Gemstone · Queen · Royalty

The Imposter in the Crown

Spinel is one of the most underrated and undervalued gemstones is Spinel.Quality Spinel is actually more rare than Ruby and Diamonds but is not promoted commercially by dealers and jewellers due to lack of supply. It is therefore valued less than Ruby but is a favourite among gem connoisseurs and had started to close the price… Continue reading The Imposter in the Crown

Antique · Porcelain

A British farmer’s Chinese treasure trove fetches £45million

A collection of Chinese antiques, belonging to a British farmer, Roger Pilkington, has sold at auction for £45 million. The collection, consisting of around 100 pieces from the Tang, Song, Ming and Qing dynasties, dating from the 7th century to the 20th century. They had been collected by Mr Pilkington between 1950 and 1969, when… Continue reading A British farmer’s Chinese treasure trove fetches £45million