Supplier News: Week of Nov. 14

Leibish & Co. wins IF Argyle Tender, Alex Soldier featured at Princess Grace Awards

Leibish & Co. Wins Internally Flawless Argyle Tender

Online diamond distributor Leibish & Co. announced that it has won the first internally flawless Argyle Tender offered in more than 20 years. 

“You are bidding against the wall, and you have no idea what anyone else is willing to pay for the goods,” said Leibish Polnauer, president of Leibish & Co., of the bidding process for its newest acquisition. “Only the highest bidder takes the stone, while the rest go home empty-handed.”

Leibish and Co. IF pink diamond | JCK Supplier News

One of Leibish & Co.’s winnings: a 0.71 ct. internally flawless, fancy intense pink diamond

“It was one of the finest Argyle pink diamond Tenders ever presented,” added chief diamond buyer Shmulik Polnauer of the sale. “The colors, sizes, and clarity of many of these stones are all exceptional.”

The Israeli company plans to offer its Tender winnings—it currently has access to more than 40 Argyle Tender diamonds still available—to those seeking only the rarest pink diamonds.

For more information and to see all offerings from Leibish & Co., visit


Alex Soldier Designs for Princess Grace Awards

Queen Latifah accepts Princess Grace Award | JCK Supplier News

Queen Latifah and Prince Albert II of Monaco at the Princess Grace Awards Gala, holding and wearing designs by Alex Soldier

The creations of artist and fine jeweler Alex Soldier were prominently featured at the 2016 Princess Grace Awards Gala, held this year on Oct. 24 in New York City. Soldier’s Prince Rainier III Award, designed and created in New York City, was presented to the multifaceted and multitalented Queen Latifah for her continued philanthropy and outstanding artistry.

The statue presented to Latifah was designed by Soldier to incorporate symbols of theater, dance, and film—three disciplines that had been close to the heart of Monaco’s Princess Grace, and that are lauded by her continuing foundation. The night’s honoree also wore jewelry designed by Soldier to accept her award.

For more information on the Princess Grace Foundation, visit, and visit for more of the jeweler’s works.

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