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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Rounded Creativity

Cover Photo Courtesy of Louis Vuitton

We don’t know if you agree with us, but there is something about round shapes that makes every piece extremely feminine. The reason might be the curves that render this shape softer or the fact that it draws our attention to it from nothing but a single glimpse. Whatever it may be, embracing this softness and femininity can only be achieved by choosing the right pieces. Not any pieces, bejeweled ones!

Jewelry is already the emblem of elegance, so imagine if it were accompanied by a load of circles used in the most creative of ways to make the pieces a language only a stylish woman can speak. In fact, the jewelry industry never misses the chance to explore geometric shapes, and round ones have certainly reached the highest levels of excellence.

Lately, the world of jewelry is going round and round and amazing us with its wonderful creations. Be it a pair of earrings, a bracelet, a pendant or a ring, everything will make you dizzy – in a good way of course! From Louis Vuitton to Van Cleef & Arpels, Dior, de Grisogono, Tiffany & Co., Bvlgari and many others, every jewelry house has its own way in expressing its well-rounded creativity. Check our picks below, and dare to explore them all!

Article Written by Mirella Haddad

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Chopard’s Happy Must-Haves

Diamonds are there to always make women happy and what actually make them happier are dancing diamonds! Exuding joy and elegance, Chopard’s Happy Diamonds collection - which is available at Ahmed Seddiqi & Sons - makes the heart of every woman who wears these playful creations skip a beat. With every new selection of pieces that Chopard unveils under the name of Happy Diamonds, elegance gets redefined and jewelry proves once again to be a reason behind the smile of a sophisticated woman who never misses the chance to update her jewelry box with novelties.

In addition to carrying a message of love and joy, Chopard’s new Happy Hearts and Happy Hearts Wings jewelry pieces earn their place as the house’s new talismans of happiness, accompanying the modern woman through her daily adventures and drawing a smile on her face with nothing but a simple look at them every now and then.

One heart became a bouquet of hearts – spreading even more love through a necklace that embraces your neck with elegance. The same goes for the earrings, in which the heart has doubled to leave one resting against the earlobe and another positioned beneath the ear. More freedom and lightness is expressed through the new Happy Hearts Wings pieces – which bring together three hearts to create a butterfly effect.

With these novelties, Chopard proves once again that “Little Diamonds Do Great Things”. Join us and check out the new “happy” must-haves.

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Embrace Modernity with These 10 Timepieces

Cover Photo Courtesy of Audemars Piguet

Ladies, we would like to welcome you to the modern world, where creativity knows no limits and audacity constitutes the cornerstone of every contemporary woman’s style. Like everything in this universe, watchmaking also takes quite a stunning modern direction, fit for the most sophisticated of women.

This certainly doesn’t steal the charm of classic timepieces – which will always be cherished and honored as legends that stood the test of time, but offers options that speak more to the younger generations and to those who would like to flaunt their contemporary spirit through a watch that sits on their wrist like a second skin.

From casual creations to slightly more sophisticated marvels, the world of watchmaking is making us fall under the charm of its offerings. Whether the watch expresses a one-of-a-kind contemporary feel through its dial, strap, case or its entire design, it will never fail to add the necessary touch of modernity to your look. Ready to embrace this style? Join us below and check our picks!

Article Written by Mirella Haddad

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A New Window to Piaget’s World

In the pursuit of transforming gold, stones and precious gems into distinguished creations, Piaget came to life back in 1874. Since then, the French house never seizes to amaze us. This November, Piaget managed to astound us once again with the new store at The Galleria, Al Maryah Island in Abu Dhabi. The balance between audacity and elegance embodies the store’s warm environment that will steal your heart; it will make you feel like you are exactly where you belong.

With the Maison’s new amazing collection colors surrounding you from gold to white, coral red, pink, yellow, and the Piaget Blue, the charm level is just overwhelming. This new Piaget haven shines through the new gold and diamond pieces from the latest “Piaget Sunlight” collection. And if you think that’s all, you would be absolutely wrong, as Piaget also gives you the opportunity to get immersed in its “Piaget Possession” universe and indulge in its stunning timepieces.

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Chinese New Year with Chopard

It’s the time of the year we’ve all been waiting for as Chopard is commemorating once again the Asian traditions of the next sign to be celebrated on the Chinese zodiac: the rat, and the famous Japanese art of Urushi. Thus, the distinguished L.U.C XP Urushi Year of the Rat timepiece was released. 

With a limited edition of 88 pieces, this chef d’oeuvre is made of 18-carat rose gold case. What makes it so perfect is its symbolic – out-of-this-world – dial that is entirely hand crafted with the Urushi lacquer technique. This meaningful artsy dial depicts abundance with an ear of corn, longevity with the khaki fruit and a mix of passion, charm, intelligence, faithfulness and optimism through the rat. As for the elegant straps, they are made of hand-sewn black alligator leather with a brown alligator leather lining and completed with a polished 18-carat rose gold pin buckle. At the heart of this water-resistant artful creation beats a Chopard Manufacture mechanical self-winding movement featuring the L.U.C 96.17-L calibre that we can admire through a transparent sapphire case-back. With a 65-hour power reserve, this ultra-thin timepiece will definitely be a nice addition to every watch enthusiast’s collection.

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Experience Luxury with the House of Garrard

Known as the house that has been serving jewelry lovers for the longest time, the House of Garrard keeps creating out of this world pieces. The house started working for the Royal British family in 1735 and ever since, has been creating amazing royal jewelry. Today, this London-based jeweler teamed up with Villa Aurum, thus offering us a chance to take a look at the latest creations of the Wings Embrace astonishing collection. To do so, you can visit the spectacular Villa Aurum at Palm Jumeirah in Dubai from November 14 until November 22 and experience a one of kind tour in between breath taking jewelry pieces. Did you know that you can explore the Villa as well?

The Wings Embrace collection consists of designs that mix modernity and classic craftsmanship. Distinguished gemstones like pink and yellow sapphires alongside with diamonds and different colors of gold make these beautiful designs just perfect! However, if you want your experience to be more special you can book a private tour and check both the pieces and the villa.

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