Archive March 2012
King George Tupou V of Tonga died today in a hospital in Hong Kong after a short illness. He was reported to have been in intensive care for the last 10 days. The cause of death was not specified, but the king had been suffering from cancer and had undergone renal surgery last year. He was 63 years old.
On Tuesday 28 February 2012, the famous auction house Sotheby’s announced it will auction one of the world’s most famous gems: the “Beau Sancy”, a 35-carat pear-shaped diamond once worn by Maria de’Medici at her coronation in 1610.