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SEPTEMBER / OCTOBER 2017

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THE INDUSTRY AUTHORITY

5 THINGS ROCKING THE INDUSTRY

JEWEL BOX

Dior’s Bosquet de l’Encelade bracelet in 18k gold with white and yellow diamonds, rock crystal, black opal, emeralds, spessartite and tsavorite garnets, sapphires, pink spinels, yellow sapphires, red spinels, paraiba tourmalines, and turquoise

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The annual Argyle Pink Diamonds Tender, a showcase of the rarest gems discovered at the Argyle mine in Australia, is something of a misnomer. Of the 58 diamonds that Rio Tinto presented at an exclusive event in New York City in late July, there were four fancy reds, four purplish reds, two violets, and one blue. Among them, the 2.11 ct. fancy red VS2 diamond dubbed the Argyle Everglow (below, center) emerged the hero. In the 33-year history of the tender, fewer than 20 cts. of fancy red diamonds have sold, making the Everglow, according to Argyle Pink Diamonds manager Josephine Johnson, “one of the most collectible reds ever.”

DIAMONDS

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JEWELS The haute couture presentations that take place in Paris in early July draw the wealthiest buyers in the world. About 15 years ago, the jewelry crowd moved in and began to capitalize on the influx. This year, with at least 20 haute joaillerie presentations— both from Place Vendôme veterans such as Boucheron, Chanel, and Dior and from newcomers including Nirav Modi, Ana Khouri, and Repossi—the City of Light truly lived up to its name, as one lavish display of jewels outshone the next. “It’s so beyond,” says Marion Fasel, founder and creative director of the jewelry website The Adventurine. “If you have to ask the price, you can’t afford it.” JCKONLINE.COM

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