Month: December 2008

  • Christies sells diamond for record $24.3 million

    Wednesday Christie's Auction House sold an extremely rare, 17th-century fancy deep grayish-blue diamond for 16.39 million pounds ($24.3 million), a world record price for any diamond or piece of jewelry sold at auction. The pre-sale estimate was about half the sale price, 9 million pounds. Famed jeweler Laurence Graff bought the 35.56-carat, historic Wittelsbach diamond, which came to the international market for the first time…

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  • Harry Winston robbed in worlds biggest jewelery heist ever

    Four armed robbers pulled off one of the world's biggest jewelery heists at famed Paris Jeweler Harry Winston, making off with diamonds and valuables worth $108 million dollars, investigators said Friday.The robbery took place Thursday and the men stole nearly all the jewelery on display. The heist was well-planned, a source from the investigating team told the press. The men knew the names of some…

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