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  1. Q1 Gold Jewellery Demand Soft, Says WGC
  2. Jewellery Buying Groups Formed New Global Alliance
  3. Singapore to Host Jewellery & Gem World 2022
  4. ‘Wonder Woman’ Gal Gadot Premiered in Tiffany’s 2022 High Jewellery Collection
  5. Christie’s to Auction ‘The Light of Africa’ for $18M in June
  6. New Board of Directors were elected to Jewellery Exporters Association of Turkey
  7. Oroarezzo back with Première Competition
  8. ‘De Beers Blue’ auctions US$57.5M at Sotheby’s
  9. CTF launches Mother’s Day collection
  10. Jewelers of America Announces The 2022 CASE Award Winners
  11. De Beers: Diamond Businesses Staying Cautious About Business Expectations
  12. Synthetic Alexandrite Pioneer David Patterson Dies at 89
  13. 205 CARAT FANCY INTENSE YELLOW DIAMOND GENEVA MAGNIFICENT JEWELS | 11 MAY 2022
  14. Rebecca Foerster Appointed As President of Hearts On Fire
  15. US Steps Up Sanctions Against Alrosa
  16. PGI Study Findings: Consumers Have Different Interpretations of Sustainability
  17. Irving Wong Appointed as Pandora’s General Manager For China
  18. Rolex’s 6 New Watches Unveiled at Watches & Wonders Geneva
  19. Sixième Sens par Cartier High Jewellery: Heteractis Ring
  20. Will Russian Diamond Ban Help Foster Lab-Grown Diamond Business?
  21. Press Release: Ariana DeBose, Hunter Schafer and Zoey Deutch Shine in De Beers Jewellers at the Vani
  22. Press Release: Ariana DeBose, Hunter Schafer and Zoey Deutch Shine in De Beers Jewellers at the Vani
  23. JEWELLERY GENEVA Takes Place between 30 March and 3 April 2022
  24. Christie’s Presents 228 carat White Dimond
  25. Gold Bar Integrity Programme to be Implemented
  26. Press Release: BONHAMS ANNOUNCES ACQUISITION OF BRUUN RASMUSSEN AUCTIONEERS – DENMARK’S LEADING AUCT
  27. Early Spring Fashion for Natural Diamonds
  28. Jennifer Garner Shines in De Beers Jewellers at the Premiere in New York
  29. To celebrate its 15th anniversary, “Cartier Women’s Initiative Impact Report”
  30. American Gem Trade Association Announces Partnership with JCK Show Again
  31. Chow Tai Fook and Canada's Mountain Province Diamonds Sign Supply Agreement
  32. Registration Is Open for 2022 JCK Show
  33. Alrosa Caught Up in U.S. Sanctions
  34. Tawhid Abdullah Receives Lifetime Achievement Award
  35. The Largest Blue Diamond Appears at Sotheby’s Auction
  36. Price Rise for Nearly 90% Of Fancy Colour Last Year
  37. Dickson Yewn’s Collectibles Given for Sotheby’s Charity Auction
  38. De Beers Boosts Production
  39. Watches & Wonders Geneva To Be Held In Hybrid Format
  40. Jewellery, Gem & Technology Dubai to Debut February
  41. Hong Kong Losing its Dominance as the World's Largest Watch Market
  42. Gift Guide for CNY
  43. Press Release: Sotheby’s Announces New Appointments To Luxury Team In ASsia
  44. Georg Jensen Becomes a Certified Member of RJC
  45. 555.55-carat Black Dimond Unveiled at Sotheby’s Auction
  46. GIA Appoints Anna Martin as SVP for Institute, Industry Relations
  47. Alrosa Boosts Direct Sales of Fancy Diamonds to Investors
  48. CIBJO General Assembly postponed to March 17 and 18, 2022
  49. 7,525 Carat Emerald Discovered
  50. Karl Lagerfeld Jewellery Collections to Shine
  51. Diamonds Travel To The Space
  52. Vicenzaoro January postponed to March
  53. America’s Youngest Jeweller Starts Business via Instagram
  54. Concerns over conflict gold arise again
  55. The 1st International Gemstone & Diamond Trade Summit Wraps Up in Macao
  56. The Knot’s Study:Over 30% of Respondents Say Natural Diamond Unimportant
  57. Pantone’s 2022 Colour of the Year: Very Peri
  58. Phillips Jewellery Auctions Fetch over HK$181 Million
  59. The World’s First Pure Gold Castle of Magical Dreams by CHOW TAI FOOK
  60. Jewellery Sales Jumped 78% During the Thanksgiving Holiday
  61. Gem Auctions DMCC’s Debut Auction Successful
  62. Cartier’s Christmas Tree Lights Up the City with Love and Hope
  63. Rediscovering Lacloche in Hong Kong
  64. Blue diamonds to lead Christie’s HK autumn sale
  65. JMA show to stage next Thursday
  66. HK auction to help Cambodian kids
  67. Basel fair cancelled again
  68. HKDI show to continue in Dec
  69. Gemfields sells 7,500-carat emerald for good
  70. Sustainability is key to diamond purchases, a report says
  71. Christie’s Geneva jewellery sale fetches CHF53.7m
  72. Cibjo forms working group on fei cui standards
  73. Only Watch raises CHF30m for DMD research
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HIGHLIGHT

  1. US market unfolds changes and potential
  2. The queen of gems, the gem of queens
  3. Classics return

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The ultimate quest for visibility

 

Bell & Ross, Girard-Perregaux, H Moser & Cie, Hublot, Jacob & Co and Richard Mille are among the confident watchmakers who have taken the sapphire-case challenge. Though distinctive, they were all made to give full visual access to the respective intricate movements through the intricate openwork dials. Coming as the next brand joining the party, Chanel goes even further with an invisible watch from the J12 series.

 

Luxury watches are commonly seen in 18-karat gold, platinum, or titanium for those who prefer comfort to substantiality. The heart of the watch - the movement – always come as a humble hidden treasure inside the precious-metal case. The beauty of the intricate inner world of the timepiece was able to meet the eyes of the wearer not until skeletonised watches with an open dial were developed. The adaptable of sapphire crystal to case making has pushed the race of innovation and craftsmanship excellence to a new phase.

 

Machining a watchcase from a block of sapphire is an art requiring technical refinement and long hours of work due to the second hardest material on earth after diamond. A single error cut means doing the whole process again with a new crystal block from scratch. Therefore, a plush timepiece with a sapphire crystal case always comes in an expensive and limited quantity.

 

Named after the most brilliant astronomical entity of all, The Quasar Light from Girard-Perregaux (photo 1) delivers an intergalactic 360o view offering a gleaming aerial view of the glossy movement thanks to the sapphire crystal case which requires three times more sapphire than standard. To reveal the smallest details of the mechanism, the aerial Neo-bridges are also finished in sapphire crystal.

 

The exceptional case of Bell & Ross’ BR-X1 Chronograph Tourbillon Sapphire (photo 2) is cut from six sapphire blocks which is assembled with screws. The column wheel under the dial at 12 o’clock, the semi instantaneous jumping hand, the power reserve indicator of 100 hours at 9 o’clock, and of course, the flying tourbillon at 6 o’clock are among the many intricacies visible through the transparent exterior.

 

Richard Mille goes colours for its RM 07-02 gem-set sapphire watches for ladies. Coming in pink (photo 3), blue and green, the coloured sapphire case requires almost 40 days of machining and finishing. The blue sapphire version, for instance, sets with 12 rows of diamonds held by hand-polished red or grey gold prongs. The blue version features mother-of-pearl on its dial, nephrite for a green case, and jasper for pink.

 

Chanel extends the application of sapphire crystal to the bracelet, introducing the world’s first full sapphire crystal watch - J12 X-Ray Sapphire (photo 4). Through the sapphire case, featuring a white gold bezel set with baguette diamonds, there reveals the skeletonised movement suspending in mid-air by sapphire bridges. The hour markers on the sapphire dial are also set with diamonds. The transparent bracelet composes of sapphire links assembled by gold parts.

 

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