Jewellery

Royal diamond sells for $9.6m.

Diamond sale

Royal gem fetches $9.6m

A diamond passed down through European royalty has fetched 9 million Swiss francs.

  • Contains:
thumb

Rare gem

Huge rare pink diamond found in WA

Mining giant Rio Tinto said it has unearthed a 'remarkable' 12.76 carat pink diamond in Australia, the largest of the rare and precious stones ever found in the resources-rich nation.

  • Contains:
manning

Style conscious

Manning it up in New York

Menswear, the perennial poor relation of women's high fashion, stepped it up a notch last week, as New York runways reflected men's rising interest in fashion.

  • Contains:
  • This article contains a photo gallery
The biggest rock of all .. the diamond which fetched $8.8 million.

Gem auction

Liz Taylor's rock sells for $8.8m

A 33.19-carat diamond ring given to Elizabeth Taylor by actor Richard Burton, whom she married twice, has sold for $8.84 million at an auction of gems, fabulous clothes, accessories and memorabilia amassed by the late actress.

  • Contains:
The Sun-Drop Diamond.

Bling of beauty

Vivid yellow gem sells for an eye-watering $10m

The Sun-Drop Diamond of South Africa, a giant pear-shaped gem weighing 110.3 carats, has sold for 10 million Swiss francs ($A10.7 million) at auction, beating previous records for a jewel of its type.

  • Contains:
The Elizabeth Taylor diamond.

Screen legend

Taylor's diamonds up for sale

Richard Burton set a record when he bought Elizabeth Taylor a ring for $305,000 in 1968. Now it is expected to fetch $3 million at auction.

  • Contains:
diamond

Bright bling

Dazzling yellow diamond set for auction

A vivid yellow diamond weighing 32.7 carats is expected to fetch up to $US8 million when it is sold at auction in October, Christie's said.

  • Contains:
Altura JNK Intimo shoe has been designed to discretely add height.

Man Scape

A step up for the short guy

Short-man syndrome casts smaller men as bellicose, brash and boorish. So can a pair of shoes with 10cm heel lifts change all of that?

  • Contains:
engagement ring

What cost?

Diamonds: not a man's best friend

Along with sorting through countless combinations of size, quality and cut, men must answer the age old question - how much to spend?

  • Contains: