Forget the perception of a string of pearls as a timeless piece of jewellery epitomised by Gabrielle Chanel and grandmothers around the world.Wednesday, 25 April, 2012, 12:00am
Who started it? Half French and half Greek, Melanie Georgacopoulos gained a master of arts degree in jewellery design at the Royal College of Art in London. During a much-travelled youth, she absorbed the artwork, monuments and architecture of Athens and other historic cities across Europe.18 Dec 2011 - 12:00am
When it comes to classic jewellery, no piece says more about the wearer than the understated pearl choker. A strand of pearls states exactly what the well-coiffed woman wants you to know, but nothing else. Unlike a multi-carat diamond, it neither speaks loudly nor delves into the wearer's personal life.21 Nov 2011 - 12:00am
Kokichi Mikimoto, the late founder of his eponymous Japanese pearl company, had a vision: to adorn every woman with pearls.
That dream came closer on Tuesday night at the opening of the brand's photo exhibition, which features six celebrities - Michelle Li, Ella Koon, Kathy Chow, Audrey Ai, Valerie Chow, and Anna Ho - wearing the pearls.27 Oct 2011 - 12:00am
With spring in full swing, the theme this season is about having an outdoor garden party, with collections featuring glittering designs of birds, flowers and leaves.27 Apr 2011 - 12:00am
Turn up the heat2 Jan 2011 - 12:00am
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
In the Jewellery Special Report published on November 18 on Page 4, the photo of Joyce Tong, assistant marketing manager of Mikimoto Pearl Jewellery (HK), was incorrect. The correct photo is displayed here.21 Nov 2009 - 12:00am
Diamonds, pearls and fine jewels are often passed on through families for generations but these treasured pieces require meticulous and constant care in order to keep them in top shape.
'It is most important to take care of jewels to prevent them from oxidising, which can lead to change of colour and other damages,' a spokesman for Spanish jewellery company ARTC said.18 Nov 2009 - 12:00am
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