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Hot 100 2015 BUSINESS BIG SHOTS: Jean Ghika

Hot 100 2015 BUSINESS BIG SHOTS: Jean Ghika

“My single greatest success is securing UK market leadership for Bonhams Jewellery Department for three consecutive years, during which time we’ve seen a number of significant sales,” explains Jean. Her greatest single sale was a fancy deep blue diamond that sold for £6.2 million — a world record price-per-carat. 2014 also saw Bonhams secure the

BOOK CLUB: Delve into Van Cleef's royal jewels

Pierre Arpels on the jewelled wonders of the Iranian royal family. Vincent Maylan’s new book digs into treasure troves across the world, recounting the stories behind Van Cleef & Arpels’ creations for princesses, film stars and ballerinas. In this extract, Pierre Arpels describes working with the thousands of gemstones owned by the Iranian royal family

European sales rise 6% in Richemont Group report

Jewellery sales remained constant with Van Cleef performing well. The Richemont Group has reported modest overall retail sales growth of 1% in the five months ended August 31, with European regions generating a 6% boost in sales. The report, published ahead of the Group’s Annual General Meeting, highlighted a 2% growth in jewellery sales at

SHOWCASE: Van Cleef & Arpels Walska brooch

The 96.62ct yellow diamond wonder that proved a hit at auction. This beautiful, bejewelled bird of paradise found itself swooping off to a new home, after being auctioned by Sotheby’s Geneva on November 13. And it took with it the 96.62ct fancy vivid yellow briolette diamond that it carries in its beak — a stone

Luck be a lady with Van Cleef & Arpels’ Hina doll

A Japanese-inspired lucky amulet set with coral and black jade. This Japanese-inspired Hina clip is part of Van Cleef & Arpel’s latest Palais de la Chance collection, and references the traditional handmade dolls given to young girls to bring them health, happiness and protection in their latter years. The collection is designed around motifs of

New modules launched at Van Cleef Arpels school

School also launches Christmas gift cards for jewellery courses. L’Ecole Van Cleef Arpels has announced three new modules following the success of its inaugural courses launched in February this year. The Parisian jewellery school described the new modules as “continuing the discovery of the maison’s exceptional artisitic craftsmanship”. The new courses are focused on three areas: