The Argyle Empress

EmpressHong Kong luxury jewellery retailer Chow Tai Fook has announced its debut of a special statement piece which combines rare pink diamonds from Rio Tinto’s Argyle Mine with Imperial Jade. The stunning necklace, appropriately named “The Argyle Empress” showcases more than 43 carats of Argyle Pink Diamonds, including five of its signature Pink Tender diamonds collected over the past five years. The Rio (more…)

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The Stone of Heaven

JadeJadeJade is and has always been an extremely precious stone to people everywhere. Tribes in Central America considered jade as holy and used it to adorn royalty. In Chinese culture, jade is used as a status symbol to show ones worth. This precious stone is traditionally known as a light green coloured. However, it can actually come in a variety of colours including black, white, orange, blue, lavender (more…)

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Gemstones Uncovered: Chrysoprase

Chrysoprase EarringsThe gemstone chrysoprase is one of the more expensive semi-precious stones, having an opalescent apple green color which could be mistaken for jade. The stone gets its name from a combination of two Greek words; chyros which translates to gold and prase –meaning leek. It is also known as the Australian jade.

Chyrsoprase belongs to the chalcedony family of gemstones, though among one of its rare (more…)

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One Of A Kind Mikimoto Necklace

The 40th edition of the Baselworld 2012 Fair ended on March 15th after a successful week. Every year, the Baselworld Fair showcases luxury product lines for the watches and jewelry industry. Renowned jewelry houses from around the world come to represent their brands, they also come to admire new additions from other brands.

Mikimoto jewelers had outdone themselves this year, introducing jade into (more…)

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Gold Rush

Dragon

On January 23, the world’s fortunes changed drastically. That is, according to Chinese astrologers who predict that this is the year that big things will come to pass. The date marks the beginning of the Year of the Dragon, the most auspicious of the twelve years in the Lunar zodiac.

To those who celebrate the Lunar New Year, celebrations are unlike any other holiday of the year. Endless plates (more…)

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