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Rare jade elephants to go under hammer‎

A pair of jade elephants that sat on either side of a Chinese emperor’s throne are set to sell for millions of pounds after being unearthed in Dorset. The important pale green pieces made for Emperor Qianlong in the 18th century have been sitting in Crichel House in Moor Crichel (UK) for the last 60 [...]

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China’s Premiere Luxury Lifestyle Show in Hainan

By most measures, the self-styled “Chinese Riviera” on Hainan Island has a long way to go before catching up to Cannes, St. Tropez or Nice. But the organizers of Hainan Rendez-Vous at the island’s Sanya resort did their part to boost the area’s image this past weekend, hosting an extravaganza of private jets, vintage and [...]

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Rare blue diamond fetches $6.4M in Hong Kong

A rare 5.16-carat blue diamond sold at auction for $6.4 million in Hong Kong on Wednesday, confirming Asia’s fast-growing taste for the precious stone. London’s famed Moussaieff Jewellers paid more than the $5.9 million expected price tag for the pear-shaped stone, the first blue diamond from the celebrated De Beers Millennium Jewels Collection to appear [...]

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Chinese interest rules the auction world

In a bold recognition of the world’s fastest-growing auction market, Sotheby’s recently hoisted China‘s flag at the most conspicuous spot outside its New York headquarters. The flag now flies between those of the US, UK, France, and Switzerland, where the auction house has established its core client base. “We proposed it. To my great surprise, [...]

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China’s mainland has over 875,000 multimillionaires

The Hurun Research Institute published the 2010 Hurun Wealth Report today for the second consecutive year. The report analyses the number and distribution of China’s wealthy across the nation’s major cities and provinces. The report shows that there are 875,000 people with more than RMB 10million (EUR 1.1M / USD 1.47M) in China today, an [...]

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Video: China’s love for luxury

CNN posted an interesting video today about the growing number of mainland Chinese shoppers flocking to Hong Kong to buy luxury goods, much to the enjoyment of Hong Kong retailers and international luxury brands alike.

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