The Kazanjian Red
5.05 carat Asscher cut red diamond
Considered to be one of the most important gemstones in the world, the Kazanjian Red is currently on display at the American Museum of Natural History in New York. Red is the rarest color found in diamonds. The Kazanjian Red was mined in South Africa in 1927, and was the world’s largest red diamond for nearly 70 years. It was stolen by the Nazis from a safe in Holland, and rediscovered in a salt mine in Berchtesgaden by US Army General Joseph McNarney, who thought he had found a ruby! The Kazanjian’s purchased this stone from a family in the Far East. It has become the symbol of the company’s search for rare gems and jewels from private estates around the world.
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Madonna's Wedding Tiara
Edwardian piece dating to circa 1910
This Tiara, worn by Madonna at her wedding to Guy Richie, is made up of 765 old mine diamonds, weighing 78 carats. This versatile tiara can be made into a necklace by removing the top swag pieces. It was originally made by Garrard Jewelers in 1910.
Gem Mozambique Ruby
10 carat natural ruby that is one of the finest to ever come out of Mozambique
This exceptionally rare “unheated” ruby showcases a naturally vibrant & intense color. It is the classic pigeon’s blood red and has a very clean crystal.
Fancy Vivid Yellow Diamond
Beautiful 10 carat vivid yellow cushion cut diamond.
Exceptional Ceylon AlexandriteWorld Class 20 carat emerald cut Alexandrite
This Alexandrite is extraordinarily rare as it is emerald cut and has a wonderful color change from raspberry red to olive green. It is beautifully mounted with fine oval diamonds as well as pink diamonds on the gallery. A special book was written by the American Gem Laboratory on this specific stone due to its rarity and beauty.
Victorian Serpent Bracelet ca.1850
This rare piece of jewelry is a favorite of the Kazanjians. It was made in France circa 1850 and is set with finely matched old mine Colombian emeralds of absolute gem quality, and rose cut diamonds. There are approximately 22 carats total weight of fine emeralds and approximately 7 carats total weight of old mine diamonds.
12 carat ruby and diamond ring set in platinum and 18k yellow gold
This beautiful ruby exhibits extraordinary fire and life. It was found in Sri Lanka.
VCA 14 Carat Round Diamond
Round brilliant diamond ring made by Van Cleef & Arpels
The platinum mounting is set with two trilliant diamonds weighing approximately 1.20 carats total weight. This important diamond was certified by GIA as F color and VS1 clarity.
14 carat D color heart shape diamond solitaire ring set in platinum
It is rare to find such an elegant heart shape, especially one of this size with such a fine color.
This necklace represents perhaps the most important piece of American mined jewelry in the world.
This floral inspired sapphire and diamond necklace was designed by Stanley Kazanjian in the 1960’s. It has approximately 178 carats of exceptionally well matched sapphires and 6 carats of diamonds. These sapphires, from the Yogo Gulch mines in Montana, are considered to be the most significant American gemstones in the world. This necklace represents the greatest collection of Yogo sapphires in one single piece of jewelry.
Maharajah of Junagadh’s emerald and natural pearl necklace. This historical piece contains five strands of natural pearls from the Persian Gulf, and approximately 900 carats of old mine Colombian emeralds. It was made for the Maharajah in 1795, in a time period when Indians traded spices with Colombian’s for their rare emeralds. Junagadh was one of the five largest Princely States in India at the time.
Custom design mounting for a client’s light pink pear shape diamond
We are able to make beautiful new designs in handmade mountings for a client’s old stone. In this case, a 5.23 carats light pink pear shape diamond ring was set in platinum and 18k rose gold with 1.30 carats of white diamonds and 0.42 carats of pink diamonds in the mounting.
A Touch of Green Envy
17 carat fancy yellow green diamond ring set with two trilliant diamonds weighing 1.41 carats and 1.26 carats
Formed through natural radiation from nearby rocks, green diamonds are exceedingly rare. This uncommon green diamond is set in platinum in a classic 3 stone ring design.
Bulgari ruby and diamond bracelet circa 1970 set with approximately 35 carats total weight of rubies and approximately 20 carats total weight of diamonds
The American Gemological Laboratory described the rubies in this important bracelet as unheated and from Burma.
Pentagon Tops and Tumbled Drops
Custom design emerald and diamond pendant earrings set in 18k white gold
These beautiful earrings are set with gorgeous Zambian emeralds in interesting shapes, pentagon tops and tumbled drops, with a total weight of 52.68 carats. These are another example of custom designs using our rare gems that we can make for our clientele.
38 Carat Ceylon Sapphire
38.80 carats emerald cut sapphire
This stone is very rare due its large size, even color, and no indications of heating. It is also unusual that it was cut into an emerald cut, as a cutter must remove more of the material to fashion an emerald cut than a respective oval or cushion cut.
Outstanding Alexandrite Cat’s Eye
50.82 carats cat’s eye and diamond ring mounted in platinum
One of the world’s great alexandrite cat’s eyes at over 50 carats… this stone has an exceptional eye and a wonderful color change. Gem cat’s eyes of 50 carats are incredibly scarce.
1926 VCA Art Deco Bracelet
Made by Van Cleef & Arpels
Wide diamond art deco bracelets are exceedingly hard to find. This spectacular bracelet has five European cut diamonds weighing approximately 5 carats each. The total diamond weight is estimated at 100 carats (450mm wide), 7 1/4 X 1 3/4
Pink Sapphire Chandelier Earrings
18K white gold unheated pink sapphire and diamond chandelier earrings
These earrings are set with 16 pear shape pink sapphires weighing 32.64 carats, each sapphire having its own GIA report noting no indications of heating. These pink sapphires look like candy! They are incredibly vibrant and lively gems.
Van Cleef & Arpels Pendant
Pendant drop converts into ring
This important and beautiful necklace is a special design by Van Cleef & Arpels NY with a detachable pendant drop. The pendant is set with a rare unheated 17.83 carats oval sapphire with a certificate stating it is from Burma.
The King Sapphire
Carved by Vasily Konovalenko, one of the world’s foremost gem carvers
The King Sapphire weighs over 3,200 carats (original weight: 4180 cts) and joins the Presidential Busts collection. The carving represents Konovalenko’s first masterpiece after leaving the Soviet Union. The bust is currently on display at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science.
Uniquely Faye Dunaway
Platinum Diamond & Emerald Brooch
Owned by actress Faye Dunaway; “To the Kazanjians: May this benefit charity.” The brooch is set approximately 15 carats of diamonds and finely matched emeralds.
Pear shape emerald drop and diamond cluster earrings
These gorgeous emerald drops are the finest color and clarity, and weigh 17.00 carats and 18.33 carats. They are dropped from almost 13 carats of diamond tops. This was a special order/design for a client.
Angelina Jolie made this look very trendy when she wore emerald drops to the Oscars.
Extraordinary 53 carat cushion cut diamond
Diamonds of over 50 carats are extremely rare. This beautiful cushion shape is a very memorable stone.
22 carat D Flawless Asscher cut diamond ring mounted in platinum
This diamond is a classic and timeless, reminiscent of the Porter Rhodes Asscher cut diamond.
Brilliantly Burma Blue
33.60 carats sapphire and diamond ring mounted in platinum
The mounting is set with two trapezoid diamonds weighing approximately 3 carats total weight. This beautiful and rare large sapphire is certified by thr Gubelin Gem Lab as being of Burma origin with no indications of heat treatment.