Maastricht, The Netherlands, once again hosted The European Fine Art Foundation (TEFAF) 2016, held at the Maastricht Exhibition and Congress Centre. From 11 to 20 March, the fair provided a platform for collectors, connoisseurs, curators, and art lovers from all the world to gather and appreciate fine art.   Presenting…

Relying on our sense of sight, we look out for the perfect size, cut, and colour in jewellery. French jeweller Lorenz Bäumer agrees, but not quite, and associates beauty and our sense of smell with his unique Olfactium collection.   The Paris-based designer worked on a method to infuse perfume…

With a sweeping look across the long history of jewellery, The Jewellery Book highlights icons and eras that elevated jewels from trinket to art. Every connoisseur has a preference when classifying jewellery, be it by historical period, trend, stone, or geographical region. Crystal Arts Publications, the brain behind The Jewellery Book, takes a somewhat…

Mother’s Day is right around the corner and it is one of those important moments where we get to fully show our love, care and concern to that one special person. Tirelessly and unconditionally loving us, our mothers deserve a special treat. Falling on Sunday 8 May, stay tuned as the SolitaireLuxe team…

The largest Patek Philippe boutique in South-East Asia finally reopens its doors at ION Orchard, Singapore. Operated by Cortina Watch, the boutique is now four times bigger than its previous 65 sq-m size.   Using iconic materials such as birdseye maple, Indian rosewood and brass with a vintage burnished finish, the…

The Solitaire team heads to Grand Hyatt, Singapore to attend the exclusive media preview and luncheon by Italian jeweller, Damiani. In collaboration with Nicoletta Romanoff, a direct descendent of the Tsars Nicolas I of Russia and empress Catherine II of Russia, Damiani presents the Fiori d’arancio collection.   The collection draws inspiration…

From 18 to 21 May 2016, Officine Panerai will be holding an exclusive exhibition, Dive Into Time in the crypt of the former Basilica of San Pancrazio, Florence. The home of the Marino Marini Museum, the exhibition will showcase unseen creations from different periods of Panerai. The 1,000 sq-m exhibition area…

With the recent discovery of liquid water on Mars and Virgin’s commercial spacecraft arm Virgin Galactic launch, we may not be far off from colonising outer space. Not compromising art and style even in space, Klimt02 Gallery presents Jewelry for Astronauts and Space Travelers, an exhibition featuring contemporary jewellery by Ezra…

The journey of a diamond is long and arduous. After taking millions of years to turn from carbon to diamond, and months of meticulous cutting and polishing, the ensuing challenge is to set it into precious jewellery. There are many techniques to set a diamond, but the aim is always…