A 6.2-Carat Pink Diamond Ring Leads Phillips’s Geneva Jewels Auction

Phillips’s latest auction is something of a bejeweled masterpiece.

The auction house will hold next month its second Geneva Jewels Auction, on the heels of its first such offering in November. And headlining the bunch is an impressive 6.2-carat Fancy Vivid Pink diamond ring, expected to sell for $10.5 million to $15 million, according to Phillips’s pre-sale estimates.

“As our Jewels department experiences continued growth and expansion, we are proud to unveil these exquisite highlights in anticipation of our second Jewels auction in Geneva this May,” Benoît Repellin, Phillips’s worldwide head of jewelry, said in a statement.

The Amazon Queen emerald

The Amazon Queen emerald

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The pink diamond ring outshines most of the other lots in the auction—which is really saying something. The diamond, classified as Type IIa, features VS1 clarity alongside strong saturation, a very vivid hue, and flawless polish and symmetry. But it’s not the only standout lot of the bunch: A massive 280.8-carat Colombian emerald, dubbed “The Amazon Queen,” is expected to hammer down for $1.5 million to $2.6 million. And an extremely rare red diamond, known as “The Argyle Phoenix,” could fetch $1 million to $1.5 million. That piece, weighing in at 1.6 carats, displays a brilliant cut that isn’t typically seen with red diamonds.

Elsewhere in the Geneva Jewels Auction, more diamond jewelry is set to fetch top dollar. A Harry Winston diamond necklace with a pear-shaped, 11.3-carat yellow diamond is expected to reach as much as $500,000. A pair of 10-plus-carat diamond earrings are estimated at $1.3 million to $1.8 million, while an important Fancy Vivid Yellow diamond ring weighing 27.3 carats may cross the block for $2 million.

The Argyle Phoenix diamond

The Argyle Phoenix diamond

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For those of us who admire the jewels but may not be bidding ourselves, the lots will thankfully travel the world for

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Lab Grown Diamonds Wedding Ring: The Perfect Mix of Elegance and Sustainability

When it comes to the symbol of eternal love and commitment, nothing resonates more than a wedding ring. As you embark on this beautiful journey with your partner, choosing the perfect ring is essential. In recent years, lab diamonds London have gained immense popularity as an alternative to traditional mined diamonds. Let’s delve into the world of lab grown diamonds and explore the reasons why they make the perfect choice for your special day.

The Brilliance of Lab Grown Diamonds

Lab grown diamonds are created using cutting-edge technology that replicates the natural process of diamond formation. These diamonds exhibit the same physical, chemical, and optical properties as mined diamonds, ensuring the same brilliance and sparkle that has captivated hearts for centuries. The exceptional clarity and exquisite beauty of lab grown diamonds make them a stunning choice for wedding rings.

A Sustainable and Ethical Choice

One of the most compelling reasons to choose a lab grown diamond for your wedding ring is the ethical and environmental considerations. Traditional diamond mining has been associated with environmental degradation and human rights concerns. However, lab grown diamonds are produced in a controlled environment, significantly reducing the impact on the environment and eliminating the ethical issues associated with diamond mining.

By opting for a lab grown diamond, you contribute to sustainable practices and support ethical diamond production. This conscious decision allows you to cherish the symbol of your love without compromising on your values, making your wedding ring even more meaningful.

Quality and Affordability

Quality and affordability are paramount factors to consider when choosing a wedding ring. Lab grown diamonds offer exceptional quality with a more affordable price tag compared to mined diamonds. This means you can select a larger,

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Isha Ambani Re-Wore Her To-Be-‘Bhabhi’ Radhika Merchant’s Three-Finger Chunky Diamond Ring

Isha Ambani Re-Wore Her To-Be-'Bhabhi', Radhika Merchant's Unique Three-Finger Chunky Diamond Ring

Mukesh Ambani and Nita Ambani hosted one of the grandest festivities ahead of the union of their youngest son, Anant Ambani, with his ladylove, Radhika Merchant. The pre-wedding soiree went on for three days from March 1-3, 2024, in Jamnagar, Gujarat. Many prominent names from the world of business, politics, and entertainment were a part of the Ambanis’ celebrations. While there were many highlights from the grand gala, what caught the most attention was the opulent sartorial picks of the entire Ambani and Merchant families.

Isha Ambani once again borrowed Radhika Merchant’s unique three-finger diamond ring

For Day 2 of Anant Ambani and Radhika Merchant’s pre-wedding festivities, the sister of the groom-to-be, Isha Ambani sported a casual yet chic look for the day. For the ‘A Walk on the Wildside’ event, the dress code was ‘Jungle Fever’, and Isha correctly understood the assignment. She wore an olive-green-hued strapless corset top featuring stone embellishments and paired it with green-coloured wide-legged pants, adorned with animal-shaped brooches. Isha kept her outfit mostly minimal, but her extravagant jewellery stole the limelight.

Recommended Read: Isha Ambani Dons Royal Lehenga Pairs It With ‘Jadau’ Embedded Choli For Anant-Radhika’s Pre-Wedding

Isha Ambani opted for chunky diamond earrings, which might have cost millions. Moreover, her finger ring caught our attention. The businesswoman was seen wearing a three-finger ring previously worn by her bhabhi-to-be, Radhika Merchant. The ring featured a round-cut diamond, a pear-shaped diamond and a square-cut diamond.


Isha Ambani previously wore the unique three-finger diamond ring during Jio World Plaza’s launch

This was not the first time that Isha Ambani borrowed this unique finger ring from her sister-in-law, Radhika Merchant. Previously, during the launch event of Jio World Plaza in October 2023, the young businesswoman chose the same ring to go with

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Lab grown diamonds are much cheaper, but some want the ‘real’ rock

You’ll likely be paying more than normal for that diamond engagement ring and prices may not be coming down after that.

“Every year in January retailers are sort of replenishing their inventory as they’re getting ready for Valentine’s Day. So first of all, inventories are kind of empty, and there’s a rush to buy diamonds, so that always that sort of demand creates an increase in prices,” says diamond industry analyst, Edahn Golan.

“From there on, the expectation is that we will see an increase for two reasons. First of all, the U.S. economy is good and when that happens people are more likely to purchase. And the other reason is, it’s cyclical. So, every time we see a decrease like we had in the past six months, the past year we always see a rise in demand. People kind of miss their jewelry, I guess.”

One option to save is to buy a lab-grown diamond.

Golan broke down the savings for us and it’s significant. He says his December price data shows a 2-carat diamond that’s mined costs around $9400, whereas a typical lab-grown diamond of the same size ran you $1500 — about an 84% savings.

Golan says some people care about the story and where the diamond came from and want the natural rocks.

“People in their forties, fifties, and older tend to look at lab-grown as fakes or knockoffs and those that are in their twenties and thirties such as people getting married do prefer lab-grown diamonds.”

“The American market is very price-oriented and very size-oriented. The ability to buy a much larger diamond is very appealing,” he adds.

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What Makes Lab Diamond Ring the Best Purchase for Engagement Day?

What Makes Lab Diamond Ring the Best Purchase for Engagement Day?

The market offers various engagement ring collections so choosing any one becomes tough. An engagement ring is a special kind of shopping that needs much attention and buyers have to be very sure about their choice. A diamond ring for engagement day is a traditional choice that is still adored by people. t. In recent times, there have been some changes in the preferences of ring buyers as they are vastly fascinated by lab grown diamonds Germany rings.

Real diamond ring has always been the eye catching type of ring that makes everyone crazy. The real mined diamond ring is so pure that it comes with forever lasting quality with excellent brilliance. For engagement day, buyers look for something extraordinary that they can cherish forever. A ring type that has made buyers fall in love instantly with its quality is lab diamond rings. For special occasions, buyers are now choosing lab diamond ring over other ring options.

For engagement day, many ring types may look perfect but a lab diamond ring can add more elegance, style and class. Lab diamond ring is the best purchase for an engagement day and there are some fine reasons for that, such as: 

  •   Excellent budget choice

When it comes to buying real diamond ring buyers have to be sure about the overall budget. The prices of real diamond rings are sky-high so they have to think twice. Having a diamond ring for engagement day is a wishful desire of buyers but some wishes remain unfulfilled. But, when buyers got to know about the replica of real diamond ring they started to purchase lab diamond ring in full demand and they

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NJ, NY men accused of $2M in NYC diamond jewelry armed robberies

💠 Feds say a crew of armed robbers stole $2M in jewelry

💠 3 NJ men are among those facing federal robbery charges

💠 The crew wore construction worker jackets


A crew of men from New Jersey and New York has been accused of two armed jewelry heists months apart in Manhattan, worth over $2 million — with an approach like something out of a movie.

Federal agents say the robbers dressed as construction workers to make their entrances and getaways easier, in holding up two separate high-end jewelry stores — one of which takes customers by appointment only.

Frank DiPietro, of Red Bank, Vincent Spagnuolo, of Monmouth Beach, and Samuel Sorce, of Florham Park, were among five men arrested on Tuesday.

Frank DiPietro (left) Vincent Spagnuolo (U.S. District Court complaint)

Frank DiPietro (left) Vincent Spagnuolo (U.S. District Court complaint)

Also facing federal charges were two New Yorkers: Vincent Cerchio, of Queens, and Michael Sellick, of Long Island.

Each of the men have been charged with Hobbs Act robbery, conspiracy to commit Hobbs Act robbery and one count of brandishing a firearm during and in connection with a crime of violence.

💠 Armed robbery while employees changed street-level jewelry display

DiPietro and Spagnuolo, both 65, along with Cerchio and Sellick were charged in connection with the Jan. 3 robbery of a store on Madison Avenue in Midtown.

Among diamond-laden pieces stolen that day were a 73-carat necklace, a 6-carat ring and a 17-carat pair of earrings, federal prosecutors said.

Crew accused of stealing $2M in diamonds, jewelry (U.S. Attorney’s Office)

Crew accused of stealing $2M in diamonds, jewelry (U.S. Attorney’s Office)

According to a criminal complaint, the first company targeted has a penthouse office
in a building on Madison Avenue and admits customers with appointments, only.

However, workers routinely

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From Mined to Made: How Liori Diamonds is Revolutionizing Diamond Jewelry

Blood diamonds are a dark reality in the diamond industry. Blood diamonds, or conflict diamonds, are mined in war-torn countries, where the profits from their sale are often used to finance violent conflicts and perpetrate human rights abuses. Workers can be subjected to dangerous and inhumane working conditions as forced and child labor is common in these areas. In recent years, the diamond industry has taken steps to address this issue with the Kimberley Process Certification Scheme, which was created to prevent the trade in these problematic gems. However, critics have argued that it is not effective and has failed to stop the flow of blood diamonds.

Consumers, however, are more informed and conscious than ever about the social and ethical impact of their purchasing decisions. This has led to a consumer revolution in many industries. In the jewelry industry, many consumers are using their dollars to support a relatively new, more ethical, alternative: lab-grown diamonds. Leading the charge in this consumer shift is Liori Diamonds, an innovative New York based jewelry company.

As opposed to being mined from the Earth, lab-grown diamonds are produced in a laboratory environment, as the name suggests, using a process that simulates the intense heat and pressure naturally occurring within the Earth’s crust. These diamonds have the same chemical composition, crystal structure, and physical properties as their earth-mined counterparts, but are often less expensive due to the lower costs of production.

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As the lab-grown diamond industry continues to evolve, Liori Diamonds has emerged as a preeminent jeweler in the market. With a wide selection of high-quality lab-grown diamonds and a commitment to excellent customer service, Liori Diamonds is quickly becoming the go-to destination for those seeking exciting, ethical, and affordable diamond jewelry. With an industry-leading selection of

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San Marina, the shoe store brand, closes permanently tonight

Published by
Margot H. · Published on February 18, 2023 at 03:50 p.m.

It is now official: the San Marina stores will close this Saturday, February 18, 2023 following a judicial liquidation and for lack of a buyer.

This Saturday, February 18, 2023, the San Marina shoe stores are closing down one after the other. The group has been placed in financial liquidation, for lack of an acceptable takeover and despite the 600 employees and 163 French stores, pending the final decision of the Commercial Court of Marseille, which will be rendered this Monday, February 21, 2023.

For a few days, San Marina stores were the opportunity to shop for shoes, for men and women at discounted prices. Normal, since this Saturday evening, the stores will close definitively… This French company of shoes was in difficulty since a few years, from now on, the final decision will be taken this Monday, in the court of Marseille.

Moreover, it is a phenomenon that we see more and more: for several months (even years), the big star brands of the 90s-2000s are gradually closing one after another, like Pimkie, Camaïeu or Kookaï, respectively in transfer or judicial liquidation. Little by little, these brands have been replaced by consumers in favor of online sales, with the new giants of clothing on the web: Asos, Shein … The brands that seem to be doing the best are the cheapest ones, such as Primark or H&M, which always seduce with particularly attractive prices.

San Marina, a French shoe company that has been in trouble for a few years, is going to close down permanently this Saturday evening. With more than 600 employees and 163 stores in France, the judicial liquidation of San Marina is now inevitable for lack of acceptable takeover

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Prince Harry might reportedly add a new chapter to the paperback ‘Spare’ memoir, reports

Prince Harry’sSpare‘ memoir took only a few days to become a worldwide bestseller, it details some interactions between his wife Meghan Markle with the rest of the Royal Family. In this book, Prince Harry already accusses his brother, his father, and other Royal Family members of racism against his wife. Writing this book was a way to seek for all those family members to apologize for what they did but the plan sort of backfired. Instead, he received criticism from all Royal Family apologists and it distanced him from them as well.

Prince Harry defends making public allegations against his family

Today, the entire world is wondering is King Charles III will invite him and Meghan Markle to the coronation in May. Also, there is an evident divide between Prince Harry and Prince Williams right now. In previous interviews, the younger of the two brothers tells the press that all he wants is an apology from the people who wronged his wife. But that seems highly unlikely right now. According to reports, the prince seems to be planning a new strategy in order to fix things between then or mark the actual end of his relationship with them.

A new ‘Spare’ chapter

Those who bought Prince Harry’s memoir did so in electronic form, that’s the only way it’s been sold right now. But Page Six just reported that for the paperback launch, the prince has a special plan that could create more tension. Here’s what an insider told the folks at Page Six: “Prince Harry is already planning to add at least one new chapter… to the paperback version… out later this year or early next, when the hard cover sales have ended. Readers are eager to know [Harry and his wife, Meghan Markle’s] feelings about

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Zalora Has A New “Supermart” Pop-Up Store With Exclusive Adidas Merch

The Supermart by Zalora


So you accidentally went ham online and bought a mountain of clothes. But when your haul arrives, the jeans don’t fit and the white top is actually beige.

We get it: online shopping can be a hit or miss. That’s why we’re coming through with good news. There’s a pop-up shop in town that lets you try on gear IRL, add them to your cart via your phone, sleep on it, and place an order online later. Meet The Supermart by Zalora.


Snap up exclusive adidas goodies


Adidas fans and stans are in for a treat because the shelves at this pop-up are stocked with 90 Zalora exclusive 3-stripes brand products.

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Located at Bugis Junction, The Supermart carries clothes, shoes, and accessories for both men and women. Between shorts, tees, hats, and shoes, you might be lost in the fitting room for hours. And that’s okay because you’d want to make sure your fit fits like a glove and not gape or give you camel toes.

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To add the chosen items to your shopping basket, simply use your phone to scan the QR code on them. Easy peasy.

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After that, you’ll have the option of placing your order immediately or checking it out at home.


Score limited edition merch & collectibles


The road to practising self-restraint at The Supermart is about to get real tough now that there are gifts involved.

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In order to secure an adicolor Festival Bag, all you have to do is spend a minimum of $90 on adidas products at the pop-up store and this sporty bag is yours. 

adidas-zaloraThe foil pouch resembles tea leaf pouches.

It’ll also be packed in a quirky foil pouch designed by local artist Hoon Jialing.

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If you’ve been eyeing the Essentials Logo

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