The late starchitect Oscar Niemeyer was famous for eschewing the ‘hard, inflexible’ man-made straight line in his designs. Instead, he sought out ‘the free and sensual curve’ that abounds in nature. One current jewellery trend applies a similar principle. ‘Soft’ jewellery is jewellery that submits to the curves of the…

My love affair with tanzanites began at a relatively late age. Dazzled by the classics — diamonds, rubies, emeralds, sapphires and pearls — it took me a few years to appreciate the soulful quality of tanzanites’ colours.   Sure, I had seen tanzanites by then, but never in large enough…

Luxury timepieces constantly evolve, often revolving around trends like watch case materials, new types of straps, or innovative mechanisms and complications. In the quest for ever more desirable products, tried-and-true watchmaking standards are reintepreted and updated. This is where the use of colour comes to the fore, as a useful…

Brilliant, sparkling, precious — the diamond reigns supreme as the world’s most coveted gemstone. Celebrated as the ultimate gift for anniversaries and weddings, this iconic jewel presents itself in a myriad of ways. A dazzling sight to behold in varied cuts, from round to princess, cushion to marquise, the diamond…

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…