Vivienne Becker

Women's Jewellery

An audience with Graff CEO Laurence Graff

Early next year, Graff will open a store on Paris’s Place Vendôme, signalling its position as a heritage brand of the future. Vivienne Becker has an audience with the softly spoken, quick-witted Laurence Graff. Portraits by David Ellis
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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
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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
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
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