A 407.48-carat diamond on display at Christie’s in Hong Kong, in 1988. Picture: SCMP
Jason Wordie
Opinion

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Then & Now by Jason Wordie

Hong Kong diamonds: essential shopping for celebrities and money launderers

Territory’s lack of a sales tax was long a lure for big jewellery buyers such as Elizabeth Taylor. These days the city’s diamond shops attract not just the well heeled, but money launderers

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A 407.48-carat diamond on display at Christie’s in Hong Kong, in 1988. Picture: SCMP
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