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SIHH 2017: Van Cleef & Arpels Debuts Watches with an Unconventional Approach to Design and Functionality

Van Cleef & Arpels consistently surprises with the height of its craftsmanship and freshness of its ideas. This held true at the Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie 2017, where the jewellery house debuted models that demonstrate the fusion of high jewellery with the art of

SIHH2017: Piaget Art & Excellence – The Quintessence Of Original Style

The watch fair SIHH 2017 captivated me with its sheer abundance of brands, therefore last week I paid a visit to Geneva in search of the very best models of jewellery watches. As I expected, the flagbearers of this sector remain the very same “protagonists” – Piaget, Cartier and Van C

Lily Gabriella Traces the Relationship Between Body and Soul in the Damali Collection

The woman’s name Damali that was given by the Lily Elia, the creative director of Lily Gabriella brand, to one of her collections, translates from the Arabic as “beautiful vision”. And indeed, the ornate pieces made from four shades of gold and multicoloured gemstones do spark and car

Christmas Shopping on Plukka: Stocking Fillers Under £2,000

With just a few days to go until Christmas, you’ve probably bought all your “serious” jewellery. So now let’s have a look at some fashion fine pieces in the price range of £2,000 and under. They cost as much as expensive bijouterie but are made of precious materials: gold, diamonds, c

Lingerie brand Victoria’s Secret’s Bright Night: 450 Carats of Luxury in Its Purest Form

Since 1996, the American lingerie company Victoria’s Secret has been creating jewelled brassières for the brand’s grande finale podium displays. These are Fantasy Bras made as one-of-a-kind piece, crafted from gold and decorated with precious stones. I think you’ll agree that th

Calleija – a New Boutique in London and a Real Treasure Trove of Pink Diamonds

Not that long ago, a new boutique of the Australian jewellery brand Calleija, famous for its use of pink diamonds, opened in London. Calleija is one of the few ateliers that has been granted permission to work with the rarest of stones extracted from the Argyle mine in north western A

Cartier Magician – A Compelling Book by the Art Historian Francois Chaille

The jewellery house Cartier was founded in Paris almost 170 years ago and has yet to lose any of its magic. By contrast with many other brands, it’s never slowed down and continues to develop from day to day, evidenced by the opening of new boutiques across the whole world. The brand’

Georg Jensen presents his complete jewellery collection, created with Zaha Hadid

The jewellery which is made either using the rarest precious stones, unusually complex techniques, or features intricate and unusual design stays with you the longest. It’s clear how much time and effort has gone into creating that kind of work. However, fashioning something whi