With a hint of the unusual

PUBLISHED : Friday, 02 May, 2008, 12:00am
UPDATED : Friday, 02 May, 2008, 12:00am

King Fook ( 30-32 Des Voeux Road Central, 28228524) has a collection of jade and diamond jewellery (right) that would make any mum feel like a star. Featuring gorgeous jade gems and glistening white diamonds, the collection is classic, elegant and glamorous. It is said that the lustre of good jade grows stronger with time - this precious stone makes the perfect symbol of love between mother and child. Masterpiece by King Fook (Shop G21, Central Building, 1-3 Pedder Street, Central, 25266733) stocks the cute, but elegant jewellery from Aaron Basha, a New York brand. The Baby Shoes range (below) are enamel and diamond pieces ideal for fashionable mums. Aaron Basha fans include pop icons Madonna, Celine Dion and Britney Spears.

If jewellery is something all women love, sweet smelling lotions and potions are another. Sanctuary, a spa and cosmetics company based in Covent Garden in London, is offering a special gift set for purchase of Sanctuary products over HK$398. The set contains products not otherwise available in Hong Kong - two kinds of body butter and body souffles: the Mandelular Sensuous Body Souffle and Bidadari Shimmering Body Souffle, which adds a touch of glitter to skin. Sanctuary spa skin care products are available exclusively in Mannings stores.

Bertolucci's Doppia range of watches (HK$19,500, above) is perfect for girly mums. The Mediterranean inspired Swiss-crafted timepieces come in fuschia, purple, champagne and black, with calfskin or satin straps. Faces feature either lace or flower patterns. Bertolucci watches are available at Dickson Watch & Jewellery (Shop12B, The Landmark, 25214245) and The Peninsula hotel (G/F, East Arcade, 23698264).

Another option for mums who like a little colour in their day is the S.T. Dupont Caprice range of pens (HK$2,200-HK$4,900) (right). They come in silver and shiny lacquer in fuschia, purple, mother-of-pearl and black.

Celine has launched the Turt'line collection of accessories for Mother's Day, inspired by the tortoise, a symbol of hope and longevity. There is a pretty charm bracelet (HK$2,500) and a necklace (HK$3,100) with seaside-themed charms including a turtle and seahorse, and keyrings and a ring. All pieces are available at Celine's flagship store (ShopG40, The Landmark, 25251281). Pictured above from left: gold tone metal ring, keyring and necklace.

Award-winning Parisian jewellery designer Nathalie Moisy recently launched her Ensemble collection, which combines 'French creativity with Asian simplicity'. In her Rendez Vous collection, rings (HK$24,000-HK$35,000) with diamonds, amethyst, topaz, garnet and lemon, rose and smoky quartz (right) are stackable so you can change your look each day, while earrings have detachable dangles so they can be transformed into studs. Her Nuptial collection was inspired by sakura blossoms and tulips, and pendants (HK$22,500-HK$55,200) (right) feature line pave diamonds in brown and white. The collections are on display at the Ensemble Studio (2009, Lane Crawford House, 70Queen's Road, Central, 28680234) and any purchases before May 15 will be accompanied by a free gift. Ensemble also offers a design service so you can have the perfect piece made.

Even for the woman who has everything, a classic pen is always appreciated. The Varius Alligator (HK$8,800 for the fountain pen, HK$6,800 for the roller ball and HK$5,800 for the ballpoint) by Swiss penmaker Caran d'Ache is produced entirely by hand. The alligator skin in chocolate brown contrasts with the slick contours of the silver-plated, rhodium-coated nib. The pens are available at The Peninsula (Shop MW13, 23691620) IFCMall (Shop2024, 22347770) and The Venetian Macau (Shop1001a, +853 28576031).