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‘Pink Star’ diamond fetches over US$83m at auction

An enormous diamond known as ‘The Pink Star’ sold for more than US$83 million at auction on Wednesday night, far exceeding its expected price.

Thursday, 14 November, 2013, 5:30pm

Hong Kong retail sales climb 21pc as gold falls

Plummeting gold prices brought the city an additional HK$4.45 billion in retail sales last month as consumers took advantage of the slump to snap up jewellery and watches, although jewellers expect the gold craze will now taper off.

31 May 2013 - 5:44am

Jewellers say no to high rents forprime shop sites

Retailers selling luxury watches and jewellery are rejecting the idea of paying big premiums for prime street-front shops, as mainland shoppers spend less on expensive gifts.

31 May 2013 - 4:41am

Musician turned jewellery designer Anna Hu creates pitch-perfect pieces

Anna Hu made history last year when she became the first Asian jeweller to be featured in a solo exhibition at the Louvre's Museum of Decorative Arts in Paris.

24 May 2013 - 1:12pm

Gold price seen as still high despite big fall

While falling gold prices have sent a flood of Chinese housewives to Causeway Bay jewellery shops to hunt for bargains, Singapore's top investment official has warned that the precious metal still looks overpriced.

22 May 2013 - 4:36am 2 comments

Chinese mothers beat Wall Street to force gold price rebound

Taking advantage of the steepest drop in three decades, Chinese mothers have shored up prices by splashing out on gold for their daughters' weddings in the past couple of weeks, foiling the plan of finance gurus who have been short selling the precious metal in the hope of pushing it lower.

3 May 2013 - 8:48am 4 comments

Rocks on a roll

China's burgeoning middle class is buying diamonds so quickly that the price of mass-market stones is rising faster around the world than for top-quality jewels affordable only to the super-rich.

3 May 2013 - 4:22am

Jewellery queen shines in crisis

Annie Yau took over the helm of her family’s jewellery empire in testing circumstances five years ago after her husband and father-in-law were both jailed for paying illegal kickbacks to travel agents to take tourists to their showrooms.

13 Apr 2013 - 5:23am

Bali is my muse says jewellery designer Guy Bedarida

Guy Bedarida's business card says a lot about him. It also speaks volumes about the direction of John Hardy, the jewellery brand for which he is creative director and head designer.

22 Mar 2013 - 10:03am

Outsized jewels attract biggest stars at Bulgari's Hong Kong anniversary bash

How time flies. Central's Bulgari flagship store celebrated its 10-year anniversary on Thursday night with cocktails, canapés, a black tie dinner, and a raucous party afterwards at the Hong Kong Maritime Museum.

21 Jan 2013 - 5:05am