Rapaport Estate Jewellery Auction: 3-7 November 2019

From 3 – 7 November 2019, Rapaport is holding a jewellery auction. An exciting move, for a company known for many decades, as the authority on diamond pricing. Lot 18 via Viewing will take place online and in New York from 3 to 7 November 2019. Bids close 7 November 2019. https://youtu.be/pjk-Z7IFLRs Call to Action […]

Weekend Brunch #13: What’s it like filming BBC Antiques Roadshow?

19th July 2015. It was a crisp Sunday morning. I rather generously say crisp, more like the all encompassing it’s-just-been-raining-and-about-to-rain-again chill one feels, when unprepared with a flimsy umbrella and wafer-thin cotton top. On the plus side, there was the comfort of petrichor! Much to my surprise, the rain had cleared by the time we […]

Monday Musings #5: Tino Hammid

Internationally renowned gem photographer Tino Hammid passed away last Saturday 11th July, aged 63. Today’s Monday Musings looks back at Hammid’s fantastic achievements and work. His photographs always superbly capture the art, beauty, and allure of gems and jewellery, most notably for the GIA, Christie’s, and in numerous industry publications. He shall be sorely missed.