Anna Hu jewelry at Sotheby’s Hong Kong for auction

Sotheby‚Äôs Hong Kong will host its autumn Magnificent Jewels and Jadeite auction next week, and the offering includes a contemporary fine jewelry collection from Chinese jeweler Anna Hu. Anna Hu always loved jewelry and gemstones but wanted to become a cellist. But because of a severe shoulder injury, she turned to her second love, jewelry. Five pieces have been commissioned…

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24 kt gold created in a lab

To put it lightly, something sensational happens upon feeding large concentrations of toxic gold chloride (also known as liquid gold) to the bacteria Cupriavidus metallidurans. After about a week’s time, the bacterium creates a 24-karat gold nugget from the digested toxins. “Microbial alchemy is what we’re doing, transforming gold from something that has no value into a…

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The weak get weaker and the stronger get stronger

This is a saying as old as the hills, but it is true, and it is becoming evident that this certainly pertains to the retail world. So many of the retailers we took for granted are going under. CreditRiskMonitor has yielded 28 retailers with significant bankruptcy risk. JCrew, Neiman Marcus, JCPenney, Chewy, Rite Aid, Pier…

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Retail nosedives

Forever 21 is filing for bankruptcy, sort of a bursting of the fashion bubble. It is closing over 350 stores worldwide. This is a store with trendy cheap merchandise made to look like coveted designer apparel. One feel of the clothing and that tells the whole story. Even the younger generation has well tossed a…

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