Bonhams to auction jewellery worth millions in celebration of coloured gems

In Bonhams’ upcoming Rare Jewels and Jadeite auction, the spotlight is focused on the beauty of coloured stones and is presented under the theme “The Jewels of the World Collection”. Apart from Burmese rubies, Colombian emeralds and Kashmir sapphires, all of which boast highly coveted provenances, gemstones from the far-flung corners of the gemmology world, … Read more Bonhams to auction jewellery worth millions in celebration of coloured gems

Several months and millions of dollars later, New Zealand votes to keep its flag

New Zealand voted on Thursday to retain its national flag, which includes the Union Jack of its former colonial ruler, after a 16-month exercise that cost taxpayers NZ$26 million ($17.44 million). Preliminary results of a referendum showed 56.6 percent of voting Kiwis wanted to keep the flag, which is completed by the Southern Cross constellation, … Read more Several months and millions of dollars later, New Zealand votes to keep its flag