Jewelry & Watches

World Of Diamonds Group honors Jane Seymour with rare blue diamond ring

Hollywood legend and former Bond girl Jane Seymour, OBE, has been shimmering in the film industry for many years now. No surprise then that the World Of Diamonds Group decided to glam things up by baptizing a Fancy Vivid Blue diamond ring after the talented actress.

Crafted in platinum and accented with rose gold plating, The Jane Seymour ring was unveiled at an art for charity gala in Singapore earlier this year. She was also presented a rare 21.61carat amethyst, which incidentally is her birthstone.

Weighing about 2.08 carat, the design of the cushion-cut blue diamond ring has been inspired by nature. The actress, despite her accomplishments in the industry, is considered to be very “down-to-earth.” So, the World of Diamonds Group chose to embody Seymour’s “personality, elegance, grace and demeanor” in the best way possible by choosing a flower (Erodium malacoides) that exemplified these qualities, explains Karan Tilani, the company’s Director.

According to the World of Diamonds Group, this is the only celebrity ring in the world that isn’t pre-owned. Based on previous auctions of rare Fancy Blue Diamonds at Sotheby’s and Christies, and on account of the celebrity recognition, its makers estimate The Jane Seymour to fetch in excess of US$ 2,000,000. The makers are on the lookout for a wonderful owner. If you think that price tag is fine and wish to buy it, there is one important thing that you need to know. The Group does not wish for the ring to pass through an auction house, as they would be unable to choose the eventual buyer. They believe that “the ring is a work of art and needs to be appreciated by a true connoisseur.” With this thought in mind, a set of criteria has been outlined per the discretion of the Chairman. Bottom line, if you don’t fit the criteria, you won’t get to buy The Jane Seymour ring anytime soon.


Smitha Sadanandan

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Want to Join This Ear Party?

Cover Photo Courtesy of Instagram.com/chiaraferragni

The jewelry stacking game is still going strong, and now more than ever, I wanted to highlight the techniques of mastering this trend. This time around, we’re not going to talk about rings, necklaces and bracelets, because it’s time to have an ear party!

Mixing and matching earrings is not as easy as it sounds. A play on shapes and styles would definitely help put you on top of your game and create a stunning effect that highlights your fashionable sense. From studs to ear cuffs and dangling earrings, your chance to break the rules and prove your character and style is now. Indeed, the world taught us that the most important fashion rule is not to follow one, and no words can express our gratitude for that!

So, back to the earrings, make sure that the ones you choose to stack are proportional. Start off with the longest style as a base because if you wear it on the second ear hole, it might hide the one below it and that’s exactly what you don’t want to happen. You can start with a stud only if the one above it is an ear cuff that perfectly fits your ear, and keep the dangling earrings for the base.

Last but not least, your right ear should not necessarily be like the left one. For a stronger effect, let your creativity run wild and stack’em up!

 

Article Written by Mirella Haddad

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Louis Vuitton Unveils New Tambour Timepieces

In 2002, Louis Vuitton started its journey in the world of watchmaking. And up until now, the house continues to cherish its creativity and expertise in leather-making through stunning timepieces that became icons thanks to a perfect combination between subtle elegance and strong personality. LV’s values are strongly integrated into each Tambour watch, whether it’s a simple three-hand quartz model or a highly complicated one: think of the twelve Louis Vuitton letters engraved into the case next to each hour, the brown dial inspired by the famous Monogram and the yellow of the seconds hands recalling the waxed thread of Louis Vuitton’s bags.

With these novelties, new touches come to life in a collection of four timepieces - the Tambour Monogram, available in 28, 34 and 39.5 mm models and the Tambour Damier Graphite with a diameter of 41.5 mm. The historic case welcomes new dials that remain faithful to the Monogram and Damier Graphite’s canvases and it’s all thanks to the craftsmanship and expertise of the dial experts at La Fabrique du Temps Louis Vuitton in Geneva.

With a quartz movement beating at their heart, the new Tambour watches are supplied with easily interchangeable straps that allow the wearer to choose what’s best in line with their look.

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Your Everyday Picks from Van Cleef & Arpels’ Perlée Collection

The best everyday jewels a woman could definitely pair with what she wears come from timeless collections to which elegance and versatility constitute a cornerstone in their creation. Therefore, it’s only natural to consider Van Cleef & Arpels’ Perlée collection a great source for jewelry pieces ideal for daily wear, no matter what you wear.

With Ramadan well underway and summer awaiting you with loads of fun and outings, you are most probably searching for a few pieces that are like a “carte blanche” to your outfits. With this in mind, Van Cleef & Arpels brings to the jewelry world a selection of feminine pieces that are set apart with the distinguished style of golden beads – adding cheerful vibes to your wonderful personality.

Whether you want to add some jewelry pieces fit for daily wear to your jewelry box or celebrate Eid with your loved ones with a special bejeweled gift, the Perlée collection is at your disposal providing you with endless options that flaunt your stunning taste and elegant style. In our list, you will find 7 pieces that will make you – or any of the lucky ones who will receive your timeless gift – as happy as happy could be!

Article Written by Mirella Haddad

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Cannes Shows Some Jewelry Lovin’

Among all the red carpet events that make every year more exciting than ever, Cannes International Film Festival most probably finds its place at the top of the much-anticipated happenings’ list. Every year, celebrities make their glorious appearance on the red carpet, dressed in the most opulent gowns – which, let’s admit, never lack that extra sparkling touch thanks to the exquisite jewels they choose to complete their looks in the most charming of ways.

And if we were to tell you that last year’s red carpet shined brighter than ever, we would be lying because this year, our most beloved stars are certainly on the top of their jewelry game. From Selena Gomez’s Bvlgari diamond marvel to Alessandra Ambrosio’s Boucheron masterpieces and many more, the red carpet seemed to be like a sky filled with shining stars. 

With Cannes welcoming more and more celebs, Azyaamode will keep you in the loop for the best jewels chosen to shine on the red carpet. Join us to take a look at our selection of the top jewelry picks!

Article Written by Mirella Haddad

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The Middle East in Capsule High Jewelry Collection by CHANEL

Mad about pearls, Gabrielle Chanel never missed the chance to wear these white shimmery gems. Day or night, with sportswear or evening wear, they accompanied her like a talisman. She was overwhelmed by their beauty, moon-like glow and childish roundness. With her strong instinct for women’s beauty, she believes that pearls capture the light, illuminate her face and draw out the sparkle in her eyes.

It’s with a capsule high jewelry collection dedicated to the Middle East that CHANEL brings this identity to light. Entitled “Secrets d’Orients”, it evokes the warm colors of the region as well as the geometry of the mashrabiya pattern. Using Akoya pearls and imperial topaz, the pieces stand out by their opulent and fluid design thanks to dangling pearls and very supple precious chains crafted from diamond-paved gold.

With Mademoiselle Chanel’s interpretation of women’s beauty, these marvels certainly don’t lack that sparkle that makes every woman look and feel beautiful – and if that’s not the point of a house that masters the exquisiteness of jewelry, then what is?

Join us to discover these opulent high jewelry pieces of CHANEL’s “Secrets d’Orients” collection, which is available at CHANEL Watches & Jewellery boutiques in Dubai.

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CHANEL Lights up the Place Vendôme with the New J12

With CHANEL, every new creation gets its share of fame and buzz and the new J12 watch is no exception. At 18 Place Vendôme, CHANEL’s Watch and Fine Jewelry boutique, two areas witnessed the discovery of the new timepiece, as well as the unveiling of the new ad campaign.

Such an event can’t happen without the presence of the house’s 10 international muses. Ali MacGraw, Keira Knightley, Naomi Campbell, Claudia Schiffer, Vanessa Paradis, Lily-Rose Depp, Carole Bouquet, Anna Mouglalis, Liu Wen and William Chan unveiled their charm and charisma in the black and white ad campaign photographed by Brigitte Lacombe.

Let’s take a look at their looks!

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