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Sri Lanka is the world’s oldest source of sapphires and her famous gems have been used as a symbol of love and power for centuries. On this “sapphire safari”, we unearth mines, peruse markets, and choose stylish pieces at Colombo’s jewellery stores. Ratnapura, the City of Gems, is the obvious…

Four Seasons hospitality coupled with nature’s wonders results in a true five-star experience As far as tropical destinations are concerned, most travelers end up in tried and tested locations for a variety of reasons. Perhaps they look for the serene seclusion offered by Maldivian resorts; the familiarity and mysticism that…

For Mr. Scot Toon, Managing Director for Asia of The Pavilions Hotels and Resorts, the secret to a truly luxurious travel experience is allowing the property and its location to shine   Like most modern romantic tales, The Pavilions Hotels and Resorts started with a Bali love affair, which is…

Intense publicity in the wake of movies and press coverage of illegal diamonds and gold mining on indigenous lands has raised awareness about the environmental impact of the jewellery industry. Publisher and Managing Editor Rainer Sigel reports from Palawan, Southern Philippines, on the effects of pearl farming on our marine…