The history of bows in fine jewellery design

The bow has now firmly established itself as an enduring symbol in fine jewellery, with Chanel, Tiffany and Garrard incorporating it into their collections.

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First Fairtrade gold from East Africa set to shine

The future looks bright for ethical jewellery as East African mines seek to obtain Fairtrade gold certification.

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The Jewellery Editor visits Mappin & Webb’s Celebrating Silver exhibition in London

The Jewellery Editor visits Mappin & Webb’s Celebrating Silver exhibition in London

At the Celebrating Silver exhibition with Mappin & Webb, 13 contemporary designers show us how silver can look in the modern way. 

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Finding perfection in imperfection with dark diamond engagement rings

Turn tradition on its head with our selection of alternative diamond engagement rings. 

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Chopard Palme Verte 18ct Fairmined yellow gold ring

Chopard opens its first e-boutique in the UK

The opening of this e-boutique demonstrates Chopard’s commitment to forward-thinking ventures, and an understanding of how today’s customers like to shop. 

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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 ...

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Keep your eye on the dial with seductive messages from Richard Mille's RM 69 Erotic Tourbillon

Richard Mille unveils its RM 69 Erotic Tourbillon watch, a roulette wheel of desire designed to seduce its owner with suggestive messages from the heart and beyond.

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City guides

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

Janek Deleskiewicz, Jaeger-LeCoultre's artistic director Jaeger-LeCoultre Rendez-Vous Night and Day

Janek Deleskiewicz

As Jaeger-LeCoultre’s artistic director for the past 28 years, Janek Deleskiewicz is the man responsible for dusting off the iconic Reverso watch for its 60th anniversary in 1991, and ...

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The latest trends in the world of high jewellery 2015

Maria Doulton reviews the top trends in women’s high jewellery for 2015, a year marked by individuality and quality.  

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Louis Vuitton Acte V The Escape Capri ring

Dive into the deep blue yonder with stunning sea-inspired jewellery

For that year-round summer feeling, drink in these beautiful aquatic jewels from Louis Vuitton, Tiffany and Van Cleef & Arpels.  

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Men’s watches: the Top Ten trends for 2015

We take a look at the latest trends in luxury men’s watches where smaller sizes, new colours, out-of-this world materials, connectivity and nostalgia are all influencing the market.

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

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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.

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Wilson Brothers Halley's Comet brooch

Look to the skies for Halley’s Comet-inspired antique jewellery

Celestial jewels that celebrate Halley’s Comet are alluring enough to catch any antique jewellery enthusiast’s eye.

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MOST READ: BRIDAL

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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Flora Bhattachary Chauri Pearl String Necklace featuring peacock Tahitian pearls.

Black pearls: green and blue Tahitians are the new black

A rainbow of colours, Tahitian pearls, also known as black pearls, come in a variety of hues and are the centrepiece of exciting new jewellery designs. Read more...
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.

The watches of James Bond: a journey through 007 watch history as Bond rehearses for his 2015 role

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? Read more...
Sofia Kaman Alethea rose-cut diamond engagement ring

The revival of rose-cut diamond engagement rings

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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Autore Orchid Orange Blossom Keshi pearl bracelet

Indigenous Australian orchids are brought to life in Autore’s latest collection of pearl jewellery

Autore uses South Sea pearls harvested from its own pearl farms to create beautiful lifelike representations of Australian orchids.

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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.

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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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Lydia Courteille paints a dreamy picture with her new Deep Sea collection

Parisian designer Lydia Courteille transforms seahorses and crabs into theatrical jewels featuring opals that resemble portals into a deep-sea world.

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Royal Asscher cut diamond engagement ring in white gold. Also available in platinum and yellow gold.

Royal Asscher cut engagement rings: a fascinating history and the height of vintage style

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

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Ralph Lauren's new Automotive watch collection reflects the American designer's passion for cars. His vintage automobile collection is ranked as one of the greatest in the world and his beloved black Bugatti Type 57SC Atlantic Coupe is the source of inspi

Ralph Lauren watches: inspired by Bugatti

Sophisticated engines and vintage styling drive Ralph Lauren’s Automotive watch collection. Read more...