Wrist takers: a look at bracelets, bangles and beyond

One of the most versatile and universal of accessories, arm adornments have been worn by both men and women since the prehistoric era. Bracelets are often steeped in cultural significance, with symbolism that can vary ...

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Wild & Wonderful: the reign of the animal kingdom in jewellery

As the sun’s warmth and spring colours begin to brighten our landscape, we often feel inspired to liven up our wardrobes as well. This is a time of year synonymous with rebirth, blooms and of course, animals ...

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The sea water stone: Aquamarine the birthstone for March

Derived from the Latin words for water and sea, Aquamarine is aptly named for its serene blue-green colour. It is a variety of the mineral beryl (like emerald), forming sizeable crystals that make it an excellent stone ...

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Romancing the (gem)stone – fine jewellery for lovers

It seems fine jewellery has always been synonymous with romance: love and belonging have been an enduring theme in personal adornment for centuries, typically embodied in more feminine pieces that may feature ...

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Jewellery trends to fall for this season: autumn winter 2020-2021

With colder weather fast approaching, we’ve swapped sandals for sweaters – which also means it’s time for an accessory adjustment as well. A change of season is a good reminder to switch up both our wardrobe and ...

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Cartier – a legacy of unparalleled luxury

How many luxury jewellery brands can boast a long list of truly regal clients, from the Maharajas of India to the British royal family, and even Hollywood royalty like Elizabeth Taylor and Grace Kelly? Well one renowned ...

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Tiffany & Co. – a legacy of classic jewellery design

As Holly Golightly will tell you, “Nothing very bad could happen to you there.” She’s referring of course to Tiffany & Co.’s flagship jewellery shop on Fifth Avenue in New York City. From their ...

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Pleasures of Keeping Current

With warmer weather ahead, this usually means spring cleaning and a wardrobe overhaul. But what about your jewellery collection? Of course there are significant pieces that will always have a place in your jewellery ...

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Coiling up with snake jewellery: the enduring style of the serpent motif

The image of the serpent is arguably one of the most recognizable mythological symbols, steeped in history and meaning that dates back to biblical times. While snakes typically incite fear and most people would ...

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Adored amethyst February’s traditional birthstone

There are few gems as versatile as the amethyst: regal enough to adorn crown jewels, yet also accessible enough to enhance fashion jewellery. Shopping for a Valentine’s Day gift or a February birthday gift? Amethyst ...

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Gems in high jewellery: reimagining "semi-precious" stones

When you think of high jewellery, visions of diamonds and sapphires typically appear, along with rubies and emeralds. These “Fab Four” precious gemstones have been the cornerstones of leading jewellery houses for ...

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Buying time: past, present and future

A luxury timepiece is a functional work of art, an accessory that makes a statement and combines practicality with individual style. If your watch of choice is a Rolex, you are entering an extensive circle of ...

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Right-hand rings and what they can mean

Gone are the days when women wait for somebody else to “put a ring on it.” Ladies, single or not, are splurging on themselves and buying all types of gems, including diamonds – to wear on their right ...

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Coloured gemstones or diamonds: choosing the stone that’s right for you

Diamonds may be a girl’s best friend, but what about rubies and sapphires? Coloured gemstones have long been favoured by royals and celebrities and only continue to increase in popularity. They can often be more ...

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The lasting appeal of transformable jewellery

For many wearers, fine jewellery is intensely personal, a form of self-expression and individual style. Convertible jewellery pieces are a clever way to maximize this element and truly customize your ...

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Puttin’ On the Ritz with Art Deco jewellery

If you think of the high-spirited, high society Roaring Twenties, then fun, fashion and frolic might come to mind. It was the birth of the Art Deco era with its heightened predisposition to notorious and extravagant ...

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Emeralds the Spring Gems

It is said by poets that there are a thousand shades of green, and at a time of year when Spring is springing up all around us, who can deny that verdant thought.   Emerald, the pure rich vibrant green ...

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Climbing aboard the aquamarine trend

From trending pretty, pastel-coloured gems to a royal wedding-inspired “something blue,” aquamarine is a stylish addition to any jewellery collection, for any occasion. The icy blue hue of this striking gemstone ...

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Jeweller Profile: Karl Stittgen

As Canada's premier jewellery auction house, Dupuis Fine Jewellery Auctioneers takes pride in our collection of one-of-a-kind pieces from the world’s most renowned designers. This month we’re showcasing a ...

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Buying an engagement ring at an auction

So you finally decided to pop the question. But before you get down on one knee, you need to find the perfect ring for your proposal. This is perhaps one of the most important purchases you will ever make – talk ...

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Brooches for the modern millennial

Gone are the days when glamourous brooches were reserved exclusively for grandmothers and ladies who lunch. This season, the bolder the better when it comes to your jewellery, with playful embellished pieces making ...

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