Sotheby’s set a record for the biggest jewelry auction, raising $141 million in Geneva as a 100-carat Graff diamond ring was reoffered after a first round of bidding failed to reach a high enough price.
The partners of SNR Denton LLP, Salans LLP of France and Canada’s Fraser Milner Casgrain LLP yesterday approved a three-way merger to form Dentons, a global firm with more than 2,500 lawyers in 52 countries.
David Bennett, the chairman of Sotheby's European jewelery department, shows off the Beau Sancy, a 34.98 carat pear cut diamond that has been in four European royal families. It will be up for auction in Geneva on May 14, with a projected valuation of up to $4M. (Source: Bloomberg)
Five new genes have been definitively linked to Alzheimer’s disease , doubling the total confirmed by scientists and opening new areas for research into an illness that affects 35 million people globally.
The Conservative Cabinet minister overseeing cuts to U.K. welfare payments is facing a petition challenging him to prove he can live on 53 pounds a week ($81), as voters express concern about the measures.