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Royal signals: How Meghan Markle and Kate Middleton express themselves through their jewellery choices

We convey messages to our loved ones through our jewellery choices – but how is it possible to make such expressions personal and individual?

25 May 2020 - 7:00AM

We convey messages to our loved ones through our jewellery choices – but how is it possible to make such expressions personal and individual?

Royal signals: How Meghan Markle and Kate Middleton express themselves through their jewellery choices
Coco Chanel and Sex in the City made them edgy – now black (and grey) diamonds are going mainstream

Chanel’s Bijoux de Diamants harnessed small black accents, while commitment-phobe Carrie Bradshaw received a black diamond engagement ring – but now it’s not just rebels and goths turning to darker gems for a touch of noir chic

15 May 2020 - 7:00AM

Chanel’s Bijoux de Diamants harnessed small black accents, while commitment-phobe Carrie Bradshaw received a black diamond engagement ring – but now it’s not just rebels and goths turning to darker gems for a touch of noir chic

Coco Chanel and Sex in the City made them edgy – now black (and grey) diamonds are going mainstream
Are Argyle pink diamonds about to shoot up in value? As zero supply looms, what’s next for the luxury jewellery market?

The Western Australian mine currently supplies 90 per cent of the world’s pink diamonds, but will close in 2020 – so does that mean prices will increase tenfold?

11 May 2020 - 12:00PM

The Western Australian mine currently supplies 90 per cent of the world’s pink diamonds, but will close in 2020 – so does that mean prices will increase tenfold?

Are Argyle pink diamonds about to shoot up in value? As zero supply looms, what’s next for the luxury jewellery market?
Chanel, Gucci, Louis Vuitton, Hermès – how 4 luxury brands are drawing from the past to craft the high jewellery of the future

In high fashion houses, history is always an inspiration – as evidenced by these new jewellery collections from 4 of the world’s most coveted luxury brands

16 Jan 2020 - 2:00PM

In high fashion houses, history is always an inspiration – as evidenced by these new jewellery collections from 4 of the world’s most coveted luxury brands

Chanel, Gucci, Louis Vuitton, Hermès – how 4 luxury brands are drawing from the past to craft the high jewellery of the future
How to rock diamonds every day – from office wear to casual attire

Whether a necklace or stack of rings, you can never have enough bling. Here’s how to style your favourite stones and incorporate them in your daily look

6 Jan 2020 - 6:40AM

Whether a necklace or stack of rings, you can never have enough bling. Here’s how to style your favourite stones and incorporate them in your daily look

How to rock diamonds every day – from office wear to casual attire
Why are Chinese jewellery designers getting millions of dollars at auction for their creations?

Sotheby’s Autumn Magnificent Jewels and Jadeite auction saw Chinese jewellery designers such as Dunhuang Pipa and Cindy Chao earn millions of dollars for their work

27 Dec 2019 - 1:00PM

Sotheby’s Autumn Magnificent Jewels and Jadeite auction saw Chinese jewellery designers such as Dunhuang Pipa and Cindy Chao earn millions of dollars for their work

Why are Chinese jewellery designers getting millions of dollars at auction for their creations?
From Lewis Hamilton’s IWC Schaffhausen to Kimi Räikkönen’s Richard Mille F1 collab – luxury watches and motorsports race in the same lane

From Lewis Hamilton’s IWC Schaffhausen to Kimi Räikkönen’s Richard Mille’s Formula One collaboration, the world of motorsports has long loved in slipstream of luxury watches

13 Dec 2019 - 5:36AM

From Lewis Hamilton’s IWC Schaffhausen to Kimi Räikkönen’s Richard Mille’s Formula One collaboration, the world of motorsports has long loved in slipstream of luxury watches

From Lewis Hamilton’s IWC Schaffhausen to Kimi Räikkönen’s Richard Mille F1 collab – luxury watches and motorsports race in the same lane
From Tiffany to Cartier, 5 magnificent tiaras for modern-day royals and movie stars

From Kate Middleton to Gal Gadot, everyone loves a tiara, and these exceptional pieces are incredible enough for the next Met Gala red carpet (or even the Downton Abbey film)

21 Oct 2019 - 2:00AM

From Kate Middleton to Gal Gadot, everyone loves a tiara, and these exceptional pieces are incredible enough for the next Met Gala red carpet (or even the Downton Abbey film)

From Tiffany to Cartier, 5 magnificent tiaras for modern-day royals and movie stars
Which of these 5 rainbow watches by Dior, Rolex, Chopard, Franck Muller and Graff is worth over US$1 million?

Watchmakers use diamonds, gemstones and gold to create impeccable rainbow timepieces that are the ultimate luxury statement

17 Oct 2019 - 10:00AM

Watchmakers use diamonds, gemstones and gold to create impeccable rainbow timepieces that are the ultimate luxury statement

Which of these 5 rainbow watches by Dior, Rolex, Chopard, Franck Muller and Graff is worth over US$1 million?
Why Apple Watch Hermès Series 5 – from all-black to the signature Della Cavalleria scarf print – is an iconic collaboration

Apple’s latest watches combine the design aesthetic and leather artistry of the heritage maison with sophisticated technology, including Always-On Retina and 18-hour battery life

16 Sep 2019 - 10:00AM

Apple’s latest watches combine the design aesthetic and leather artistry of the heritage maison with sophisticated technology, including Always-On Retina and 18-hour battery life

Why Apple Watch Hermès Series 5 – from all-black to the signature Della Cavalleria scarf print – is an iconic collaboration
How Van Cleef & Arpels brings the romance of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet to its high jewellery pieces

Dialogue between high jewellery, dance, music and the visual arts inspires collection of 100 magnificent jewels

10 Aug 2019 - 2:00PM

Dialogue between high jewellery, dance, music and the visual arts inspires collection of 100 magnificent jewels

How Van Cleef & Arpels brings the romance of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet to its high jewellery pieces
How Boucheron transformed Paris’ iconic landmarks into high jewellery collection vu du 26

City features, including cobblestone streets and Acanthus columns, inspire French luxury brand’s white gold and diamond necklace, bracelet ring and earrings

3 Aug 2019 - 4:31AM

City features, including cobblestone streets and Acanthus columns, inspire French luxury brand’s white gold and diamond necklace, bracelet ring and earrings

How Boucheron transformed Paris’ iconic landmarks into high jewellery collection vu du 26
Bonhams’ Centennial Collection highlights Omega stars, 50 years after the Apollo 11 moon landings

Omega, Rolex and Patek Philippe feature prominently as Asia’s largest collection of multi-brand watches goes on auction at Hong Kong 2.0 on June 12

5 Jun 2019 - 10:00AM

Omega, Rolex and Patek Philippe feature prominently as Asia’s largest collection of multi-brand watches goes on auction at Hong Kong 2.0 on June 12

Bonhams’ Centennial Collection highlights Omega stars, 50 years after the Apollo 11 moon landings
Chanel toasts 20 years of J12 with Liu Wen, Keira Knightley and Naomi Campbell

French maison reminds us of its ‘It’s all about the seconds’ philosophy

4 Jun 2019 - 10:00AM

French maison reminds us of its ‘It’s all about the seconds’ philosophy

Chanel toasts 20 years of J12 with Liu Wen, Keira Knightley and Naomi Campbell
STYLE Edit: Richard Mille’s RM 020 tourbillon reinterprets the classic pocket watch

Commitment to experiment is evident as this pocket watch for the 21st century ditches round shape to go rectangular

27 May 2019 - 11:43AM

Commitment to experiment is evident as this pocket watch for the 21st century ditches round shape to go rectangular

STYLE Edit: Richard Mille’s RM 020 tourbillon reinterprets the classic pocket watch
How Van Cleef & Arpels’ multi-coloured Perlée collection rings the changes

Van Cleef & Arpels’ new collection has a necklace combining gold beads and bright hues while earrings, pendants, rings and watches glister with gold

13 May 2019 - 3:00PM

Van Cleef & Arpels’ new collection has a necklace combining gold beads and bright hues while earrings, pendants, rings and watches glister with gold

How Van Cleef & Arpels’ multi-coloured Perlée collection rings the changes
How the Graff Lesedi La Rona diamond dazzled the gem world

The 302.37ct Botswana rock, dubbed ‘Our Light’, is a stone of superlatives in size, colour and clarity

11 May 2019 - 12:00PM

The 302.37ct Botswana rock, dubbed ‘Our Light’, is a stone of superlatives in size, colour and clarity

How the Graff Lesedi La Rona diamond dazzled the gem world
Bulgari unveils the Octo Finissimo Chronograph GMT Automatic, the world’s thinnest mechanical chronograph watch

At 3.3mm, Calibre BVL 318 is an industry first, cementing the brand’s position in haute horlogerie.

28 Apr 2019 - 4:43AM

At 3.3mm, Calibre BVL 318 is an industry first, cementing the brand’s position in haute horlogerie.

Bulgari unveils the Octo Finissimo Chronograph GMT Automatic, the world’s thinnest mechanical chronograph watch
SIHH 2019: For A. Lange & Söhne, trends don’t mark the moment: ‘we’d rather look to our DNA’

Brand doesn’t try to be trendy, preferring to look to its DNA

29 Mar 2019 - 2:00AM

Brand doesn’t try to be trendy, preferring to look to its DNA

SIHH 2019: For A. Lange & Söhne, trends don’t mark the moment:  ‘we’d rather look to our DNA’
SIHH 2019: How Vacheron Constantin stays relevant – 260 years after it was founded

Brand is aware of the constant need to innovate to maintain its cutting edge

25 Mar 2019 - 12:00PM

Brand is aware of the constant need to innovate to maintain its cutting edge

SIHH 2019: How Vacheron Constantin stays relevant – 260 years after it was founded
SIHH 2019: How the Montblanc Heritage Collection was inspired by Minerva’s mastery

Elements in the Montblanc collections draw on the technical mastery and design purity of Minerva

23 Mar 2019 - 4:00PM

Elements in the Montblanc collections draw on the technical mastery and design purity of Minerva

SIHH 2019: How the Montblanc Heritage Collection was inspired by Minerva’s mastery
Time for Blancpain’s iconic Fifty Fathoms diver’s watch to lighten up – with a titanium update

The timepiece – first produced in 1953 – now features a new case made from the stronger, satin-brushed, metal instead of the original, heavier steel

13 Mar 2019 - 2:14AM

The timepiece – first produced in 1953 – now features a new case made from the stronger, satin-brushed, metal instead of the original, heavier steel

Time for Blancpain’s iconic Fifty Fathoms diver’s watch to lighten up – with a titanium update
Expression is second nature as Van Cleef & Arpels leads the way in floral and animal motif trend

Top jewellery houses are on-trend with wearable pieces that reference floral and animal motifs through exquisitely layered gems and creative techniques

2 Dec 2018 - 10:01AM

Top jewellery houses are on-trend with wearable pieces that reference floral and animal motifs through exquisitely layered gems and creative techniques

Expression is second nature as Van Cleef & Arpels leads the way in floral and animal motif trend
Would you pay US$486,000 for Backes & Strauss’ Piccadilly 45 King Tourbillon?

The white gold case is surrounded by 48 baguette diamonds, and seven baguette emeralds mark the hours on the mother-of-pearl dial

17 Nov 2018 - 12:04PM

The white gold case is surrounded by 48 baguette diamonds, and seven baguette emeralds mark the hours on the mother-of-pearl dial

Would you pay US$486,000 for Backes & Strauss’ Piccadilly 45 King Tourbillon?
Scarcity raises ethical questions about deepwater corals

W Hamond combines Whitby jet with diamonds for high quality jewellery pieces, while Poland’s Aleksander Gliwinski lifts Baltic amber to a new level

13 May 2018 - 12:02PM

W Hamond combines Whitby jet with diamonds for high quality jewellery pieces, while Poland’s Aleksander Gliwinski lifts Baltic amber to a new level

Scarcity raises ethical questions about deepwater corals
SIHH 2018: Vacheron Constantin provides an entrée for a younger clientele with its FiftySix collection

The new timepieces are a tribute to reference 6073

20 Mar 2018 - 1:02PM

The new timepieces are a tribute to reference 6073

SIHH 2018: Vacheron Constantin provides an entrée for a younger clientele with its FiftySix collection
SIHH 2018: A. Lange & Söhne’s Triple Split lifts rattrapante complication to new heights

In poignant tribute to founder Walter Lange, brand creates four new models

20 Mar 2018 - 1:00PM

In poignant tribute to founder Walter Lange, brand creates four new models

SIHH 2018: A. Lange & Söhne’s Triple Split lifts rattrapante complication to new heights
SIHH 2018: Royal Oak continues to fly flag for Audemars Piguet with RD#2

Le Brassus thrills again with world’s thinnest self-winding perpetual calendar

20 Mar 2018 - 12:58PM

Le Brassus thrills again with world’s thinnest self-winding perpetual calendar

SIHH 2018: Royal Oak continues to fly flag for Audemars Piguet with RD#2
Tassels swing back into fashion as maisons twirl art-deco influences in swishy high jewellery masterpieces
Coloured diamonds are rare, but you don’t need to be a billionaire to buy them in Hong Kong
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