Affluent Americans spend $21bn on watches and jewellery

And Cartier is the most popular jeweller, says research into wealthy American�s spending habits in 2009

Indian jewellery prices undented by gold

The rising cost of gold isn't deterring jewellery sales in India

Belarus President wears a $17k Patek Philippe

But what is Barak Obama wearing on his wrist?

The Top 10 sales at September's Antiquorum

Two recording breaking $780k and $684k Patek Philippe watches may have stolen the show, but here are the other big sellers...

See the new $80k Tag Heuer watch

The designer's first ever platinum watch is set to cause excitement among watch collectors

Billionaire's diamond to auction for $3-5m

Christie's hopes this diamond's former owner and her reputation will enhance an already flawless stone

'Demand for collectible watches is back to pre-recession numbers'

So says the chairman of Antiquorum - its September auction netted an incredible $9m, including two Patek Philippe record breakers

Good news: jewellery markets are thriving

More people want tangible assets and this is keeping jewellery investments in good health, say auction experts

Space explorer's watch brings $45k

A Seiko wristwatch worn by a business entrepreneur and space explorer has brought five figures at Antiquorum in New York

Marlon Brando's watch sells for $18k

A Vacheron Constantin from the actor's 1950s golden period was among the big sales in New York

Two world record sales for Patek Philippe

'Buyers are willing to pay a premium for watches chosen by well respected collectors,� says Antiquorum president

World's biggest gem expo in Hong Kong

Expo will feature 3,000 exhibitors from 44 countries and the largest-ever diamond pavilion

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