Thursday, December 18, 2008

The Wittelsbach Diamond Sold at Auction

Oh my! I just read that Graff Diamonds purchased the Wittelsbach Diamond at a Christie's auction. The diamond is an impressive 17th-century, cushion-shaped, deep grayish-blue 35.56 carat VS2 stone. Price of $683,667 per carat! I read that Fran├žois Curiel the chairman of Christie's Europe and the sale's auctioneer, noted: “In the midst of these challenging times, we were thrilled to achieve an historic price for an historic diamond. At $24.3 million, the 35.56-carat Wittelsbach blue diamond, dating to the 17th century, has become the most expensive diamond sold at auction, topping the previous record of $16.5 million for a 100-carat diamond in 1995 in Geneva. It was purchased by the leading international jeweler Laurence Graff, bidding against Aleks Paul of Essex Global Trading, a professional of Russian origin based in New York.” Yes again, Diamonds are a girl’s best friend-And apparently a boy's best friend as well.

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Diamonds are a Girls Best Friend STILL

I just met with a fellow jewelry designer. And of course we chatted about the economy and the future of our fine luxury product. She also incorporates stunning diamonds and gold in her jewelry. I feel the New Year will be a more accurate gauge of what is to come in fine jewelry. Jewelry has such an intrinsic value that I think it will stand the test of time and so many buyers see it as an investment. Diamonds will always be a girl’s best friend.

Jewelry Designer Katrina Kelly Begins Blog!

I am anxiously starting my jewelry blog today! My goal in this blog is to inform, entertain, network, discuss my jewelry designs, current jewellery news, my inspirations, jewelry events, have fun and perhaps simply babble a bit. This is quite new to me so I will learn as this evolves on how this works and transforms. Let the fun begin...