Beau Sancy diamond

Historic diamond ‘Beau Sancy’ sells for $9.7 million

The 35-carat pear-shaped diamond Marie de Medici wore at her coronation in 1610 fetched $9.7 million at auction in Geneva on May 15.

sothebys champagne bottle

Sotheby’s launches in-house champagne brand

Sotheby’s has launched its own private-label champagne, the first from an auction house.

Munch Scream

Munch’s Scream sells for record $120 million

One of the most iconic images in art history – Edvard Munch’s “The Scream” – has become the most expensive artwork ever sold at auction.

Imperial Chinese bowl

Imperial Chinese bowl fetches $27 million

An extremely rare Chinese porcelain bowl fetched nearly $27 million in Hong Kong on Wednesday, smashing pre-sale estimates by about three times.

Andy Warhol Double Elvis painting

Warhol’s ‘Double Elvis’ aims for $50 million sale

A painting by Pop Art king Andy Warhol depicting rock ‘n’ roll king Elvis Presley as a cowboy gunslinger is expected to fetch $30-$50 million when it goes on sale in May. “Double Elvis,” executed in black and silvery white in 1963, “is a seminal piece from the iconic series devoted to the singer,” Sotheby’s [...]

Sun-Drop diamond

Yellow Sun-Drop diamond sells for $11 million

A 110-carat yellow jewel called the Sun Drop Diamond, thought the biggest of its kind in the world, sold for a record 10 million francs ($10.9 million) at auction in Geneva. The gem was discovered in South Africa in 2010 and wowed visitors to London’s Natural History Museum where it was displayed earlier this year. [...]

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