Top three pearl watches for 2015

These opulent new watches from Fabergé, Chanel and Harry Winston use the natural opalescence of pearls and mother-of-pearl in exciting ways.

Pablo MacDonough at polo match wearing RM 053 watch

Polo legend Pablo MacDonough and his Richard Mille watch

Maria Doulton meets the famous Argentine polo player Pablo MacDonough, whose chukka-resistant RM 053 tourbillon is testament to the strength of Richard Mille watches.

Pick of the Best Black Pearl Jewellery: YOKO London, Alessio Boschi and ...

Pick of the Best Black Pearl Jewellery: YOKO London, Alessio Boschi and ...

With only one natural black pearl found in every 15,000 oysters, black pearls are hard to come by. Maria Doulton has had her eyes peeled for black, or Tahitian ...

Cartier La Peregrina pearl necklace

The most expensive pearls in the world

Rare, regal and stratospherically expensive, each piece of jewellery in this top five of record-breaking pearls is worth millions of dollars.

Parmigiani watches Sara Kay

Worlds of watchmaking and art collide as Sara Kay joins Parmigiani Fleurier

Maria Doulton meets Sara Kay, a quiet force in the world of art and the newest recruit to Parmigiani Fleurier's Women of Exception project.

Pick of the Best Pearl Watches: Fabergé, Chanel and Harry Winston

Pick of the Best Pearl Watches: Fabergé, Chanel and Harry Winston

The popularity of pearls has even reached the world of watches, as The Jewellery Editor discovered when she paid a visit to Fabergé, Chanel and Harry Winston this year. Watch ...

Black pearls YOKO London necklace

Back to black: the best Tahitian pearl jewellery of 2015

Black is the new white in the world of pearl jewellery. Maria Doulton hunts down her top three jewels starring Tahitian pearls.

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Rolex Oyster Perpetual 31mm is a recent evolution of the world's first waterproof watch, the Rolex Oyster, invented by the founder of Rolex, Hans Wilsdorf, in 1926.
To gain a place in the temple of iconic watches, time is the ultimate judge. Here we take a look at some of the candidates from the last century.
Panerai was the top secret purveyor to Italy's Royal Navy of precision underwater instruments that glowed in the dark. Covert stealth operations included the 1941 Raid on Alexandria in which frogmen mounted on their submersible torpedoes placed limpet min

Creator of the world’s first glowing dive watches for the Royal Italian Navy, Panerai watches have a devoted following of fans. Rebecca Doulton finds out why.

The logo of the giant Swiss watchmaker Rolex is a five-pronged crown, a suitable symbol for the king of the watch castle.

Discover how Hans Wilhelm Wilsdorf built and perpetuated the Rolex watches empire by taking a chance with the wristwatch, changing watchmaking history.

Richard Mille Rafa Nadal Stefano Galuzzi

Richard Mille watches pulls an ace out of its pocket with the new Rafael Nadal Tourbillon RM 27-02.

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An insider’s guide to the best and most interesting places to shop for watches and jewellery around the world... coming soon

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Ornella, describe your style of jewellery design and what makes it different.

I have an innovative and sculptural approach to high-end jewellery. My one-off Fine Art jewels, which are what ...

Autore Vanda white pearl cuff with diamonds and sapphires

Take three: the greatest white pearl jewellery we have seen this year

Created by a living creature, the organic, natural beauty of pearls is making the pearl the queen of jewels once again. Here is our pick of the best white pearl jewellery we have encountered this year.

Pasquale Bruni Lady Taj blue topaz ring

Unique jewellery inspired by the world’s most historic landmarks

From buildings to bridges, iconic landmarks have inspired jewellers to create mini homages to famous destinations.

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Jaquet Droz Singing Bird Scent Flask

Collectors clamour for mechanical marvels past and present at Sotheby's watch auction

11th June 2015
Sotheby's New York (Result)

Held in New York, Sotheby’s watch auction on 11 June spanned 250 years of horological history and achieved the highest price ever for a Jaquet Droz automaton.



Dower & Hall “Fireworks” engagement ring with a 2.00ct cushion-cut diamond on a platinum band, set with tiny diamonds.
A guide to the best jewellers and independent designers in the UK offering unusual and unique engagement rings.
Royal Asscher cut diamond engagement ring in white gold. Also available in platinum and yellow gold.

Today's Royal Asscher-cut diamond engagement rings, with their vintage-style design, continue Joseph Asscher's diamond-cutting legacy.

Nikos Koulis creates a powerful silhouette for his new "Oui" collection of unique engagement rings using black enamel. This diamond engagement ring is set with a central emerald and additional pavé emeralds around the double band.

Nikos Koulis launches his first collection of engagement rings in inimitable style, playing on the stark contrast between white diamonds and black enamel.

Finn Jewelry engagement ring featuring an oval diamond suspended from a diamond pavé band ($15,200).
Today's jewellery designers are pushing the boundaries of engagement ring design as brides focus on finding an unusual engagement ring unlike anyone else's.
Suzanne Syz That's Amore turquoise necklace

New season turquoise jewellery showcases the many hues of this ancient gemstone

Beyond traditional vivid blue, turquoise comes in a surprising range of shades, from the palest robin's egg blue to unexpected lime green.

Jaeger-LeCoultre Rendez-Vous Ivy Secret watch

Jaeger Le-Coultre invites you on a secret date with diamonds

Jaeger-LeCoultre’s magical new Rendez-Vous Ivy watch is a high jewellery masterpiece.

Jaeger-LeCoultre Grande Reverso UT Special London Flagship Edition front books

Jaeger-LeCoultre watches and London’s Big Ben strike an impressive alliance

Britain’s green fields, Big Ben and an iconic watch design are all rolled into a special edition Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso watch, available this summer at the new London boutique.

Edmond Chin landscape jade brooch with green tsavorite, green sapphire and white diamond

One to watch at auction: Edmond Chin jewellery

For original one-of-a-kind jewellery, take a look at Edmond Chin of Etcetera Hong Kong, whose 120ct Burmese ruby necklace recently sold at auction for a record-breaking $13 million.

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Graff pink and white diamond flower brooch featuring 177 pink diamonds totalling 9.64ct. The brooch formed part of the Argyle Pink Diamonds company's exhibition of pink diamonds in London in 2012.
Their elusive nature and stratospheric prices make pink diamonds the most portable form of wealth on our planet. Find out why here.
Cartier Reine Makéda necklace in platinum, set with a 15.29 carat oval-shaped ruby from Mozambique, alongside rose-cut and pear-shaped diamonds, and cabochon-cut ruby beads. The ruby choker can be detached and worn separately from the diamond necklace.
With prized Burmese ruby mines virtually depleted, gem hunters have turned to Africa in their quest to find the perfect red gem.
Zambian cabochon emerald necklace by David Morris in white gold.
Traditionally, the finest emeralds came from Colombia, but increasingly lighter-hued African emeralds are basking in the limelight. Maria Doulton discovers why.
YOKO London three-strand pearl necklace with South Sea, Akoya and natural colour pink freshwater pearls.
Known as the “Queen of Gems”, pearls have been coveted for thousands of years. Find out all you need to know about the world's oldest gem here.
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Omega watches and Eddie Redmayne: two class acts

British actor Eddie Redmayne and Omega’s Globemaster show how complex theories are put into practice.

Jemma Wynne Asscher-cut diamond engagement ring

Break from the traditional with an unusual engagement ring

View our selection of unique engagement rings from independent designers including Jemma Wynne, Pamela Love and Sophie Bille Brahe. 

Antique brooches A La Vieille Russie Victorian gem-set butterfly

Antique brooches are back in vogue on both sides of the Atlantic

A favoured fashion in the 1930s, antique brooches are finding their way back into our wardrobes. But how will you wear yours?