“Jewels in the Night Sea”: Japanese Photographer Captures The Underwater Life Of The Ocean Creatures

Ryo Minemizu, one of Japan’s emerging stars in the field of marine life photography and the 2017 winner of the Nikkei National Geographic photography prize, captures the beauty and complexity of plankton that drift in our planet’s oceans and other bodies of water in meticulous detail. Here: The paddle of a Lysmata zoea larva. (Photo by Ryo Minemizu/The Guardian) Continue reading »

Elizabeth Taylor’s Jewels up for Auction at Christie’s

Hollywood style icon Elizabeth Taylor’s legendary collections, which include diamond jewellery and clothes, are up for auction at Christie’s Rockefeller Center headquarters in New York. A 16th century pearl necklace of the actress was sold for a record price of more than £7.1 million ($11 million) on the first day of the auction on Tuesday.

The Mike Todd antique diamond tiara at Christie’s auction. (Reuters) Continue reading »

Sotheby to Hold Magnificent Jewels and Jadeite Sale

A model presents the jadeite cabochon necklace and jadeite plaque ring during a media preview of Sotheby’s in Hong Kong, south China, Sept 22, 2011. Sotheby’s Hong Kong will hold its Magnificent Jewels and Jadeite Autumn Sale on Oct 5 with a total of 359 lots with an estimated value of 660 million HK$ ($85 million). (Xinhua) Continue reading »