Bernie Madoff’s bling sold

Bernie and Ruth Madoff’s jewels were auctioned off this weekend. His 17 Rolexes disappointed but Ruth’s baubles were snatched up by buyers eagers to help pay off Madoff’s victims – or so they said. Best excuse for a spending spree we’ve had all year.

Big diamonds for big prices

Both Sotheby’s and Christie’s hold their big jewelry sales this week in New York City, and their hopes are pinned on diamonds. Sotheby’s is up first with a 29.53-carat pear-shaped diamond, internally flawless (pictured at left, courtesy Sotheby’s), at their…