Best of the pricey baubles – what a week in Geneva!

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GENEVA, SWITZERLAND – Going, going, gone! For CHF11.28 million, the world’s “largest known pear-shaped fancy vivid yellow diamond”, a rarity for colour at its size and a newcomer on the market, went to an individual who wishes to remain anonymous, says Sotheby’s. The diamond was the hottest item in the auction house’s semi-annual Geneva fine […]

Elizabeth Taylor, screen star, Aids activist, dies in LA

Elizabeth Taylor, whose called Gstaad, Switzerland a second home, died in Los Angeles Wednesday, age 79, of congestive heart failure. She soared to fame in 1944 as the violet-eyed beauty in the film National Velvet at age 12, but she starred in numerous other films, including the critically acclaimed Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? She […]