Diamond prices from Ramat Gan Israel
In our last blog we gave you the diddy, or “lowdown,” about the diamond market in Hong Kong. However, we are now in Ramar gan buying diamonds and antique diamonds for our web site Artdecodiamonds.com Lets give a little lesson about the diamond exchange, or bursar, as they call it in Ramat Gan Israel. The bursar in Israel has taken over as the number 1 exchange over New York. The bursar in Israel...
The Lowdown about Hong Kong show and the diamond...
Since our traveling is done for the month, and with Bozz Scaggs playing in NYC this week (hopefully singing my favorite song “Lowdown”), I want to give you the “Lowdown” about Hong Kong and the European markets. Let me begin with the lowdown about Hong Kong. My sources tell me that the Hong Kong show was slow. Prices for diamonds are still extremely strong. As we have stated before, with the...
Summer Vacation Shows
Well summer vacation is coming, and before we go away for the 4th of July we want to tell you about the las Vegas antique and diamond show. The Las Vegas antique show really gives diamond and antique dealers a good feel for where the jewelry business is heading. Here are our thoughts: 1). It seems the Indian market is slowing down (as we write this blog), due to their currency decreasing by...
Las Vegas Antique Trade Show
Well, time is flying, and it is that time of the year again. You may be asking what time of the year it is? Well, it’s the Las Vegas antique and JCK jewelry shows. Trade shows, especially the big las vegas shows, are so important for 2 reasons. We try to buy antique jewelry and diamonds at these shows (sorry wholesale only) and we get a sense of where the diamond and antique jewelry business is...
After discussing the all important Bazal show and the price increases in fancy color diamonds, lets turn our heads and discuss fancy color diamonds, specifically canary diamonds or fancy yellows. Fancy yellow diamonds are rare yellow colored diamonds starting on the GIA scale with x-y or z colors. As you go down the scale the intensity of yellow deepens. The next levels are light yellow, fancy...
Diamond Prices Update!
Although we didnt travel to switzerland for the famous Bazal jewelry show, we still consider bazal a must for the diamond industry, including all our diamond and jewelry watchers. Bazal is an important diamond and jewelry show beucause it includes all of our friends from the middle east, far east, and europe. According to our sources, parts of the the bazal show were fantastic, and other parts...
Looks like we made it! We made it home from the miami antique show and what a show it! Here are our thoughts… Not surprisingly, the supply of antique and art deco jewelry was lacking, especially pristine antique engagement rings. The amount of people that came out for the show proved everyone wants antiques! What that means for the dealers (and more specifically the antique shoppers) is the...
We Will See You in a Few!
This is our last blog before we leave for the Miami antique show. We thought it would be appropriate to blog about something very important to us, not antique engagement rings or diamonds, but the march of the NY Giants to the super bowl! You ask, why should a diamond/antique jewelry site want to blog about the ny giants? Well, we are so impressed with the Giants, especially Tom Couglin and his...
History and Diamonds!
We all want to be part of history. Since we can’t go back, why not buy a piece of history!? This past week Liz Taylor’s diamond and estate jewelry went on sale at Christies auction. What a show it was! Just like at Jackie Onassis’ jewelry auction, people want to own a part of history, and so they will pay the price. Elizabeth Taylor’s 33.00 carat diamond went for 8.8 million dollars!...
White or Yellow Decisions
Back in the good old days (of the 1970′s and 80′s), who can remember when women all over the world were wearing yellow gold jewelry. Even in the art deco and vintage years, yellow gold was still popular. Well, as the years progressed, and the late 80′s and 90′s came upon us, yellow gold was ushered out, and in came white gold and platinum (which actually always was in style). Antique engagement...
The Dish On Diamonds!
In our last blog, I stated that old is hot, but i made a mistake! Old has always been hot, but is now really starting to sizzle. Celebrities have been wearing antique jewelry for years. Lets take a peak at whos wearing what. Barbra Streisand has worn antique jewelry and art deco rings for years starting with “funny girl.” We actualy saw a sneaky Barbra last year dressed down, with dark...
Antique Diamond News
Well the small miami antique show happened and, as I suspected, we had some good moments, and some not so good moments. Let me explain: As I touched upon in our last post, the global world diamond market is going through some changes. The far east market (specifically India), has slowed down considerably, which should halt the rise in prices…at least temporarily. China’s market has also...
Princess Margaret Collection
With the craze of the Royal Wedding still around us we thought it wouldn’t be a bad idea to take a look at all the different jewelry from Princesses Margaret, a jewelry lover! Art Deco Sapphire and Diamond Brooch This brilliant Art Deco Sapphire and Diamond Broach used to belong to Princess Margaret, Countess of Snowdon. It has since been purchased for $121,440 at a 2006 auction. This gorgeous...