A Rare Blue Diamond Breaks Records in Asia

An extraordinary 10.10-carat blue diamond broke records yesterday after selling for $31.8 million at a Sotheby’s auction in Hong Kong. The rare gem—which holds the highest classification for colored diamonds called “fancy vivid”—is now the most expensive diamond to have sold in Asia. But behind the massive jewel’s glamorous sparkle hides a dubious history involving a foiled heist attempt, “stone burning,” and more. Head to …

NYC’s Material Good Concept Shop

A warm, luxuriant retail hub selling some of the world's best watches and more

Anyone who has spent time shopping for a watch at retailers, boutiques or department stores, knows the environment can be cold and brisk, pressure-laden and impersonal. Committing to a watch, whether for yourself or as a gift, should be a relaxed and thoughtful experience—watch purchases themselves should be based on emotional resonance as much as functionality. And that’s exactly what SoHo’s new concept shop Material …

Link About It: This Week’s Picks

Pricing the Apple Watch, mapping the ultimate US road trip, remembering a Simpsons co-creator and more in this week's filtered look at the web

1. Apple Watch Pricing Apple finally delivered its Apple Watch keynote this week, and while the product is packed with mind-boggling technology, its pricing may be the most dizzying. With so many size, strap and material combinations out there, there’s never been a more customizable device by the California company. To help you figure out how much you’re going to spend on your new Apple …