Diamond ring bought at car boot sale for $13 valued at $456,000
Cultural history or cruel complicity? Why ivory antiques are so controversial
Rare delights: Where to see the world's most beautiful jewels
Japanese 'oke' gets a modern makeover
Lou Doillon's ultimate luxuries
Luxury redefined in 8 new objects
How fine whiskey gets its flavor
Why watchmakers are digging up the past
Futuristic fragrance: New biotech unlocks new scents
Ships in the night: A visit to one of Italy's 'pleasure boat' yards
Antique oddities target new collectors
World's elite prepare for the apocalypse
The historical draw of Chinese ceramics
The A to Z of luxury watches
These diamonds are hiding a secret
Winston Churchill's watch symbolizing 'peace and unity in Europe' to be sold
By Ken Kessler, CNN
The Lemania watch, which goes up for auction at Sotheby's on April 25, was given to Churchill in 1946 as a thank-you for his role in the Second World War.
Why centuries-old Stradivari violins smash auction records
By Nick Glass, CNN
For the last 300 years, there's been a mystique about the Italian luthier Antonio Stradivari and his violins. Today, the finest Strads sell over $15 million.
Shipwreck emeralds to fetch millions
By Abigail R. Esman, CNN
Cleopatra wore them. Elizabeth Taylor loved them. Egyptians believed they could bring eternal life.
Luxury watches that graced the big screen
By Ken Kessler, CNN
Long before product placement became commonplace, cars, watches, pens, cameras, soft drinks and other identifiable items were chosen as props per their suitability for the role.
The jewels of Iran's 'sad-eyed' princess
By Vincent Meylan, CNN
Soraya Esfandiary Bakhtiari never imagined that one day she would reign over her country. But her reign would be short-lived.
Five lessons from SIHH 2017
Each year in January, selected collectors, press and buyers are invited to attend the annual
Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie (SIHH)
, in Geneva, Switzerland.
How Africa's rare gems made their way to the red carpet
By Sophie Morlin-Yron,CNN
New discoveries of rare gemstones in Africa are challenging traditional sources making the continent a key player in the gemstone market.
How to capture a scent that's never been sniffed
By Nick Gilbert, CNN
Perfumery has always been an intricate science; much more effort goes into capturing a scent than those outside the industry might imagine.