ 44,313,500.

A 28.18 ct. exceptional platinum, Kashmir sapphire, and diamond ring sold for $ 5,093,000 at Sotheby’s New York on April 29.

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Madison Avenue Watch Week Announced

The fourth annual Madison Avenue Watch Week will take place May 5–10 in New York City. 

The weeklong event will feature premieres of new designs, exhibitions, artisan demonstrations, and in-store events.

Fifteen Madison Avenue retailers, stretching from 55th to 70th streets, will participate, including Asprey, De Grisogono, Buccellati, and John Varvatos.

More information is available here. 

The fourth annual Madison Avenue Watch Week will take place May 5–10 in New York City.

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Mandalay Bay, Home of JCK Las Vegas, Plans Expansion

Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino will add 350,000 square feet of exhibition space to its convention center in an expansion expected to cost $ 66 million.

The expansion will make Mandalay Bay the fifth largest convention center in North America for both total square feet and total square feet of exhibition space. It is currently seventh and 11th, respectively. 

Construction will begin in fall 2014 and is expected to be completed in January 2016.

Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino will add 350,000 square feet of exhibition space to its convention center in an expansion expected to cost $ 66 million.

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Warren Buffett–Autographed Diamonds Being Sold at Borsheims

Warren Buffett will sell at Borsheim’s again this weekend—and among the items he’s hawking are diamonds inscribed with his signature.

Warren Buffett will sell at Borsheims again this weekend—and among the items he’s hawking are diamonds inscribed with his signature.

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Marchesa Introduces Jewelry Collection

Eveningwear and bridal gown designer Marchesa is expanding into jewelry, with a collection that will initially appear exclusively at Macy’s.

The first two collections will debut in November in Macy’s stores and online. But the brand and partner Prestige Jewelry International plan to take the collection worldwide and may expand into other retailers, says Marchesa CEO Edward Chapman.

“Marchesa is very much a global business,” he says. “Following the first two seasons at Macy’s, we will be expanding on a global basis to domestic and international retailers.”

Eveningwear and bridal gown designer Marchesa will debut its first fine jewelry collection this year.

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