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“I’m a studio artist, an art jeweller,” says Grant Robinson to describe what can be understated as his hobby. A university professor with a PhD in Neuroscience, Robinson has another reputation that spreads through word-of-mouth — that of, creating jewellery. But there’s something unique about his pieces.   They move.  …

Whether in abstract form, embodied in art nouveau or stylised, flowers are a favourite motif that has jewellers’ benches blooming. From the aristocrats of cultivated gardens to the most humble flowers, whether delicate or vast in aesthetic conception, flowers are lively, animated and generous. In Asian cultures, flowers are an…

Jewellers channel the ocean using an array of materials — sapphires, emeralds, pearls, tanzanites, opals, and even fossil corals. Some rely on the form, rather than the substance, of jewellery to depict waves and marine life.   But when it comes to feel-good summer stones, Paraiba tourmalines may just reign…

We’re midway into June and for most of the world, this means a grand entrance for summer season. A symbol of purity and modesty, we turn to pearls this month, evoking the beauty of natural elements under the sun.   From South Sea to Tahitian, Akoya to Hanadama, we were…

The range of men’s jewellery is restrained, but when it comes to cufflinks, there’s even less leeway for experimentation. Function dictates form, with the most traditional being the “double-panel”, in which two disc-shaped parts are connected by a short rod or a chain.     But it is within challenging…

Recently launched her own brand, IvankaTrump.com that focuses on the lifestyle of women who work, the former model, Ivanka Trump is not just any pretty face. At 34 years old, she’s the Executive Vice President of Development & Acquisitions at the Trump Organization, a writer of The Trump Card: Playing to…

The rarest finds have been put up for sale, fetching almost unbelievable, record-setting prices. SolitaireLuxe brings you a short summary of the gems that have become the talk of the town.     OPPENHEIMER BLUE A 14.62ct fancy vivid blue diamond was sold at US$57.5 million making it the world’s most expensive gemstone…

Listed as one of Time‘s 100 Most Influential People in the World, Marc Newson is not a name to be missed. Featuring an all-round portfolio from working with international clients, his creations cover from furniture, household objects, cars and to even, private aircraft.   The Sydney-born designer introduces a spectacular jewellery…

Major Italian fashion and jewellery house, Bulgari, unveils its Bvlgari-Bvlgari Roman Sorbets collection, perfect for this coming season. Inspired by the fresh fruit flavours of Rome’s iconic sorbetti  (sorbet in Italian), the collection consists of fun coloured gemstones on white or pink gold bands, pendants and bracelets.      …

There’s a saying that the neck of a woman is where the battle between good and evil is fought. The neck connects the mind, represented by the head and the intellect, with the body which represents all sensual desires.   The adornment of the neck — especially the throat of…