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Up until the mid 19th century, the only people in Burma (Myanmar) allowed to own rubies were the land’s top monarch and anyone he deemed worthy of such possession. Today, the chance to own top-calibre Burmese rubies is almost as elusive. That rare opportunity surfaced last month, when Christie’s offered…

Relying on our sense of sight, we look out for the perfect size, cut, and colour in jewellery. French jeweller Lorenz Bäumer agrees, but not quite, and associates beauty and our sense of smell with his unique Olfactium collection.   The Paris-based designer worked on a method to infuse perfume…

Mother’s Day is right around the corner and it is one of those important moments where we get to fully show our love, care and concern to that one special person. Tirelessly and unconditionally loving us, our mothers deserve a special treat. Falling on Sunday 8 May, stay tuned as the SolitaireLuxe team…

The largest Patek Philippe boutique in South-East Asia finally reopens its doors at ION Orchard, Singapore. Operated by Cortina Watch, the boutique is now four times bigger than its previous 65 sq-m size.   Using iconic materials such as birdseye maple, Indian rosewood and brass with a vintage burnished finish, the…

The Solitaire team heads to Grand Hyatt, Singapore to attend the exclusive media preview and luncheon by Italian jeweller, Damiani. In collaboration with Nicoletta Romanoff, a direct descendent of the Tsars Nicolas I of Russia and empress Catherine II of Russia, Damiani presents the Fiori d’arancio collection.   The collection draws inspiration…

With the recent discovery of liquid water on Mars and Virgin’s commercial spacecraft arm Virgin Galactic launch, we may not be far off from colonising outer space. Not compromising art and style even in space, Klimt02 Gallery presents Jewelry for Astronauts and Space Travelers, an exhibition featuring contemporary jewellery by Ezra…

Perfumes draw on emotions, eliciting delight and elation. Like jewellery, in many ways. Famous fragrances have long been inspired by precious gemstones, evoking nuances of light and iridescence, of longing and desire. Taking this to heart is The Royalé Dream, the world’s most expensive perfume collection to date. Launched at Amber…

For an out-of-job young actress whose credentials had mostly been parts in tiny independent films on a shoestring budget, Brie Larson has come a long way to be a Golden Globes Best Actress winner. The 26-year-old lead actress of Room — a 2015 drama about the boundless love between a mother and…

Luxury timepiece brand, Audemars Piguet hosted an exclusive VIP party last Wednesday, 23 March 2016 in the heart of Hong Kong to celebrate the unveiling of their new lounge for Art Basel Hong Kong 2016. Held at Duddell’s in Central, Hong Kong, 600 guests including renowned actress Sandra Ng, were in…