Jewels in the crown
To celebrate its 230th anniversary, Chaumet has launched a jewellery collection called Josephine. There are 30 styles available, including several rings based on the brand's signature tiara, such as the Aigrette ring (left; HK$485,000) featuring tsavorite garnet, Paraiba tourmaline, blue tourmaline and diamonds. More modern are the Josephine earrings (HK$127,000) in white gold and diamonds. The collection is available at Chaumet, St George's Building, Central, tel: 2536 9338.
Christian Dior's Christal Passage watch comes in a new size (33mm) this summer and embellished with stones such as iolite (right; HK$1.19 million), mandarin garnet (HK$1.82 million) and tsavorite (HK$2 million). Styles with different gemstones can be made upon request. The watch is available at Christian Dior, The Landmark, Central, tel: 2524 8277.
Inside the box
New for autumn is Chlo?'s boxy Darla bag, which comes with cool details such as long zipped pockets, a pink-gold retro lock and a quilted handle. It comes in a range of fabrics including box calfskin (right), nubuck calfskin and leopard-print pony skin. Colours range from black and camel to blue and terracotta. The bag is available at Chloe, The Mandarin Oriental, Central, tel: 2865 2833.
Le Prince du Sud, a French company that specialises in haute-couture passementerie - handmade trimmings - and which has been collaborating with fashion houses such as Yves Saint Laurent and Hermes, has launched a range of chic clutches (HK$7,100 each). Made using traditional weaving techniques, they come in colours ranging from bright pink to neutrals. The handmade clutches are available at Heather & March, Prince's Building, Central, tel: 2530 0686.