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Ortaea Fine Jewellery was invited to design an exclusive piece of jewellery for the exceptional auction to be held at the second Monte Carlo Gala for the Global Ocean. Presided by H.S.H. Prince Albert II of Monaco. The event takes place on Wednesday, 26th September 2018, on the opening day of the Monaco Yacht Show, in the company of international artists and philanthropists committed to the protection of the Ocean. It represents a call for immediate and collective action in favour of a sustainable ocean. A Complex Cuff Named After a Princess The Princess of Monaco Cuff, named in Her Serene Highness’s honour, was a labour of love for Ortaea’s highly talented artisans. The result, is jewelry that is an embodiment of the Princess’s elegance, style and substantive beauty combined with design elements drawn from the brand’s Koral collection. The complexities involved in its creation would itself be the catalyst…

Jewelry designed by Boucheron is ever feminine and eternally stylish. Each piece is striking and makes a statement, expressing the personality of the wearer. Our editor selects inspired pieces that would make a great addition to the wardrobe and enhance the beauty of today’s global sophisticated woman of affluence. Serpent Bohème This jewelry timepiece is made in yellow gold with diamonds, mother-of-pearl dial with 4 diamonds. The watch is in yellow gold 750 / 1000 set with diamonds and gold pearls. The dial in white mother-of-pearl and diamonds. this timepiece is water-resistant: up to 30 meters. With high precision quartz movement, the case diameter is 18 mm and the strap is in white brushed satin. Serpent Bohème Ring, S motif This fine and feminine Serpent Bohème ring is set with citrine and crowned with gold beads; a honeycomb update to the orinal design that allows light to pass through bringng…

EHUD LANIADO Ehud Laniado, seller of two of the four most expensive diamonds sold in the history of Sotheby’s, speaks to EAT LOVE SAVOR What drew you to the diamond industry and continues to fuel your passion? My passion for diamonds is multifaceted. Decades ago, I discovered my fascination for identifying the miniscule details which determine what a rough diamond can sell for once in its polished form. It was a skill I mastered with my own hands before the advent of any of the sophisticated mapping technologies used today. I built my way up in the industry, starting my career in the African bush buying diamonds on behalf of an Israeli company. I moved my family out to the Central African Republic in my early 20s for the job and I later moved to Antwerp where I lived for over 20 years. Today, I’m equally as interested in nurturing…

The Pink Star – the world’s most valuable polished diamond and the world’s largest internally flawless vivid pink diamond, weighing 59.60-carats, estimated to sell for a dazzling $60m, is up for auction at Sotheby’s on Fri 4 April 2017 in Hong Kong. The Pink Star has received the highest colour and clarity grades from the GIA for pink diamonds and has been found to be part of the rare subgroup comprising less than 2% of all gem diamonds – known as Type IIa: stones in this group are chemically the purest of all diamond crystals and often have extraordinary optical transparency. “The Pink Star is a true masterpiece of nature, beyond characterisation with human vocabulary” GIA Monograph written for the Pink Star, 2013 Quek Chin Yeow, Deputy Chairman, Asia and Chairman International Jewellery, Asia said “Over the years Sotheby’s Hong Kong has played host to many outstanding stones and sales including…

Mesmerised by the untamed beauty of the sliced diamond, SAQQARA’s founder Dalit Nuttall works exclusively with these exquisite stones and chooses each individual piece that joins her collection for its raw splendour. With each diamond, she works to enhance and showcase the stone’s Charisma, Character and Cachet. SAQQARA is named to reflect the spiritual and creative awakening Dalit felt on discovering her first sliced diamond. Her inspiration for the latest designs lay within the colours of the sliced diamonds she found. The Beauty of Nature in Gemstones Dalit’s love affair with butterflies runs like a golden thread through the range, from breathtaking 18kt gold rings given delicate, ephemeral wings, to a new range of ear cuffs which captivate and encapsulate the beating of a butterflies’ heart. The Asymmetric Butterfly Ring perfectly captures the spirit of the SAQQARA brand and that exquisite moment when a butterfly’s wings touch, and time pauses…