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Gemstones

Stonelove

Stonelove

There was plenty of drama at Christie's Hong Kong Magnificent Jewels auction on Tuesday, which raked in just over HK$640.5 million from about 290 lots including signed pieces from Cartier, Tiffany & Co and Van Cleef & Arpels.

Monday, 3 June, 2013, 9:57am

Rocks on a roll

Chinese demand has grown to make the country the world's second-largest buyer of diamonds, surpassing Japan in 2011. Photo: Bloomberg

China's burgeoning middle class is buying diamonds so quickly that the price of mass-market stones is rising faster around the world than for top-quality jewels affordable only to the super-rich.

3 May 2013 - 4:22am

'Archduke Joseph' diamond sells for record price at Christie's in Geneva

A model holds the "Archduke Joseph" diamond, a 76-carat giant from the Golconda mine that produced the famous Koh-i-noor. Photo: AFP

A huge, internally flawless diamond from India's fabled Golconda mines was sold at auction in Geneva for a record 20.355 million Swiss francs (HK$157.8 million), Christie's said.

15 Nov 2012 - 2:57am

Out shopping

Out shopping

16 Sep 2012 - 2:36am

Beauty brand Sjal taps soothing essence of sapphires in a facial oil

Kristin Petrovich

It's not unusual to have sapphires in your jewellery box, but how about in your cosmetics cabinet?

Kristin Petrovich, the founder of cult beauty brand Sjal, says she believes sapphires can give beauty products a magical boost.

Petrovich flew in from New York on Tuesday to launch Sjal's Saphir facial oil at Causeway Bay's 10/10 Space salon.

7 Sep 2012 - 3:52am

Anyallerie

Who started it? Established in 2009, Anyallerie is the brain-child of jewellery designer Nanta Tangudtaisak, who created the company almost as a side project while completing a Master's degree at Columbia University in New York.

24 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Sparkling array of options

Hong Kong Jewellery and Gem Fair - June

The June Hong Kong Jewellery and Gem Fair is a testament to the city's status as Asia's jewellery and gemstone trading hub.

21 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

World class

Fashion cover: cotton rose coat (HK$37,650) from Prada, Alexandra House, Central. Jeanne necklace in pink gold set with rubies, pink, violet and yellow sapphires, diamonds and coral, and Jeanne ring in pink gold set with rubies, pink sapphires, brown and white diamonds, both from Boucheron, Mandarin Oriental Hotel, 5 Connaught Road, Central (inquiries: 2147 9908).

17 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Martian Pink snapped up for a sparkling HK$135m

A frenzied 10-minute bidding war sent the price of the 12.04 carat Martian Pink diamond soaring to a record HK$135 million.

The stunning gem was snapped up by an anonymous buyer at Christie's Hong Kong jewellery sale on Tuesday. The price, way above the auctioneer's estimate of HK$95 million, made it the most expensive round pink diamond ever to go under the hammer.

31 May 2012 - 12:00am

Diamonds add glamour

Bonhams offers a magnificent selection of jadeite and diamonds this week: 238 lots with a total estimate of more than HK$101 million.

21 May 2012 - 12:00am

Treasure hunters

The luxury jewellery market is flourishing as a growing demand for top-quality and unique pieces keeps the industry rolling in the good times. Arnaud Bastien, regional director of Graff Diamonds for Asia, says the wealthiest clients are always looking for rare and exclusive pieces.

25 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Ocean queen gets revamp

Forget the perception of a string of pearls as a timeless piece of jewellery epitomised by Gabrielle Chanel and grandmothers around the world.

25 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

All for charity

A mesmerising collection of jewellery will be up for auction next month in Geneva. The pieces, ranging from the late 18th century to the present, belong to Lily Safra, a Brazilian socialite and philanthropist.

Collectors in London, New York and Paris have previewed the collection, which will be in Hong Kong on Friday and Saturday at Christie's in Alexandra House.

25 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Ode to maharajas

Cartier produced a three-and-a-half-minute film to mark its 165th anniversary this year as one of the world's leading jewellery houses in design, innovation and culture.

25 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Rare gems still dazzle

Establishing rarity is of utmost importance to owners of fine diamonds and gemstones. Exquisite diamonds and coloured gemstones of extraordinary quality or size will always be in demand. In addition, like most memorabilia, if a famous person wore, bought or even sold it, the value jumps significantly.

25 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

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