Gems

By Tempus | 16 Feb 2021

OMMA offers a safe and scintillating escape in Santorini

Despite its seemingly inescapable presence on postcards and Instagram posts, the iconic island of Santorini in the flesh remains a breathtaking sight. It rises dramatically from the Aeg... Read More

By Gabriel Power | 10 Feb 2021

Interview: Jessie and David Thomas on a jewel-encrusted family legacy

For centuries, commerce has been overwhelmed by inter-family branding techniques, often used by companies as a means of de-corporatising themselves or making their firm appear more family oriented. Ba... Read More

By Tempus | 04 Feb 2021

Introducing Garrard's new Fanfare Symphony jewels

Luxury jewellery house Garrard has expanded its Fanfare collection with a new range of refreshingly contemporary Fanfare Symphony jewels, offering a fresh take on the iconic design. The orig... Read More

By Michelle Johnson | 31 Dec 2020

Why rare whiskies and ghost distilleries are worth their weight in gold

In the world of investment, whisky is an asset that is worth far more than its potential return. In fact, its popularity among collectors is experiencing an all-time boom, topping the K... Read More

By Ross Forbes | 21 Sep 2020

Bulgari draws inspiration from classical history for new luxury Rome hotel

Bulgari is opening a new ultra-luxurious hotel in the picturesque Italian city of Rome, and they are drawing influence from the Roman empire to provide guests with the ultimate experience. Bulgari hot... Read More

By Michelle Johnson | 15 May 2020

How rare whisky expert Tod Bradbury is helping collectors find their passion through virtual tasting appointments

Download your complimentary copy of Tempus Magazine issue 67 now  While fine wine tastings via Zoom have become the booking du jour during lockdown, I have to admit to at first feeling ... Read More

By Juliet Herd | 11 May 2020

These high-end suppliers are brightening up our homes – and pantries – during lockdown

Although the UK may be entering a more relaxed stage in the lockdown process against the Covid-19 pandemic, for many, our homes will still be the heart of our day-to-day lives for the foreseeable... Read More

By Rose Adams | 04 Jul 2019

How Palm Beach is boosting Florida’s luxury tourism market

If you’re planning a trip to Florida for your next escape – and with it's tropical climate and abundance of beautiful beaches why wouldn't you? – forget popula... Read More

By Tempus | 14 Feb 2019

British brands wow guests at Paris' biggest classic car show, Salon Rétromobile

In the 12 years I have visited French classic car show Salon Rétromobile, the recipe and format has, in the most unapologetically French fashion, remained unchanged. The culmination o... 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 | 04 Jan 2019

How Abalon founder Ana Bridgewater is bringing sustainable crafts into our homes

As we head into 2019, our eco-conscience has never been more alert and, just as a desire to reduce our environmental impact has seen us continually move away from fast, throwaway fashion in favour of ... Read More

By Tempus | 23 Dec 2018

Whisky expert Sukhinder Singh tells us which rare spirits we should be investing in this festive season

When it comes to collecting old and rare whiskies, Sukhinder Singh's expertise was so sought after by whisky enthusiasts that he and his brother launched The Whisky Exchange and Speciali... Read More

By Mark Captain | 29 Oct 2018

Demystifying Michelin stars with Rebecca Burr, editor of the Great Britain and Ireland Michelin Guide

Let's face it, in the world of gastronomy there's little as exciting as discovering a restaurant has been awarded a Michelin star or two. The Michelin Guide has become synonymous with quality ... Read More

By Ross Forbes | 23 Oct 2018

Go through the looking glass with a stay at "chic and quirky" hotel Oddfellows Chester

When we think of luxury city breaks, the status quo is to take a trip to cities like Rome, Barcelona or Paris. But instead of joining the tourist hoards on these typical trips, there are true gems to ... 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 | 04 Sep 2018

These 12 super stylish hotels will get you Fashion Week ready

It’s almost time to don our most stylish attire and join the FROW as London Fashion Week makes its triumphant return. From 14 –18 September, the fashion set will flock to the UK ... 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