/R E P E A T -- Million Dollar rare diamond up for auction in Vancouver!/

VANCOUVER, Feb. 16, 2012 /CNW/ -

Million dollar gems!
On the heels of setting auction records in Toronto  including  the sale of a rare 50 carat diamond, international auction house  RITCHIES  is going  west  for its first ever auction in Vancouver. Gems up for auction include: a 28 ct white emerald cut diamond expected to go for over $1million  and  a 16 ct yellow diamond, the largest  ever offered in Vancouver.  Rare gems also available for purchase include a diamond "Boucheron" broach, with an intense pink diamond certified from "Argyle" mines of Australia, and a "Sugarloaf" ruby ring.  As well as a rare watch by luxury brand Audemar Piguet,  "Tourbillon" model valued at $250,000. There will also be more affordable pieces available at the Sunday February 26th auction. Auction items in detail at www.ritchies.com.

Canada:Ripe for diamond investors!
The struggling world economy has made rare gems a popular and safe investment with Canada now sought after as a safe market for the world's collectors to buy and sell rare gems at auction.  Vancouver native Kashif Khan, RITCHIES managing partner will unveil the complete collection of gems, watches and other jewellery up for auction at a press conference Monday, February 20th.

With offices in Toronto, New York and Hong Kong, RITCHIES holds over 20 auctions each year to a broad national and international market. Our buyers include leading collectors, dealers, designers, curators and discerning private individuals who have come to trust our expertise, experience and in-depth market knowledge.

Press Conference
Monday February 20, at 11:00am
Sutton Place Hotel Vancouver
845 Burrard Street

Auction on Sunday February 26th, 2pm
Public Viewing 11-2
Sutton Place Hotel Vancouver


For further information:

Questions/ RSVP:  info@buzzpr.ca
Inquiries, day of event: kkhan@ritchies.com
Auction Info: www.ritchies.com

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