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Wallace Chan in Shanghai

From 3rd July to 7th October, Shanghai Museum’s “Drawing Inspiration from the Past: Masters of Modern and Contemporary Art” Exhibition Series’ inaugural exhibition – Wallace Chan: Half a Century, will be on view at the Bright Dairy & Food Exhibition Gallery 1 of Shanghai Museum East. The inaugural exhibition of the series immerses us in the world of Wallace Chan, a prominent jewellery artist of the 21st century. This exhibition is also the artist’s largest...

‘Exceptionals’ Showcased in Mumbai Auction

In its upcoming Jewellery, Silver and Timepieces auction – ‘The Exceptionals’, AstaGuru is set to exhibit an exquisite assortment of coveted jewellery, vintage silver pieces and remarkable timepieces. This collection showcases the pinnacle of craftsmanship from both India and Europe, honouring their rich artistic heritage. The auction is scheduled to be held on May 12th-13th, 2024. Speaking of the jewellery curation in the catalogue, Jay Sagar, Jewellery Expert, AstaGuru Auction House says, “We’re thrilled to...

Christie’s Magnificent Jewels Auction Features The Bleu Royal

Christie’s Magnificent Jewels auction at the Four Seasons Hotel des Bergues in Geneva on November 7th features a curated selection of historic and modern Jewellery from all periods as well as the most famous Jewellery houses such as Harry Winston, Cartier, Van Cleef & Arpels and many more. This upcoming sale’s highlights include a wide selection of important diamonds and coloured stones, featuring ‘The Bleu Royal’, an exceptional fancy vivid blue diamond of 17.61 carats,...

The Unparalleled Jewellery Collection of Heidi Horten

This May, Christie’s is presenting The World of Heidi Horten—the unparalleled jewellery collection of the late Mrs Heidi Horten. The glorious assemblage comprises over 700 jewels, a true embodiment of Mrs Horten’s timeless elegance, glamour and taste for collecting. The collection is of impeccable quality and breadth, showcasing the art of jewellery in all its splendour. With a pre-sale estimate of $150m – far higher than other jewellery auctions to hit the $100m mark, such...

Fullord and the Necessity of Luxury

Like all the best inventions, Fullord came to the mind of its founder, Sandrine Thibaud, to solve a practical issue she was confronted with. While spending a lot of time out boating, due to her business in the nautical industry, she was facing the necessity of wearing a scarf to protect herself from the wind. She soon realized that there were no desirable nor refined options to secure one’s scarf. That is when she decided...

Sabbadini’s Gems of Italy

Passion, creativity and originality are hallmarks of Italian jewellery house Sabbadini, with a history that goes back to the grand tradition of the great merchants For almost a century, Sabbadini has been more than a jewellery house; it is a creator of beauty, or rather, it would say, a particular type of beauty that is the essence of what it means to be Italian. This style is unique and inimitable, capable of creating emotions and...

Rejecting Digital: Sourcing & Valuing Luxury Timepieces in the Modern Age

Has traditional luxury watchmaking given way to the digital age? We spoke to the experts from London’s Hatton Garden-based Trilogy Jewellers Wristwatches have been a mark of individual style and class since 1868, when Patek Philippe created the first ever one, for Countess Koscowicz of Hungary. Although originally developed as a strategic military tool, the wristwatch gradually evolved into a luxurious fashion accessory and gained worldwide popularity in the beginning of the 20th century. But...

Tiffany & Co Jewellers Bought by LVMH for $16b

World famous jewellers Tiffany & Co has been bought by French luxury goods conglomerate LVMH for $16b. Apart from the Louis Vuitton, Moet and Hennessy brands which give it its name, LMVH also incorporates Christian Dior, Dom Perignon, Fendi, Givenchy, Bulgari, TAG Heuer, and Rihanna’s Fenty brand, among 75 luxury goods brands. In 2018 it claimed sales of €46b. Known for its ‘robin egg’ blue packaging, Tiffany & Co had suffered falling sales due to...

Wallace Chan’s First UK Solo Show Highlights Innovations In Ceramic Jewellery

Wallace Chan’s first solo show in the UK, SHAPESHIFTER: The Multiverse of Wallace Chan, ran at Asia House in London from 14th-17th September 2019. Previewed at a busy launch event on 13th September, the exhibition featured 20 jewellery pieces realised using Wallace Chan’s latest innovation – a super-strength porcelain that is five times harder than steel. Also on show were 10 titanium sculptures, demonstrating the jewellery artist’s mastery of both materials. Ambition Tracing the development...

Never Before Seen Elizabeth Taylor Memorabilia To Be Sold at Julien’s Auctions

Julien’s is to host an auction at the Museum of Style Icons in Los Angeles that will showcase the treasures of one of Hollywood’s best loved actresses: Elizabeth Taylor. One of the last classic Hollywood icons, Elizabeth Taylor defined the modern celebrity and her life still continues to be widely fascinating to people today. Some of the magnificent jewellery and outfits have never been seen before at auction. The auction will run from 10th September to the...

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