Elizabeth Taylor shows off the rock given to her by Richard Burton. Photograph: Express Newspapers/Hulton Archive/Getty

I can't decide whether or not marriage is a prudent choice. The majority of marriages I’ve witnessed have failed, often in dramatic fashion, leavin(...)

A woman displays a 100.20-carat diamond ring at a pre-auction viewing at Sotheby’s. The diamond sold for $22.1 million in New York yesterday. 0:42

An eye-popping, 100-carat diamond, the highlight of a magnificent jewels sale in New York on Tuesday, sold for $22.1 million, Sotheby’s auction house (...)

Optica, a boutique eyewear business run by husband and wife team Donal and Deirdre McNally

Dawson Street, one of Dublin’s most beautiful thoroughfares, is currently blighted by Luas works but savvy shoppers will have noticed a subtle chan(...)

Pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong’s financial central district last October. Photograph: Damir Sagolj/Reuters

On the surface it’s as if the pro-democracy protests of late 2014 never happened in Hong Kong. People rush around, consuming like crazy, with job ads(...)

 While sales in the Asia-Pacific region and at the group’s watch brands declined in the quarter, Europe benefited from a return of tourist shoppers and the Americas still reported growth. Photograph:  Krisztian Bocsi/Bloomberg

Cartier owner Richemont said weak luxury watch demand in Hong Kong and Macau halted sales growth in the final quarter of 2014, echoing comments by lux(...)

With the latest increase, the iPhone’s price in roubles has risen 69 per cent in less than a month

Apple has raised iPhone prices in Russia by 35 per cent, its second increase in less than a month to account for the rouble’s plunge agai(...)

A Cartier plantinum ring set with “an intense yellow brilliant-cut diamond weighing 7.06 carats” at Adam’s (€200,000-€400,000)

Three major jewellery auctions in Dublin next week may help to solve some Christmas shopping conundrums for men – always a fraught business. The Te(...)

Detail from  ‘Preparing for the Dance’ by Joseph Carraud

Tuesday, November 11th Adam’s, St Stephen’s Green, Dublin. The Ib Jorgensen Art sale. With 80 per cent of lots sold. Girl With Sunflower by Colin Midd(...)

The two famous pieces of Cartier tiger jewellery are now being sold by soprano Sarah Brightman.

Two pieces of tiger jewellery by Cartier, which were formerly owned by the Duchess of Windsor, will go under the hammer at Christie’s in Geneva on Tue(...)

Jonathan Irwin, founder and chief executive of the Jack & Jill foundation. Photograph: Frank Miller

The trouble with living a packed life is that at least some of the things that happen along the way will be unpleasant. It’s something Jonathan Irwin (...)