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Country estates and diversification: handing over the baton

The future for country estates is uncertain at the best of times, but as Britain prepares to leave the EU, landowners are seeking ever more creative ways of generating income.

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Violins: investing when there really are strings attached

While it’s well known that there’s money to be made in all manner of tangible assets ranging from gold to wine, the growth potential of the violin has remained a comparative secret.

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Return of the Pearl

Return of the Pearl

Less flashy than diamonds yet with an inherent beauty and glamour, pearls have risen faster in value than any other form of jewellery over the past decade. Zoe Dare Hall considers the investment potential of one of nature’s most precious gifts.

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A brush with greatness

Art as an investment is a risky business, but provided you only buy works you like, there’s enjoyment – and sometimes even profit – to be had in trying to spot the next big star, as Alastair Smart explains

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Putting a Price on Paint...and Pixels

Putting a Price on Paint...and Pixels

Digital technology is changing the way we view art, making it difficult to tell originals apart from top-quality reproductions. So what might that mean for the investment market?

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Enamel jewellery: Fired with enthusiasm

The art of the enameller reached its zenith with the Art Nouveau movement and today, famous names such as Fabergé and Lalique command record prices at auction.

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A guide to buying diamonds

It’s vital to know your beloved’s ear lobes and hand size, says jewellery designer Monica Bortolin-Cossa. And if you can afford them go for natural coloured stones

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Imogen Belfield

Show some metal!

Rhodium, titanium, palladium and platinum jewellery can outshine gold

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Hill Place | Cider

Diversification bears fruit

Branching out is a good thing, but in taking steps to avoid stepping on each other’s toes, it’s vital that important details don’t fall through the gaps

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The Scotch Malt Whisky Society

That's the spirit: why single-cask malt is the whisky of choice

Connoisseurs of Scotch are sniffing out the unique flavours that develop in each individual barrel

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Gavin Gardiner

You can't miss if you invest in a quality shotgun

In the age of low interest rates, sporting collectibles are a sure-fire way to get a return

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Art Collection

5 of the World’s Biggest Art Forgeries

We take a look at some the art world’s biggest forgeries to decipher just how big an issue fake art is within the industry

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Top tips for protecting your art

If you look after your art collection well it will have a positive impact on its long-term value.

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How Robust Is Your Estate's Disaster Recovery Plan?

A disaster recovery plan is crucial should the worst happen to your estate or country home.

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High Value Home Burglary Risks

High Profile Burglaries

Concern over high profile household burglaries

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Top tips for protecting your home and assets through the winter

10 Reasons Why You Should Use an Insurance Broker

Buying insurance direct is easy. Buying the right insurance, however, can be very difficult indeed. Find out why you should use a broker!

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Hidden assets

Hiding your valuables - do your loved ones know where to look?

Should the time come for your assets to passed on will your loved ones know where to look for them?

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Protecting your estate for the future

Protecting Your Estate For The Future

Owning an estate brings with it responsibilities far greater than those of the ordinary householder.

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