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By Clive Kandel Unlike USA museums, British museums accept magnificent works of art in lieu of taxes owed, subject to government approval. The process avoids the complications of acquiring items though dealers and self-interest individuals. This Cartier Paris 1908 devant-de-corsage is a fine example...
By Alice Grosvenor 23 Sep 2020, London, New Bond Street The Hercules Collection of Cameos and Intaglios, featuring gems dating from antiquity to the 19th century, will be offered as part of Bonhams' next jewellery sale on 23 September in London. The collection –...
By Clive Kandel The sale of the Barbara Hutton Mdivani Cartier Jade Necklace for $27.44 million at Sotheby’s Hong Kong to the Cartier Collection and the passing of so many years has jogged my memory about the sad and mysterious circumstances of this...
Queen Elizabeth celebrated her diamond jubilee on June 5th. Her Majesty wore a diamond brooch jokingly referred to in the royal family as "Granny's Chips''.  Granny was the Queen's  grand-mother, Queen Mary. By Clive Kandel The two diamonds making up this pin are the Cullinan III and Cullinan IV, two of...
New York Jewelry Diary by Clive Kandel
By Clive Kandel In May 2008, the V&A opened its newly modernized jewelry gallery named after William and Judith Bollinger, who provided the financial assistance to make this possible. William Bollinger is the retired co-founder and a limited partner of the hedge fund Egerton Capital LP. His wife, Judith, oversaw the...
New York Jewelry Diary by Clive Kandel
I recently came across a long forgotten folder containing the article '' The Great Pretender'' from the New York Times Magazine of September 19th, 1993...
By Clive Kandel Enormous success for Sotheby's Sparkling Season Jewels, 9 December 2009 The Jewels from the Estate of Lúcia Moreira Salles brought $5.9 Million, bringing a sales total of $30,582,751 Lúcia Moreira Salles was the muse for both Valentino and Coco Chanel, at one point working as Chanel’s exclusive house model....
By Clive Kandel Sotheby's London will be selling a collection of jewels formerly belonging to the Duchess of Windsor on November 30th. This will be Round Two of an ongoing fight for those who desire to be associated with the ex-king and the woman who stole him from the hearts of...
By Clive Kandel Sotheby's New York specialist in charge and Director of Jewelry Gary Schuler told Clive Kandel: "As our first jewelry sale of the fall season we are encouraged by the very solid results achieved.  The trends of the past few seasons certainly continue, with strong international interest in both...