At $71.2 million, The Pink Star is the most expensive gem to ever sell at auction
After placing a bid that would make even those with the deepest pockets blush, Chow Tai Fook, a Hong Kong-based jeweller, is now the proud owner of one of the world’s most expensive diamonds. The Pink Star (officially re-christened as the CTF Pink Star in honor of its new ... More
Carolyn Rafaelian has built Alex and Ani from a side business to a fully-fledged powerhouse, but is all that glitters really gold?
It’s early afternoon on a Thursday at the headquarters of Alex and Ani, and the scene in CEO Carolyn Rafaelian’s office feels more junior-high slumber party than corporate strategy session. Five women crowd around a black stone desk embedded with protective crystals to talk about the ways—myriad, it turns out—one ... More
What it takes to become a master in one of the most luxurious jobs on the planet
Diamonds have been Nirav Modi’s best friend since the day he was born. A third generation diamantaire from Antwerp—Modi’s father and grandfather worked in the diamond business while his mother cut her teeth as an interior designer—an appreciation for the fine gems always ran in the ... More
Right when Tiffany & Co. unveils its Atlas collection, here's a by-the-numbers breakdown of recent Hollywood-esque heists
Have we entered a new golden age for jewel thieves? In May, $1.4 million worth of Chopard gems were stolen from a hotel just off the Croisette during the Cannes Film Festival. Within a week, a necklace valued at $2.6 million vanished from a party at the Hotel ... More