French film adds flair to Jan Logan's latest jewellery collection

Australian jeweller Jan Logan's designs have always had links to cinema - especially after the founder's son, Angus, who has a strong background in film, joined the company.

Monday, 28 May, 2012, 12:00am

Freshened-up Mochi can turn on the jets

Peter Ho Leung is enjoying his best season in almost a decade and the canny handler could spring a surprise win in the Sauternes Cup (1,200m) at Happy Valley tonight with handy four-year-old Mochi.

With 28 wins on the board, Ho isn't likely to threaten his career-best 42 wins in 1998-99, but his stable has been firing consistently through much of the term.

2 May 2012 - 12:00am

Pearls of wisdom

While it's hard to beat the deliciousness of pristinely fresh raw specimens on the half shell (as long as they come from cold waters), cooked oyster dishes can also be enjoyable, though in a different way. Cooking oysters makes them richer and more substantial.

18 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Glittering surprises

1 Senzanome's denim blue natural fei cui (jadeite, jade) type A from Burma and 18k gold on silk braid (HK$32,000).

2 Van Cleef & Arpels' Vintage Alhambra necklace set in pink gold (HK$55,000).

2 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Mixing and matching

An expanding global audience is dividing jewellery designers on what consumers want as brands cater to all tastes. Big eye-catching designs and elegant, timeless pieces jostle side by side in the latest collections, but versatility is widespread.

21 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

New on the block

The idea that jewellery showrooms can also serve as galleries is catching on in Hong Kong. And that's certainly the case at AME Gallery (top left), which recently opened on Graham Street, Central.

23 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

Relieved Yip stable has winners in the making

Dennis Yip Chor-hong has yet to salute from his 33 starters during the first four meetings, but Sea The Pearls and Industrial Hero stamped themselves as future winners following their sound performances on Wednesday night at Happy Valley.

23 Sep 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

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

Everything old is new again as fans flock to join jeweller's inspired trip down memory lane

Retro is in. It was certainly a big enough incentive for the city's fashionistas to justify splurges on vintage, or even vintage lookalike, jewellery - not that they are ever short of an excuse.

On Friday, Lane Crawford's IFC store was heaving with well-heeled ladies for the launch of Biyan Wanaatmadja's jewellery collection themed 'As Time Goes By'.

23 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

It's a wrap

Multithread by Tom Binns available at On Pedder enquiries 2118 3470

Necklace by Fiona Paxton HK$2,800

Diamante necklace by Tom Binns HK$20,700

Plex crystal necklace by Prada HK$6,950

Pearl and gold necklace by Chanel enquiries 2869 4898

Necklace by Bottega Veneta HK$39,500

Necklace by Falconiere HK$8,300

5 Mar 2010 - 12:00am

China's long march in the world of fashion

The whims of fashion are famously fickle and transient. What hasn't changed since the dawn of time is people's urge to adorn themselves with finely crafted accessories. The use of body ornaments in China harks back to the late Stone Age some 20,000 years ago. Polished shells, stones, animal bones and teeth were bored with holes and put on strings to be worn.

19 Feb 2010 - 12:00am

Editor's picks: Valentine's jewellery

Forgo traditional diamonds and opt for this edgy ring made from swirling melted 18-carat gold and decorated with a single ruby. Ring (HK$1,600) from Marijoli at

8 Feb 2010 - 12:00am

HK$12m in gems 'gone'

A bag containing HK$12 million in diamonds went missing from the Airport Express yesterday, according to a Taiwanese exhibitor at the Hong Kong Jewellery and Gem Fair.

26 Sep 2009 - 12:00am