We are proud to present to you our 31 st catalogue of fine antique and estate jewelry. This exciting selection includes jewelry from many famous collections of royal provenance to estates here in New England. Of particular note is a wonderful selection of very high quality vintage rings, including Asscher cut diamonds.
Throughout the year, we put aside the finest and most interesting jewelry for this catalogue. In this way, a client from California has the same opportunity to purchase these rarities as does someone from here in New England.
To those of you who may be as yet unfamiliar with us, please allow us to introduce ourselves.
Nelson Rarities was founded by Andrew Nelson, who as a fine arts major at Harvard University, recognized the beauty and value of antique and estate jewelry. As business increased, he recruited fellow Harvard graduate Malcolm Logan and antique connoisseur David Johanson. Today Nelson Rarities is known worldwide as a purveyor of rare gems and fine jewelry.
We invite you to personally visit, write or phone (toll-free 1-800-882-3150). You may order with confidence from us as we guarantee your complete satisfaction.
We wish you a happy and healthy holiday season.
May We Purchase From You?
We are always interested in purchasing fine antique and estate jewelry, silver, and objet d'art. With our ability to sell from Zurich to Hong Kong, we can offer the highest prices possible. All transactions are strictly confidential and are arranged for your convenience.
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As far back as the 4th century B.C., the world's most precious and valuable gemstones were mined in a small area in south central India in what is now the state of Hyderabad. Known as the Golconda diamond mines, diamonds from this source are renowned for their rarity, whiteness and purity...their breathtaking beauty. Golconda diamonds have been described as the perfect teardrop, the ultimate raindrop, mountain river water, pure crystal. The finest of the Golconda diamonds are referred to as Type II A diamonds. These rare and special diamonds are free from any measureable traces of nitrogen. The absence of nitrogen means a Golconda diamond is chemically pure and colorless. Optically, a Golconda, Type II A diamond is brighter, clearer and more brilliant than all other diamonds. Famous Golconda diamonds include the Kohinoor diamond of the British crown jewels, the Regent diamond displayed at the Louvre and of course the Hope diamond at the Smithsonian.
Pictured here is an antique heart shaped Type II A Golconda diamond weighing 4.89 carats and certified by the GIA