Briefs, February 3, 2013

Police charged a man and two women with drug dealing, after they were stopped in Hong Kong Airport's departure hall while trying to smuggle HK$1.4 million worth of Ice out of the city. 

Sunday, 3 February, 2013, 5:36am

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

Maria Grazia Baldan

Who started it? From her hometown of Udine, in northeastern Italy, Maria Grazia Baldan relocated to Milan to work as the Italian agent for American costume jeweller Kenneth Lane. Working from a small office in the city, she began creating pastel-coloured floral bangles. The galalite bracelets were a huge success and she launched her eponymous label in Sardinia in 1980.

13 May 2012 - 12:00am

Tina Green dazzles with crystal collection

Tina Green may be Britain's wealthiest woman, but that doesn't stop her from working hard. Her latest venture is a collaboration with French crystal maker Lalique, for which she has designed a collection of limited-edition and numbered pieces.

19 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Colours of China

Yan Wong's photographs (including Jade Green, left) that explore the colours of China. Mon-Sat, 11.30am-7.30pm, Art Beatus Gallery, G/F 50 Peel St, Central. Inquiries: 2526 0818. Ends Mar 28

12 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Precious gemstones offer a burst of intense colour

Heralding the arrival of spring, the latest jewellery creations by several exhibitors at the HKTDC Hong Kong International Jewellery Show display a burst of intense and rich colour emanating from precious gemstones.

16 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

Symbols of romance

Thoughts will turn to romance when the fine jewellery and jadeite collection at Bonhams Autumn Auction goes on display. Nothing says love like a cluster of diamonds or a classic sapphire, and lasting symbols of true romance will be on offer in many hues and forms.

22 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Perfect symbols of eternal love

The act of giving jewellery to newlyweds is an age-old Chinese custom suffused with symbolism. Traditionally, parents of the couple give a pair of solid gold dragon and phoenix bangles which represent eternal love.

23 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

Glittering line-up on display


This year, the June Hong Kong Jewellery and Gem Fair will be the largest, with more than 1,500 companies from 37 countries and regions exhibiting the latest designs, loose gemstones, pearls and other related products.

23 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

Gems of rare beauty

The jewellery and jadeite auction will feature rare items with the star lot being an 8.88kt D-colour internally flawless ring with double excellent grading in symmetry and polish (estimate HK$880,000 to HK$1 million). Other highlights include lot 834.

20 May 2011 - 12:00am

Jade is sale highlight

The Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art auction will feature pieces from private collections including those of John and Berthe Ford. Highlights include Chinese jade (lots 389-428), featuring an outstanding white jade hu vase, Qianlong, HK$800,000 to HK$1.2 million (lot 427), and a large white-jade finger citron (lot 389) from the mid-Qing dynasty, HK$80,000 to HK$120,000.

20 May 2011 - 12:00am

Blown away by Bonhams' bling

Bonhams' Year of the Tiger cocktail reception

When: February 9

Where: Oriental Watch Store's VIP lounge, Central

5 Mar 2010 - 12:00am

Seminars & other events


Venue Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre

March 5

11.30am - 12.30pm Meeting Room S221 The Great Mutation of the High End Jewellery Market by Didier Brodbeck, international consultant, GIE Perles de Tahiti (English)

5 Mar 2010 - 12:00am

What John says ...

The style and the content of Jade and Janice's vivid story work extremely well together.

The story is written in the present tense - 'he runs', 'she smiles', 'they kiss' - and in a fast-paced style, and reads like scenes from a film.

2 Mar 2010 - 12:00am

What changed and why

In my version of The red roses of love, I haven't tried to explain anything more about the relationship between the old lady and the ghost of her husband.

But I have tried - very briefly - to put Jade and Janice's original scene in some sort of context. This background isn't about their past, but about the woman's current day-to-day life.

2 Mar 2010 - 12:00am