Superhard Materials


Who started it? Established in 2009, Anyallerie is the brain-child of jewellery designer Nanta Tangudtaisak, who created the company almost as a side project while completing a Master's degree at Columbia University in New York.

Sunday, 24 June, 2012, 12:00am

World class

Fashion cover: cotton rose coat (HK$37,650) from Prada, Alexandra House, Central. Jeanne necklace in pink gold set with rubies, pink, violet and yellow sapphires, diamonds and coral, and Jeanne ring in pink gold set with rubies, pink sapphires, brown and white diamonds, both from Boucheron, Mandarin Oriental Hotel, 5 Connaught Road, Central (inquiries: 2147 9908).

17 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

All for charity

A mesmerising collection of jewellery will be up for auction next month in Geneva. The pieces, ranging from the late 18th century to the present, belong to Lily Safra, a Brazilian socialite and philanthropist.

Collectors in London, New York and Paris have previewed the collection, which will be in Hong Kong on Friday and Saturday at Christie's in Alexandra House.

25 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Ode to maharajas

Cartier produced a three-and-a-half-minute film to mark its 165th anniversary this year as one of the world's leading jewellery houses in design, innovation and culture.

25 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Dreams set in stones

We all went green with envy when Christie's brought the Elizabeth Taylor collection to town last month. The violet-eyed star's stupendous hoard of fine jewellery, featuring many spectacularly coloured stones, gave us a rare glimpse into the world of an avid collector, and of the men who indulged her passions.

6 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

Designers walk on the wild side

The animal kingdom is an endless source of inspiration for jewellery design. Not only does it spur designers to use interesting and colourful materials but it also presents technical challenges that can lead to innovations in the field.

21 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Royal union sparks rush for sapphires

The only thing American expatriate Kelly Harris likes better than the British royal family is their jewellery collection. Enamoured with their elaborate diamond tiaras and bespoke emerald brooches, she remembers being positively giddy over Princess Diana's 18kt blue sapphire engagement ring.

27 Apr 2011 - 12:00am

City gets Asia's second gem-grading laboratory

As many as about 300 diamonds a day can be graded and documented at the Gemological Institute of America's new laboratory in Hong Kong, the second such facility in Asia after Bangkok.

16 Sep 2010 - 12:00am

A decade of excellence

The 10th anniversary of the first watch designed by de Grisogono founder Fawaz Gruosi was celebrated at BaselWorld 2010, when the brand unveiled new versions of its most popular models.

The most notable is the Instrumento Grande Chrono, which takes the original Instrumento Grande, launched in 2005, and updates it with the addition of a chronograph.

7 May 2010 - 12:00am

Coloured gems are trendy

Hong Kong is small but its jewellery market is extensive. Many local jewellers strive to establish an international presence and reach both Hong Kong and overseas buyers with varied and special collections.

28 Apr 2010 - 12:00am

City a glittering attraction for buyers

Born deep within our planet millions of years ago, rubies, sapphires, emeralds and coloured diamonds are products of particular minerals coming under enormous heat and pressure. Mined in sometimes remote locations, the rough stone is carefully cut and polished to bring out its best features, the most prized being the purity of colour.

28 Apr 2010 - 12:00am

Time for animal magic

Boucheron took a walk on the wild side this year with all manner of reptiles and winged creatures adorning its watch dials and bezels.

8 May 2009 - 12:00am

Never a dull time for glittering gems

DiamondsWhether they serve as the ultimate status symbol or stand for greed and unethical practices, these precious stones elicit a powerful response

21 Nov 2008 - 12:00am

Out shopping

1 Brighten up your summer look with a pair of aviator sunglasses (HK$2,300) from Celine's latest collection. They come in vivid hues such as red, orange, yellow and turquoise. Available at The Landmark, Central, tel: 2525 1281.

13 Jul 2008 - 12:00am

Coloured stones add unique sparkle to show

Riding on last November's impressive sales results, the Fine Western and Jadeite Jewellery Auction will not only offer a wide range of important jewellery and jadeite pieces, but it will also meet the market's rising demand for gem-quality coloured stones.

27 May 2008 - 12:00am