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
From the jeweller’s sketchbook in 1906, to the wrist of Kate Middleton in 2022, the spirit of Van Cleef & Arpels is kept alive by its iconic four leaf clover – and the maison is not the only one
Dress to impress: these are the luxury brands blurring the lines between haute couture and jewellery, from Dior and Chopard to Van Cleef & Arpels and Cindy Chao
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
Forget traditional gold and platinum – the high jewellery world is turning to space tech, anodised alloys and colourful finishes to complement gem settings
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
Sotheby’s and Christie’s saw record highs for gemstones this year in Hong Kong, but how does 2023 look for the city’s jewellery industry?
In Hollywood, it’s not just the stars that glitter as the jewellery they wear in films can leave a mark – here’s how luxury brands have paid tribute to the silver screen
From Cartier and Chaumet to Garrard and Boucheron, how do luxury maisons work with royals to create new wonders for some of the world’s finest crown jewels?
If the classic white diamond doesn’t quite tell your love story, how about a blue cocktail ring from Piaget or yellow diamond from Ronald Abram?
Top jewellery houses are on-trend with wearable pieces that reference floral and animal motifs through exquisitely layered gems and creative techniques
A happy combination of jadeite and white diamonds is emerging at auction houses
Buyers are getting more discerning about where a stone comes from, but is it worth the hype?
Maisons merge high-jewellery artisanship with modern watchmaking in beautiful bracelet watches such as Omega’s facelifted Seamaster Aqua Terra collection, the stunning Ultimate Marble Marquetry by Harry Winston and Dior’s delightful Grand Bal Jardins Imaginaires range
Fascination with greenness of emeralds feeds Cindy Chao’s imagination
W Hamond combines Whitby jet with diamonds for high quality jewellery pieces, while Poland’s Aleksander Gliwinski lifts Baltic amber to a new level
Bold and creative jewellers introduce Haute Joaillerie to connoisseurs in ways unimaginable; as they devote themselves to exalting the beauty of alternative materials
Chopard, Jacob & Co., Butani, Pasquale Bruni and De Grisogono claim attention
Taiwanese actress Vicki Zhao wore Tiffany & Co drop earrings and ring in platinum with diamonds
Verdant hue of stone said to be a symbol of hope, renewal and growth, sentiments sorely needed in a time of crisis for the film and entertainment industry
Feng.J’s jewels look European, but sparkle with Chinese aesthetics; Bea Bongiasca nods to East Asia, and Nghi Nguyen creates futuristic, other-worldly jewellery for bold women and male musicians
Interactive creations that move at the touch or the whims of the wearer are proving playfully popular and exceptionally complex jewellery
Connoisseurs know their real value. Inspired by their vibrant colours, jewellers create exquisite pieces