Jewels

By Tempus | 05 Oct 2021

Courtship and comfort: the best five-star hotels for romance

Let's face it; after a year locked in a house together, those couples who braved the never-before-seen, warts-and-all elements of their relationship deserve a romantic break to rekindle the fire t... Read More

By Tempus | 24 Sep 2021

Rosie Lillis Communications enlists stars of British jewellery making for Afghanistan women’s charity auction

In light of the catastrophic fall of the Aghan government following the US-led withdrawal of NATO troops from the country, UK PR firm Rosie Lillis Communications has announced the launch of ... Read More

By Tempus | 22 Sep 2021

Queen Marie-Antoinette’s diamonds to go up for sale

Most diamonds come with a story. Some were gifted as a wedding present; others were handed down through generations as a family heirloom; and some carry such an opulent mystique that they symboli... Read More

By Michelle Johnson | 31 Aug 2021

INTERVIEW: bespoke jeweller Benjamin Hawkins talks exclusively to Tempus

Benjamin Hawkins is one of the London jewellery scene’s best kept secrets. His eponymous fine jewellery brand was quietly founded in 2016 when, after training in gold smithing and fine diamond w... Read More

By Juliet Herd | 18 May 2021

Return of the King: an interview with Fawaz Gruosi

If ever a party brought to modern minds the era of F Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby, it would be high jewellery brand De Grisogono’s annual extravaganza at the legendary Hotel du... 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 Tempus | 21 Dec 2020

Boodles MD Michael Wainwright on the importance of client relationships through 2020

2020 has been a year of new challenges but the future is bright for lovers of luxury. In our first ever British Luxury Review, Tempus asks experts from 12 of the UK’s most prestigious brands to ... Read More

By Juliet Herd | 16 Dec 2020

The eternal allure of Venice, according to gemologist Alberto Nardi

Gemologist Alberto Nardi is the epitome of the Venetian man about town as he strides athletically across the myriad small bridges that crisscross the city’s canals, greeting fellow res... Read More

By Tempus | 18 Nov 2020

Christmas gift guide 2020: Tempus' guide to the luxurious gifts perfect for your loved ones this festive season

After a year of uncertainty, now is the time we look to spreading cheer and raising the spirits of those we love most. But if you're struggling for ideas on the perfect gift for the... 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 Sarah Freeman | 25 Jul 2019

Snorkel and spice: an expedition to some of Indonesia’s most far-flung islands

My thalassic home for the next 12 days is a traditional wooden pinisi by the name of Ombak Putih (or white wave), that’s been plying Indonesia’s pristine waters for 20 years. Fitted out wi... Read More

By Georgia Peck | 16 Apr 2019

Rolls-Royce bespoke designer Alex Innes tells us about his driving ambition to produce the brand's first ever luxury 4x4

Last year was the time of the luxury SUV, with Lamborghini, Maserati and Porsche all unveiling highly rated models. And so, entering an already saturated market, Rolls-Royce needed to do something dif... Read More

By Georgia Peck | 01 Mar 2019

Tempus explores a fresh taste of Italy with Franco's new vegan menu

Franco’s London has, for many a year, been famed as the West End's home away from home for the finest Italian food. Set in a sumptuous, yet familiar, St James setting, large bowls of seafood... 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 Michelle Johnson | 21 Aug 2018

Travel back in time with a picture-perfect stay in poet Sir Walter Scott's 'Romantic' manor home

A leading figure of Romanticism and known for founding the historical novel genre, Scottish writer Sir Walter Scott was credited – and criticised – for popularising tartan, saving the Scot... 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 Rose Adams | 06 Jun 2018

Christies exclusive Luxury Week achieves European record for a handbag sold at auction

They say you can’t put a price on luxury, but art business Christies Auction House certainly challenged that with the launch of its Luxury Week in London, inspired by the news that the... Read More

By Michelle Johnson | 29 Mar 2018

Le Gemme Reali: Bulgari's bejewelled new perfume trio is fit for an empress

At Bulgari's elegant boutique on New Bond Street, a unique £900,000 platinum necklace adorned with precious emerald, rubies and rare sapphires sits on display in homage to the Byzantine Empr... Read More