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Personalised, made-to-order and bespoke pieces — Love & Robots had only these in mind when they established the L&R Studio based in Dublin. Using cutting-edge technology mainly, 3D printing, the creative company produces contemporary designs inspired by urban life and architecture.     Such instant is the Windswept collection, the world’s…

Christie’s Hong Kong 30th anniversary sale has set yet another world record. It was revealed that Hong Kong-based luxury jewellery company, Chow Tai Fook purchased the 5.03ct rectangular-cut Aurora Green diamond ring at a record-breaking price of US$16.8 million last night.   A highlight of Christie’s Magnificent Jewels sale, the fancy vivid green diamond ring…

Look back to the quartz revolution of the 1970s and, you’d probably recall the near-demise of Swiss watchmaking industry, with many traditional watch manufacturers staring into the abyss. The then new technology fuelled the demand for cheaper yet, highly accurate watches that require little maintenance.   Fast forward to the…

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…