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Nautical is back this spring, but not in the way you'd expect. Instead of Breton tops and sailor trousers, designers are diving deep into the ocean for a new wave of inspiration.

Friday, 16 March, 2012, 12:00am

Tahitian treasures offer a touch of mystery

Black South Sea pearls have a certain edgy and mysterious look because of their iridescent metallic sheen and darker colour. Despite their name, the pearls, also known as Tahitian pearls, are available in a broad array of colours, including dark greenish black, silvery grey, light purple and yellow.

22 Nov 2010 - 12:00am

Toxic Man or just pseudo-model Chrissie Chau's No1 fan? Give the guy a break

He has been dubbed Toxic Man. Local media have turned savage ever since Samuel Cheng Chi-yan - pseudo-model Chrissie Chau Sau-na's self-proclaimed biggest fan - went gaga over her latest racy photo album at the Hong Kong Book Fair, kissing it in front of TV cameras and imitating her poses.

24 Jul 2010 - 12:00am

Sparkle with all colours of the rainbow

Playing with the subtle but colourful overtones exhibited by South Sea pearls, jewellery designers have paired this unique organic gem with a host of different coloured stones.

18 Nov 2009 - 12:00am

The big, the bold and the beautiful

Human nature probably drives us to want whatever is the biggest, the rarest or the most prized.

Among those in pursuit of the most extraordinary gemstones, coloured diamonds - known in the trade as fancy colours - are among the latest exquisite treasures to own.

18 Nov 2009 - 12:00am

Smooth Operators

Add a touch of glamour to your evening with one of these pearly jewels.

White gold necklace with Akoya pearls, diamonds and Tahiti pearls by Bulgari HK$114,000

Gros Caprice ring by Dior Joalleries Enquiries: 2265 7728

Alhambra Vintage ring by Van Cleef & Arpels HK$13,650

4 Jan 2008 - 12:00am

Skin care enhanced by mother-of-pearl

Nacr is a skin care brand that was launched this year. Available at Joyce Beauty, it is the brainchild of Robert Wan Tahiti and grew from the jewellery entrepreneur's cultured pearl business.

9 Jun 2006 - 12:00am

South Sea pearls

Expert advice on watches and jewellery

Pearls have been enjoying a comeback as an accessory in recent years, thanks to Alber Elbaz at Lanvin. But why spend thousands on faux ones when you can get the real deal?

8 May 2006 - 12:00am

Pearls in Phuket

With its warm climate and perfect water temperature, Phuket's western coast is ideal for pearl production. The island is often referred to as the Pearl of the Andaman, but it wasn't until the 1960s that pearl farms were set up and pearls were cultivated locally. Today, there are farms on many of the small islands off the coast, several offering day tours.

10 Jul 2005 - 12:00am

Pearl's chance to shine

The Tony Cruz stable is in a purple patch of form highlighted by a four-timer last weekend and the trainer's domination of the feature events can continue tonight with Nasa Pearl, who looks a solid chance in the St Andrew's Challenge Quaich.

26 Nov 2003 - 12:00am

Promotion the key to industry's future

Consumers need to know more about pearls if the industry is to grow, according to a local professional.

Pearls represented one of the biggest growth sectors in recent years - about 10 per cent of industry sales according to some estimates - but few consumers know of the difficulties associated with producing the white gems.

15 Mar 1999 - 12:00am

Future style

It is being billed as one of the most 'underground' fashion shows of the season. Hip retailer I.T. (which carries brands such as Helmut Lang, Alexander McQueen, Dirk Bikkembergs) is showcasing its autumn collections as part of a screening of Luc Besson's futuristic film The Fifth Element.

9 Sep 1998 - 12:00am

Ocean Park sheds seashells

Ocean Park will withdraw seashells from its shops following criticism from conservationists.

The Marine Conservation Society has accused the theme park and aquarium of cynically promoting preservation of the sea - while at the same time exploiting it for financial gain.

Society chairman Dr Brian Darvell said visitors would be confused by the mixed message.

11 Aug 1997 - 12:00am

Shells go

We refer to the letter from Brian W. Darvell (South China Morning Post, July 22) about the sale of seashells in Ocean Park.

We appreciate Dr Darvell's concern about marine conservation which is exactly in line with our mission and policy.

11 Aug 1997 - 12:00am

Hong Kong's beaches treasure trove of shells

All kinds of shells are washed up on Hong Kong's shoreline. If you search carefully, especially after storms or high tides, you will find a treasure trove.

Start building your own collection of shells of different shapes, sizes and colours. But do not collect living shells.

4 Aug 1997 - 12:00am