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A rare pink diamond has been sold for $17.4 million at auction, after just six minutes of bidding, in Hong Kong.

Auction house Christie’s stated the diamond – the biggest of its kind ever to be sold – was bought by an anonymous telephone bidder, according to the BBC.

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The historical Beau Sancy diamond was bought by an anonymous bidder for $9.7 million at a Sotheby’s auction in Geneva on Tuesday.

The Beau Sancy is a 34.98 carat diamond which was passed among the royal families in France, England, Prussia and the Netherlands. It was sold by the Royal House of Prussia, the line of descendants that once ruled Prussia, according to Associated Press.

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The largest round fancy intense pink diamond ever sold at auction is due to be auctioned next month, with an expected selling price of up to USD10 million.

According to auction organisers Christie’s, the 12.04-carat pink diamond, called the “Martian Pink”, is the largest ever pink diamond to appear at auction, the Daily Mail reported.

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Luxury jeweller Fabergé is hosting the world’s largest Easter egg hunt next month in London.

The event, called The Fabergé Big Egg Hunt, will feature 200 giant and uniquely crafted, strategically placed eggs with Fabergé’s signature egg design, scattered throughout London.

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Fashion

A collection of jewellery owned by the late Dame Elizabeth Taylor fetched $116 million at a New York auction last month.

The collection of 80 items had been estimated to fetch about $20 million, but sold for more than double the record for a single collection.

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Swiss luxury watchmaker Hublot recently unveiled its new BB watch – one of the world’s most expensive watches, priced at a staggering €2 million.

What makes this watch so expensive? It’s made from 18-carat white gold and comes with over 140 carats of diamonds made from 637 individual-cut ’baguette’ diamonds that have been painstakingly placed together piece-by-piece.

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Celebrities

In what seems to be a never-ending story of off-screen dramas for US actress Lindsay Lohan, she has now pleaded not guilty to a felony count of stealing a necklace from a jewellery store in California.

Prosecutors said she stole the necklace, worth more than $2,500, last month soon after she was released from court-ordered rehab.

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Troubled Babyshambles singer Pete Doherty has teamed up with London-based luxury jewellery designer Hannah Martin to create a new jewellery line called ‘Albion Trinketry’, launched earlier this week.

The 15-piece collection of cufflinks, rings, pins, chains and watch fobs have been described as vintage-inspired, but with a modern twist.

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To celebrate its 150th birthday, Chopard has designed a jewellery collection comprised of 150 unique animal-inspired pieces – the Haute Joaillerie Animal collection.

This collection is the Swiss jewellery manufacturer’s largest and most diverse collection yet devoted to a single theme.

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The one ultimate luxury item that you would buy, and that would give you the most pleasure, if money was no object of course, is a car, followed by jewellery, clothing and gadgets, says global market research firm Synovate.

Nearly one-third of the respondents in Synovate’s global survey chose a car as the one ultimate luxury item that they would buy if money was not a concern, while 11 per cent of the respondents chose fine jewellery, designer clothing and a great gadget.

The survey, which was conducted in October 2009, polled over 8,100 urban respondents from 11 markets – Brazil, Canada, France, Hong Kong, India, Netherlands, Spain, Taiwan, the United Arab Emirates, the United Kingdom and the US.

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