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L’Odyssée de Cartier – The Film

TOP EXCLUSIVE! LUXUO’s readers are now able to view “L’Odyssée de Cartier” before it is presented on Cartier’s Facebook page tomorrow morning, Paris time. Cartier will reveal today a preview of its upcoming film “The Cartier Odyssey”, with the ambitious short to feature three panthers and a host of fantasy scenes. In honor of Cartier’s … Continued

Huge rare pink diamond found in Australia

Mining giant Rio Tinto has unearthed a “remarkable” 12.76 carat pink diamond in Australia, the largest of the rare and precious stones ever found in the country. Named the Argyle Pink Jubilee, the huge rough stone was found at Rio’s pink diamond operations in the Kimberley region of Western Australia and would take 10 days … Continued

Fabergé Oeuf Cadeau

For Valentine’s Day, Fabergé introduces the Oeuf Cadeau, a polished 18 ct rose gold egg, tied with an exuberant ribbon of diamonds and fastened with a bow. Measuring all of 22mm in height this keepsake pendant is also available in white and yellow gold with the message of I love you, Jet t’aime and Ti … Continued

Louis Vuitton to unveil jewellery studio, perfume

French luxury brand Louis Vuitton will open a boutique and jewellery studio on Paris’ Place Vendome this spring and is preparing its first perfume. “In April we will have our own jewellery workshop and in May will will open our boutique in the same building,” the label’s head Yves Carcelle said. The project, unveiled in … Continued

Record Number of Diamonds Set in One Ring

The Lobortas Classic Jewelry House of Kiev, Ukraine has entered the record books by setting 2,525 diamonds in one ring. The “Tsarevna Swan” ring was presented and measured in Kiev on July 21, 2011, the Guinness Book of World Records confirmed. The diamonds range from 0.001-0.05 carats with a total weight of 10.48 carats. All … Continued

Japan store offers $250k jewel lucky dip bag

A Japanese department store is offering anyone with a quarter of a million dollars a lucky dip bag stuffed with expensive jewellery to ring in the New Year. One lucky customer prepared to hand over a numerically significant 20.12 million yen ($259,000) can celebrate the turn of the year with a fistful of precious baubles. … Continued

Cartier Winter Tale Holiday Campaign 2011

Cartier released its Winter Tale video a few weeks ago. One version is found on YouTube and the other at www.cartier.wintertale.com. The video shows the famous Cartier leopard running, walking and leaping through an icy terrain while products from the jeweler’s holiday collection emerge from under snow or in bubbles and are simply resting against … Continued

Elizabeth Taylor pearl sells for $11.84 million

A huge pearl once worn by European royalty and last owned by Elizabeth Taylor sold for a record $11.84 million at a blockbuster auction in New York on Tuesday. “La Peregrina,” depicted in art works over the centuries and coveted by kings and queens, was bought for Taylor by her actor husband Richard Burton in … Continued

Fabergé launches first ad campaign

Fabergé has unveiled its first advertising campaign shot by famed fashion photographer Mario Testino and creative-directed by Fabergé’s Katharina Flohr. Rising Russian-Lithuanian model Bee Gee appears in the ads, wearing resplendent pieces from the Les Fabuleuses de Fabergé and Les Saisons Russes collections. “The campaign captures the intense and emotive glamour and story-telling that characterizes … Continued

Dolce & Gabbana Jewelry 2011 Campaign

Italian model Bianca Balti stars in the Fall/Winter 2011 Dolce & Gabbana jewelry advertisements lensed by Giampaolo Sgura. The images capture Bianca getting ready in lingerie inspired looks and crafted jewerly featuring tri-color gold, rubies, sapphires and pearls.

Van Cleef & Arpels launching Paris jewelry school

Accessory aficionadoes can now master the art of jewelry-making thanks to an innovative move by iconic French brand Van Cleef & Arpels. The Paris-based company will make history in February 2012 by opening its first jewelry school, where students from across the globe can gain unique insight into the world of creating world-class adornments. Van … Continued

Anndra Neen wins 2011 Dorchester Fashion Prize

Anndra Neen has scooped the 2011 Dorchester Collection Fashion Prize thanks to a unique and luxurious collection. The jewelry and accessories brand, founded in 2009 by sisters Phoebe and Annette Stephens, picked up the award on Saturday, October 29 during a glitzy ceremony at Los Angeles’s Beverly Hills Hotel. The Dorchester Collection Fashion Prize aims … Continued

Prada to release jewelry range

Italian fashion house Prada is readying its first jewelry collection for the holiday season. It will be priced from from $448. Pieces,including necklaces, cuffs, earrings, bracelets and brooches in everything from patent to crocodile leather, will be going on sale in November. See the designs on French actress Léa Seydoux in Prada’s latest resort collection … Continued

Dior’s Animated Film “Mise en Dior”

Following recent machine-inspired videos by Chanel and Dior, the latter has released yet another creative ad, this time for its Mise en Dior necklace. Christian Dior’s creative director of accessories, Camille Miceli, was the visionary behind the film named after the first necklace she created. Shot from the perspective of one of its pearls, the … Continued

De Beers Azulea Collection

The De Beers Azulea Collection is a range of elegant rings crafted in four colours of gold, to be worn alone for everyday sparkle, or stacked for a contemporary statement. With inspiration taken from the mesmerising horizon line, the single diamond in each horizon band is carefully set as a focal point to evoke light. The Azulea … Continued