Archive for January, 2012

Liz Taylor’s Adventure with the Most Famous Pearl in the World

Thursday, January 26th, 2012

Last year, after Elizabeth Taylor’s passing, the gem world was all abuzz with the upcoming auction of her famous jewelry collection. Noted auction house, Christie’s, New York would hold an evening sale, December 13, 2011. When all the bids were in, the sale fetched record amounts for most of her pieces, including almost $12,000,000 for […]

“Deacquisitioning” Gems- A Mardon Specialty

Saturday, January 14th, 2012

Just in time for Christmas, we completed a very interesting and successful sale for a client who had found us via the Internet last spring. She had purchased this wonderful 5.72 ct. Paraiba tourmaline in the early 90’s, just when the first stones from the Paraiba region of Brazil were coming onto the market. Prices […]

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