555 carats of “Black Magic”

The rarest Fancy Black Diamond “Enigma” weighing 555,55 carats, a new lot of Sotheby’s, is on the mind of all gem hunters. In the history of auction sales, this is an absolute record – up to this point, stones of much more modest sizes were put up for auction. However, the time has come for this diamond, inscribed in the Guinness Book of Records in … Continue reading 555 carats of “Black Magic”

Art exhibitions in Rome, winter 2022

The first personal exhibition of internationally renowned contemporary Chinese artist Cao Fei is on at MAXXI. Supernova is a reflection on the changes that took us to the new millennium at hardly bearable speed, on fantasy and life, real and virtual, memory and future: the global tendencies told from China’s point of view. Visit until 8 May 2022. Good News. Women in Architecture show at … Continue reading Art exhibitions in Rome, winter 2022

Robert Redford’s Porsche on Bonhams

As part of Bonhams Les Grandes Marques du Monde in Paris, a 1964 Porsche 904 GTS will be up for auction next month. This car is a particularly well-preserved example of one of the best-looking race cars of the era and noteworthy because of its one-time owner the actor Robert Redford. The Redford’s car is one of 100 road-legal units of the car that have been … Continue reading Robert Redford’s Porsche on Bonhams

Marie-Cécile Cisamolo about her favorites of Sotheby’s Lalique auction

An important private lifetime collection of Rene Lalique’s pieces and designs will be presented at Sotheby’s auction tomorrow in Paris. SURREAL GENERATION asked Marie-Cécile Cisamolo, Jewelry Specialist and Director of Sotheby’s, to tell us about her favorite lots of the sale.

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Royal lots at Christie’s Geneva Magnificent Jewels

An outstanding auction by Christie’s, displaying a variety of prominent, coming-from-royal-families pieces, is going to take place tomorrow in Geneva. Among the splendid precious lots, Evgenia Pukhaeva had chosen 2 remarkable pieces to share with you some insights about. These pieces belonged to women that during their lifetimes, and even centuries after, were and are an avowed epitome of power, wealth, and beauty. Their names … Continue reading Royal lots at Christie’s Geneva Magnificent Jewels

Christie’s, La Dolce Vita

SURREAL GENERATION has the pleasure to report on a recent visit to take a look at jewelry pieces of La Dolce Vita Online Sale at Christie’s office in Milan. From the exquisite selection of jewels by Italian and International Maisons, jewelry historian Evgenia Pukhaeva is going to guide us around her personal favorites. Bvlgari’s flower sautoir is the star of the current auction. The piece is dated back … Continue reading Christie’s, La Dolce Vita

Iconic Designs. David Webb

SURREAL GENERATION continues the Iconic designs series. Today we introduce the 3rd chapter about the quintessential American jeweler – David Webb. Animal Kingdom In 1957 David Webb made his first animal-inspired bracelet. By the end of the 1960s, precious animals became a must-have for the smart set, and David Webb turned into a synonym of animal jewelry in the USA. He wasn’t the only one to create … Continue reading Iconic Designs. David Webb

The 23-year lost is back

Gustav Klimt’s “Portrait of a Lady” (1917) will finally be unveiled to the public this October at the Museum Of Rome in Palazzo Braschi. The portrait was initiallly set to be exhibited earlier, but the opening was delayed due to the pandemic. The legendary art work will be exhibited for the first time following its dramatic discovery in 2019, within the walls of the gallery … Continue reading The 23-year lost is back

Hemmerle Harmony bangle turned 30

Hemmerle celebrated the 30th anniversary of the Harmony bangle.First created in 1991, Harmony has since become a truly iconic piece of the Maison and a must for jewelry collectors. Harmony bangle is an out-of-time piece. Its minimalistic shape looks modern but makes one think of archaic ornaments. It is basic and constant, and at the same time, is an object of endless experiments of designers … Continue reading Hemmerle Harmony bangle turned 30