A gem from Imelda's stash

An official from the Presidential Commission on Good Government displaying a rare pink diamond - one of the pieces of jewellery seized by the Philippine government from former first lady Imelda Marcos - at the Central Bank headquarters in Manila yest
PHOTO: AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE

An official from the Presidential Commission on Good Government displaying a rare pink diamond - one of the pieces of jewellery seized by the Philippine government from former first lady Imelda Marcos - at the Central Bank headquarters in Manila yesterday.

The authorities in the Philippines had Mrs Marcos' dazzling collection appraised by auction houses for a second day, ahead of a possible sale as the government seeks to use the family's allegedly ill-gotten wealth to raise money for the state.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on November 28, 2015, with the headline 'A gem from Imelda's stash'. Print Edition | Subscribe