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LASTING FINERY An ode to the modern woman’s timeless style At the recent Haute Couture week in Paris, legendary French fashion house Louis Vuitton embodied the essential image of its ideal woman in a stunning new high jewellery collection aptly named Conquêtes, French for ‘conquests’. The pieces combine two of…

With a cultural history spanning millennia, the amethyst has been appreciated for its rich, deep colour associated with both the Roman emperors and French wine. Yet the gemstone’s charm simply lies in its ability to woo women’s fashion sensibilities around the world.   Damiani In Damiani’s Margherita collection, diamonds entwined…

Having met and fallen in love at a design school, Michael Koh and Achillea Teng are in sync creatively ever since. The husband-and-wife tandem poured their individual expertise and shared passion into jewellery creations, culminating in the 2004 birth of the brand Caratell. Short for “carat can tell”, it has…

Aesthetics notwithstanding, colours are often linked to the way a certain gemstone may benefit its wearer. A red stone, for example, is said to aid blood circulation; while a blue one helps mental clarity. Besides the famous jade, with its symbolic energy highly regarded in Asia, we explore some of…

Every once in awhile, a girl has to indulge herself — The all-too-familiar quote from popular TV series, Sex and the City by character Carrie Bradshaw played by Sarah Jessica Parker, is a good reminder why we love shopping.     In collaboration with London-based jeweller Kat Florence, the star…