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Ultra-rich bid for all that glitters at Swiss auctions

This parure featuring Russian empress Catherine's diamonds is expected to sell at Sotheby's auction for US$3 million to US$5 million.


GENEVA'S autumn jewel auctions got underway on Tuesday, with Russian oligarchs and Chinese billionaires among those eyeing up the array of eye-wateringly expensive bling on offer. The city's twice-annual sales of rare jewels are often dominated by stones the size of door-stoppers...

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