Diamonds

By Mark C O'Flaherty | 22 Apr 2019

A family jewel: how family-run Boodles has become England's most historic fine diamond retailer

In a world of mass consumerism, multi-generational artisans in Mayfair are keeping the crafts of their ancestors alive. Away from the high gloss of the corporate-owned window displays, with all their ... Read More

By Aleksandra Szymanska | 16 Apr 2019

Future perfect: The Future Laboratory's Aleksandra Szymanska unveils the trends transforming the luxury industry

The first and most important trend, in The Future Laboratory's opinion, is the changing attitudes of luxury consumers. Today, the dynamic among this society’s wealthiest is evolving &nd... Read More

By Michelle Johnson | 18 Jan 2019

Born Free announces Living with Tigers appeal with the sale of Shere Khan necklace

Born Free founder patron Joanna Lumley is redefining the term ‘statement jewellery’ as she models award-winning jeweller Catherine Best’s unique Shere Khan necklace in aid of th... Read More

By Tempus | 13 Jan 2019

Tempus explores the out of this world launches at this year's SIHH watch fair

As the 2019 Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie (SIHH) launches on Sunday 13 January, the watch world is heading over to Geneva, Switzerland to discover just what our favourite brands have in s... Read More

By Rachel Ingram | 24 Oct 2018

Nicole Kidman on the power of timekeeping

Nicole Kidman is a busy woman. In between winning Oscars and Bafta Awards for her work as an actress, she’s a mother-of-four, a devoted philanthropist, an ambassador for various causes and a pro... Read More

By Rose Adams | 17 Oct 2018

Tempus meets iconic jewellery designer Stephen Webster

Stephen Webster is one of the most prolific jewellery designers of our time. Renowned for his avant-garde collections inspired by a host of references from nature to music to literature, Webster has n... Read More

By Rose Adams | 27 Sep 2018

The queen of green: How Artist Jeweller Ute Decker is spearheading the fight for sustainable jewellery

Chopard and Fabergé may have pledged their commitment to sustainable jewellery earlier this year with the world’s first laser-inscribed emerald with traceability information including Gem... Read More

By Rose Adams | 14 Sep 2018

Secrets of the runway: Tempus meets Gucci model Jack Chambers

With endless travel to exotic destinations, an enviable list of contacts and gorgeous designer wardrobe, working as a prolific catwalk model may appear glamorous from the outside, but is life rea... Read More

By Rose Adams | 29 Aug 2018

Dior to unveil new pieces in exclusive Harrods boutique

French fashion house Dior has announced it is to open a permanent new watch and jewellery boutique in London department store Harrods next month. The boutique will showcase fine accessory designs... Read More

By Rose Adams | 25 Jul 2018

Jaeger-LeCoultre to launch two new timepieces at The Venice International Film Festival

Luxury watch brand Jaeger-LeCoultre has announced exciting plans to present two extravagant new timepieces, the Joaillerie 101 Reine and the Joaillerie 101 Feuille, ... Read More

By Scott Manson | 25 Jul 2018

Green is the new black: how sustainable design and luxury goods came together

There was a time when luxury and ecological concerns were uneasy bedfellows. How to square the conspicuous consumption and excess of high-end goods with the perceived hairshirt nature o... Read More

By Rachel Ingram | 03 Jul 2018

Editor's Letter: meet the eight innovators making waves in the UK's design world

So far, 2018 has been a pretty eventful year for the design industry. Elon Musk launched the world’s most powerful rocket, leaps and bounds have been made in the world of 3D printing and, for be... Read More

By Rose Adams | 28 Jun 2018

The unmissable highlights of Masterpiece Art Fair 2018

There’s nothing quite like a summer afternoon spent snooping round an art fair, and Masterpiece London sponsored by Royal Bank of Canada, is the one to beat. Held 28 June – 4 Jul... Read More

By Rose Adams | 25 Jun 2018

Frederique Constant ambassador Gwyneth Paltrow unveils new ladies' timepieces in London

Luxury timepiece brand Frederique Constant unveiled six new watches in its Ladies Automatic collection on Thursday 21, with the help of brand ambassador and Oscar-winning actress G... Read More

By Michelle Johnson | 19 Jun 2018

Pragnell managing director Charlie Pragnell on why Patek Philippe is standing the test of time

Jewellery and watch boutique Pragnell certainly has the Midas touch when it comes to prestige timepieces. The Stratford-upon-Avon-based retailer, founded in 1947 by Queen Mary's jeweller George Pr... Read More

By Rose Adams | 24 May 2018

Sir David Attenborough reveals his most treasured book in his rare collection

On Thursday 24 May acclaimed broadcaster and naturalist – and avid collector of rare books – Sir David Attenborough was in attendance to declare the 61st ABA ... Read More

By Rose Adams | 14 May 2018

Diamond Watch owned by Elvis Presley sets new world record at auction

Elvis Presley fans prepare to get all shook up because an elegant piece of history that once belonged to the King of Rock 'n' Roll himself – an Omega wristwatch gifted to him b... Read More

By Rose Adams | 26 Mar 2018

The Farnese Blue diamond sent to auction for the first time

The Farnese Blue, a 6.16 carat pear-shaped blue diamond and one of the most historic on earth, has emerged on the market for the first time ever, after being kept solely within the same fami... Read More

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