Yellow Diamond Ring, Retail Vs "value Added"???
Q: We do the work for a great number of retail stores and I have this customer who
owns a three store chain who personally brings in the work, so we can go over
it carefully and talk about what would be for the best... He told me a story
that I think summs up nicely what "retail" is all about.. Here goes...
So, he goes to the Tuscon gem show and buys products for his stores each year,
always looking for a knock out stone to make a "window dressing" piece when he
returns from the show. He was cruizin' the tables and he noticed that there
was an opal dealer with some really stunning material (cut stones) which he
thought would very nicely do the job for his stunning creation...
The stone was priced at $500 but he decided to try and screw the guy down so he
made his pitch...
A:Diamonds are sure to be a girl's best friend when some of the world's finest jewels will be offered at Sotheby's sale of extraordinary jewelry on April 10 and 11. Among a dazzling array a selection of fancy-colored diamonds, including the largest pear-shaped pink diamond ever to be offered at auction, a rare "Chameleon" green diamond, a white D-color internally flawless diamond weighing 52.16 carats, as well as property from the estate of Renee Baruch Samstag, daughter of Bernard Baruch. April's sale is most noted for its wide array of diamonds in every shade. Last October, Sotheby's 20.17 carat blue diamond caused a sensation when it sold for its record price," says auctioneer and director of Sotheby's jewelry and precious objects division, John Block. "This April we will offer diamonds of virtually every color of the rainbow, from the exotic and rare green diamond to the romantic pink diamond." Pink diamonds have been found in the treasures of Indian maharajahs, Persian shas, and the crowned heads of Europe, including Queen Elizabeth II who own the 23 carat Williamson. Two stars of Sotheby's sale will be a pear-shaped fancy pink diamond, 21.30 carats, the largest pear-shaped pink diamond ever to be offered at auction; and a marquise-shaped fancy pink diamond, 5.65 carats, internally flawless. The green diamond is the rarest found in nature, particularly greens of such an intense and vivid tone as a very rare marquise-shaped yellowish-green diamond, 2.15 carats; and a rare and superb heart-shaped green diamond, 22.28 carats, which has a chameleon quality; when heated it changes from yellow to green. Yellow diamonds were believed by ancient civilizations to be crystallized rays of the sun and protectors against the perils of darkness. A magnificent radiant-cut fancy intense yellow diamond ring, 43.08 carats comes from a West Coast private collection; and a fancy pear-shaped yellow diamond ring, 9.05 carats is flanked by two pear-shaped white diamonds. A superb emerald-cut blue diamond, 7.78 carats, and a fancy triangular-shaped blue diamond ring, 3.53 carats will also be offered. The perfect white diamond will always be a classic gem and symbol of luxury, especially one of substantial size with perfect color and clarity, such as the magnificent emerald-cut diamond ring, D color, internally flawless, 52.16 carats. Sotheby's sale will also include a dazzling array of diamonds and gemstone jewelry, including antique and period jewelry. Over fifty lots dating from the early 1900s to the 1950s, from the Renee Baruch Samstag collection, will include a magnificent Kashmir sapphire ring, 29.10 carats, and an emerald, Kashmir sapphire and diamond sautior, circa 1910.