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Double rings that cover the entire length of two fingers — their lace-like details embellished with diamonds and precious stones — each connected to the other by delicate chains that swish against the hand. Dazzling rings, each cleverly crafted to adorn the upper digits of the fingers and appear as tattooed…

With 120 years of legacy in jewellery design, Italian couture jewellery brand Staurino Fratelli has evolved into an internationally recognised brand with a strong message and identity. Known for a unique style that integrates traditional craftsmanship with highly contemporary designs, Staurino Fratelli specialises in rare and limited-edition fine jewellery.  …

A time of ‘great optimism and economic entrepreneurship’ — Italy in the ’70s was rife with business opportunities. The country’s economy was showing flourish, with its middle and upper classes growing. With it came the blossoming of Italian luxury brands, including, of course, fine jewellery houses.   Standing out amongst…

Leyla Abdollahi’s worldly perspective and inherent talent have led her to become one of today’s sought-after jewellery designers. Originally from Iran, Leyla draws inspiration from the exoticism and rich culture of her homeland. But she keeps her creations contemporary and relevant by using the techniques she learned from her studies…

A celebrated icon of jewellery insiders, but unknown to most, Suzanne Vuillerme Belperron (1900-1983) is one of the 20th century’s most influential jewellery designers. A master at her craft, Belperron never achieved the renown of some of her male contemporaries, such as Louis Comfort Tiffany or Fulco di Verdura. Luminaries…

Known for its unique and intricate micro and nano-mosaic setting, SICIS returns with a new stunning piece, the Cosmo necklace. Inspired by the universal archetype, the Cosmic Egg, the necklace is truly another masterpiece created by the brand.     It features a micro-mosaic combination of more than 900 dazzling diamonds, 1200…

Spotting a carved gemstone set in jewellery is rare these days. Over the years, with the advancement of technology and modern gem-cutting techniques, the art of gem carving seems to have gotten lost somewhere.   Known also as glyptography, it involved carving motifs and patterns on the surfaces of semi-precious…

Not until recently, I was bequeathed a solitaire ring from an elder aunt. A one-carat diamond mounted on a simple gold band, it was fairly modest as solitaires go, and though it may sound cliché when I say it was the thought that counted but, I meant every word of…

Kintsugi is one of the least known of traditional Japanese arts. Literally meaning “joining with gold”, kintsugi is the technique of piecing together broken pottery or glass with lacquer, rice glue and gold.     The art embodies the Japanese philosophy of “no mind”, which teaches freedom from attachment to anything, living in…