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Stylised depictions of African men have for centuries played muse to artists and jewellers alike. The use of ebony, precious gemstones and meticulous craftsmanship have long captivated craftsmen and customers with decorative, colourful designs. For jewellery designer Wilfredo Rosado, his favourite piece to wear is his own Urban Prince 18k yellow…

A bittersweet moment for everybody at the show, the last days of BaselWorld are always sentimental. Relieved and a tad sad that the show is about to wrap up, but always grateful for yet another worthwhile event. With all the new jewellery collections and watch complications introduced this year, it…

From the largest to the rarest, nature has provided jewellery designers with an array of fine gems and raw materials that are vital to their creations. most jewellers pay homage to Mother Nature by creating a nature-inspired collection that includes common motifs of flowers and animals. SolitaireLuxe looks into some new…

It’s almost the end of the show, but the excitement is still high within the four corners of the exhibition halls. Tiring as always, the show not only provides the venue for brands to show off their new novelties, it is an opportunity for old friends and colleagues to reunite,…

Still perceived as too masculine for women, dive timepieces were created for navies and undersea explorers of the past. Beefy and bold, the watches are designed for easy readability under water, keeping track of bottom time, and their ability to withstand extreme conditions. Yet, the growing popularity of sea sports…

Peridots, sapphires, and tourmalines bring out the best in diamonds, as seen in some of our favourite pieces. Whether used as centre stones or as accents, these gemstones complement the brilliance of diamonds. This year, jewellery is also all about function and wearability. From Carlo Barberis’ flexible bracelets to Victor…

Move over monkeys, apparently this is the year of the bird ― at least in the world of haute horlogerie. From Jaquet Droz’s Charming Bird to Bulgari’s Lycea Giardino Paradiso and Chanel’s Mademoiselle Prive, the bird is taking centre stage in this year’s watch novelties. Burgundy and blue seem to…

Come April, Van Cleef & Arpels will host The Art & Science of Gems at Singapore’s ArtScience Museum. Held in partnership with the French National Museum of Natural History, the SolitaireLuxe team was invited for a sneak preview of the exhibition’s concept. Blending rich artistic heritage of the French jewellery house and…

From complicated mechanical timepieces to classic and modern designs, the luxury Genevan Haute Horlogerie brand have outperformed and outdone all expectations in the watchmaking world. A league on its own, Patek Philippe is back at BaselWorld to impress.  Here are this year’s novelties: World Time Chronograph Ref. 5930This timepiece is a combination…