At a frenzied bidding session in 1969, a 69.42-carat diamond made auction history, becoming the first diamond to sell for more than one million dollars. The buyer was Cartier. Two days later, one man became utterly determined to give this stone to his wife. The man was Richard Burton and his wife was Elizabeth Taylor. Cartier agreed to sell it to Burton on the condition the diamond be displayed in the windows of Cartier’s Fifth Avenue boutique. Over several days, the Cartier-Burton-Taylor diamond attracted queues of thousands who came to admire a diamond destined for a star. And if that’s not a fairytale jewel, I don’t know what is.

Feb 23rd 2018
Watches & Jewellery

Bvlgari Cinemagia pop up launched at Harrods

The Cinemagia pop up will feature a stunning exclusive jewellery and accessory offering, including two bags from the much-anticipated Alexander Wang x Bvlgari collection.

Hidden Gems: Secret jewellery designs

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder – but what about the beheld? Jewellery designers are creating pieces with hidden details only the wearer knows about, says Amelia Jean Jones.

Annoushka Ducas on London

Annoushka Ducas, Founder of her eponymous brand and world-renowned jeweller, explains why london will always be her home and how the city has influenced her iconic businesses

L’OCCITANE and EL&N launch the Beauty Café

Set to become a go-to beauty, wellness and gifting destination, the L’OCCITANE x EL&N Beauty Café is open now on London’s Regent Street.

Paddington Central Welcomes Its First Ever Light Installation

Paddington Central, the busy work and social hub will be turned into a hybrid environment combining the virtual and physical from 25 November until 6 January 2020.