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It started with a chain, caught around Katia Gaydamak’s palm. A jewellery designer by profession, she and her gemmologist sister Sonia had decided to create a line of jewellery, when the idea for an unconventional piece formed in their minds. The result was a unique hand bracelet, a ring of…

Who doesn’t like the sight of lilies, roses, and orchids? The busy hum of bees and chirping birds tending to flowers easily uplift the mood, next only to the graceful spectacle of butterflies, gently hovering above the flowers. Picturesque trees and the smell of fresh leaves rejuvenate the spirit. Needless…

I’ve never given much thought to men wearing jewellery, other than what kind of pieces a man might wear that wouldn’t turn me off. The same image kept popping up: someone wearing a T-shirt, well-worn skinny jeans, black suede boots, maybe a bomber jacket thrown on for good measure, and…

Pavé diamonds and grand masterpieces — we’ve got the classic jewellery collections pretty much covered. The millennial era calls for accessories that have character on its own. We look to the Pop Art movement that has become one of the main inspirations to today’s popular culture.   ?EyeCatch? #delfinadelettrez A…

Having lived a vibrant youth and experienced popular culture through the likes of Andy Warhol, Francesco Clemente and Jeff Koons, Suzanne Syz produces pieces that are truly one-of-a-kind. It is no wonder that Geneva-based contemporary jewellery designer’s works appear rather whimsical yet, still elegant and appealing to the eyes.   Make…

Perk up your Monday morning by adding character to the way you dress. Aristocrazy introduces its Savage collection that features chunky jewellery with motifs of animals at the top of the food chain. Think snakes, eagles and crocodiles, the collection takes on the minute details of the animals such as…

Among the myriad of blue gemstones, lapiz lazuli’s celestial opaque blue with golden sparkles across its surface is one of the oldest. The stone, used since 31,000 BC, is noted for its intense deep blue hue, formed by its high sulphur content. Its unique starry night appeal, in turn, comes…

The word ‘enamel’ comes from the old German word ‘smelzan‘ meaning ‘to smelt’. Jewellers have been engaged with the art of enamelling since the 13th century or perhaps even earlier, dabbling in different techniques to immortalise the colourful artistry. When painted and fired onto gold, the result is a vibrant…

At their simplest form, watches do one thing — tell time. At the other end of the spectrum are mechanical wonders of the highest horological order, fitted with tourbillons, chronograph movements, and astronomical indications. Here, you’ll also find another category, one that applies age-old artistry and techniques to produce works…

The hot, humid season means unkempt and frizzy hair. For the #womenwhowork, hair appointments at the salon may only be possible over the weekends. Fret not, at SolitaireLuxe, we found a quick, easy yet, glamorous solution to keep that mane in control.   A photo posted by Biano (@biano.co) on…