Gloria Fung

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

Latest from Gloria Fung

5 jewellery pieces once worn by Princess Diana that Kate Middleton loves to wear

From a storied tiara to a pearl necklace, Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, is often seen in royal jewels. Here’s a look at five famous pieces that seem to be firm favourites

8 Aug 2019 - 2:52PM

From a storied tiara to a pearl necklace, Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, is often seen in royal jewels. Here’s a look at five famous pieces that seem to be firm favourites

5 jewellery pieces once worn by Princess Diana that Kate Middleton loves to wear
Will Marlon Brando’s Rolex watch shatter records when it’s auctioned? Why celebrity timepieces are all the rage

Watches such as Paul Newman’s Daytona, Elvis Presley’s Omega and Bruce Lee’s Universal Genève are among those to have shattered records

25 Jul 2019 - 5:51PM

Watches such as Paul Newman’s Daytona, Elvis Presley’s Omega and Bruce Lee’s Universal Genève are among those to have shattered records

Will Marlon Brando’s Rolex watch shatter records when it’s auctioned? Why celebrity timepieces are all the rage
Why L’ÉCOLE School of Jewelry Arts, supported by Van Cleef & Arpels, is making Hong Kong its second home

Hong Kong will become the school’s second permanent location after Paris when the campus in K11 MUSEA opens this winter.

16 Jul 2019 - 5:23AM

Hong Kong will become the school’s second permanent location after Paris when the campus in K11 MUSEA opens this winter.

Why L’ÉCOLE School of Jewelry Arts, supported by Van Cleef & Arpels, is making Hong Kong its second home
Only Watch charity auction: 10 strikingly identical timepieces you can get your hands on now

The biennial Only Watch auction will see 52 one-of-kind timepieces go under the hammer. Here’s a look at some of the top models as well as existing watches that boast similar designs

12 Jul 2019 - 3:00PM

The biennial Only Watch auction will see 52 one-of-kind timepieces go under the hammer. Here’s a look at some of the top models as well as existing watches that boast similar designs

Only Watch charity auction: 10 strikingly identical timepieces you can get your hands on now
Did Celine Dion’s Titanic swag wow the crowd at Paris Fashion Week?

French-Canadian songstress dressed up her T-shirt and shorts look with a version of the Heart of the Ocean blue sapphire and diamond necklace

5 Jul 2019 - 4:13PM

French-Canadian songstress dressed up her T-shirt and shorts look with a version of the Heart of the Ocean blue sapphire and diamond necklace

Did Celine Dion’s Titanic swag wow the crowd at Paris Fashion Week?
George Daniels Space Traveller 1 pocket watch, inspired by the Apollo 11 moon landing, fetches a record US$4.6 million at auction

George Daniels’ Space Traveller 1 is the kind of pocket watch you would need for your package tour to Mars

5 Jul 2019 - 3:00PM

George Daniels’ Space Traveller 1 is the kind of pocket watch you would need for your package tour to Mars

George Daniels Space Traveller 1 pocket watch, inspired by the Apollo 11 moon landing, fetches a record US$4.6 million at auction
See Rolex’s Oyster Perpetual Yacht-Master 42 unboxed - before you go on the waiting list

Rolex’s new Yacht-Master 42 is a little bigger, features a matt black ceramic bezel and a rubber Oysterflex, and 70 hours of power reserve

5 Jul 2019 - 1:00PM

Rolex’s new Yacht-Master 42 is a little bigger, features a matt black ceramic bezel and a rubber Oysterflex, and 70 hours of power reserve

See Rolex’s Oyster Perpetual Yacht-Master 42 unboxed - before you go on the waiting list
How Panerai’s Luminor Tourbillon GMT Lo Scienzato put 3D printing technology to the test

Luxury Italian brand’s lightweight but durable timepiece – made from layers of titanium stacked together – features a skeletonised dial with view of P.2005/T calibre movement

2 Jul 2019 - 1:00PM

Luxury Italian brand’s lightweight but durable timepiece – made from layers of titanium stacked together – features a skeletonised dial with view of P.2005/T calibre movement

How Panerai’s Luminor Tourbillon GMT Lo Scienzato put 3D printing technology to the test
Why size matters if you want the perfect engagement ring

Andrew Coxon, president of The De Beers Institute of Diamonds, shares some useful tips on how to choose the right ring

28 Jun 2019 - 2:00PM

Andrew Coxon, president of The De Beers Institute of Diamonds, shares some useful tips on how to choose the right ring

Why size matters if you want the perfect engagement ring
Move over diamonds – rubies, sapphires and emeralds are a girl’s new best friends

The ‘big three’, emeralds, rubies and sapphires, are outpacing the growth of diamond prices per carat – and might just make you rich

28 Jun 2019 - 2:48PM

The ‘big three’, emeralds, rubies and sapphires, are outpacing the growth of diamond prices per carat – and might just make you rich

Move over diamonds – rubies, sapphires and emeralds are a girl’s new best friends
Elton John’s Rocketman biopic: How Chopard helped actor Taron Egerton sparkle in the role

Luxury Swiss jewellery and watch company and film’s costume designer collaborate to help portray the English musician known for his flamboyant sense of style

19 Jun 2019 - 4:00PM

Luxury Swiss jewellery and watch company and film’s costume designer collaborate to help portray the English musician known for his flamboyant sense of style

Elton John’s Rocketman biopic: How Chopard helped actor Taron Egerton sparkle in the role
Why Nixon had to say no to this Omega watch — and why it's back in a limited edition

The Speedmaster Apollo 11 50th Anniversary Limited Edition timepiece, marking the July 1969 mission, recalls the yellow-gold watch Richard Nixon declined as a gift because of its value

11 Jun 2019 - 2:59PM

The Speedmaster Apollo 11 50th Anniversary Limited Edition timepiece, marking the July 1969 mission, recalls the yellow-gold watch Richard Nixon declined as a gift because of its value

Why Nixon had to say no to this Omega watch — and why it's back in a limited edition
Watchmaker Panerai takes Luminor Submersible fans ‘under water’ in Shanghai

Luxury brand creates mysterious deep sea setting for its Survival Instruments for Modern Heroes event in Shanghai, which featured two new timepieces

6 Jun 2019 - 3:00PM

Luxury brand creates mysterious deep sea setting for its Survival Instruments for Modern Heroes event in Shanghai, which featured two new timepieces

Watchmaker Panerai takes Luminor Submersible fans ‘under water’ in Shanghai
Cannes Film Festival: Gong Li, Selena Gomez and Jessica Jung sparkle in eye-catching jewellery

Glamorous stars show off Boucheron, Bulgari and Chopard’s creations

29 May 2019 - 11:49AM

Glamorous stars show off Boucheron, Bulgari and Chopard’s creations

Cannes Film Festival: Gong Li, Selena Gomez and Jessica Jung sparkle in eye-catching jewellery
Cannes Film Festival: Which timepieces did Hu Ge, Brad Pitt and Daniel Wu sport?

Piaget, Breitling and Chopard wristwatches add a touch of glamour as the celebrities come out to play

27 May 2019 - 2:54PM

Piaget, Breitling and Chopard wristwatches add a touch of glamour as the celebrities come out to play

Cannes Film Festival: Which timepieces did Hu Ge, Brad Pitt and Daniel Wu sport?
How to get a dress like Kendall Jenner’s Giambattista Valli x H&M before the collection launches

Stunning creations from couture house’s partnership with retailer will go on sale on Saturday as part of pre-drop collection at select stores, before November’s main launch

24 May 2019 - 6:23PM

Stunning creations from couture house’s partnership with retailer will go on sale on Saturday as part of pre-drop collection at select stores, before November’s main launch

How to get a dress like Kendall Jenner’s Giambattista Valli x H&M before the collection launches
Van Cleef & Arpels’ Treasure of Rubies taps into 3,000 carats of certified sparkle

Inspired by the aesthetics of couture and Indian jewels, Treasure of Rubies brings to life 61 pieces

18 May 2019 - 5:55AM

Inspired by the aesthetics of couture and Indian jewels, Treasure of Rubies brings to life 61 pieces

Van Cleef & Arpels’ Treasure of Rubies taps into 3,000 carats of certified sparkle
How to buy an emerald at auction – and what you need to look out for

Has the emerald been treated to enhance clarity and minimise inclusion?

15 May 2019 - 4:00PM

Has the emerald been treated to enhance clarity and minimise inclusion?

How to buy an emerald at auction – and what you need to look out for
Swiss watchmaker Jaeger-LeCoultre launches global Care programme with extended warranty

Jaeger-LeCoultre’s new Care programme – with an online platform in 12 languages including simplified and traditional Chinese – extends warranty for clocks and watches up to eight years

10 May 2019 - 12:00PM

Jaeger-LeCoultre’s new Care programme – with an online platform in 12 languages including simplified and traditional Chinese – extends warranty for clocks and watches up to eight years

Swiss watchmaker Jaeger-LeCoultre launches global Care programme with extended warranty
Cardi B’s ruby nipple caps, Lady Gaga’s 15-carat Tiffany ring and Gemma Chan’s jewels add sparkle to Met Gala

Celebrity fashions take centre stage at New York’s ‘Camp’-themed fundraising event, but many of the Cartier, Tiffany & Co. and Bulgari pink-carpet creations also turn heads

14 Aug 2019 - 4:09PM

Celebrity fashions take centre stage at New York’s ‘Camp’-themed fundraising event, but many of the Cartier, Tiffany & Co. and Bulgari pink-carpet creations also turn heads

Cardi B’s ruby nipple caps, Lady Gaga’s 15-carat Tiffany ring and Gemma Chan’s jewels add sparkle to Met Gala
Mother’s Day gifts: 8 matching jewellery mum-and-me keepsakes

A Chaumet bangle-ring combo or earrings and pendant from Graff’s Spiral collection are among a variety of special presents for mum and you to enjoy on Mother’s Day

6 May 2019 - 10:19AM

A Chaumet bangle-ring combo or earrings and pendant from Graff’s Spiral collection are among a variety of special presents for mum and you to enjoy on Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day gifts: 8 matching jewellery mum-and-me keepsakes
Guess what the Jack de Boucheron jewellery collection’s coolest design feature is?

This playful Boucheron collection transforms into a bracelet, necklace or belt and has a fastening mechanism unlike any other, says creative director Claire Choisne.

3 May 2019 - 5:53AM

This playful Boucheron collection transforms into a bracelet, necklace or belt and has a fastening mechanism unlike any other, says creative director Claire Choisne.

Guess what the Jack de Boucheron jewellery collection’s coolest design feature is?
Why everyday gems are the stepping stone to luxe jewellery for aspirational millennials

Luxury brands like Harry Winston and Graff respond to growing demand among women for more casual, accessible and adaptable creations – at affordable prices

2 May 2019 - 2:00AM

Luxury brands like Harry Winston and Graff respond to growing demand among women for more casual, accessible and adaptable creations – at affordable prices

Why everyday gems are the stepping stone to luxe jewellery for aspirational millennials
11 dazzling high jewellery watches that tell time in fabulous fashion

Luxury brands have outdone each other with a formidable range of timepieces, from Bulgari’s sleek Serpenti to Piaget’s Limelight Gala and Rolex’s new Day-Date 36

2 May 2019 - 10:31AM

Luxury brands have outdone each other with a formidable range of timepieces, from Bulgari’s sleek Serpenti to Piaget’s Limelight Gala and Rolex’s new Day-Date 36

11 dazzling high jewellery watches that tell time in fabulous fashion
How to buy a watch at auction – and when to stop bidding

Got your eye on a rare Rolex? Aurel Bacs, global head of the watches department at Phillips auction house, shares tips on how to acquire a special timepiece at auction

26 Apr 2019 - 2:00PM

Got your eye on a rare Rolex? Aurel Bacs, global head of the watches department at Phillips auction house, shares tips on how to acquire a special timepiece at auction

How to buy a watch at auction – and when to stop bidding
7 stunning pieces of pearl jewellery Queen Elizabeth loves to wear

Queen Elizabeth, who turns 93 on April 21, is partial to pearls. We look at seven classic pieces from the monarch’s considerable jewellery collection

21 Apr 2019 - 1:00PM

Queen Elizabeth, who turns 93 on April 21, is partial to pearls. We look at seven classic pieces from the monarch’s considerable jewellery collection

7 stunning pieces of pearl jewellery Queen Elizabeth loves to wear
Vintage Hermès and the original Birkin bag: fashion lover Catherine B. tells all

Then-Hermès president Jean-Louis Dumas designed a bag for actress Jane Birkin to fit all her travel essentials in 1984

5 Apr 2019 - 10:01AM

Then-Hermès president Jean-Louis Dumas designed a bag for actress Jane Birkin to fit all her travel essentials in 1984

Vintage Hermès and the original Birkin bag: fashion lover Catherine B. tells all
Why Cartier draws on the past to move forward – reinventing icons like the Santos and Panthère

Cartier launches amazing reinterpretations, and the results are fascinating

1 Apr 2019 - 6:00PM

Cartier launches amazing reinterpretations, and the results are fascinating

Why Cartier draws on the past to move forward – reinventing icons like the Santos and Panthère
SIHH 2019: Parmigiani Fleurier gives craftsmen free rein to work their magic

Founder Michael Parmigiani is a master at drawing on tradition, and it works to the collection’s advantage

31 Mar 2019 - 10:00AM

Founder Michael Parmigiani is a master at drawing on tradition, and it works to the collection’s advantage

SIHH 2019: Parmigiani Fleurier gives craftsmen free rein to work their magic
SIHH 2019: What makes Piaget tick? Diamonds, more diamonds – and lots of gold

Brand brings level of refinement and opulence to its watches that is usually reserved for high jewellery

25 Mar 2019 - 6:00PM

Brand brings level of refinement and opulence to its watches that is usually reserved for high jewellery

SIHH 2019: What makes Piaget tick? Diamonds, more diamonds – and lots of gold