Diamonds in the Library

Even more pretty shiny things from Diamonds in the Library.
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Now THIS is my kind of arm party. #Repost from @sothebys with @repostapp —- Stacking some of the Art Deco designs on offer in our upcoming Magnificent Jewels sale in #NY. The pieces pictured here – including three @Cartier designs – will be on exhibition in our York Avenue galleries beginning 25 April, and carry estimates starting at $20,000. #SothebysJewels #jewelry #antiquejewelry

The Vampire Academy series by Richelle Mead.

My review of The Vampire Academy series by Richelle Mead, which follows the adventures of a a sassy supernatural teenage heroine who is good at beating people up.  Via Diamonds in the Library.

The Vampire Academy series (1-6) by Richelle Mead.

This book (series) is: marvelously entertaining.
Other elements: ass-kicking ladies, vampires, world-saving, star crossed lovers, misunderstood teenagers, political plots.
Read it: if you like the idea of a sassy supernatural teenage heroine who is good at beating people up.
Overall rating: 7.5/10

This is a review for 6 books of The Vampire…

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Piaget Blueberry daiquiri ring, 18-carat white gold ring set with 121 brilliant-cut diamonds, 1 cushion-cut amethyst, 30 brilliant-cut pink sapphires, 1 cabochon-cut ruby. More:

A subtle sparkler headed to the Sotheby’s block. (70.33 carats!!!!) #Repost from @sothebys with @repostapp —- This 70.33 carat cushion-cut #diamond is among the impressive stones that will highlight our #Geneva auction of Magnificent Jewels and Noble Jewels on 13 May. #SothebysJewels

Anita Ekberg and her jewels salute you. #diamonds #jewelry #vintage #vintageglamour #pearls

A huge thank you to my IG friends (old and new) for helping me reach 1,000 Instagram followers!!! I am delighted and humbled. Special thanks to @agelessheirlooms and @thedandelionbay for their lovely shout outs and @shopfiligree for her tireless encouragement!

I’d like you all to meet the antique diamond navette ring of my dreams, which is currently for sale by @Circa1700 on @RubyLane. #Repost from @circa1700 with @repostapp —- This insane Victorian beauty of over 3 carats of old mine cut diamonds - the ring measures over 1” along the finger- is finally going up on Ruby Lane! Talk about a show stopper! #circa1700 #showstopper #victorian #diamond #oldminecut #ring #instagem #instalove #instajewel #instastyle #statementpiece #oneofakind #wow #engagement #engagementring #wedding #anniversary #antique #antiquejewelry #antiquejewellery #lovetoken #love #want

An Amethyst, Coral, and Diamond Ring by Bulgari, circa 1970’s. Of asymmetric design, centering on a free-form cabochon-cut amethyst, framed by a carved coral and circular-cut diamond plaque, to the polished gold open-work band, mounted in 18K yellow gold. Via Phillips.

Ring roundup: more Art Deco engagement rings.

Art Deco engagement rings are one of my favorite things. Just because I have an official one on my left ring finger now doesn’t mean I’m ever going to stop looking at them. (After all, I have 10 fingers.)

I look at diamond rings as sort of the LBD of the jewelry world. What a jeweler (or an era) does with a diamond ring is an excellent way to understand that person or time period’s overall design…

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What do you think of the shape of these diamond earrings? The stones are pretty amazing: the earrings are accompanied by ten reports from the GIA, stating that the diamonds range D-E-F-G color, IF-VVS1-VVS2-VS1-VS2 clarity. (Via Phillips.)