Monday 20 April 2020

Étourdissant Cartier

Étourdissant. A singular word that runs a gamut of meaning from astonishing to dazzling, stunning to splendid. It expresses a whirlwind of exhilaration, intoxication and dynamism all in one.

In commemoration of Singapore’s 50th anniversary, Cartier is pleased to present Étourdissant Cartier, a public exhibition of more than 600 pieces of high jewelry, haute horlogerie and precious objets d’art.
The exhibition marks the first time in the world that Cartier has ever opened a full contemporary collection of high jewelry for public viewing.

Of the creations that will be presented, more than 60 will be making their world debut in Singapore – another first for the Maison.
As part of its celebrations and festivities in this Jubilee year, Cartier is taking the opportunity to invite the broader public to share in its passion for art and its unique approach to artisanship.

Sunday 12 April 2020

Sotheby’s Magnificent Jewels and Noble Jewels Sale 2018

Sotheby’s Magnificent Jewels and Noble Jewels Sale was held in Geneva on May 15, 2018, at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel.

Highlights are two of the largest and purest white diamonds ever to come up for auction, both weighing over 50 carats. One diamond is a D-color, Flawless, Type IIa, round brilliant-cut weighing 51.71-carats. $9.2 million. The second diamond is also a D-color, Flawless, Type IIa diamond weighing 50.39 carats, but an oval brilliant-cut. $8.1 million.

The 6.16-carat, pear-shaped, ‘Farnese Blue’ is Fancy Dark Grey-Blue, SI1 Clarity. $6.7m.
Fancy Light Blue and Fancy Light Pink Ear Clips. 6.41 carats, suspending a fancy light pink diamond weighing 8.03 carats, the other  7.16 carats, suspending a fancy light blue diamond weighing 6.25 carats.  $4.4m
Cushion-shaped 'Royal Blue' Kashmir sapphire weighing 14.01 carats. $1.8m.
Modified brilliant-cut fancy vivid purplish pink diamond weighing 2.63 carats. $2.4 million.

Pear-shaped fancy purple-pink, SI1 clarity,  weighing 5.04 carats. $1.4 million.

Thursday 9 April 2020

High Jewels IV

Rosamaria G Frangini

Louis Vuitton

Evan Yurman


Louis Vuitton

Jacob & Co.


de Grisogono




Van Cleef & Arpels



Wednesday 1 April 2020

Cindy Chao

Cindy Chao started her business with $100k of her own money in Taipei in 2004. In 16 years her jewels made appearances at international auctions, museums, and the collections of the world’s top jewelry investors.
In 2013 the flood gates opened for Chao. She became the first Asian jeweler to have a piece inducted as part of Smithsonian’s Natural History Museum’s permanent collection (The Black Label Masterpiece Butterfly Brooch). Her works started appearing on celebrities.
Chao has been consistent. She designs two collections per year. Her signature is the “Four Seasons” collection, which consists of a set of “Black Label Masterpieces” limited to 36 per year that can sell beyond $10 million.