Diamonds as an Investment
  • More than other types of jewellery, brooches lend themselves to the creative expressions of artists and jewellery houses, from Wallace Chan, Anna Hu and Feng J to the houses of the Place Vendôme
  • Van Cleef & Arpels, Le Jardin de Chaumet and Mikimoto all use an 18th century method of wax casting; Hong Kong collectors can view pieces by Munich’s Hemmerle at The Upper House from November 20

The rare, historic blue gem could fetch millions at Christie’s Magnificent Jewels auction, which also features Marlon Brando’s Rolex and a pearl necklace worn by Audrey Hepburn

Jadeite, pink and blue diamonds are trending at Hong Kong’s Sotheby’s and Phillips autumn auctions – so is now the time to invest, or has the bubble burst?


By naming the Star of Bombay, Laurence Graff set the brand on a path paved with exceptional yellow diamonds, all recalled in a new exhibition at their flagship Paris store

Inspired by 70s icons like Diana Ross, Freddie Mercury and Liza Minnelli, the French maison’s electric new collection is a riotous celebration of daring, decadent nights and living life to the max

De Beers Jewellers recently opened its flagship store on Canton Road and its The Alchemist of Light collection can now be perused in an intimate setting … here’s an introduction to its 7 unique sets

Man-made gemstones excite the sustainability conscious, but old school high jewellery houses remain wedded to the story and individuality of ‘natural’ diamonds

The extremely rare jewel is expected to fetch over US$35 million, which could beat The Williamson Pink Star’s most expensive price per carat record

From Chanel’s head-turning sun motif on the Soleil 19 Août necklace and Chaumet’s royal-worthy Joséphine Aigrette Impériale bracelet, here are 5 yellow diamond statement pieces that are worth investing in

Some luxury items are more special than most, particularly limited-edition collaborations between brands: why not consider these 4 unique pieces for your next investment?

Buying a piece of jewellery you hope to pass on to future generations can be a significant investment, so its financial value and versatility are crucial – as is the nature of the piece

Over oval diamonds? Try trilliant, trapezoid and tapered baguette cuts – now in vogue as houses like Cartier and Chaumet seek fresh perspectives on traditional designs

No one cut to fit all: fancy cuts can enhance the appeal of certain gemstones and high jewellery houses like Graff, Chopard and Messika are using them in their creations

Diamonds are forever, but these extremely rare pink-coloured rocks, in great demand for centuries, are also safe investments when global markets are volatile – here’s what you need to know

Rare gems – especially natural fancy-coloured diamonds – are grabbing headlines and attracting record bids at auction in Hong Kong and throughout the rest of Asia

Considering investing in high jewellery? Rarity is a most valuable commodity, apart from colour, clarity, cut and carat … but don’t forget your personal style too

Simon Leviev may not be real, but Lev Leiev certainly is – meet his daughter Chagit Leviev-Sofiev, who runs her father’s billion-dollar diamond empire in the states

The latest Diamond Breeze collection takes inspiration from the lotus, symbolic in Chinese culture, sacred to Hinduism and Buddhism, and the national flower of India and Vietnam

With Rio Tinto’s Argyle mine in Western Australia closed since November 2020, the last of its rare pink diamonds are open for bidding – to those on the guest list – until September 1

When the world’s biggest jewellery producer said it would stop using mined diamonds on ethical grounds, producers cried foul. A diamond retailer says the argument is less cut and dried than Pandora is implying.

Taking cues from modern and contemporary art, Graff introduces the Inspired by Twombly and Threads collections – the former topped by a looping necklace with almost 100 carats of gems

Secret watches are a beautiful relic from another era – one Van Cleef & Arpels has been careful not just to preserve, but to reimagine into ever more impressive pieces