Gloria Fung

Gloria Fung

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

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Why do these British royals wear alphabet necklaces? Princess Diana, Meghan Markle and Kate Middleton all favour pendants with initials – especially their children’s

Will Princess Eugenie take some style cues from her cousins-in-law and wear pendants bearing her new son’s initials?

1 Mar 2021 - 6:00AM

Will Princess Eugenie take some style cues from her cousins-in-law and wear pendants bearing her new son’s initials?

Why do these British royals wear alphabet necklaces? Princess Diana, Meghan Markle and Kate Middleton all favour pendants with initials – especially their children’s
Joe Biden and Lady Gaga shared the spotlight at the United States presidential inauguration – was the singer’s viral brooch inspired by Queen Elizabeth’s beloved Cullinan pieces?

Gaga’s oversized golden dove set the internet alight, harking back to ornate and historic brooches worn by royals and celebrities of the past

4 Feb 2021 - 6:00AM

Gaga’s oversized golden dove set the internet alight, harking back to ornate and historic brooches worn by royals and celebrities of the past

Joe Biden and Lady Gaga shared the spotlight at the United States presidential inauguration – was the singer’s viral brooch inspired by Queen Elizabeth’s beloved Cullinan pieces?
Bling Empire’s favourite jewellery brands? Anna Shay loves Boucheron, Christine Chiu rocks a lot of Louis Vuitton and Kane Lim is obsessed with Cartier – so who’s the flashiest of them all?

The stars of Netflix’s Bling Empire aren’t afraid to show off their best jewellery – from Jamie Xie’s crystal Chanel earrings to Cherie Chan’s lucky Van Cleef & Arpels necklace, these are their faves

2 Feb 2021 - 7:08PM

The stars of Netflix’s Bling Empire aren’t afraid to show off their best jewellery – from Jamie Xie’s crystal Chanel earrings to Cherie Chan’s lucky Van Cleef & Arpels necklace, these are their faves

Bling Empire’s favourite jewellery brands?  Anna Shay loves Boucheron, Christine Chiu rocks a lot of Louis Vuitton and Kane Lim is obsessed with Cartier – so who’s the flashiest of them all?
Which Asprey pieces does Kate Middleton own? The high jeweller was granted a Royal Warrant by Prince Charles, and its gems have sparkled on Queen Elizabeth, Princess Diana and Meghan Markle

The British high jeweller was granted a Royal Warrant by Prince Charles, and its gems have sparkled on Queen Elizabeth, Princess Diana and Meghan Markle – and in Hollywood’s Titanic

18 Jan 2021 - 6:16PM

The British high jeweller was granted a Royal Warrant by Prince Charles, and its gems have sparkled on Queen Elizabeth, Princess Diana and Meghan Markle – and in Hollywood’s Titanic

Which Asprey pieces does Kate Middleton own? The high jeweller was granted a Royal Warrant by Prince Charles, and its gems have sparkled on Queen Elizabeth, Princess Diana and Meghan Markle
US first ladies’ watches: Melania prefers Vacheron Constantin like Donald Trump, while Jill Biden wears a classic Cartier and Hillary Clinton sports a Rolex

Melania Trump’s Vacheron Constantin watch is drenched in diamonds while Michelle Obama and Jill Biden prefer more down to earth Cartier models, and Hillary Clinton’s Rolex revealed her political ambitions

20 Jan 2021 - 11:03AM

Melania Trump’s Vacheron Constantin watch is drenched in diamonds while Michelle Obama and Jill Biden prefer more down to earth Cartier models, and Hillary Clinton’s Rolex revealed her political ambitions

US first ladies’ watches: Melania prefers Vacheron Constantin like Donald Trump, while Jill Biden wears a classic Cartier and Hillary Clinton sports a Rolex
Covid-19 shut down auction houses around the world in 2020 – but online sales of coveted luxury watches, high jewellery and rare art are through the roof

Thanks to the pandemic, bidding wars over highly coveted watches, jewellery and rare masterpieces have gone digital at auction houses like Phillips

9 Jan 2021 - 1:00PM

Thanks to the pandemic, bidding wars over highly coveted watches, jewellery and rare masterpieces have gone digital at auction houses like Phillips

Covid-19 shut down auction houses around the world in 2020 – but online sales of coveted luxury watches, high jewellery and rare art are through the roof
Who are the 5 Hong Kong jewellery designers dressing Beyoncé, Lady Gaga, Taylor Swift and Michelle Obama, and working on Hollywood films like Tom Hanks’ The Da Vinci Code?

None other than Michelle Obama, Rihanna and Lady Gaga wear their bling – meet the Hong Kong jewellery designers who dress the stars and design pieces for Hollywood blockbusters

3 Jan 2021 - 8:05AM

None other than Michelle Obama, Rihanna and Lady Gaga wear their bling – meet the Hong Kong jewellery designers who dress the stars and design pieces for Hollywood blockbusters

Who are the 5 Hong Kong jewellery designers dressing Beyoncé, Lady Gaga, Taylor Swift and Michelle Obama, and working on Hollywood films like Tom Hanks’ The Da Vinci Code?
Australian triathlete Chris McCormack’s single-minded training obsession has given way to a healthier relationship with exercise – and his Breitling Endurance Pro keeps time, too

‘Athletes are time-obsessed’: Australian triathlete Chris ‘Macca’ McCormack’s single-minded training obsession won him the 2010 Ironman Hawaii World Championship at age 38, but now he has a healthier relationship with exercise

2 Jan 2021 - 7:22AM

‘Athletes are time-obsessed’: Australian triathlete Chris ‘Macca’ McCormack’s single-minded training obsession won him the 2010 Ironman Hawaii World Championship at age 38, but now he has a healthier relationship with exercise

Australian triathlete Chris McCormack’s single-minded training obsession has given way to a healthier relationship with exercise – and his Breitling Endurance Pro keeps time, too
Covid-19 has given Hong Kong interior designer Candice Chan perspective – how her Cartier Tank luxury watch keeps the busy mother-of-three on schedule

On top of being a mum-of-three, Candice Chan’s work includes high-profile jobs at the famous Mandarin Oriental cake shop and Michelin-starred restaurants at the Macau Grand Lisboa Palace resort – how does she balance her time?

28 Dec 2020 - 10:00AM

On top of being a mum-of-three, Candice Chan’s work includes high-profile jobs at the famous Mandarin Oriental cake shop and Michelin-starred restaurants at the Macau Grand Lisboa Palace resort – how does she balance her time?

Covid-19 has given Hong Kong interior designer Candice Chan perspective – how her Cartier Tank luxury watch keeps the busy mother-of-three on schedule
Prince Harry’s military Rolex, Sylvester Stallone’s Richard Mille from The Expendables 3 and Steve McQueen’s Heuer Monaco: the celebrity watches selling for huge sums at auction

There’s a Rolex, and then there’s Paul Newman’s Rolex: discover the watches fetching millions at auction thanks to their famous owners

23 Dec 2020 - 11:05AM

There’s a Rolex, and then there’s Paul Newman’s Rolex: discover the watches fetching millions at auction thanks to their famous owners

Prince Harry’s military Rolex, Sylvester Stallone’s Richard Mille from The Expendables 3 and Steve McQueen’s Heuer Monaco: the celebrity watches selling for huge sums at auction
Amid Covid-19, DNA tests are more popular than ever – here’s how knowing your genetic background can help you lead a healthier life

In a post-pandemic world, it’s more important than ever to stay healthy – and knowing your genetic makeup can help you live the right way for years to come

15 Jan 2021 - 1:01PM

In a post-pandemic world, it’s more important than ever to stay healthy – and knowing your genetic makeup can help you live the right way for years to come

Amid Covid-19, DNA tests are more popular than ever – here’s how knowing your genetic background can help you lead a healthier life
How Horoloupe’s Austen Chu went from Instagram influencer to launching retail platform WristCheck and collaborating with Audemars Piguet on a China limited edition timepiece

After his once-anonymous Horoloupe IG page caught the eye of major brands, he suggested a China limited edition to Audemars Piguet and is now set to launch resale site WristCheck

5 Dec 2020 - 12:00PM

After his once-anonymous Horoloupe IG page caught the eye of major brands, he suggested a China limited edition to Audemars Piguet and is now set to launch resale site WristCheck

How Horoloupe’s Austen Chu went from Instagram influencer to launching retail platform WristCheck and collaborating with Audemars Piguet on a China limited edition timepiece
Bringing Botticelli to Hong Kong in times of Covid-19 – how Amanda Cheung is working to make the world’s largest Uffizi exhibition outside of Florence accessible to everyone

The Hong Kong Jockey Club Series: ‘Botticelli and His Times – Masterworks from the Uffizi’ is at Hong Kong Museum of Art until February 2021 – so who made it happen?

2 Dec 2020 - 3:50PM

The Hong Kong Jockey Club Series: ‘Botticelli and His Times – Masterworks from the Uffizi’ is at Hong Kong Museum of Art until February 2021 – so who made it happen?

Bringing Botticelli to Hong Kong in times of Covid-19 – how Amanda Cheung is working to make the world’s largest Uffizi exhibition outside of Florence accessible to everyone
Donald Trump loves Rolex while Joe Biden favours an Apple Watch – why their taste in timepieces is as different as their politics

The US president wears his Rolex to play golf and the president-elect hugs babies while sporting an Apple Watch – find out which others make the presidential cut, from James Bond-style Omegas to US$500 Seiko Chronographs

8 Dec 2020 - 12:18PM

The US president wears his Rolex to play golf and the president-elect hugs babies while sporting an Apple Watch – find out which others make the presidential cut, from James Bond-style Omegas to US$500 Seiko Chronographs

Donald Trump loves Rolex while Joe Biden favours an Apple Watch – why their taste in timepieces is as different as their politics
Why Patek Philippe watches matter to Hong Kong’s Aaron Lee, CEO of Dash Living, which runs co-living spaces in the city and in Singapore

Using time wisely is everything to CEO Aaron Lee, whose Patek Philippe watches are a reminder of the need to always seize the moment – in business and in life

1 Dec 2020 - 1:06PM

Using time wisely is everything to CEO Aaron Lee, whose Patek Philippe watches are a reminder of the need to always seize the moment – in business and in life

Why Patek Philippe watches matter to Hong Kong’s Aaron Lee, CEO of Dash Living, which runs co-living spaces in the city and in Singapore
When Covid-19 struck, where was Benedict Cumberbatch? Here’s why the Sherlock and Marvel star was on a tiny island in New Zealand

The star of Doctor Strange and Patrick Melrose regularly uses meditation and breathing techniques to help focus – and they came in handy when the world came to a standstill

4 Dec 2020 - 12:54PM

The star of Doctor Strange and Patrick Melrose regularly uses meditation and breathing techniques to help focus – and they came in handy when the world came to a standstill

When Covid-19 struck, where was Benedict Cumberbatch? Here’s why the Sherlock and Marvel star was on a tiny island in New Zealand
Jewellery in Netflix’s The Crown: what’s the real story behind Prince Charles’ gifts to Princess Diana and Camilla Parker-Bowles?

Jewellery stole the spotlight in episode three of the Netflix series, but what do we know about Camilla Parker-Bowles’ bracelet and the Prince of Wales’ signet ring in real life?

24 Nov 2020 - 5:21AM

Jewellery stole the spotlight in episode three of the Netflix series, but what do we know about Camilla Parker-Bowles’ bracelet and the Prince of Wales’ signet ring in real life?

Jewellery in Netflix’s The Crown: what’s the real story behind Prince Charles’ gifts to Princess Diana and Camilla Parker-Bowles?
Watches and Wonders 2021 in-person salon may be no more due to Covid-19, but organisers say the show must go on(line), with brands like Rolex and Patek Philippe invited to go digital instead

Luxury watch fans hoping to visit the Rolex and Cartier booths at Watches and Wonders in Geneva in April will now have to settle for an online experience

20 Nov 2020 - 3:00PM

Luxury watch fans hoping to visit the Rolex and Cartier booths at Watches and Wonders in Geneva in April will now have to settle for an online experience

Watches and Wonders 2021 in-person salon may be no more due to Covid-19, but organisers say the show must go on(line), with brands like Rolex and Patek Philippe invited to go digital instead
Netflix’s The Crown shows how Princess Diana chose her own engagement ring from Prince Charles – but how did it end up on Kate Middleton’s finger?

Netflix’s The Crown shows how Diana picked her own engagement ring – but if Prince Harry claimed the sapphire piece after his mother’s death, why is it his brother’s wife who wears it today?

17 Nov 2020 - 4:52AM

Netflix’s The Crown shows how Diana picked her own engagement ring – but if Prince Harry claimed the sapphire piece after his mother’s death, why is it his brother’s wife who wears it today?

Netflix’s The Crown shows how Princess Diana chose her own engagement ring from Prince Charles – but how did it end up on Kate Middleton’s finger?
Snoopy’s unlikely role in Nasa’s 1969 moon landing celebrated in 50th anniversary Omega Speedmaster special edition watch

The beloved comic book character’s unlikely role in Nasa’s 1969 moon landing is celebrated in Omega Speedmaster’s 50th anniversary special edition watch

26 Oct 2020 - 10:00AM

The beloved comic book character’s unlikely role in Nasa’s 1969 moon landing is celebrated in Omega Speedmaster’s 50th anniversary special edition watch

Snoopy’s unlikely role in Nasa’s 1969 moon landing celebrated in 50th anniversary Omega Speedmaster special edition watch
Elegant waterfront dining at Tseung Kwan O restaurant Pastis Tapas

Staff at this new restaurant at Monterey Place in Tseung Kwan O are cheerful and friendly, with good knowledge of the menu

24 Oct 2020 - 11:00AM

Staff at this new restaurant at Monterey Place in Tseung Kwan O are cheerful and friendly, with good knowledge of the menu

Elegant waterfront dining at Tseung Kwan O restaurant Pastis Tapas
Jewellery such as the British Crown Jewels’ Koh-i-Noor and the Hope Diamond may be worth millions, but as their owners would tell you if they could – they may also be cursed …

Bringers of divorce, disease, death, bankruptcy – would you want to own the world’s most expensive jewels if you knew the truth about their past?

4 Oct 2020 - 6:00AM

Bringers of divorce, disease, death, bankruptcy – would you want to own the world’s most expensive jewels if you knew the truth about their past?

Jewellery such as the British Crown Jewels’ Koh-i-Noor and the Hope Diamond may be worth millions, but as their owners would tell you if they could – they may also be cursed …
UFC star Conor McGregor’s fiancée Dee Devlin loves expensive luxury jewellery – here are 4 of her most fabulous pieces

All eyes may be on Conor McGregor in the ring, but we can’t help noticing his fiancée Dee Devlin, whose fabulous jewellery is putting on a different kind of show

25 Sep 2020 - 5:07AM

All eyes may be on Conor McGregor in the ring, but we can’t help noticing his fiancée Dee Devlin, whose fabulous jewellery is putting on a different kind of show

UFC star Conor McGregor’s fiancée Dee Devlin loves expensive luxury jewellery – here are 4 of her most fabulous pieces
Harry Styles, Timothée Chalamet, Nick Jonas, Michael B Jordan, and 5 other male stars who love wearing jewellery, from Gucci pearls to Cartier brooches and Chopard necklaces

From Bond villain Rami Malek to Gen Z hottie Timothée Chalamet, there’s a blooming trend of A-list men rocking epic statement jewellery – here’s our favourite blinged-up red carpet looks

23 Sep 2020 - 6:00AM

From Bond villain Rami Malek to Gen Z hottie Timothée Chalamet, there’s a blooming trend of A-list men rocking epic statement jewellery – here’s our favourite blinged-up red carpet looks

Harry Styles, Timothée Chalamet, Nick Jonas, Michael B Jordan, and 5 other male stars who love wearing jewellery, from Gucci pearls to Cartier brooches and Chopard necklaces
Michelle Obama’s ‘vote’ necklace to Nancy Pelosi’s ‘impeachment brooch’ – how women are using jewellery to send a message

These women on the world stage know that a well placed – and well timed – accessory can make a big political statement without having to say a word

17 Sep 2020 - 4:47PM

These women on the world stage know that a well placed – and well timed – accessory can make a big political statement without having to say a word

Michelle Obama’s ‘vote’ necklace to Nancy Pelosi’s ‘impeachment brooch’ – how women are using jewellery to send a message
Rolex launches new models in Submariner, Oyster Perpetual, Datejust and Sky-Dweller collections – what we can expect from the Swiss luxury watch brand this year

New sizes, new finishes, new dial colours, new bracelets, new movements – the brand has made important changes across four of its most celebrated ranges

6 Sep 2020 - 10:41PM

New sizes, new finishes, new dial colours, new bracelets, new movements – the brand has made important changes across four of its most celebrated ranges

Rolex launches new models in Submariner, Oyster Perpetual, Datejust and Sky-Dweller collections – what we can expect from the Swiss luxury watch brand this year
Mukesh Ambani’s daughter Isha loves designs by Sabyasachi – will she thrust this dazzling Indian brand up there with favourites Valentino and Dolce & Gabbana?

Will the Ambani patronage put this Indian brand on the international catwalk alongside Valentino and Dolce & Gabbana?

28 Aug 2020 - 12:24PM

Will the Ambani patronage put this Indian brand on the international catwalk alongside Valentino and Dolce & Gabbana?

Mukesh Ambani’s daughter Isha loves designs by Sabyasachi – will she thrust this dazzling Indian brand up there with favourites Valentino and Dolce & Gabbana?
Princess Diana’s 5 most sparkling high jewellery moments – which were passed on to Harry and William for Kate and Meghan?

Who gets to wear Diana’s famous collection of priceless jewels? From her stunning engagement ring, to wedding tiaras loaned by the queen, her two famous daughters-in-law have an amazing jewellery box to play with

29 Aug 2020 - 3:35PM

Who gets to wear Diana’s famous collection of priceless jewels? From her stunning engagement ring, to wedding tiaras loaned by the queen, her two famous daughters-in-law have an amazing jewellery box to play with

Princess Diana’s 5 most sparkling high jewellery moments – which were passed on to Harry and William for Kate and Meghan?
Priyanka Chopra, Aishwarya Rai, Deepika Padukone: what luxury jewellery brands do Bollywood’s brightest stars rock on the red carpet?

From Priyanka Chopra to Aishwarya Rai, STYLE analyses the jewellery and dress combos of 5 of India’s most famous, and fantastic, actresses

26 Aug 2020 - 1:07PM

From Priyanka Chopra to Aishwarya Rai, STYLE analyses the jewellery and dress combos of 5 of India’s most famous, and fantastic, actresses

Priyanka Chopra, Aishwarya Rai, Deepika Padukone: what luxury jewellery brands do Bollywood’s brightest stars rock on the red carpet?
Japanese watch brands Casio, Citizen and Seiko won over Bill Gates, Steve Jobs and Hong Kong billionaire Li Ka-shing, but what was the appeal?

These Japanese brands challenged the supremacy of Swiss timepieces in the 1970s with affordable and reliable watches for a new technological era

25 Aug 2020 - 9:01AM

These Japanese brands challenged the supremacy of Swiss timepieces in the 1970s with affordable and reliable watches for a new technological era

Japanese watch brands Casio, Citizen and Seiko won over Bill Gates, Steve Jobs and Hong Kong billionaire Li Ka-shing, but what was the appeal?