A rare pink diamond is the ultimate limited edition. The most sought-after pink diamonds in the world fetch prices of up to 50 times higher than white diamonds. Each one might be the size of a pea – the largest ones rarely exceed two carats – but they regularly top $1million a carat. These tiny objects of beauty – and of nature – have a history of defying the recession. In 2010, diamond mogul Laurence Graff bought a pink diamond at Sotheby’s for a staggering $45.6million, breaking all previous records for a gem sold at auction. “Acquiring pink diamonds is about incomparability,” says Robert Procop, private jeweller to Angelina Jolie. “The concern for rarity and personality that lies behind the rise of pink diamonds is typical of an art collector’s attitude.” It should therefore come as no surprise that when I attended a one-day exhibition of highly-prized pink diamond jewellery at The Orangery in Kensington Palace, hosted by Argyle, which controls 90 per cent of the world’s pink diamonds through its Rio Tinto-owned mine, security was on high alert.

Mar 8th 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.