Polished trading stable in 1 ct. and larger, with dealers optimistic for Black Friday and holiday season. Record Alibaba Singles’ Day (11/11) sales of $30.8B boost outlook for e-commerce, despite concerns US-China trade war will impact consumer spending. Rough market cautious.
A royal treasure trove including jewels that belonged to French Queen Marie-Antoinette fetched 53.5 million Swiss francs ($53.2 million) on Wednesday, as collectors snapped up rare historic gems fresh to the market, Sotheby’s said.
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