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Sapphires conjure images of nobility, the sky and deep blue seas. What few people know is that only a fraction of the sapphire family is actually blue. While the countless shades of blue paint the sapphire palette in most people’s minds, the sapphire is in fact a highly versatile and…

We’re midway into June and for most of the world, this means a grand entrance for summer season. A symbol of purity and modesty, we turn to pearls this month, evoking the beauty of natural elements under the sun.   From South Sea to Tahitian, Akoya to Hanadama, we were…

Elemental and organic, green is a colour that goes easy on the eyes. Taking dominance in natural landscapes, its vivid hue perfectly represents lush scenery and hints of the oceanic. Likewise in emeralds, its deep forest colour transcends the gemstone to a revered centrepiece nestled among gold and diamonds. Much…

Sonia Diamond Star Ring Brand: GFG Jewellery by Nilufer Founder: Nilufer Kizilkaya Latest Launch: London-based designer Nilufer Kizilkaya’s new diamond line, Sonia, is inspired by coloured diamonds. “They have alluring, golden, and warm hues and I wanted to create designs that would complement the gemstones; so, each piece started with…

If you haven’t splurged on birthstone jewellery (sapphires) for September, here are some lovely designs to choose from. With blue sapphire embellishments and accents, these fine jewellery pieces also make a great gift for the upcoming holiday season. Larissa Moraes Jewelry, Cathy Waterman, Established, Brent Neale, Van Gelder, Eriness, Ana…

If you are an August baby, you are spoilt for choice — choose zingy green peridots or sensuous spinels. A relatively new birthstone for August, the spinel has remained one of the most under-appreciated gem, with emperors and monarchs often mistaking it for a ruby. Not surprisingly though, some of…

Did you know that if you’re an August baby, you have three birthstones – peridot, spinel and sardonyx – to choose from? This week, we’re crushing on peridot, which, according to Fuli Gemstones, has always been associated with ‘light and hope.’ Perhaps, that’s why the Egyptians called it the ‘gem…

GEM OF A LADY Jessica Biel on personal style and vintage jewellery Rumour had it that Justine Timberlake had given The Sinner star, Jessica Biel, a ring that wasn’t quite right, and the couple took longer to look for one that suited her. Others said that perhaps pre-nuptial agreements were…

QUINTESSENTIALLY ASIAN Home-grown, exceptional gems that redefine high jewellery Home to many precious stones, Asia is known for its impressive list of quality gemstones. Of the stones unearthed here, these four are renowned for their exquisite use in jewellery. From Kashmir sapphires and lush pinkish-red spinels, to fine, opaque jade…