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Pantone has named its colour of the year for 2015 as Marsala, which it calls "a naturally robust and earthy red.

Annually Pantone declares a particular colour which is used throughout the fashion & Jewellery industry, to design interiors, from beauty products to the food industries..

This season we have seen a move towards the cooler and softer side of the spectrum, with a mix of understated nature like neutrals taking centre stage.

 

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Last night's Golden Globes kicked off to our delight with a beautiful array of glitzy jewels adorning the worlds A-List celebrities.

Like last year, statement earrings & neckwear was the trend of the evening, with many celebrities opting for chandelier and drop stud earrings to set off their red carpet look, which included Amal Alamuddin Clooney, Jennifer Lopez, nominee Amy Adams, Kate Beckinsale, nominee Jessica Chastain, Helen Mirren and Sienna Miller.

This year we also noticed a few celebrities opting to add a little colour to their jewels. Emily Blunt wore turquoise and diamond chandelier earrings with matching bracelet & ring, Leslie Mann wore stunning emerald and opal earrings and Lupita Nyong wore amethyst, peridot and diamond drops from Chopard.

Here is a list of some of the best jewellery looks on the night:

  • Naomi Watts                   Simple diamond stud earrings with a statement Serpent Necklace by Bulgari.
  • Amal Clooney                 Cascading Diamond Drop Earrings, set with 29.62ct of diamonds
  • Helen Mirren                   Large ornate diamond and ruby drop earrings by Chopard.
  • Felicity Jones                  A pair of vintage inspired Van Cleef & Arpels stud earrings.
  • Katie Cassidy                 Wore $ 1 Million of diamonds, an 8ct round brilliant cut diamond studs and a 10ct diamond cigar ring.
  • Salma Hayek-Pinault      Drop diamond earrings, ornate ring and diamond cuff.
  • Lorde a 100ct platinum   Diamond bib necklace, and seven platinum & diamond rings to complete her look.
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Rare opulent emerald, pearl and diamond necklace dating back to 1911 to fetch up to £180,000 at auction.

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A one of a kind necklace from the days of Empire is to be offered in the Fine Jewellery sale on the 4th of December at Bonham's, Bond Street.


The unique gem is set with emerald, diamonds and pearls was commissioned in 1911, and believed to be worn at the Delhi Dubar.


The pendant is dominated by a central fluted emerald of approximately seven carats, and one notable element is the prolific use of briolette-cut diamonds throughout the piece. The briolette cut fashions gemstones into an elongated, faceted pear shape often meant to hang like beading, and was popular in Indian jewellery.


The 1911 Durbar, the most glittering assemblage of the three, was held to commemorate the coronation of King George V and Queen Mary as Emperor and Empress of India. Nearly every ruling prince, nobleman, landed gentry and other persons of note in India attended to pay homage to their sovereigns.


The King and Queen appeared in their Coronation robes, the King-Emperor wearing the Imperial Crown of India containing six thousand one hundred and seventy diamonds and covered with sapphires, emeralds and rubies.

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A spokesperson for Bonhams said, "This necklace provides us with a unique insight into the levels of opulence and display at the 1911 Delhi Durbar and it is extremely rare to have such a magnificent jewel survive intact. "We feel very privileged to be selling a remarkable and rare piece linked to historic days of Indian Royalty.'

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Sapphire, the birthstone of September, is most desired in its pure rich blue colour, but is present in almost every colour including pink, yellow, orange, peach, and violet colours. When hearing the word Sapphire many people immediately envision a stunning violet-blue gemstone because the word “Sapphire” is Greek for blue.

The most sought-after sapphire is the rare and beautiful Padparadscha which is a pinkish-orange corundum with a distinctive salmon colour, reminiscent of a tropical sunset.

In the middle ages the gem was believed to protect those close to you from harm and also represented loyalty, purity and trust. For centuries sapphires have been associated with royalty.

Sapphires are found in many parts of the world, but the most prized Sapphires are from Myanmar (Burma), Kashmir and Sri Lanka. Sapphires with highly saturated violet-blue colour and “velvety” or “sleepy” transparency are rarer. The purer the blue of the Sapphire, the greater the value.

Here are some amazing bespoke pieces we have created with Sapphires 

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A very rare flawless pink diamond to headline Sotheby’s autumn sale in Hong Kong will become one of the most valuable gems ever sold if it reaches its low-bid estimate of $1.5m per carat.

 

While white diamond prices have steadied in recent years, rising interest in rarer coloured diamonds has pushed prices towards record levels.

 

 

Sotheby’s expects its 8.41-carat pear-shaped internally flawless fancy vivid purple-pink diamond to fetch between $12.8m and $15.4m at auction on October 7. If the rare diamond sells at the top of that range, it would put it among the top three pink stones ever sold at auction on a per-carat basis.

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