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Portero.com raises more VC funding for luxury auction website

New York based Portero.com has raised $6.6 million in VC funding. The Series B round was led by LFE Capital. Portero.com provides a luxury marketplace and auction site for authenticated luxury items from hundreds of brands since 2004. Categories include jewelry, watches, accessories and fine housewares. Portero’s emphasize is placed on the value-add provided by their authentication process and the all-inclusive consignment process including: research, pricing, professional photography, description write-up payment, shipping and finalizing [...]

By | 2009-02-19T14:25:33+00:00 February 19th, 2009|Jewelry, Miscellaneous, Technology|2 Comments

Rectangular-cut 28.82 carat diamond ring sells for $1,098,340

This ring was recently sold in Geneva by Christie's for CHF1,323,000 ($1,098,340) From the lot note: "Set with a rectangular-cut diamond weighing 28.82 carats, to the triangular-shaped diamond shoulders, mounted in platinum, ring size 6. Accompanied by report no. 17465770 dated 17 July 2008 from the GIA Gemological Institute of America stating that the diamond is I colour, VVS2 clarity " See details at Christie's

By | 2009-05-03T00:01:03+00:00 November 20th, 2008|Jewelry|3 Comments
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