The March Birthstone: Jewellery Celebrating The Beauty of Aquamarine

The first mention of the linkage of birth months with a specific, patron stone can be found in the works of Josephus, written in the first century AD, and of Saint Jerome, dating to the fifth century. However, according to historians, the custom of wearing a corresponding mineral was

The Year of the Rooster: Best Watch Novelties

According to the Chinese calendar, 2017 is the Year of the Fire Rooster – the tenth sign of the Chinese calendar. It is celebrated by watch brands bringing out their best models featuring the magnificent bird. The Rooster embodies many strengths: civil courage, fighting spirit,

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

Didier Brodbeck and Hayley Henning Explore All The Mysteries That Surround Tanzanite in Their Book

What do you know about the precious stone tanzanite? Many respond to that question saying that they know basically nothing. In fact, this relatively new precious stone was only discovered in 1967. It has been found and mined in only one place on the planet: in the African nation of Ta

16th Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève: Winning Watches

The award ceremony of the Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève is a prestigious annual event followed by every watch aficionado. Once a year, top players in the world of fine watchmaking gather under the same roof to celebrate the true art of horology, the combination of excellent crafts

F/W 2016 Trends: Haute Couture VS High Jewellery

Last week, I visited the Haute Couture exhibition, The Vulgar. The show, which runs until February 5 at the Barbican, London, offers visitors a chance to explore a wide range of fashion trends varying from the Renaissance style lush dresses to daring and utterly reckless accessories l

Precious Stroll Around Paris

Paris has always inspired people with artistic endeavours. However, the interpretation of its other name as La Ville Lumière could not be better rendered than through jewellery, with its emphasis on radiance, brilliance and the use of sculptural settings. The architectural formality o

New York in Jewellery: Big Apple Through the Lense of Jewellery Designers

New York’s is a multi-faceted city, and has attracted creative types for decades. They come for its noisy streets, striking architecture and pulsing nightlife. Each artist sees the city through their own lense, and recreates that image in their work. And jewellers are just as likely t

Sunny Side of Life – A New Collection of Life’s Brightest Moments

In their latest high jewellery collections Piaget celebrates the Dolce Vita – joy of living life to the full. The new collection, Sunny Side of Life, which was debuted at Parish Fashion Week, was no exception. It opens a new chapter in the philosophy of the jewellery house, whic