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Old Japanese Tortoiseshell Box Up For Auction

An 8th-century tortoiseshell vanity box, said to be a gift from the Tang Dynasty palace to Japan’s Emperor Shomu, will be auctioned in Hong Kong and may fetch more than HK$40 million ($5 million). The octagonal box, measuring 35.6 centimeters across and embedded with mother-of-pearl and amber in shapes of flowers, is the highlight of [...]

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Rock Candy for Valentine’s Day

For 2009 Valentine’s Day, Rock Candy, a Hong Kong’s multi-discipline brand name specializing in fashion jewelery, has presented a lovely collection full of color, imagination and originality. Using the finest of materials, Rock Candy creates glamour and chic pendants, like sweet Mr. Robbotto, his 18k gold iconic dolly with sapphires and diamonds, a jewel for [...]

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101-carat diamond gets its name

The rare, 101.27-carat diamond sold at Christie’s spring 2008 Hong Kong auction is now known as “The Shizuka Diamond,” Christie’s announced on Thursday. The giant stone’s owner selected the name as a gift for his wife of 16 years. The Shizuka diamond netted $6.2 million at “Jewels: The Hong Kong Sale” in May 2008 and [...]

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Roka: Best Japanese Restaurant in Hong Kong

Fire up your senses at Roka, a trendy restaurant in Hong Kong serving delicious modern Japanese cuisine. This is not your typical Japanese restaurant: I have eaten at Roka several times and have loved it each time ! I must say it is one of the best restaurants I have visited (in Hong Kong) and [...]

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Action Asia Party in Hong Kong

Action Asia is one of my favourite magazine – they are actually the Asia’s first adventure travel magazine – and they have recently held a big party in Hong Kong. The magazine is dedicated to bringing you the very latest on the most unusual and interesting destinations from Asia, and the most exciting things to [...]

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What does the world’s most expensive sushi taste like?

What does the world’s most expensive sushi taste like? Smooth, succulent and a little on the light side according to Yumiko Ono. The Tokyo restaurant world was shocked last week when a 128 kilogram Japanese bluefin tuna fetched 9.63 million yen ($104,800) – the highest price paid for a bluefin tuna in eight years. Two [...]

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