With Amazon’s stock price brushing $1,000, Jeff Bezos is within striking distance of becoming the world’s richest man. As of Friday’s close, Bezos was worth $85.1 billion, according to the Bloomberg Billionaire’s Index. Bill Gates is at $88.8 billion. So assuming that Microsoft’s share price remains constant or falls, Bezos needed another $3.8 billion to
The 18-karat yellow gold wristwatch is one of only three models to feature a black dial and diamond hour markers. Of those models, the Bao Dai is the only watch known to exist with diamonds at the even hours instead of the odd. The rock at 12 o’clock forced Rolex to move its trademark crown
A pair of fancy colored diamond earrings sold for a whopping $57.4 million at auction Tuesday, setting a new record. The pear-shaped earrings were being auctioned separately by Sotheby’s, however, they were sold to a single, anonymous buyer. The buyer snatched up “The Apollo Blue” earring for $42.1 million, and “The Artemis Pink” diamond for
If both stones are bought by the same buyer, and each stone fetches a price within its estimated range, the diamonds would become the most expensive earrings ever sold at auction, topping the $17.6 million price of the Miroir de l’Amour earrings sold by Christie’s last year. Sotheby’s said demand for colored diamonds remains strong.
The three major auction houses are set to auction off more than $1 billion worth of fine art this week, marking a test of whether collectors can shrug off turmoil in Washington and sagging stock markets. Sotheby’s, Christie’s and Phillips have an estimated $1.3 billion worth of works on the block this week. That would