• The US YouTuber drew flak for wearing the Cartier-designed jewellery, which originally belonged to an Indian king, at the New York event’s red carpet
  • Experts say the incident has shone a light on other rare Indian diamonds hidden in vaults overseas and the need for laws to tackle the illicit trafficking of antiques

JLo’s engagement ring, a spectacular 8.5-carat natural green diamond – the second rarest diamond in the world after intense red – is putting the spotlight on rare coloured diamonds.

‘Just because something is old it doesn’t mean it can’t be cool,’ says Cartier CEO Cyrille Vigneron. He explains how he pivoted the company away from being seen as an ageing brand.


Chow Sang Sang saw half of its sales evaporate after tourists from the mainland disappeared, but things have improved after the jewellery retailer shifted its focus to a younger clientele.


The story of the forgotten Paris jewellers beloved by European royals and Hollywood stars is celebrated by an online exhibition hosted by Hong Kong’s L’Ecole School of Jewellery Arts

In 2019, two thieves broke into Dresden’s Green Vault museum via a window, making off with diamonds and gemstones worth more than US$128 million.

Up to 90 per cent of jade mined in Myanmar – which saw yet another lethal landslide at a mine in December 2021 – is believed to make its way to China, where fine pieces can fetch a high price.

The Peninsula hotel’s Chanel store has been redesigned and is celebrated by the Constellation of Leo collection – topped by a showpiece ring featuring a 10-carat asscher-cut emerald

War, colonisation and 2020’s devastating port explosion have taken their toll on Lebanon, but its young fashion talent is among the most dynamic in the Middle East.

Jean-Christophe Babin, CEO of Italian jeweller Bulgari, opens up on buying jewellery online, Chinese consumers, LVMH’s Tiffany deal and luxury post-pandemic

From China to India and Malaysia, shoppers are taking advantage of a drop in the price of gold to buy jewellery and gold bars for weddings and for investment purposes.