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Thursday, September 15, 2016

CSARITE® Announces New Designers in Hong Kong

from a Press Release

CSARITE® Announces New Designers and Trunk Show Program 
Natural Color-Changing Gem from Turkey 
Creates a Mine-to-Consumer Program

In a unique, integrated effort to market a rare color-changing gemstone from mine to consumer, Milenyum Mining Ltd. (MML), the company behind CSARITE® announced that 8 new renowned designers are joining its program. 

New designers - Ana Katarina, Alex Soldier, Bijules by Jules Kim, Graziela Gems, Nak Armstrong, Pamela Froman, Parulina, Vianna Brasil, and Zaiken - now join Erica Courtney, Karin Jamieson, Katie Diamond, Jennifer Dawes, Varouj, and Victor Velyan in working with the gems. CSARITE® ranges from kiwi green through amber gold to sunset-copper tones at different times when exposed to various types of light. 

The company will be previewing jewelry designs and a large variety of Gems at the Hong Kong Jewellery & Gem Fair at the AsisWorld-Expo from September 13 to 17, booth AWE6M02.

Originally launched in 2014, the CSARITE® “Rare. Natural. Exquisite.” program coordinates mining, marketing and sales operations for the gem which is only mined in one location—on the side of the Anatolian Mountains—in the Turkish countryside. Directly connecting the gem’s sustainable and socially responsible supply chain to top names in jewelry design, MML is utilizing superb design talent to create wearable and exciting jewelry that meets the latest trends and endears this rare gem to today’s luxury jewelry buyer. Seen on the Red Carpet, with appearances on Hollywood’s top celebrities, CSARITE® gems and jewels then make their way through the media and social networks, reaching consumers where they live: online and on their smart phones. Some of the notable women of style who have graced red carpets wearing CSARITE® gems and jewels include Sofia Vergara, Alessandra Ambrosio, Laverne Cox, Regina King and Keke Palmer.

Country Singer Jana Kramer on the ACM Red Carpet in Erica Courtney
Completing the trajectory from mine to consumer, a team of GIA Graduate Gemologists and jewelry experts will be on hand to host consumer education events at select jewelry stores, effectively bringing a new level of excitement to the retail space with the discovery of a new gem, seen through the exclusive work of so many notable designers. At the events, beautifully polished loose CSARITE® gems are also presented to the consumers, for those who wish to customize a unique, bespoke design. 

 Csarite and enamel ring by Pinar Oner, featured in Harper’s Bazaar
Kazakhstan Edition, December 2015 issue.

Coveted throughout the centuries by kings and sultans of the Byzantine and Ottoman Empires, the Anatolian mountains hold a secret gemmologists believe has been kept for over 100 million years.
In order to qualify under the CSARITE® brand, Turkish diaspore is 
meticulously excavated at a height of more than 3,000 feet in the remote foothills of the Anatolian mountains in Turkey. Its seclusion and inaccessibility have tested modern engineering to supply running water and electricity to the area, and into the depths of these great mountains.  As the world’s only CSARITE® deposit, its exclusivity is without question.

ETHICALLY MINED, LOCALLY SUPPORTED: CSARITE® products have a direct and positive affect on the lives of its miners. Employees are housed and fed on site and paid over and above the average earnings for miners in the region. Fully insured, every one of our employees works in safe working conditions which are subject to regular government and environmental inspection.

We also donate food supplies every six months to more than 100 homes in the villages surrounding the mine, their local communities and their schools.

While it is said that Tanzanite is 1,000 times more rare than a diamond, CSARITE® exceeds the rarity of Tanzanite by ten times more. Further still, just 50 per cent of the rough crystals mined are suitable for faceting, and 98 per cent of these are lost during cutting.

A precious gemstone 10,000 times more rare than a diamond.

About Milenyum Mining Limited:   MML is the world’s only source supply of CSARITE®, a natural, unenhanced color-change gemstone. Responsible for cutting and marketing of this phenomenal gemstone, MML’s mission is to introduce gem and jewelry connoisseurs around the globe to CSARITE®’s unique beauty and rarity. MML is a member of The International Colored Gemstone Association and Gemmological Association of Great Britain. Visit for a list of authorized retailers and distributors.

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

FAVORITES from the Important Jewelry Sale at #LeslieHindemanAuctioneers Over the Weekend #Auction #Jewelry

Some #DailyJewel favorites from the Important Jewelry sale at Leslie Hindeman Auctioneers over the weekend....everything from colored diamonds to Deco pieces and mosaics to critter jewelry and even a tassel piece and a two stone diamond ring!

Sale 451 Lot 529
A Platinum, Yellow Gold, Fancy Yellow Diamond and Diamond Ring, Graff,

containing one radiant cut fancy yellow diamond weighing approximately 7.25 carats and two tapered baguette cut diamonds weighing approximately 0.48 carat total.
Inscribed: GRAFF 7.25 FVVS2.

Accompanied by an inner case and outer box signed GRAFF.

Accompanied by a Gemological Institute of America colored diamond grading certificate number 2145404525, dated February 13, 2012, stating Color: Natural Fancy Yellow, Even, Clarity: VVS2, Polish: Very Excellent, Symmetry: Excellent, Fluorescence: None. Laser Inscription Registry: GIA 2145404525, Additional Inscription: GRAFF.
4.40 dwts.
Estimate $ 130,000-150,000 
SOLD:  $161,000
Property from a Private Collection, Naples, Florida

Ring measures approximately size 6 1/4.
Sale 451 Lot 149
An Art Deco Platinum, Burmese Sapphire and Diamond Ring, Noble & Co.,

containing one round double cabochon cut sapphire measuring approximately 15.26 x 15.24 x 11.42 mm and weighing approximately 27.90 carats set within an intricately hand engraved basket setting with claw prongs at the compass points and accented with six old European and transitional brilliant cut diamonds weighing approximately 0.17 carat total.
Stamp: NOBLE & CO. PT.

Accompanied by a Gubelin Gem Laboratory sapphire identification and origin certificate number 14105193, dated October 27, 2014, stating Species: Natural Corundum, Variety: Sapphire, Origin: Burma (Myanmar), Enhancement: No indications of heating.
7.70 dwts.

Estimate $ 45,000-65,000
Sale 451 Lot 189
A Bicolor Gold, Colored Diamond and Diamond Ring, 

containing one marquise cut brownish orange (origin of color not tested) diamond weighing approximately 1.82 carats total and 30 round brilliant cut diamonds weighing approximately 2.44 carats total. 
Stamp: 14K. 
4.20 dwts. 
Estimate $ 1,500-2,500 

Diamond Characteristics (graded in setting) Center
Color: Fancy Dark Brownish Orange
Clarity: I2

Round Brilliants Color: G-H
Clarity: SI1-2

Sale 451 Lot 106
* A Platinum, Diamond and Seed Pearl Tassel Pendant, 
consisting of an intricate openwork double sided pendant with millegrain accents containing 38 antique single cut diamonds weighing approximately 0.64 carat total suspending a fringe composed of 21 strands of pearls (origin not tested) measuring approximately 1.44-2.62 mm in diameter. 
4.10 dwts. 
Estimate $ 3,000-5,000
SOLD:  $6,875 
Property from the Estate of Rebecca Cook Schoonmaker, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 

The total length of the tassel including the bail measures arroximately 50 mm, the pearl section of the tassel measures approximately 30 mm. All stones are present and securley set. There are scattered superficial scratches to the bail not readily visible.

Sale 451 Lot 8
An Egyptian Revival Rose Gold and Scarab Micromosaic Bangle, 
consisting of a central onyx plaque inset with a scarab motif micromosaic, the plaque measuring approximately 35.00 x 27.00 mm, the plaque set with claw prongs in a rose gold surround above the two row bangle bracelet. 
16.60 dwts. 
Estimate $ 2,000-3,000
Sale 451 Lot 279
* An 18 Karat Yellow Gold and Tiger's Eye Bombe Ring, C. Vollrath, 

containing one high dome cabochon cut tiger's eye quartz measuring approximately 21.68 x 16.84 mm within a hammered texture setting. 
Stamp: C. VOLLRATH 18K. 
22.30 dwts. 
Estimate $ 700-900 
SOLD:  $2,000
Property from the Estate of Robert and Lois Orchard, St. Louis, Missouri 

This ring is an approximate size 7. The head of the ring measures approximately 28 mm from the finger to the top of the stone and 28 mm in diameter. There is no damage to the tiger's eye stone.
Sale 451 Lot 16
An Edwardian Platinum Topped Gold, Emerald, Diamond and Pearl Pendant/Brooch, 
in a winged motif, centered on a baroque pearl (origin not tested) measuring approximately 17.75 x 16.00 mm within a partial surround of platinum, topped with gold scrollwork and extending outward to the platinum topped gold wings finished with intricate engraved texture, supporting a detachable foliate motif drop containing a baroque pearl measuring approximately 10.90 x 8.58 mm, the brooch set with one square step cut emerald measuring approximately 5.90 x 5.70 x 2.75 mm, 20 oval mixed cut emeralds weighing approximately 0.40 carat total, and 25 old European cut diamonds weighing approximately 1.17 carats total, collapsible hidden bail allows wear as pendant. 
13.70 dwts. 
Estimate $ 3,000-5,000 
SOLD:  $3,750
This pendant/brooch measures approximately 3 1/8" wide and 2" long.

Sale 451 Lot 1274
* An 18 Karat Bicolor Gold and Cultured Pearl Necklace, 

containing 41 pink, purple, orange pink pearls measuring approximately 10.70-11.85 mm in diameter, strung knotted with a rose and white gold clasp. 
Stamp: 750. 

Estimate $ 400-600 
SOLD:  $563

Property from the Estate of Susanna Eva Wallach, Sarasota, Florida
Sale 451 Lot 78
An Art Nouveau Silver, Plique-a-jour and Seed Pearl Brooch, in a dual leaf design with curled edges, the brooch accented in translucent pink and green enamel, containing 10 seed pearls and two baroque pearls.
Stamp: 900 (maker's mark) (obscured mark).
2.50 dwts. 

Estimate $ 300-500 
SOLD: $688

The brooch measures approximately 1 7/16 x 3/4 inches

Sale 451 Lot 96
A Gold, Polychrome Enamel and Diamond Open Face Pendant Watch, Longines for Phelps & Perry, New York,
consisting of a 27.00 mm case diameter, matte gilt dial signed LONGINES, Arabic numerals, blued steel moon hands, light blue enamel bezel, the reverse surmounted with an openwork plaque containing one old mine and four rose cut diamonds over translucent light blue enamel on an intricate guilloche ground, stem wound and set 17 jewel mechanical movement with five adjustments signed PHELPS & PERRY, NEW YORK LONGINES W. CO., suspended by the openwork hinged bail set with rose cut diamonds from a white gold fancy oval link lavaliere chain containing three old European cut diamonds weighing approximately 0.06 carat total.
Case back stamp: WITTANUER SWISS 18K 1825942.
Movement number: 2273018.
19.80 dwts.
Estimate $ 800-1,200
SOLD:  $1,625

Sale 451 Lot 895
An 18 Karat Yellow Gold and Plique-a-Jour Articulated Hummingbird Brooch,

consisting of a pair of polychrome enamel plique-a-jour articulated wings, enamelled tail feathers with a textured yellow gold body and rotating head containing two round mixed cut sapphires measuring approximately 1.25 mm in diameter.
Stamp: 18K SPAIN.
9.90 dwts.
Estimate $ 700-900
SOLD:   $688

Sale 451 Lot 86
* A Belle Epoque Platinum, Rose Gold, Opal, Diamond and Demantoid Garnet Necklace,
consisting of a central pendant with beaded scrollwork and bow motif detail containing a central oval cabochon cut crystal opal measuring approximately 21.52 x 16.43 x 4.37 mm, the pendant accented in the scrollwork, swag chain and pendant, one crystal opal drop measuring approximately 8.33 x 5.70 mm, numerous rose cut diamonds, and 13 round mixed cut demantoid garnets measuring approximately 0.95 mm in diameter, the pendant suspended by a paperclip and twisted link style chain, screw on the reverse for converting. 
Stamp: M.D. 

Accompanied by original fitted box signed LA ESMERALDA MEXICO PARIS HAUSER, ZIVY Y CIE. 
8.30 dwts. 
Estimate $ 3,000-5,000 
SOLD:  $5,500
Property from the Estate of Rebecca Cook Schoonmaker, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 

This necklace is approximately 17 inches in length. The pendant measures approximately 40.00 mm in length and 30.00 mm in width.

Both the oval cabochon cut opal and the briolette cut cabochon do not appear to exhibit any crazing when viewed under 10X magnification. Both opals do exhibit superficial surface abrasions visible under 10X magnification. 

Diamond Characteristics (graded in setting) Color: G-H/H-I
Clarity: SI1-SI2
Overall Condition: Numerous stones exhibit surface abrasions and chips visible under 10X magnification.

Demantoid Garnet Characteristics (graded in setting) Color: Slightly Yellowish Green hue with moderate tone and string saturation
Clarity: Translucent with inclusions typical of this variety of Garnet
Overall Condition: Numerous stones exhibit varying degrees of surface abrasions/chips visible under 10X magnification.

For those of you thinking the two diamond trend is new - the Toi-et-Moi Ring  is a two stone ring literally translating to "you & me"  and  symbolizing the coming together of two lives intertwined as one.  Napolean gave a sapphire and diamond two stone ring to Josephine! 

Sale 451 Lot 91
A Platinum, White Gold and Diamond Toi-et-Moi Ring, containing one old European cut diamond weighing approximately 0.92 carat and one old European cut diamond weighing approximately 0.81 carat, the stones within intricate openwork basket settings.
2.20 dwts.
Estimate $ 2,500-3,500 
SOLD:   $3,250
The ring is approximately a size 6 1/4.

Diamond Characteristics (graded in setting) Measurements: 6.35 x 6.27 x 3.67 mm and 6.03 x 6.07 x 3.53 mm
Color: F-G / G-H
Clarity: SI1-I1
Overall Condition: Both stones exhibit abrasions concentrated along the girdle and various minor surface chips/bruises which are visible under 10X magnification.


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