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Roberto Coin’s pretty and ethical jewelry

THE PIECES by renowned jewelry designer Roberto Coin -- who went into design after a successful stint as an entrepreneur in the hospitality industry -- are undoubtedly pretty, but are they smart, and as a bonus, even kind? That could be argued; and you’re welcome to ask some of his clients, a very long list that includes Oprah, Hillary Clinton, and Michelle Obama.

Gucci owner revamps jeweler to Czars as branded rocks boom

A GLEAMING necklace in Boucheron’s shop window in Paris’s Place Vendome features dozens of lifelike hydrangea blossoms made from mother-of-pearl and diamonds, framing a 43-carat pink tourmaline.

Strong muses

ART DECO arrived in the early 1910s and emerged as the premier decorative style of the world in the period between the two World Wars. It took over from the asymmetrical fluidity of the Art Nouveau movement, perhaps as a response to the noisier world that awaited it; the world that Art Nouveau created having been charred by the unprecedented horrors of the First World War.

Jewelry for millennials

IN THE hands of Manila’s mahjongeras lies the past and present of the jewelry trade. Huge stones and statement pieces sit on the hands and necks of maturing women, leaving a huge gap on the fingers of minimalist millenials.

Revisiting 1999: Bulgari reshapes the B.Zero1 line with the help of...

1999 was an extraordinary year in fashion. As the world braced itself for the new millennium, the pendulum swung from the world of excess...

How the tiara became jewelry’s accessory of the moment

FOR DECADES, the tiara was, at best, a retro piece of costume jewelry. Yet this classic accessory has been showing up on fashion runways...

Reviving an old tradition for a younger generation

By Joseph L. Garcia Reporter Two young women have sifted through space and time to bring back an age-old craft, and so far, everything’s coming up...

Costume beauty

LOOKING AS if dug up fresh from a sunken ship, what looked like a small fortune in opals was placed near my plate during...

Gift ideas for every type

SURPRISE YOUR traveler friend with a wristband that tracks his/her fitness; personalize a gift set for the beauty enthusiast; gift the fashionista with statement...

Have your cake and eat it, too

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GsLOL9ygHkY   Photography by Jonathan Baldonado assisted by Lancer Salva. Styling by Nina Diaz, Sheryl Alegre, and Paolo Lopez. Cakes by Penk Ching, 69 Kitanlad street, Quezon City, mobile:...

The reluctant jeweler

Janina Dizon Hoschka on her mother’s legacy and keeping balance in her life. WORDS  ZSARLENE B. CHUA Janina Dizon Hoschka, who, at first, resisted being a...

Of diamonds and pearls

THE SPARKLE of stars is brought down to Earth by a new store called Polaris Treasure Trove, with a pop-up shop at the Shangri-La...

Breakfast at Tiffany’s: At long last, the Fifth Avenue store opens...

NEW YORK -- A half-century after Audrey Hepburn starred in Breakfast at Tiffany’s, the landmark New York jewelry store is making the title of...

The marrying month

WHILE JUNE is celebrated as the bridal month in the West, December is the Filipinos’ favorite month for weddings. It goes back to old...

Jewelry for the holidays

GREAT WOMEN ASEAN bazaar features the jewelry of Michelline Syjuco for its new Ethnicity collection for the holidays. The Great Women Showroom & Café...

Arab tradition glitters in Colombia

SANTA CRUZ DE MOMPOX, COLOMBIA – With strong yet delicate hands, Daniel Alfonso Garrido masterfully manipulates fragile threads of gold to craft fine jewelry,...

Pas de deux

Dance images are from Alchemy en Pointe: A Dance of the Elements, an exhibition by master photographer G-nie Arambulo first shown in Aliw Theater....

John Hardy gets a new look

JOHN HARDY, a Hong Kong-based jewelry brand known for its handmade jewelry techniques and Asian designs, has unveiled its newest retail concept as it...

Different strokes

Michelline and Maxine Syjuco. Sisters, artists. PHOTOGRAPHY  JONATHAN BALDONADO Michelline and Maxine Syjuco grew up in a house where it was normal to have furniture hanging...

The genuine article

A purely cerebral process denies a piece its soul whereas a purely emotion-driven piece may fail to function as it should because it was...

In retail slump, HK jeweler lets clients try before they buy

HONG KONG — Online luxury jeweler Plukka is going door-to-door to beat the worst retail downturn in more than a decade in Hong Kong,...