Elizabeth Taylor pearl sells for $11.84 million

A huge pearl once worn by European royalty and last owned by Elizabeth Taylor sold for a record $11.84 million at a blockbuster auction in New York on Tuesday. “La Peregrina,” depicted in art works over the centuries and coveted by kings and queens, was bought for Taylor by her actor husband Richard Burton in … Continued

James Bond Rolex sold at Christie’s auction

The auction house Christie’s auctioned in Geneva on Monday a very special Rolex watch worn by Roger Moore, aka James Bond in the film “Live and Let Die”. The James Bond Rolex watch comes complete with a buzz saw and a hyper-intensified magnetic field to deflect bullets. “The watch is unique. It is the watch that … Continued

Elizabeth Taylor’s jewelry goes on show in Moscow

Christie’s has revealed the main lots of the jewelry collection of Oscar-winning actress Elizabeth Taylor to be auctioned in New York this December. Select highlights from the 269-piece collection went on an eight-city tour including London, Los Angeles, Dubai, Geneva, Paris and Hong Kong, beginning in Moscow.

Chateau Lafite grabs record price at Hong Kong sale

A 300-bottle collection of Chateau Lafite Rothschild has sold for almost $540,000 in Hong Kong, setting a world record price for a single wine lot auctioned this year. The collection spanning 1981 to 2005 was knocked down for HK$4.2 million ($539,250) at Christie’s two-day Autumn wine sale. The record price, below a HK$4.5 million pre-sale … Continued

Win a Date with Scarlett Johansson

Among the hundreds of lots on offer at Christie’s September wine auction in Hong Kong, there’s one in particular that will appeal to more than just wine lovers. The winning bid for Lot No. 519 will receive a lunch date with Scarlett Johansson and six bottles of 100-year-old Moët et Chandon champagne packed in a … Continued

Thatcher’s famous handbag sells for £25,000

A handbag that once belonged to former British prime minister Margaret Thatcher was sold for £25,000 at auction at Christie’s in London Monday. Thatcher frequently used the black Asprey bag on important occasions, such as summits with then US president Ronald Reagan and Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev during her 1979-1990 premiership. The former leader dubbed … Continued

JW Marriott Teams Up with Leading Luxury Brands

Premium hotel group JW Marriott is to team up with a host of top-end brands to boost its services for luxury-loving guests, it has announced. The new partnerships with nutrition, culinary, art, culture, accessories and wellness brands were designed to deliver a deeper luxury guest experience said JW Marriott. Among the names will be leading … Continued

Rothschild tiara sells for over £1 million in London

A dazzling pearl and diamond tiara once owned by a celebrated member of Britain’s de Rothschild empire on Wednesday sold at a London auction for £1,161,250. The bejewelled item belonged to Hannah de Rothschild, whom was at one time the richest woman in Britain and whom went on to marry dashing aristocrat and future prime … Continued

Hong Kong kicks off big-money auction series

A series of auctions of high-end goods from fine wine to Imperial Chinese ceramics goes into full swing this weekend in Hong Kong, as the city challenges the dominance of New York and London. The multi-million-dollar auctions are looking to cash in on the vast wealth of China’s growing number of millionaires keen to show … Continued