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The best jewellery at the Venice Film Festival 2021, from Zendaya’s mesmerising Bulgari snake necklace to Jessica Chastain’s Chopard diamonds

From Zendaya’s mesmerising Bulgari snake necklace to Penélope Cruz’s elegant Chanel tassel earrings, we spotted plenty of stunning jewels this year – here are some of our favourites

From Zendaya’s mesmerising Bulgari snake necklace to Penélope Cruz’s elegant Chanel tassel earrings, we spotted plenty of stunning jewels this year – here are some of our favourites

The best jewellery at the Venice Film Festival 2021, from Zendaya’s mesmerising Bulgari snake necklace to Jessica Chastain’s Chopard diamonds
10 Sep 2021 - 1:49PM
Inside Queen Rania of Jordan’s sparkling tiara collection – check out the Middle Eastern royal’s ornate luxury jewellery by Cartier, Boucheron and Fred

The elegant royal has her own diamond tiaras designed by the likes of Boucheron and Fred, but also finds occasion to borrow a Cartier tiara once owned by Queen Alia

The elegant royal has her own diamond tiaras designed by the likes of Boucheron and Fred, but also finds occasion to borrow a Cartier tiara once owned by Queen Alia

Inside Queen Rania of Jordan’s sparkling tiara collection – check out the Middle Eastern royal’s ornate luxury jewellery by Cartier, Boucheron and Fred
9 Sep 2021 - 11:58AM
Inside Empress Masako jewellery box: does the consort of Japan’s Emperor Naruhito know how to wear her elegant Akoya pearls?

Outwardly poised and meticulous yet said to have struggled with the stress of her role, the consort to Japan’s Emperor Naruhito favours the calming, subtle glow of pearls to enhance her beauty

Outwardly poised and meticulous yet said to have struggled with the stress of her role, the consort to Japan’s Emperor Naruhito favours the calming, subtle glow of pearls to enhance her beauty

Inside Empress Masako jewellery box: does the consort of Japan’s Emperor Naruhito know how to wear her elegant Akoya pearls?
3 Aug 2021 - 12:00PM
Queen Maxima of the Netherlands’ fearless style: how the Dutch Queen lit up her look with daring fashion paired with bold jewellery

The 50-year-old monarch takes a relaxed approach to royal dress but still always looks immaculate – think pantsuits, statement hats and bold jewellery

The 50-year-old monarch takes a relaxed approach to royal dress but still always looks immaculate – think pantsuits, statement hats and bold jewellery

Queen Maxima of the Netherlands’ fearless style: how the Dutch Queen lit up her look with daring fashion paired with bold jewellery
31 Jul 2021 - 3:00AM
Cannes Film Festival’s most dazzling red carpet bling: Marion Cotillard, Helen Mirren and Jessica Chastain turned heads in Cartier, Chanel, Bulgari and more

Cannes is known as Europe’s most glamorous red carpet for a reason ... and Marion Cotillard, Helen Mirren and Jessica Chastain brought plenty of bling

Cannes is known as Europe’s most glamorous red carpet for a reason ... and Marion Cotillard, Helen Mirren and Jessica Chastain brought plenty of bling

Cannes Film Festival’s most dazzling red carpet bling: Marion Cotillard, Helen Mirren and Jessica Chastain turned heads in Cartier, Chanel, Bulgari and more
13 Jul 2021 - 11:39AM
Is Danish Queen Margrethe’s jewellery box better than Queen Elizabeth’s? From the Emerald Parure Tiara to the Daisy Brooch originally created for a royal wedding, these are her most dazzling pieces

Denmark’s Queen Margrethe may own the world’s most stunning tiaras: from one studded with giant pearls, to another set with 67 emeralds

Denmark’s Queen Margrethe may own the world’s most stunning tiaras: from one studded with giant pearls, to another set with 67 emeralds

Is Danish Queen Margrethe’s jewellery box better than Queen Elizabeth’s? From the Emerald Parure Tiara to the Daisy Brooch originally created for a royal wedding, these are her most dazzling pieces
13 Jul 2021 - 4:23AM
The most expensive jewellery sold in Hong Kong last year – online sales by auction houses Christie’s, Phillips and Bonhams were booming despite the pandemic

Online auctions were booming despite the pandemic – this was the biggest bling under the digital hammer at Christie’s, Phillips, Bonhams and more

Online auctions were booming despite the pandemic – this was the biggest bling under the digital hammer at Christie’s, Phillips, Bonhams and more

The most expensive jewellery sold in Hong Kong last year – online sales by auction houses Christie’s, Phillips and Bonhams were booming despite the pandemic
11 Jun 2021 - 10:00AM
Explainer | What is a Chinese ‘luminous cup’ and where do you buy one? Sotheby’s Hong Kong once auctioned an old agate goblet for US$35,000, and antiques shops on Lascar Row and Hollywood Road offer them too

Feted by poets and featured in films, these Chinese jade or agate cups can rake in the cash at auctions, but what makes a good quality buy?

Feted by poets and featured in films, these Chinese jade or agate cups can rake in the cash at auctions, but what makes a good quality buy?

What is a Chinese ‘luminous cup’ and where do you buy one? Sotheby’s Hong Kong once auctioned an old agate goblet for US$35,000, and antiques shops on Lascar Row and Hollywood Road offer them too
4 Jun 2021 - 3:30PM
Why do Queen Elizabeth and other royals love semi-precious stones? Cartier created bespoke pieces for Wallis Simpson while the British monarch wore red spinels and aquamarines

It’s not all about rubies, emeralds and sapphires – there’s also aquamarines, amethysts, red spinels and many other colourful semi-precious stones that European royals love

It’s not all about rubies, emeralds and sapphires – there’s also aquamarines, amethysts, red spinels and many other colourful semi-precious stones that European royals love

Why do Queen Elizabeth and other royals love semi-precious stones? Cartier created bespoke pieces for Wallis Simpson while the British monarch wore red spinels and aquamarines
27 May 2021 - 11:00AM
Hong Kong programme nurtures talent to put future innovation and technology leaders on path to success

HKSTP InnoAcademy’s Technology Leaders of Tomorrow programme to attract world’s young science and engineering graduates and I&T practitioners

HKSTP InnoAcademy’s Technology Leaders of Tomorrow programme to attract world’s young science and engineering graduates and I&T practitioners

Hong Kong programme nurtures talent to put future innovation and technology leaders on path to success
18 Jan 2021 - 11:06AM
Jadeite, a not so hidden gem – the bright green stones enjoying increasing international interest at Sotheby’s and Christie’s auctions

A symbol of purity, wisdom and righteousness in imperial China, green jadeite gemstones have remained less well known elsewhere – until now

A symbol of purity, wisdom and righteousness in imperial China, green jadeite gemstones have remained less well known elsewhere – until now

Jadeite, a not so hidden gem – the bright green stones enjoying increasing international interest at Sotheby’s and Christie’s auctions
18 May 2020 - 8:00AM
Chinese weddings: Why do brides wear huge 24-karat golden pigs around their necks?

Contemporary ‘minimalist’ aesthetics are cast aside at traditional Chinese weddings, with brides weighed down by up to 1kg of audacious, gleaming gold jewels

Contemporary ‘minimalist’ aesthetics are cast aside at traditional Chinese weddings, with brides weighed down by up to 1kg of audacious, gleaming gold jewels

Chinese weddings: Why do brides wear huge 24-karat golden pigs around their necks?
27 Jan 2020 - 12:00PM
Will Cartier and other luxury brands start using more lab-grown and synthetic gems in their jewellery?

Many gem-quality, lab-grown diamonds and coloured gemstones have a colour vibrancy comparable to their natural counterparts but often at a fraction of the cost

Many gem-quality, lab-grown diamonds and coloured gemstones have a colour vibrancy comparable to their natural counterparts but often at a fraction of the cost

Will Cartier and other luxury brands start using more lab-grown and synthetic gems in their jewellery?
31 Dec 2019 - 1:00PM
US$20 million for a ring? The most extravagant diamond sales Hong Kong has seen in 2019

Auctioneers at Sotheby’s, Christie’s, Phillips, Bonhams and Poly Auction have recorded some record sales in Hong Kong in 2019 – here are some of brightest jewels and biggest deals

Auctioneers at Sotheby’s, Christie’s, Phillips, Bonhams and Poly Auction have recorded some record sales in Hong Kong in 2019 – here are some of brightest jewels and biggest deals

US$20 million for a ring? The most extravagant diamond sales Hong Kong has seen in 2019
23 Dec 2019 - 2:00AM
The most expensive Rolex and Patek Philippe watches ever sold at Hong Kong auctions in 2019

Watches by Patek Philippe and Rolex were among the most prized items which went under the hammer in Hong Kong this year – fetching sums of up to US$9 million

Watches by Patek Philippe and Rolex were among the most prized items which went under the hammer in Hong Kong this year – fetching sums of up to US$9 million

The most expensive Rolex and Patek Philippe watches ever sold at Hong Kong auctions in 2019
15 Dec 2019 - 4:00PM
Love, eternity, happiness: which of these Chinese bridal jewellery pieces would you pick?

Family heirlooms are being set aside in favour of modern Chinese jewellery which incorporates traditional symbols of love, eternity and happiness

Family heirlooms are being set aside in favour of modern Chinese jewellery which incorporates traditional symbols of love, eternity and happiness

Love, eternity, happiness: which of these Chinese bridal jewellery pieces would you pick?
10 Dec 2019 - 3:00PM
Could pearls replace diamonds as a girl’s best friend?

In brooches, bracelets, chokers and necklaces, top brands Tiffany & Co. and Chopard are using pearls in high-jewellery collections – with fantastic results

In brooches, bracelets, chokers and necklaces, top brands Tiffany & Co. and Chopard are using pearls in high-jewellery collections – with fantastic results

Could pearls replace diamonds as a girl’s best friend?
17 May 2019 - 2:00AM
How bespoke high jewellery is created for the super-rich

Houses like Cartier and Qeelin work with closely with clients to achieve a balance between creativity and practicality

Houses like Cartier and Qeelin work with closely with clients to achieve a balance between creativity and practicality

How bespoke high jewellery is created for the super-rich
14 May 2019 - 5:24AM
Asian jewellery designers sparkle on red carpet alongside titans Bulgari, Chanel and Cartier

While luxury houses continue to grow, the past decade has seen the emergence of Viren Bhagat, Cindy Chao, Anna Hu and Wallace Chan, who work with unconventional materials to create imaginative pieces

While luxury houses continue to grow, the past decade has seen the emergence of Viren Bhagat, Cindy Chao, Anna Hu and Wallace Chan, who work with unconventional materials to create imaginative pieces

Asian jewellery designers sparkle on red carpet alongside titans Bulgari, Chanel and Cartier
4 May 2019 - 2:55AM
How the place of origin can seriously ramp up a gemstone’s value

Kashmir sapphires and Colombian emeralds always carry a sizeable premium

Kashmir sapphires and Colombian emeralds always carry a sizeable premium

How the place of origin can seriously ramp up a gemstone’s value
9 Feb 2019 - 3:43AM
At auction, few assets fare better than designer jewels – here’s why

Designer jewels have extra sparkle when it comes to auction, as buyers jostle for sought-after designs crafted with loving care and imagination

Designer jewels have extra sparkle when it comes to auction, as buyers jostle for sought-after designs crafted with loving care and imagination

At auction, few assets fare better than designer jewels – here’s why
7 Feb 2019 - 5:36AM
Elizabeth Taylor to Angelababy: most famous jewellery pieces in history

It's not just the quality of the diamonds that give certain jewellery pieces their fame - it’s also their association with a celebrity

It's not just the quality of the diamonds that give certain jewellery pieces their fame - it’s also their association with a celebrity

Elizabeth Taylor to Angelababy: most famous jewellery pieces in history
26 Sep 2018 - 2:02AM
Saigon River views in demand as developers bank on luxury blocks in prime Ho Chi Minh City
21 Nov 2017 - 12:48PM
Diamonds at auction offer investors colourful temptations
19 Sep 2017 - 10:01AM
Chengdu property developers release premium projects as outlook improves
18 Sep 2017 - 2:01PM
Hong Kong boards must lead corruption fight to create effective internal risk-management culture
17 Sep 2017 - 11:15AM
Hong Kong’s cross-border connection paves way for major IPOs
17 Sep 2017 - 11:01AM
Outbound investments still encouraged, despite Beijing’s curbs on ‘irrational’ deals
17 Sep 2017 - 10:48AM
Deal or no deal: Hong Kong’s IPO market loses out to New York, Shanghai and Shenzhen rivals
27 Jun 2017 - 4:23PM
Stock Connect initiatives enhance Hong Kong’s trading links with Shanghai and Shenzhen
27 Jun 2017 - 4:06PM