Vivienne Becker

Women's Watches

No present like the time

As the 1950s dress watch reclaims its territory as belle of the ball, Vivienne Becker explores the virtuoso marriage of haute joaillerie and haute horlogerie
Women's Jewellery

Robinson Pelham

Quintessentially British, refined-yet-lively, own-label gems take pride of place in this chic Chelsea jewellery boutique

Rajiv Arora’s Jaipur

The co-founder of Amrapali – one of India’s leading jewellery brands, which employs more than 2,000 craftsmen – is also one of Rajasthan’s ministers of state

New takes on iconic jewels

Bid in our charity auction on these jewels – signature designs newly reinvigorated with a seductive mix of heritage style and contemporary flair. Vivienne Becker reports. Photography by Jobe Lawrenson
Women's Jewellery

Coloured diamonds

In the past 10 to 20 years, rare coloured diamonds have gone from gemologist's curiosity to the ne plus ultra of collectables. Vivienne Becker reports on the jewels smashing auction records in London, Geneva and Hong Kong
Women's Jewellery

Colour-block jewellery

A major directional shift in the use of coloured gems towards a bold, modernist, colour-blocked aesthetic is showing the stones to their best advantage, says Vivienne Becker
Women's Jewellery

Make a swish

With its throw-on-and-go glamour, the bejewelled tassel jangles with Gatsby swing and eastern mysticism. Vivienne Becker is enamoured
Women's Jewellery

Costume change

A new burst of vibrant fashion jewellery is recapturing the golden era of couture, with limited editions of highly inventive and intricately crafted designs. Vivienne Becker is dazzled by the genre’s new stature. Photographs by Jobe Lawrenson