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Is it art or jewellery? Such is the question one is inclined to ask while looking at FREYWILLE pieces. Many of their collections pay homage to famous artists, such as Monet or Van Gogh, strikingly interpreted using fire enamel and gold. At the company’s workshop in Vienna, artists meticulously craft…

Ring from the Claude Monet collection FREYWILLE continues to celebrate history, artistry, and luxury with exquisite enamel fine jewellery Much like a painting, enamelwork wonderfully captures the rich, glowing colours and the magical aura of the festive season. And when the creations are as inspired and masterful as those of…

In the fine tradition of polymathic architect-designers such as Gio Ponti, Michael Graves and Philippe Starck, Zaha Hadid brought her provocative style and distinctive architectonic sensibilities to a new jewellery collection for the Lebanese jewellery house of Aziz and Walid Mouzannar. In 2004, the Iraq-born, London-based Hadid became the first…

A diamond encrusted, 18k gold spider ring sits on a finger, its delicacy and subtle ‘danger’ contrasting with the elaborate lace-like metal necklace that hugs the neck. A full-length flexible metal mesh sleeve, its fine details picked out in blackened bronze, embraces the arm like soft armour.   Spider ring,…

In theatre, ordinary life is transformed. From the extremely phenomenal, to the utterly absurd, or the intensely melancholic. Not much in between. Thespians thrive on drama, tension, and spectacle. Our fascination with the theatre goes back to the 6th Century BC when Thespis, a Greek priest, first appeared on stage…

Sometimes referred to as the “drama queen” of New York’s jewellery scene, Lynn Ban loves provocative designs. The Singapore-born, US-based designer has garnered an impressive celebrity clientele in just over five years.     Among the favourite pieces from her latest Omber collection are bold multi-strand ear cuffs that sit…

At their simplest form, watches do one thing — tell time. At the other end of the spectrum are mechanical wonders of the highest horological order, fitted with tourbillons, chronograph movements, and astronomical indications. Here, you’ll also find another category, one that applies age-old artistry and techniques to produce works…