Francesca Villa recreates a joyful universe of Lilliputian dimensions

The charming new Joie de Vivre collection of Francesca Villa jewellery celebrates childhood memories, travels and fantasy.

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La Brune & La Blonde 360° Trio necklace with brilliant-cut diamonds

La Brune & La Blonde set diamonds free

Eschewing traditional claws and settings, at La Brune & La Blonde diamonds are pierced and offset in minimalist environments giving them life and light.

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Edgy sophistication: introducing the new Octium Twist collection

Edgy sophistication: introducing the new Octium Twist collection

Maria Doulton caught up with Kuwaiti jewellery house Octium at the Couture Show in Las Vegas, where founders Alanood Al Sabah and Fahad Al Hajiri tell her all about the ...

David Jerome Collection pear-shaped unmounted tanzanite

Collector's choice: more than 700 rare coloured gemstones up for auction this autumn

An online auction of one of the world’s largest collections of coloured gemstones in the world takes place this September, and Rachael Taylor enjoyed an exclusive preview of some of the top lots.

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Apollo wedding ring for men in rose gold, dark palladium and silver from Mondial by Nadia Neuman

Creative men's wedding rings

Traditional wedding attire is falling by the wayside as Australian jewellers take up the gauntlet with an array of unique and unusual men’s rings.

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Escape to Capri for Acte V: the new Louis Vuitton high jewellery ...

Escape to Capri for Acte V: the new Louis Vuitton high jewellery ...

Join The Jewellery Editor on a luxury escape to the Mediterranean island of Capri, playground of choice to the wealthy, to preview Acte V, the new Louis Vuitton high jewellery ...

Panerai Luminor 1950 Regatta

Time to get shipshape for the regatta season with these luxury sailing watches

Luxury men’s watches made specifically for competitive sailing, with a regatta countdown function, will appeal to sea dogs and landlubbers alike.

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Coming soon: search for the best watch and jewellery events, wherever you are in the world, including blockbuster exhibitions, antiques fairs, specialist talks and bridal fairs.

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To coincide with the 50th anniversary of Goldfinger in 2014, Christie’s auctioned an Omega Seamaster Aqua Terra watch in dazzling yellow gold in September that fetched eight times its estimate.
Originally a Rolex Submariner man, has James Bond, the world's favourite spy, settled down to a life of watch monogamy with the Omega Seamaster watch?
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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.
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Patek Philippe's 175th anniversary surprise was the most complicated wristwatch it has ever made: a 47mm rose gold watch with 20 complications and a price tag of SFr 2.5 million.
Patek Philippe unwraps the Grandmaster Chime, its most complicated wristwatch in 175 years, with 20 complications, including a grande sonnerie and date repeater
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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.

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City guides

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

Lydia Courteille dragonfly ring with diamonds, garnets, turquoise and rubies Lydia Courteille turquoise tsavorite brown diamond necklace

Lydia Courteille

Parisian jewellery designer Lydia Courteille's career was by no means mapped out for her. A graduate in biochemistry, it was a strange twist of fate that saw her become ...

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Venyx Theiya Obscura pendant with diamonds and labradorite

Labradorite: the rainbow bridge of gems

With its swirling shades of purple, blue and green, lit up from within, labradorite is one of the world's most mysteriously beautiful gemstones - and jewellers are taking note.

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Bentley & Skinner emerald, ruby and rose-cut diamond Victorian dragonfly brooch

The grace and symbolism of dragonflies in jewellery

Popular since the Victorian era, it wasn’t until the Art Nouveau period that dragonflies landed onto dresses, wrists and fingers with a new-found beauty.

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John Hardy shell cocktail ring with sapphires and diamonds

Nature's bounty: unexpected materials emerge as sublime organic jewellery

The use of organic materials in this year’s high and fine jewellery collections brings new meaning to the phrase natural beauty.

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This Raymond Yard coral, onyx and diamond dress set sold for £13,750 and 1920s Cartier diamond bracelet sold for £31,250 at Sotheby's London in 2014.

Consigning now: how to sell your unwanted jewellery at auction


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Consider having your forgotten jewellery valued by a reputable auction house to find out whether you are sitting on a treasure trove. Read more...

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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.
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Tanishq the Indian wedding jeweller has just launched the Inara collection of diamond bridal jewels, comprising more than 120 sparklingly original designs.
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Sofia Kaman Alethea rose-cut diamond engagement ring

With vintage-style engagement rings in vogue, rose-cut diamonds are making a comeback. Here are some of our favourites to inspire your engagement ring hunt.

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Indian jeweller Tanishq has launched its 2013 Wedding Collection, inspired by the geometric and figural motifs of henna and sparkling with diamonds.
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Boodles Trilogy diamond Ashoka ring

A cut above: the legend behind the exclusive Ashoka diamond

A patented diamond cut available only at Boodles in the UK, Ashoka diamonds are a truly unique engagement ring proposal.

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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.

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Louis Vuitton Dentelle de Monogram handcarved dials

How are mother-of-pearl watch dials made?

Secreted as a defensive barrier by molluscs to protect their shells, mother-of-pearl is the hot new material for watch dials. Discover how this shimmering material makes its way from the shell to the watch. 

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A sumptuous tribute to the iconic Reverso: the new Jaeger-LeCoultre Grande Reverso Ultra Thin 1931 with a chocolate dial

The Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso is one of the world's best-known models, and its style lives on in the new Grande Reverso Ultra Thin 1931 with a chocolate dial. Read more...
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YOKO London three-strand pearl necklace with South Sea, Akoya and natural colour pink freshwater pearls.

The history of pearls: an in-depth look at one of nature's greatest miracles and its use in pearl jewellery through the ages

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. Read more...

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Louis Vuitton Acte V Escape Long Island necklace

Made up of 50 different jewels, Louis Vuitton's new Acte V/The Escape high jewellery collection is rich in sea-blue opals, dreamy pearls and rare precious stones from every corner of the globe.

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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.
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Indian jewellery brand Zoya presents the Rajasthan collection of jewels.
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Chaumet Aigrette Impériale Joséphine diamond ring

One of Chaumet’s earliest patrons, Empress Joséphine continues to inspire the Maison for the latest new additions to its high jewellery collection, officially known as Joséphine ou l’art du style.

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Sue Brown Fede Gimmel ring

The new ring guards: the rise in popularity of antique rings with symbolic meaning

Late 18th and early 19th century sentimental rings with poignant meanings, secret messages and motifs evoking love and friendship are favourites among the new generation of antique jewellery collectors. 

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Boodles Pas de Deux Collection diamond drop necklace

A new collection of Boodles jewellery dances a pas de deux in diamonds

Inspired by and created in close association with the Royal Ballet, Boodles has launched a collection of Pas de Deux diamond jewellery that flows with the liquid beauty of dance.

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COSC-certified, the new Chopard Grand Prix Monaco Historique Chrono in titanium and stainless steel comes with racy yellow details on the tachymetre.

Chopard racing watches: miniature motors inspired by the aesthetics of racing place Chopard in pole position on the wrist

A passion for vintage cars and classic car races puts petrol in the tank of three automobile-inspired Chopard watch collections. Read more...