In February 2012, the largest pink diamond ever found in Australia was
unearthed at the Rio Tinto Argyle Mine, Western Australia. The 12.76-carat
Argyle Pink Jubilee find was unprecedented and is valued at over US$10 million.
This particular diamond has been bequeathed to the Melbourne museum, but
diamonds from the same mine will be offered for tender in China shortly.
Pink diamonds are the rarest diamonds in the world, and 90% of the world’s pink
diamonds come from the Argyle mine, often selling at prices of US$1 million per
carat. Yet with the Argyle Mine only expected to be operational for another ten
years, pink diamonds will become increasingly rare and valuable.
This Autumn as part of the annual Argyle Pink Diamonds Tender, 50–60 of the top
pink diamonds in the world will be showcased at private showings in Beijing,
Geneva, Hong Kong, London, Mumbai and New York.
‘Cherry Blossom Collection’ Hong Kong Debut
French-Thai jeweler Anyallerie presents delicate jewelry pieces featuring the
cherry blossom, created exclusively for Hong Kong’s Lane Crawford’s
Spring/Summer season. Other highlights include the intricate ‘Dragon Earrings’,
symbolic of the 2012 Chinese zodiac symbol.
Anyallerie’s diamonds and gemstones are sourced globally from Africa, Asia,
Europe and South America.
Britain’s Jubilee Year with the Piccadilly Princess
This elegant Piccadilly Princess watch is available at Chow Tai Fook, Prince
Jewelry and Luck Hock in Macau. Prices range from HK$1.89m.
Constantin Opens in Beijing
Vacheron Constantin opened its latest exclusive flagship store in Beijing in
April 2012. To celebrate the opening, special collectors’ favourites will be
showcased to demonstrate the brand’s technical and aesthetic excellence and
high level of finishing, including the newly launched Patrimony Traditionnelle
14-Day Tourbillon, the Métiers d’Art Kalla Haute Couture à Pampilles and the
Patrimony Traditionnelle Calibre 2253.
the New Global Fashion Site for China?
Bomoda is a new fashion site run by a staff of eight in New York with
correspondents in London, Shanghai and Beijing. The site intends to bring the
latest news from the world of fashion’s key cities to Chinese luxury consumers,
and later to develop e-commerce.
Golf Courses in the USA by Private Jet
Enjoy 14 days flying to Hawaii, California, Las Vegas and Florida by private
jet and experience the best golf in the USA, including rounds at Kapalua,
Spyglass Hill, Pebble Beach, Wolf Creek and Tournament Players at Sawgrass and
Five-star hotels, private shopping and VIP entertainment can be arranged via a
Chinese-speaking Trip Director, while a PGA touring pro will give you tips on
Your Brand with ‘Dinner in the Sky’
Are you looking to create a unique event for your business? Then perhaps you
should consider Dinner in the Sky. It takes dining to a whole new level -
literally - and creates interactive marketing opportunities. A worldwide
success, the concept has now arrived in China.
Imagine holding a press conference suspended above the Great Wall, or
entertaining clients watching Shanghai's Formula 1 Grand Prix from high above…
Style” from Eurocopter
The first collaboration from the “Mercedes-Benz Style” concept is the EC145
“Mercedes-Benz Style” helicopter from Eurocopter. Mercedes-Benz designers
created the interior that is tailor-made for luxury business and private
travel. All seats can be rearranged to suit four to eight passengers, or can be
removed altogether to create space for luggage.
Bentley Blowers at Mille Miglia
The vintage Bentleys turned up for Italy’s greatest race of classic motor
Award-Winning Art Hotel – The Jumeirah Himalayas
The first Jumeirah hotel in Asia, the Himalayas Hotel in Shanghai has been open
for just under one year and has won many awards, including Best Hotel in China
2011 by Voyage magazine.
Designed by Arata Isozaki, the hotel is full of wonderful art, including a
full-size antique rosewood carved Qing Dynasty pagoda in the lobby; a priceless
jade Guanyin Buddha; a portrait of Chairman Mao by Chen Yifei; and over 400
pieces of original modern art.
Regis Aficionado Progamme
St Regis has a new programme of experiences for its guests: The ‘Appointment
with Fashion at Fendi’ in Rome includes a tour of the Palazzo Fendi and the
opportunity to have a coat custom designed at the legendary atelier.
At the St. Regis Lhasa Resort, meanwhile, guests can embark on a zen journey to
one of the holiest cave retreats and sky burial grounds in Tibet on the
‘Mystical Excursion to Lhasa’s Drak Yerpa Cave’.