Jewellery Making

Wallace Chan shows dazzling collection ahead of Paris exhibit

Wallace Chan will participate in the prestigious Biennale des Antiquaires at Paris' Grand Palais in September as the first and only Asian and Chinese jeweller.

Monday, 23 April, 2012, 12:00am

The Balancing Act

Works (including Inner Thoughts, left) by Guangzhou-based American sculptor Daniel Krause that are made from iron plate metal, cut and welded together, and cast in bronze using the lost-wax technique process. Mon-Sat, 10am-6.30pm, Sun, 1pm-5pm, Zee Stone Gallery, G/F Chinachem Hollywood Centre, 1 Hollywood Rd, Central. Inquiries: 2810 5895. Ends Apr 27

17 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Worth the weight

Rings in platinum, each with a 2-carat centre diamond by Tiffany & Co (price on request). Franges bracelet in 18-carat white gold with a centre emerald-cut 3.4-carat diamond and 12-carats of surrounding brilliant-cut diamonds by Chanel Fine Jewellery (price on request).

9 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Nature inspires designer to create unique pieces

Named Opera Unica, meaning 'unique piece', Italian jewellery designer Annamaria Cammilli's BaselWorld 2011 collection drew inspiration from nature in its many facets, from sea creatures to flowers.

21 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

The Valentine's Day treasure hunt is on

Cheers to the city's singletons on this special day. Today, you can finally and openly taunt your not-so-single friends pulling strings to book a fancy candlelit dinner and hunt down a much-anticipated Valentine's Day gift because if they still haven't got those sorted out by now, they are most likely in trouble.

14 Feb 2011 - 12:00am

Editor's choice - For the ladies

Crystal clear

7 Jan 2011 - 12:00am

Goldsmith puts seal on love affair with HK

Seventeen years ago, Christoph Wellendorff (pictured) and his wife came to Hong Kong for their honeymoon. The German goldsmith, who had just joined his family business, Wellendorff Gold Creation, fell in love with the city.

'I knew then that one day I'd open a Wellendorff shop here in Hong Kong,' he said.

18 Nov 2010 - 12:00am

Gems worth US$1m stolen on opening day of jewellery show

Police are investigating four suspected thefts of gems on the opening day of the city's biggest international jewellery show yesterday.

Two mainland men were arrested on suspicion of stealing a seven-carat diamond worth US$450,000 after allegedly swapping it for a fake.

15 Sep 2010 - 12:00am

Mainland duo accused of taking HK$2.7m diamond ring from shop

Two mainlanders allegedly made off with a diamond ring worth HK$2.7 million from a shop in South Korea and were later arrested when they arrived at Hong Kong airport. Mo Riming, 44, and Zhou Yaoxing, 43, each pleaded not guilty in the District Court to one count of money laundering.

5 Aug 2010 - 12:00am

What a gem Sarcar

Sarcar has elevated the artistry of marquetry to a higher level with the introduction of the Carrousel Tiger watch featuring a life-like image of the majestic animal on the dial.

Marquetry is inspired by the traditional art of intarsia, which involves the creation of realistic images with mosaics of precious stones laid onto foundations.

7 May 2010 - 12:00am

Big cats a timeless image

There are 3,200 tigers left in the wild and at least 5,000 in captivity in the United States alone. Even if it was not the Year of the Tiger, the promotion of this mighty but endangered species in high jewellery design is to be applauded.

Master craftsmen have painstakingly interpreted the tiger motif in precious and semi-precious gemstones and gold throughout history.

28 Apr 2010 - 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

Friends ciao down at SoHo eatery

SoHo's newest restaurant, Posto Pubblico, officially opened on December 9 with enough food and drink to befit a true Italian-American establishment.

28 Jan 2010 - 12:00am

Obsession: Alain Mikli gold frames

Glasses are an investment, or so says French eyewear maker Alain Mikli. He has just released a series of limited edition frames that will set you back HK$78,000 a pair. Exclusively designed for men, each style has a solid-gold front (the gold is a combination of 18 carat pink and 14 carat yellow gold) and buffalo-horn temples. Each frame is handmade and there are three models to choose from.

11 May 2009 - 12:00am

Out shopping

1 Stylish and eco-conscious, Ferragamo's spring/summer collection features leather bags tanned with tannins derived from tree bark. There are five day bags, including a small tote and maxi hobo (pictured, HK$16,600), each with a hand-woven pattern at the centre. The bags are available at Salvatore Ferragamo, The Mandarin Oriental, tel: 2523 0899.

8 Mar 2009 - 12:00am