Gloria Fung

Gloria Fung

Commissioning editor at SCMP, Gloria covers jewellery and watch among other luxury lifestyle topics.

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Need to buy Queen Elizabeth a gift? Here’s what US President Obama, Saudi Arabia’s kings, Japan’s emperor and other world leaders gifted to her over the years

Need to buy Queen Elizabeth a gift? Here’s what US President Obama, Saudi Arabia’s kings, Japan’s emperor and other state leaders gifted to her over the years

24 Jul 2020 - 5:30PM

Need to buy Queen Elizabeth a gift? Here’s what US President Obama, Saudi Arabia’s kings, Japan’s emperor and other state leaders gifted to her over the years

Need to buy Queen Elizabeth a gift? Here’s what US President Obama, Saudi Arabia’s kings, Japan’s emperor and other world leaders gifted to her over the years
How much did Melania Trump make from her jewellery and cosmetic businesses before becoming first lady?

America’s first lady has shown herself to be a shrewd business woman and a dignified public figure

28 Jul 2020 - 12:48PM

America’s first lady has shown herself to be a shrewd business woman and a dignified public figure

How much did Melania Trump make from her jewellery and cosmetic businesses before becoming first lady?
No Rolex, we’re rich – why billionaires like Jeff Bezos, Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg and Tim Cook wear watches even you can afford

If Bill Gates is wearing a US$70 Casio and Mark Zuckerberg doesn’t wear a watch at all, then what are the rest of us worrying about?

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If Bill Gates is wearing a US$70 Casio and Mark Zuckerberg doesn’t wear a watch at all, then what are the rest of us worrying about?

No Rolex, we’re rich – why billionaires like Jeff Bezos, Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg and Tim Cook wear watches even you can afford
In Netflix’s It's Okay to Not Be Okay, Seo Ye-ji rocks chic luxury jewellery from Cartier, Chaumet, Bulgari – here’s how you can get that millennial K-drama look

Ko Moon-young’s statement jewellery helps establish her role as a chic young author and love interest for Kim Soo-hyun’s character – here’s how you can get the same sultry look

21 Jul 2020 - 8:00AM

Ko Moon-young’s statement jewellery helps establish her role as a chic young author and love interest for Kim Soo-hyun’s character – here’s how you can get the same sultry look

In Netflix’s It's Okay to Not Be Okay, Seo Ye-ji rocks chic luxury jewellery from Cartier, Chaumet, Bulgari – here’s how you can get that millennial K-drama look
Garrard, Cartier, Boucheron … which jewellers have made it into Queen Elizabeth’s royal jewellery collection?

Filled with priceless necklaces, tiaras and brooches from famous names like Boucheron and Gerrard, the collection includes pieces worn by Princess Diana and Meghan Markle

16 Jul 2020 - 6:00PM

Filled with priceless necklaces, tiaras and brooches from famous names like Boucheron and Gerrard, the collection includes pieces worn by Princess Diana and Meghan Markle

Garrard, Cartier, Boucheron … which jewellers have made it into Queen Elizabeth’s royal jewellery collection?
Is the Hope Diamond really cursed? 7 of the most expensive coloured diamonds ever sold – and where they are now

From a Hong Kong tycoon who paid a fortune for diamonds for his young daughters, to rumours of a cursed gem, coloured diamonds are as intriguing as they are beautiful

15 Jul 2020 - 4:37AM

From a Hong Kong tycoon who paid a fortune for diamonds for his young daughters, to rumours of a cursed gem, coloured diamonds are as intriguing as they are beautiful

Is the Hope Diamond really cursed? 7 of the most expensive coloured diamonds ever sold – and where they are now
How many tiaras does Queen Elizabeth own – and which ones did Kate Middleton, Princess Diana and other royal wives get to wear?

Kate Middleton, Princess Diana and Camilla have all enjoyed long-term loans from the queen’s extensive tiara collection – but who got to keep the brightest jewels in the palace?

3 Jul 2020 - 10:26AM

Kate Middleton, Princess Diana and Camilla have all enjoyed long-term loans from the queen’s extensive tiara collection – but who got to keep the brightest jewels in the palace?

How many tiaras does Queen Elizabeth own – and which ones did Kate Middleton, Princess Diana and other royal wives get to wear?
Which jewels will Kristen Stewart wear in her portrayal of Princess Diana?

The famous sapphire engagement ring, the Spencer family tiara, the Cartier watch – but will the Twilight star shine in the role of her career?

1 Jul 2020 - 6:00PM

The famous sapphire engagement ring, the Spencer family tiara, the Cartier watch – but will the Twilight star shine in the role of her career?

Which jewels will Kristen Stewart wear in her portrayal of Princess Diana?
Did Queen Elizabeth send Donald Trump a royal message through her jewellery? 7 of her favourite brooches – and the stories behind them

Worth millions and filled with historical significance, the queen’s brooch collection is world famous – and will it be passed on to Kate Middleton one day?

25 Jun 2020 - 6:00PM

Worth millions and filled with historical significance, the queen’s brooch collection is world famous – and will it be passed on to Kate Middleton one day?

Did Queen Elizabeth send Donald Trump a royal message through her jewellery? 7 of her favourite brooches – and the stories behind them
Jadeite masterclass: why it’s one of the hottest asset classes at auctions, and what to look for in a good piece – video

With its appeal to Asian collectors, the gemstone is growing in value; jewellery expert Sze Sze takes us through the basics of appreciating jadeite

24 Jun 2020 - 4:20PM

With its appeal to Asian collectors, the gemstone is growing in value; jewellery expert Sze Sze takes us through the basics of appreciating jadeite

Jadeite masterclass: why it’s one of the hottest asset classes at auctions, and what to look for in a good piece – video
K-drama fashion – the jewellery Son Ye-jin, Jung Eun-chae and more Korean stars are wearing in hit Korean dramas

Crash Landing on You’s Son Ye-jin wore Chanel rings and Chaumet earings, while Kim Da-mi sported Tiffany & Co. in Itaweon Class – here’s how can you get the same glamorous look

2 Jun 2020 - 7:00AM

Crash Landing on You’s Son Ye-jin wore Chanel rings and Chaumet earings, while Kim Da-mi sported Tiffany & Co. in Itaweon Class – here’s how can you get the same glamorous look

K-drama fashion – the jewellery Son Ye-jin, Jung Eun-chae and more Korean stars are wearing in hit Korean dramas
Why Panerai’s 70 Years of Luminor watch collection won’t let you get caught in the dark

Celebrating the 70th anniversary of Luminor, Panerai opted to use a new grade superluminova in its new trio of timepieces, which is said to give off a brighter and longer lasting glow

23 May 2020 - 1:00PM

Celebrating the 70th anniversary of Luminor, Panerai opted to use a new grade superluminova in its new trio of timepieces, which is said to give off a brighter and longer lasting glow

Why Panerai’s 70 Years of Luminor watch collection won’t let you get caught in the dark
What’s so special about Cartier’s new Tank Asymétrique and Maillon de Cartier timepieces?

The French luxury jeweller has unveiled a round of new models, including the heritage-inspired Tank Asymétrique and the ornate ladies’ bracelet-like Maillon de Cartier – worth the hype?

8 May 2020 - 3:00AM

The French luxury jeweller has unveiled a round of new models, including the heritage-inspired Tank Asymétrique and the ornate ladies’ bracelet-like Maillon de Cartier – worth the hype?

What’s so special about Cartier’s new Tank Asymétrique and Maillon de Cartier timepieces?
Rio Tinto’s Argyle mine is closing – how will this impact the supply of pink diamonds, and what new jewellery designs feature stones from the mine? – Video

Will these rosy gems remain among the most collectible in the world as the Argyle era nears the end?

7 May 2020 - 8:00PM

Will these rosy gems remain among the most collectible in the world as the Argyle era nears the end?

Rio Tinto’s Argyle mine is closing – how will this impact the supply of pink diamonds, and what new jewellery designs feature stones from the mine? – Video
Tweed de Chanel, Bulgari’s movie-inspired Cinemagia, Van Cleef & Arpels Romeo & Juliet collection – how luxury jewellery is telling new stories with familiar themes

From Bulgari’s movie-inspired Cinemagia to Van Cleef & Arpels Romeo & Juliet collection, high-end jewellers are telling new stories with familiar themes.

6 May 2020 - 4:17AM

From Bulgari’s movie-inspired Cinemagia to Van Cleef & Arpels Romeo & Juliet collection, high-end jewellers are telling new stories with familiar themes.

Tweed de Chanel, Bulgari’s movie-inspired Cinemagia, Van Cleef & Arpels Romeo & Juliet collection – how luxury jewellery is telling new stories with familiar themes
How watches from Chanel, Chaumet, Piaget, Cartier, Vacheron Constantin and Van Cleef & Arpels catch the light – with diamonds, sapphires and rubies

The artisan skills of luxury jewellers and watchmakers come together to create these magnificent timepieces

5 May 2020 - 9:00PM

The artisan skills of luxury jewellers and watchmakers come together to create these magnificent timepieces

How watches from Chanel, Chaumet, Piaget, Cartier, Vacheron Constantin and Van Cleef & Arpels catch the light – with diamonds, sapphires and rubies
Vacheron Constantin unveils the Les Cabinotiers La Musique du Temps range – its most complicated timepieces yet

These stunning, intricate watches provide all the astronomical information you could possibly need … and they can also tell the time

20 May 2020 - 12:52PM

These stunning, intricate watches provide all the astronomical information you could possibly need … and they can also tell the time

Vacheron Constantin unveils the Les Cabinotiers La Musique du Temps range – its most complicated timepieces yet
Meet A. Lange & Söhne’s new Odysseus and Zeitwerk family members

Luxury watchmaker A. Lange & Söhne unveils new members of the headline-making Odysseus and Zeitwerk families

28 Apr 2020 - 3:00AM

Luxury watchmaker A. Lange & Söhne unveils new members of the headline-making Odysseus and Zeitwerk families

Meet A. Lange & Söhne’s new Odysseus and Zeitwerk family members
Baselworld 2021? As Rolex, Patek Philippe, Tudor, Chopard and Chanel quit, can the world’s biggest watch fair survive?

Following the announcement that Rolex, Patek Philippe, Tudor, Chopard and Chanel have collectively quit to found a new exhibition, what’s next for the century-old Swiss watch fair?

15 Apr 2020 - 10:06PM

Following the announcement that Rolex, Patek Philippe, Tudor, Chopard and Chanel have collectively quit to found a new exhibition, what’s next for the century-old Swiss watch fair?

Baselworld 2021? As Rolex, Patek Philippe, Tudor, Chopard and Chanel quit, can the world’s biggest watch fair survive?
7 tiaras worn by Meghan Markle, Kate Middleton and other royals on their wedding day

Royal weddings give brides the chance to flaunt their power, wealth and privilege with the most stunning tiaras imaginable

8 Apr 2020 - 6:00AM

Royal weddings give brides the chance to flaunt their power, wealth and privilege with the most stunning tiaras imaginable

7 tiaras worn by Meghan Markle, Kate Middleton and other royals on their wedding day
Why Meghan Markle doesn’t wear pieces from Queen Elizabeth’s jewellery box – but loves designs and from a luxury Canadian brand

Kate Middleton prefers to borrow from the queen’s royal jewel collection, but Meghan likes to dress up her looks from Mason Birks

7 Apr 2020 - 11:33AM

Kate Middleton prefers to borrow from the queen’s royal jewel collection, but Meghan likes to dress up her looks from Mason Birks

Why Meghan Markle doesn’t wear pieces from Queen Elizabeth’s jewellery box – but loves designs and from a luxury Canadian brand
Which luxury watches are K-pop stars from BTS, EXO and Blackpink wearing?

Fans watch their every move, so we’ve identified some of the favourite brands and designs to be found on famous K-pop wrists

2 Apr 2020 - 2:25PM

Fans watch their every move, so we’ve identified some of the favourite brands and designs to be found on famous K-pop wrists

Which luxury watches are K-pop stars from BTS, EXO and Blackpink wearing?
Itaewon Class: get the Tiffany & Co. and Montblanc styles your favourite K-drama characters wear on the Netflix series

The popular Korean series characters wear jewellery and fashion by Tiffany & Co., Montblanc, and we know just where to get them

30 Mar 2020 - 10:57AM

The popular Korean series characters wear jewellery and fashion by Tiffany & Co., Montblanc, and we know just where to get them

Itaewon Class: get the Tiffany & Co. and Montblanc styles your favourite K-drama characters wear on the Netflix series
Which luxury watches are K-drama stars Song Hye-kyo, Son Ye-jin, Gong Yoo, Hyun Bin and Song Joong-ki wearing?

Luxury watch brands are teaming up with top Korean actors like Son Ye-jin, Gong Yoo, Hyun Bin and Song Joong-ki

28 Mar 2020 - 10:00AM

Luxury watch brands are teaming up with top Korean actors like Son Ye-jin, Gong Yoo, Hyun Bin and Song Joong-ki

Which luxury watches are K-drama stars Song Hye-kyo, Son Ye-jin, Gong Yoo, Hyun Bin and Song Joong-ki wearing?
Did Donald Trump really pay US$3 million for Melania’s Graff diamond engagement ring – or did he get a 50 per cent discount like he claims?

Whatever he paid, the first lady has done better than Trump’s previous wives – Marla Maples’ engagement ring sold for US$110,000, while first wife Ivana Trump never got expensive jewellery from the future president

25 Mar 2020 - 11:44AM

Whatever he paid, the first lady has done better than Trump’s previous wives – Marla Maples’ engagement ring sold for US$110,000, while first wife Ivana Trump never got expensive jewellery from the future president

Did Donald Trump really pay US$3 million for Melania’s Graff diamond engagement ring – or did he get a 50 per cent discount like he claims?
Coronavirus postpones the Geneva Watch Auction: XI but LVMH heavyweight Jean-Claude Biver’s rare Patek Philippe timepieces will still go under the hammer

The Geneva Watch Auction: XI was set to kick off on May 9, but like everything else, it’s been postponed amid the coronavirus outbreak

23 Mar 2020 - 11:16AM

The Geneva Watch Auction: XI was set to kick off on May 9, but like everything else, it’s been postponed amid the coronavirus outbreak

Coronavirus postpones the Geneva Watch Auction: XI but LVMH heavyweight Jean-Claude Biver’s rare Patek Philippe timepieces will still go under the hammer
How did Kate Middleton, not Meghan Markle, end up with Princess Diana’s engagement ring?

Princess Diana’s engagement ring from Garrard has inspired numerous knock-offs and imitations, all thanks to the media buzz that surrounded William and Kate’s wedding

31 Mar 2020 - 10:42AM

Princess Diana’s engagement ring from Garrard has inspired numerous knock-offs and imitations, all thanks to the media buzz that surrounded William and Kate’s wedding

How did Kate Middleton, not Meghan Markle, end up with Princess Diana’s engagement ring?
Why Rolex and Patek Philippe are halting watch production in Switzerland during the coronavirus outbreak

The year’s biggest horological events, Watches and Wonders and Baselworld, are also on hold thanks to the coronavirus outbreak

18 Mar 2020 - 7:00PM

The year’s biggest horological events, Watches and Wonders and Baselworld, are also on hold thanks to the coronavirus outbreak

Why Rolex and Patek Philippe are halting watch production in Switzerland during the coronavirus outbreak
Forget Meghan Markle, Wallis Simpson shook the British royal family to its core – and helped make Cartier’s panther design its emblem

Edward VIII abdicated the British throne to marry Wallis Simpson, the Cartier and Van Cleef & Arpels devotee whose favourite jewellery designs still dazzle today

7 Mar 2020 - 6:59AM

Edward VIII abdicated the British throne to marry Wallis Simpson, the Cartier and Van Cleef & Arpels devotee whose favourite jewellery designs still dazzle today

Forget Meghan Markle, Wallis Simpson shook the British royal family to its core – and helped make Cartier’s panther design its emblem
Meghan Markle, Kim Kardashian, Beyoncé, Melania Trump – whose engagement ring is the most famous?

Prince Harry chose a stone in Botswana, Jay-Z picked the largest stone and Kanye West’s choice is now in someone else’s hands

8 Apr 2020 - 5:13PM

Prince Harry chose a stone in Botswana, Jay-Z picked the largest stone and Kanye West’s choice is now in someone else’s hands

Meghan Markle, Kim Kardashian, Beyoncé, Melania Trump – whose engagement ring is the most famous?