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New Record Set For Champagne At HK Auction

Last weekend at Acker Merrall & Condit’s first Hong Kong auction of 2009, a 1928 Krug set a new world record for the most expensive bottle of Champagne sold at auction. The 75cl bottle, from the Krug Collection range (the library collection of the renowned Reims Champagne house), fetched 164,560 Hong Kong dollars ($21,100 USD) [...]

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Monaco Tops London as World’s Most Expensive Real Estate Market

London has been pushed off its top spot by Monaco as the most expensive place to buy residential property, with the UK capital and surrounding counties suffering some of the biggest price falls in the world. Monaco, where prime property is being sold for €50,000 ($68,000) per sq m (your average 1,500 square foot apartment [...]

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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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