The trouble with 'miracle' synthetics is that, so far, there hasn't been one

George Osborne: Britain is betting big on graphene.

Until the 19th century we had to rely almost entirely on nature for the fabrics from which we built our world.

Sunday, 6 January, 2013, 2:48am

A way to turn coal into diamonds

BEIJING - A man from Ordos, in Inner Mongolia, bought 104 diamonds from a jewellery shop in Beijing. They cost him nearly 15 million yuan (HK$18.4 million).

25 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Hearts of stone

Diamonds seem to be making the news at the moment. A rare pink diamond, the Martian Pink, sold for US$17.4 million at Christie's Hong Kong last month. Diamonds Are Forever, the best James Bond film, has recently been re-released on Blu-ray, so now the picture is as sharp as Sean Connery's one-liners.

10 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Mother's day watches

Piaget - Limelight high jewellery secret watch

11 May 2012 - 12:00am

Bereaved find diamonds are forever

During 21 happy years together, Freda Tang Sau-lan and Kennedy Tam Su-nam enjoyed holidays all over the world.

When Kennedy died in 2010 at the age of 52 after suffering a stroke at work, Freda decided she wasn't going to let death keep them apart.

6 May 2012 - 12:00am

Glam rocks

Fashion cover: Comete necklace in white gold with diamonds from Chanel, Prince's Building, Central (inquiries: 2810 0978).

11 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Diva's valuables fetch HK$6.8 million

Bidders paid out HK$6.81 million for jewellery, watches and other valuables once owned by the late diva Anita Mui Yim-fong yesterday, more than double the anticipated HK$2.6 million.

6 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

Prepare to rock

Fashion cover: ornament tribal necklace in yellow gold with diamonds, sapphires and spessartite and tsavorite garnets (HK$560,000) from Louis Vuitton Fine Jewelry, The Landmark, Central. Printed long dress in silk chiffon (HK$62,800) and corset belt (HK$20,200), both from Hermes, The Galleria, Central.

11 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

More hunger for organic goods

Global economic woes and the lack of legal legislation on organic products in Hong Kong have done nothing to dampen the growth and popularity of the organic market.

A survey by the Hong Kong Organic Resource Centre shows that in 2008, 90 per cent of interviewees had bought organic products, compared with only 30 per cent in 2005.

26 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

Taking the shine off diamonds

I am writing in response to a Bright Spark article, 'Diamonds are a girl's best friend' (Young Post, June 9).

The writer stresses the importance that young girls place on diamond engagement rings and how we 'all long for our Prince Charming' to kneel down with a big, shiny rock in hand.

17 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

Why carbon auditors make bosses nervous

Auditors measuring the carbon footprint of last year's climate-change summit in Hong Kong ran into three big obstacles: two of the three official hotels and the venue where it was held refused to reveal their utility bills, essential to the calculations.

17 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

Black diamonds

A modern day mystery

With the advance of technology, there are very few unsolved mysteries these days. There is one though - in the precious stone industry. Nobody is sure where they come from originally. For some strange reason they are usually found in only two places in the world. Plus it is extremely old, yet the mystery of the black diamond has not been solved.

15 Sep 2010 - 12:00am

Gift from Heaven to go under hammer

The world's largest emerald on a matrix base is, reportedly, going on sale. The owners of the 536kg hunk of bling - known as the Gift from Heaven - have finally confirmed a date to sell it. Currently on view at the InterContinental Hong Kong hotel, the inspection period starts tomorrow and continues until June 27, when it will be privately auctioned.

26 May 2009 - 12:00am

Four workers ill after inhaling carbon dioxide

Four workers became ill and were taken to Princess Margaret Hospital after inhaling carbon dioxide leaking from a cylinder at the Hutchison Logistics Centre in Kwai Chung Container Port Road South. Three of the four men were carrying out maintenance in the fifth-floor switch room and the fourth was working outside when they became ill at about 3.30pm.

17 Dec 2008 - 12:00am

Green ambassadors show the way

A small army of 'green ambassadors' has graduated from the Sino Green Academy to promote eco-friendly management and environmental awareness throughout 180 Sino-managed properties.

24 Oct 2008 - 12:00am