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It's roughly the size of a tennis ball.
Louis Vuitton is working to transform an exceptionally rare diamond specimen—a 1758-carat stone; the second-largest rough-cut diamond ever to be discovered.The precious stone, now named Sewelô—which means Rare Find in the Setswana language—was discovered in April 2019 at the Karowe mine in ...
 
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The Great Frog is favored by celebrities including Jay Z and Gigi Hadid.
Every ring designed by The Great Frog starts off as a block of wax in the hands of Reino Lehtonen-Riley. It might end up as a skull or an eerily lifelike eyeball framed in nine-carat gold, made by the same woman who ...
 
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The luxury conglomerate’s bid has been approved by the American jewelry brand.
Last October, French luxury conglomerate LVMH made a bid to buy American jewelry company Tiffany & Co. for $14.5 billion. That initial bid, however, was rebuffed.Earlier today, various news reports surrounding LVMH’s higher bid swirled, and now, the deal has been officially approved.LVMH will buy ...
 
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There’s a piece for every kind of personality.
If you’ve ever bought jewelry for your girlfriend, then you can probably attest to the task’s difficulty. Not only are there many options on the market to choose from, but you also have to consider your girlfriend’s preferences, and those things are ...
 
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Manila’s top jewelers talk to us about what it takes to repurpose cherished heirlooms.
In French, the bijoux de remploi is the ingenious art of finding ‘diamonds in the rough’ among one’s vintage treasures and making them completely new. The metamorphosis is often quite striking when heirloom baubles get primped and preened into contemporary classics that ...
 
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From fabulous vintage-inspired diamonds to statement-making gemstones, here are contemporary alternatives for declaring your modern love.
With weddings as one of the oldest traditions in society, it’s no wonder that people subscribe to what that tradition entails—perhaps even down to the engagement ring’s design. One often thinks of a single stone on a simple band, with more extravagant ...
 
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The stunning 128.5-carat yellow diamond was discovered in 1877.
Tiffany & Co. is 180 years old. With a long, illustrious heritage, there are many tales to tell. It is these stories that are told in Vision & Virtuosity, a two-month-long immersive exhibition in Shanghai, with priceless jewelry pieces from its collection ...
 
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It turns out that most of these emblematic charmers are jewelry timepieces.
Jewelry has a long history that can be traced back to ancient periods when the form of adornment was used to protect people from danger or symbolize status or rank. Fine jewelry as we know it, for its sartorial purposes, may be ...
 
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How to pull off rings, necklaces, bracelets, and more.
Jewelry, and other articles we put on our body, for that matter, symbolizes who we are and what we stand for. A band on your ring finger signifies you’re married. A local bracelet points to your roots. A dog tag around your ...
 
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A glossary of the jewelry industry’s most precious sparklers.
Our desire for beautiful things is as instinctive as it is ancient. Even before the advent of modern civilization, humans used the sparkling gifts of the earth for adornment, and believed them to be imbued with mystical, and even healing powers. These ...
 
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Your best guide to taking care of your sparkly treasures.
From the charm bracelet your parents gave when you were younger to the earrings you rewarded yourself with after that career milestone, or the engagement ring your significant other slipped on your finger, there’s always a story attached to your favorite jewelry ...
 
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We take a closer look at this fascinating gem, from the types of pearls to how they're valued.
The pearl is a gemstone that triumphs over adversity. It begins its lustrous life as an irritant, like a piece of sand or shell that drifts into the soft body of a mollusk. Caught unaware, the creature defends itself against the uninvited ...
 
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It weighs over 27 kilograms.
On a hunch, Abraham Reyes, a Filipino-Canadian based in Ontario, Canada, brought a 27.65-kilogram mineral to appraisers, who confirmed it was a pearl. The pearl is a family heirloom that was once thought to be a curio that resembles a giant tooth. The ...
 
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These classic pieces are some of the most coveted from the brand.
In 1837, Charles Lewis Tiffany and John B. Young opened a "stationery and fancy goods emporium." It initially operated as Tiffany, Young, and Ellis, but the name was eventually shortened to Tiffany & Co. in 16 years later.From selling stationery items, Tiffany ...
 
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Meet the country's new generation of jewelry designers who are changing the landscape of the local industry.
PHOTOGRAPHED BY JL JAVIERSTYLED BY MEG MANZANO ASSISTED BY SOPHIA BERBANO AND KATRINA PASCUALMAKEUP BY TOM FORD BEAUTY | RICK CALDERON, MIKKA MARCAIDA, NICOLE CEBALLOSHAIR BY RICK DIOKNO AND HELEN EGANSHOT ON LOCATION AT ARTEMIS 1995 INCPRODUCED BY NICOLE MORALESFine jewelry isn't usually defined by fashion trends; rather, it’s the customized outcome between the ...
 
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Tips that go beyond assessing the 4Cs.
What's the difference between a diamond's cut and its shape? How do you decide on the setting? How much do engagement rings cost? Here's your ultimate guide to buying an engagement ring in Manila.There are about 21 different sizes on a standard ...
 
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Compared to fine jewelry, costume jewelry has more playful design elements.
Jewelry is the best way to make a statement. Diamonds, pearls, and precious metals are a favorite, but if you want to try out a new trend, you can always rely on costume jewelry. This, however, begs the question: How exactly should ...
 
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These jewelers have built a reputation for creating the finest pieces.
When it comes to fine jewelry, the source is as important as the design. Below, we list down thirteen local jewelers who can always be counted on to deliver timeless, breathtaking pieces.Luxury brand Jewelmer maintains its internationally acclaimed status by working with ...
 
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Owned by different matriarchs from the Russian and British royal families, the Vladimir Tiara has survived a revolution, smuggling, and many redesigns.
With the recent centennial anniversary of the Russian Revolution, the world can’t help but reflect on what is indisputably one of the most perplexing periods in history, and of course, the infamous family caught in the middle of it all—the Romanovs. Today, ...
 
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These stunning, near-priceless objets d'art use ancient artisanal skills.
Rare handcrafts have been a part of the Patek Philippe brand since it was founded in 1839. The luxury timepiece maker was created in Geneva, which traces its status as a “center of excellence for rare handcrafts” back to the 17th century.For ...
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