These Apollo and Artemis diamonds may soon sell as the most expensive earrings in the world

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Sotheby’s is known for getting the grandest of things under the hammer. And they are set to do just that at the exclusive ‘Magnificent and Noble Jewels’ sale in Geneva on the 16th of May, 2017. Amongst a series of precious items that will be auctioned here, the star is touted to be a pair of exceptionally beautiful mismatched earrings valued at a staggering £55 million! (708,58150 US Dollars)


Created exquisitely from two odd colored diamonds, the earrings shine beautifully in a pear-like shape. Named Apollo and Artemis after the Ancient Greek gods of power and beauty, the diamonds are cut and polished luxuriously into the form of danglers. While the Artemis is a fancy 16-carat Intense pink diamond worth £14.5 million, the real thunder-stealer is the Apollo – a 14.54-carat ‘Fancy Vivid blue diamond’. Since, it’s a rare phenomenon for a gem to acquire this grade, its estimated price stands at an astounding £40 million!

Marketed as ‘The divine diamond twins’ by Sotheby’s, the earrings further showcase a perfect match in size, cut and tonality that is worth battling for. The awe-inspiring pair will however be auctioned separately owning to their extreme rarity, power and presence. This means that buyers will need to fight doubly hard to own the pair as a whole. Well, all precious things as they rightly say, need to be earned and not merely purchased!

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Van Cleef & Arpels Frivole 2017 Collection

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If you’ve seen craftsmen in action, you’ll know that the smaller something is, the harder it is to create by hand, and the same rings true whether you’re working on the stitches of a leather bag or the metalwork on fine jewellery. And yet, the smaller it is, the better you’ll be able to appreciate its intricate nuances from piece to piece, whilst admiring the amount of patience, time and workmanship that goes into the finished work that comes out of these ateliers.

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Which brings us to one of Van Cleef and Arpels’ signature motifs, the Frivole, which recently saw the introduction of 9 new pieces to their existing collection. An ode to Nature and one of her most beautiful creations, all pieces feature heart-shaped petals that for the new collection come either in regular sizes completely paved in diamonds or the mini collection that come with a single diamond sitting at the heart of the bloom.

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The single most gorgeous piece? It has to be the Between the Finger ring, where a pair of blooms sit on either end of the ring for twice the sparkle, evoking the sense of freshly flowered blossoms. Priced from SGD2250 onwards, it’s time to celebrate the arrival of the new season and head down to Van Cleef & Arpels for your up-close and personal look. After all, who can resist diamonds, flowers and jewellery all at once?

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The Power Of Three: Trinity De Cartier

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This ring’s unique (and often imitated) three interlocked bands, in rose, yellow, and white gold, intertwined so elegantly that wearing it on your finger is such a privilege. This ring has been around since 1924, no doubt an iconic ring piece from Cartier. And even though this is not the diamond studded kind, there’s something so special about it still, that makes that silent sophisticated look you might just be looking for.

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They say there’s poetic meaning behind the colors. Pink for love, yellow for fidelity, and white for friendship. But symbolism aside, I like the fact that you can have one ring that blends into whatever other hardware you may have on your arm – whether it’s a watch, a bracelet, or a bag.

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You won’t regret this classic that’s been around for almost century. Here’s hoping that if you treat it well enough that it lasts for the rest of your life time, and perhaps beyond.

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Jaquet Droz reveals their stunning Grande Seconde Tourbillon Mother of Pearl

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In time for Baselworld 2017, Jaquet Droz had given the world a glance at their beautiful new timepiece for women. The Grande Seconde Tourbillon Mother-of-Pearl is an enchanting watch that brings together Swiss watchmaking and fine design. Inspired by the age of Enlightenment, this watch is a delicate and artistic representation of the company’s rich history of watchmaking.


Featuring a 39mm red gold case with brilliant cut diamonds glittering on the bezel and lugs, the watch is a testament to refined artistry. On the mother of pearl dial are two subdials that form a figure 8 – which of course is the company’s lucky number. The time is indicated on roman numeral indices with blue steel hands.

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Inside is a tourbillon, which -for the first time in Jaquet Droz history- has been fitted with a silicone balance spring and pallet horns. The Jaquet Droz 25JD.Si, self-winding tourbillon movement is equipped with a 7-day power reserve and includes a gold oscillating weight adorned with white mother-of-pearl. These little details can be enjoyed through the sapphire crystal caseback.

A white satin strap with diamond set folding clasp completes the look. With just 88 pieces produced worldwide, these stunners are going to cause a stampede!

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Jewelry by Monica Vinader: Just Be Yourself

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Jewelry by Monica Vinader

The best jewelry is personal, and Monica Vinader really encourages this belief by allowing you to not only engrave some of their pieces but to actually create your own necklace with a wide variety of pendant options. The attention to detail is truly stunning, and yet the prices are still so great. Even the quality of the packaging is impressive. The presentation is pure luxury from the moment you see it to the act of opening the felt-lined box. Now I have the best gift ideas for those hard to buy for friends! Available at Monica Vinader.

Ava Friendship Bracelet in 18ct Rose Gold Plated Vermeil on Sterling Silver : They sent this bracelet to me for my birthday, and I absolutely love it. It’s engraved with my kids’ names, so the piece is very special. How could you have a more sentimental gift than this? They even offer the option of adding your own doodle by uploading a file of it.

Ava Mini Teardrop Pendant in 18ct Gold Plated Vermeil on Sterling Silver : A pendant is very versatile – you can transfer it between necklaces and bracelets with one simple quick change.

Siren Plain Engravable Ring in 18ct Gold Plated Vermeil on Sterling Silver : There’s something very classic about a monogrammed ring, and this high-shine, lightly hammered surface is perfect for showcasing those special initals.

Create Your Own Necklace or Bracelet: With this, you get to choose your own chain and pendants, some of which are engravable. The one above is my own creation . These are so fun to make, and with amazing photo representations of what your creation will look like, there’s no guess work involved – you know it will come out exactly as you imagine.

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Best Ear Cuffs: The Clip Show

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Best Ear Cuffs

Ear cuffs combine two fun types of jewels – clip-ons and asymmetric earrings. They’re part of an experimental trend that celebs like Diane Kruger and Rihanna have already embraced on the red carpet. Just remember to wear your hair back – that way everyone will have a great view and you’ll prevent any strands from moving around the delicate clips. So leave your post earrings at home and cuff yourself into the newest style!

Maria Black Crescent Earcuff: If you can get past the Bluetooth shape, this crescent moon design will fill the rim of your ear with a galaxy of gold-plated stars. 

Jacquie Aiche Love Ear Cuff with Diamond: Some say you should wear your heart on your sleeve, but why not wear it on your ear instead? 

Repossi Berbère 18-Karat Gold Diamond Ear Cuff: This diamond-studded clip (inspired by the tattoos of the Tuareg people in North Africa) is the top of the line, so make sure your interest in ear cuffs is a long-lasting love. 

Pamela Love Maia Ear Cuff: This leafy design will have you looking fresh for spring! Wear it with your regular earrings (preferably something small like studs) or go solo.

L’Agence Door Knocker Ear Cuff: This blink-and-you’ll-miss-it hoop is great for first timers who want to dip their toes into the water before investing in a large/pricey piece.

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