We all love estate jewelry because there are so many amazingly unique pieces that you can buy. Have you ever bought a piece of jewelry that was owned by someone famous? How about a piece that was owned by royalty? Well, that’s exactly what a bidder did when they bid $6.7 million for a blue diamond once owned by the Queen of Spain Elisabeth Farnese.
The diamond, which is 6.16 carats, was owned by the Queen more than 300 years ago. The “Farnese Blue,” was originally given to the Queen as a wedding gift in 1715 by the governor of the Philippine Islands. It is a pear-shaped, fancy dark grey-blue diamond that made its way around Europe for generations and generations as members of the Queen’s family married off.
Sotheby’s Geneva auction house was lucky enough to get their hands on the diamond to be auctioned off in Geneva. The bidding began at $3.6 million and bidders fought hard for it, bidding in $100,000 increments until they reached the $6.7 million mark.
Although the Farnese Blue was priced extremely high, the auction house has seen higher. They once auctioned off two diamonds, each weighing more than 50 carats. The round, brilliant-cut diamond weighed 51.71 carats and sold for $9.2 million, and the oval diamond weighed 50.39 carats and sold for $8.1 million.
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Earrings are a piece of jewelry that can really make a statement. Whether they are hoops, chandelier earrings, or studs, the right pair can complete of any outfit. So, what should your next pair look like? Here are five earring trends that will keep you looking amazing in 2018.
Everyone needs a good pair of dangle earrings in the jewelry box, and adding another pair won’t hurt. Metal chain links aren’t your typical materials to wear as earrings, but this year, they’re proving to make great earrings. They’re subtle and sophisticated enough to wear to a black tie event, but they’re also just flashy enough for people to notice when you walk into a room.
A pop of color is always a good thing! In 2018, rainbow jewelry is taking the forefront. A pair of dangle earrings with rainbow gemstones are great with any outfit. They can bring the fun to your look, and they’ll have everyone asking where they can buy a pair too.
Classic hoop earrings will always be in style, but drop hoop earrings take this classic to another level. Having that little extra drop on your hoop earrings gives them whole new look. These earrings are stylish enough to wear anywhere. Get a pair with a small drop for a more casual look or find a pair with a longer drop to give them more of a dangle earring effect to wear on more dressy occasions.
Perfect for the spring and summertime, large flower cutout earrings are making their way in this year. With so many design options, your creativity is endless when it comes to matching these with the perfect outfit. They can give your look a retro feel or a softer look, but they’re sure to get people noticing them.
Hearts and More Hearts
Just like hoop earrings, hearts on any type of jewelry are classic pieces. You can find pairs that have dangle elements, some that are filled with colored stones or even pairs that are lockets. Whichever you choose, they’re great for any occasion.
At Floyd and Green Jewelers, you can shop for these trends and more. We have jewelry from some of the top designers, including Hearts on Fire, Ippolita, John Hardy and more. Come in and one of our experienced sales associates can help you buy diamond earrings, gemstone earrings and more that fit your style. We also have estate diamond earrings in our estate collection. Stop by to see us for all your jewelry needs.
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