Glitter bug

Earrings and necklaces dripping with colourful gems will give you a sparkling start to the New Year.

Camelia Paraiba brooch from Chanel enquiries 2810 0978

Bague Attrape-moi by Chaumet HK$79,000

Friday, 2 January, 2009, 12:00am

Gold, frankincense and myrrh

1 Monologo yellow gold band ring with 0.35-carat pave diamonds (HK$26,100), Bulgari.

2 Baby Love necklace in white gold with diamonds and black ceramic (HK$22,800), Cartier.

3 Attrape-Moi Garden Party pendant (HK$197,000), Chaumet.

4 Samson and Delilah skincare kit (HK$780), Aesop.

5 Dec 2008 - 12:00am

Style bites

Python released

French fashion house Yves Saint Laurent has launched its Python collection exclusively in Hong Kong. It includes a series of limited-edition tees (right) for men and women, with python embroidery (HK$1,690 to HK$6,350). At all boutiques, including Alexandra House, Central, tel: 2868 0092

Beat a path to trunk show

3 Dec 2008 - 12:00am

Glitz and glamour

Whether it's something for you or to give as a gift to the happy couple, Hong Kong offers a wealth of options that add that extra sparkle

13 Jun 2008 - 12:00am

Dinner promises to put a smile on charities' faces

This year's event begins with a charity dinner and auction today. Proceeds from the evening will be split between Operation Smile's Hangzhou Charity Hospital and the Red Cross in Chengdu to help victims of the May 12 earthquake.

27 May 2008 - 12:00am

for the lover of fine accessories

1 Chaumet Bee ring in white gold with orange and white diamonds (HK$18.59million). 2 Bulgari cufflinks in yellow gold (HK$11,900). 3 Life of Circle Double Happiness cufflinks (HK$1,680). 4 Jacob & Co. The World is Yours five time-zone watch in rose gold (HK$541,000), King Fook. 5 Emporio Armani drop earrings set with zircons (HK$2,760).

7 Dec 2007 - 12:00am

A golden opportunity

A replica of the tiara presented to Empress Marie-Louise of France in 1811 - just one of the treasures on show in Central at Chaumet of Paris. Jewellery and objects commissioned by Napoleon Bonaparte and his family will be displayed at Chaumet's museum, in the St George's Building, to celebrate the first anniversary of the jeweller's flagship store.

4 Dec 2007 - 12:00am

Putting on the glitz: Napoleon's jewels

Many fine jewellers have been linked to royals and aristocracy over the years, for example Cartier, jeweller of choice for the Duchess of Windsor. For Chaumet, a long and lasting relationship with French emperor Napoleon I established the French house as one of the world's most prestigious jewellers.

3 Dec 2007 - 12:00am

Peek at Chaumet

French jewellery maker Chaumet hosted a cocktail party to preview its new collection, Attrape- moi ... si tu m'aimes, at the Mandarin Oriental hotel last month.

27 Apr 2007 - 12:00am

Neck & Neck

Don't hang back - a beautiful pendant makes a striking piece of jewellery.

Astrale by Bulgari HK$63,000

Double Wing by Garrard HK$99,200

Caresse d'Orchidees by Cartier Enquiries: 2522 2963

Etoile #2 by Mauboussin HK$9,300

Class One by Chaumet HK$115,200

Bond by Asprey HK$21,750

9 Feb 2007 - 12:00am

Star of the show

French actress Sophie Marceau lent her glamour to French jeweller Chaumet for its Ice House Street boutique launch last month.

15 Dec 2006 - 12:00am

Get ahead, get a tiara

Tiaras aren't just for blue-blooded royals and beauty queens, according to Beatrice de Plinval (right), curator of the Chaumet museum in Paris. The French historian was brought to Hong Kong for a lunch lecture ahead of her plans to set up shop locally.

14 Apr 2006 - 12:00am

Paris sparkle

Renowned French jeweller Chaumet hosted an exclusive dinner at the Island Shangri-La ballroom and invited a select group of big spenders. Chairman Pierre Haquet flew in from Paris and all those who attended marvelled at the watches and jewellery on display - and the sashaying models.

3 Nov 1997 - 12:00am

Spoilt for choice in fine jewellery stakes

A LL together now . . . 'On the first day of Christmas my true love gave to me - one Asprey bracelet . . . two Chaumet brooches . .

3 Nov 1994 - 12:00am

French charmer has fine line for women of all ages

LUNCH at the Mandarin Grill with former Hong Kong resident Bruno Stackler, who, it is said, was quite a French charmer during his sojourn here.

27 Apr 1994 - 12:00am