Kashmir sapphire sells for record figure 17/05/2013 A rare 19.88 carats cushion-shaped sapphire from Kashmir called "The star of Kashmir" has fetched a $3.5 million, breaking all records after selling for the highest per carat price of a sapphire in Geneva.
Art and collectibles insurance booms, says Stonehage 08/05/2013 Wealthy individuals and families have increased insurance cover for high end art assets, and are spending more time actively managing their collections, as works at the high end of the market have soared in value over the past two years, according to the Stonehage Group, a European multi-family office for ultra-high-net-worth families and entrepreneurs.
London firm to produce £50,000 atomic watch 01/05/2013 A London-based manufacturer of watch movements, Hoptroff, has announced a 'quantum leap in luxury timepiece for connoisseurs'. The Hoptroff No. 10 movement, which is destined for the world’s first atomic-powered pocket watch has started ticking for the first time. The result is a safe way to tell the time with more accuracy than any luxury mechanical or quartz watch ever produced the firm claims.
Pink Floyd drummer takes advantage of UK's SEIS investment scheme 22/01/2013 Foote’s, a historic music shop in the heart of London has been given a new lease of life after Nick Mason, full time Ferrari collector and part time Pink Floyd drummer, took advantage of the UK Treasury’s Seed EIS (SEIS) scheme to back new owners, Rob and Stella Wilson.
High net worths move to grab the Swag 28/08/2012 High net worth (HNW) individuals around the world hold on average just under 10 percent of their wealth in “treasure” assets or, in market jargon, items in the SWAG category – silver, wine, art, and gold - new research claims.