The Pink Star, the most valuable cut diamond ever offered at auction, sold for US$71.2 million at Sotheby’s Hong Kong, in 2017. Photo: AP
The Pink Star, the most valuable cut diamond ever offered at auction, sold for US$71.2 million at Sotheby’s Hong Kong, in 2017. Photo: AP

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How to pick the right high jewellery to invest in: consider buying from Cartier, Tiffany & Co, Bulgari, Van Cleef & Arpels and other luxury brands – but don’t forget personal style

  • The work of jewellers with extremely limited output, like Joel Arthur Rosenthal of JAR or David and Michael Robinson of David Michael Jewels, can bring solid returns
  • Natural pearls are even rarer than large diamonds – a pearl pendant owned by French Queen Marie Antoinette once sold for US$36.2 million at a Sotheby’s auction

The Pink Star, the most valuable cut diamond ever offered at auction, sold for US$71.2 million at Sotheby’s Hong Kong, in 2017. Photo: AP
The Pink Star, the most valuable cut diamond ever offered at auction, sold for US$71.2 million at Sotheby’s Hong Kong, in 2017. Photo: AP
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