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What’s in a film? Arguably it’s the story, the acting skills, or perhaps the actors themselves who take precedence. But at SolitaireLuxe, we look out for the details — iconic watches. We round up who was wearing what and where, and how to get the same look.       OMEGA…

Planning your perfect night out? Whether out for a gala evening, fine-dining with a date, or an all-night out dancing with friends, these heavenly pieces will complete a glamorous look like no other. As Marilyn Monroe one said: “We are all of us stars, and we deserve to twinkle”. So…

Spotting a carved gemstone set in jewellery is rare these days. Over the years, with the advancement of technology and modern gem-cutting techniques, the art of gem carving seems to have gotten lost somewhere.   Known also as glyptography, it involved carving motifs and patterns on the surfaces of semi-precious…

Up until the mid 19th century, the only people in Burma (Myanmar) allowed to own rubies were the land’s top monarch and anyone he deemed worthy of such possession. Today, the chance to own top-calibre Burmese rubies is almost as elusive. That rare opportunity surfaced last month, when Christie’s offered…

Gold intrigues. A rare, pure and soft yellow element that is the most malleable and ductile of all metals. Depending on what is mixed in with it, gold can appear silver, pink, copper red, aside from its native and inimitable yellow hue.   In the 13th century, gold was used…

Forget the films. To us, it was all about the gowns and jewellery at the 69th Annual Cannes Film Festival. Whether hair up or down, sleeved or bare-shouldered, celebs are masters of showing off the most exquisite jewels, along with themselves. More so at the Cannes, where glamour is an…

Not until recently, I was bequeathed a solitaire ring from an elder aunt. A one-carat diamond mounted on a simple gold band, it was fairly modest as solitaires go, and though it may sound cliché when I say it was the thought that counted but, I meant every word of…

Imagine a treasure hunt, spanning two different cultures, going back centuries, and involving precious artefacts. The goal is not simply to find objects, but to match them according to era, aesthetics and materials used.   Such was the task undertaken by the Baur Foundation and the House of Cartier, which…

Think jewellery, and what comes to mind are necklaces, bracelets, rings and earrings. In recent years, variations of these have emerged — even new creations — accessories like chokers, body chains, ear crawlers, nose rings and face jewels. But at Calvin Klein and Chloé’s Spring 2016 presentations, something else glinted…

Kintsugi is one of the least known of traditional Japanese arts. Literally meaning “joining with gold”, kintsugi is the technique of piecing together broken pottery or glass with lacquer, rice glue and gold.     The art embodies the Japanese philosophy of “no mind”, which teaches freedom from attachment to anything, living in…