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An extremely rare bottle of The Macallan Valerio Adami 1926 set a new world record when it was sold by Bonhams auctioneers on 3 October. The limited-edition 60-year-old lot fetched an eye-watering £848,750—it had been estimated at £700,000-900,000. Previous to this sale, the world record was set in May 2018 by Bonhams when another bottle of The Macallan Valerio Adami 1926 was sold for £814,081. Pop art labels Macallan commissioned two iconic pop artists—Valerio Adami...

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Diamonds have been revered for their beauty for millennia. Nowadays, coloured diamonds offer a strong return on investment—even in the current global market. Debatably less complex than the cryptocurrency market and, decidedly, more beautiful than stocks, fancy coloured diamonds (FCDs) are increasingly turning the heads of wealthy investors. Thanks to a surge in demand for FCDs over the last decade—and their reputation for being a safe long-term investment—it’s no wonder connoisseurs are adding them to...

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Sotheby’s will hold a series of dedicated auctions from The Estate of Barbara Sinatra in New York this December. The collection will be split among three sales: Lady Blue Eyes: Property of Barbara and Frank Sinatra (6 December), Magnificent Jewels (4 December), and Lady Blue Eyes: Online (27 November-7 December).  Gathered primarily from the couple’s residences in Los Angeles, Palm Springs and Malibu, the objects on offer to collectors include fine art, decorative pieces and...

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Christie’s Geneva will auction the largest Fancy Vivid Pink diamond, The Pink Legacy, on 28 November 2018. Weighing just under 19 carats, the rectangular-cut gem is the highlight of the auction house’s Magnificent Jewels sale, which will be held at the Four Seasons Hotel de Bergues in Geneva. The Pink Legacy diamond descends from the Oppenheimer family—it is currently estimated to fetch from $30-50 U.S. million. A remarkable diamond Rahul Kadakia, international head of jewellery...

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A special exhibition will feature the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s wedding outfits from their royal wedding in May 2018. The display, A Royal Wedding: The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, will be on show at Windsor Castle from 26 October to January 6 2019 and at the Palace of Holyroodhouse in Edinburgh from 14 June until 6 October 2019. Minimal and elegant Described as one of the most ‘minimal and elegant’ royal wedding dresses...

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This autumn, Sotheby’s New York will offer works from the Marsha and Robin Williams collection in a dedicated auction. The sale, which is currently scheduled to take place on 4 October 2018, is set to showcase movie memorabilia, contemporary art, furniture, accessories and various items associated with Marsha and Robin’s careers. For a good cause A portion of the proceeds will benefit organisations championed by Robin Williams and Marsha Garces Williams, his wife of 20...

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A historic display tracing the evolution of Princess Diana’s fashion and style is currently on show at Kensington Palace, the late royal’s former home. Diana: Her Fashion Story is a landmark exhibition that brings together pieces worn by the Princess of Wales during her most iconic moments. Some are even on loan from TRH The Duke of Cambridge and the Duke of Sussex. The collection consists of 28 garments—from glittering evening gowns to Princess Diana’s...

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Antique marketplace LoveAntiques.com has revealed a list of the top five most valuable football memorabilia as well as a set of guidelines for potential collectors. The list, created in collaboration with sporting memorabilia expert Chris Williams, puts a football rulebook from 1863 at the top of the list. It was sold by Sheffield FC—the oldest known club—in 2011 for a staggering £881,250. Williams, who is a sports expert and owner of Sportingold, said that while...

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Christian Dior: Designer of Dreams, the most comprehensive Christian Dior exhibition in the UK to date, is set to grace London’s Victoria & Albert Museum in 2019. Tracing the history of one of fashion’s most iconic names, the exhibition will span from 1947 to present day, highlighting the couturier’s vision of femininity and encompassing garments, accessories and fragrances. In addition to showcasing the impact the influential couturier had on the industry, the display will also...

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Tate has released information on upcoming museum exhibitions in 2019 for all its galleries in London, Liverpool and St. Ives. As part of its portfolio of exhibitions planned for 2019 are displays dedicated to the art world’s most famous figures, including Vincent van Gogh, Pierre Bonnard and William Blake. Covering 200 years of ground-breaking art, these exhibits will showcase artwork in different mediums—including photography, prints and sculptures—created by artists from almost all corners of the...

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