Van Cleef & Arpels

Women's Jewellery

Emeralds’ new sparkle

New mines in Zambia, Brazil and Colombia are bringing this vivaciously flawed heroine of a gem back to the heart of high jewellery. Vivienne Becker reports
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Beauty

The alluring ambiguity of amber perfume

Teetering between powdery sweetness and feral ambiguity, amber’s polarising scent is edging out musk as the bedrock of oriental fragrances. Vicci Bentley reports. Photography by Pedro Aguilar
Women's Watches

Wish-list jewellery watches

The jewellery watch is the apogee of all the attention lavished by watchmakers on the fast‑growing women’s market. Little wonder it is topping Christmas wish lists, says Vivienne Becker
Women's Jewellery

Beaded jewellery

Precious beads are bringing a new dimension, fluidity and informality to high jewellery. Vivienne Becker reports. Photography by Jobe Lawrenson
Women's Watches

New secret watches for women

A playful new zeal has invigorated both watchmaker and jeweller, and their bravura pieces of joint showmanship are inviting us into secret worlds where little is as it seems. Nick Foulkes reports
Women's Jewellery

Blue gems

A new focus on blue gems – from turquoise to tanzanite – is creating a wave of contemporary showstoppers with a sense of drama. Vivienne Becker reports
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