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Foodies know it takes many facets and disciplines to achieve culinary greatness. Planning for and choosing the right ingredients, preparing, mixing and matching them perfectly, and then presenting the result in a visual feast all play a role.   The same tenets apply to the art of fine jewellery making.…

Elemental and organic, green is a colour that goes easy on the eyes. Taking dominance in natural landscapes, its vivid hue perfectly represents lush scenery and hints of the oceanic. Likewise in emeralds, its deep forest colour transcends the gemstone to a revered centrepiece nestled among gold and diamonds. Much…

Essential though often overlooked, there is nothing more smooth, sleek, and willing to obey your every word than a mighty fine pen. No longer just a stylist accessory for men, these writing instruments are more than decoration for the pocket. Engraved cases, smooth tips, and a gem accent would look…

“Athleisure” is gaining traction, and it looks like the trend is here to stay. From Chanel’s tweed sneakers to Alexander Wang’s collection for H&M, clothes are fashionably sporty and look good — both in and out of the gym. Beyoncé jumped in with her activewear line Ivy Park in collaboration…

Put aside the chunky statement rings, as we turn to old-school style technique called stacking. Pick your favourite single rings and line them up to create a whole new look. For starters, separate your yellow, rose, and white golds. Pick a specific theme of colours, or get quirky by matching…

The art of watchmaking encompasses both artful and technical aspects. A complicated tourbillon is a respected ingenuity while guilloché work is a technical tapestry of artistic mastery. Yet, it’s no doubt that every great face should come with a beautiful body. We rounded up our favourite timepieces with their dressier…

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…