Month: July 2011

Ralph Esmerian goes to prison

Ralph Esmerian, fourth-generation jewelry dealer and former owner of the Fred Leighton chain, was sentenced Friday to six years in prison for double pledging and reselling collateral used to secure more than $210 million in loans. Manhattan federal Judge Denise…

On the block this month

Summer is not peak auction time but Sotheby’s and Christie’s both have sales in London this month. Here are a few baubles you can bid on: For the complete auction line-up through the end of this year, check out our…