GENEVA A royal treasure trove including jewels that belonged to French Queen Marie-Antoinette fetched 53.5 million Swiss francs (£41 million) on Wednesday, as collectors snapped up rare historic gems fresh to the market, Sotheby's said. | Video
GENEVA The "Pink Legacy", a diamond weighing just under 19 carats, fetched a record 50.375 million Swiss francs ($50 million/£38.4 million), purchased by U.S.-based luxury jeweller Harry Winston, Christie's said on Tuesday. | Video
GENEVA, Nov 13 The 'Pink Legacy', a diamond
weighing just under 19 carats, fetched a record 50.375 million
Swiss francs ($50 million) as it outshone all other auction lots
at Christie's in Geneva on Tuesday.
GENEVA A unique vintage wristwatch went under the hammer for 3.915 million Swiss francs ($3.88 million) in Geneva on Tuesday, auctioneer Sotheby's said, setting a world record price after hectic bidding.
ADEN, Yemen/GENEVA Yemeni forces backed by the Saudi-led coalition launched on Friday a "vast offensive" to take full control of the port city of Hodeidah, the internationally recognised government based in the southern city of Aden said.
* Says many people still trapped in Hodeidah by fighting
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GENEVA "The Asprey", a legendary vintage Patek Philippe watch, will go on the auction block next week in Geneva, where it could fetch $2 million to $4 million, Sotheby's said on Wednesday.
GENEVA Western countries including France, Germany and the United States called on China on Tuesday to close down detention camps that activists say hold one million Uighurs and other Muslims.