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The grandeur of ancient Egypt is evident in their jewellery. Egypt had the resources. There was gold, emeralds, turquoise, cornelian and faience....

The oldest emerald mines are located in the Wadi Valley of Sikait which is about halfway between Luxor on the Nile River...

Did you know that the colour green was celebrated and considered sacred in India during Mughal times? ...

It's not every day that I get invited to a high jewellery event, let alone a private one.  So, when I received an invitation to view Van Cleef & Arpels' Time, Nature, Love exhibition at the Palazzo Real in Milan, I was on the next plane. The last time I was in Milan, I was a curious 20-year-old art history student. My sole mission back then was to see Leonardo's Last Supper in Santa Maria delle Grazie. I will never forget standing in front of the fresco in complete awe, gazing at Jesus and His Disciples at His final meal. The mural had faded quite a bit, but I was spellbound. The painting was on my list of places to revisit, and I was excited to see what it looked like after its 20-year restoration. However, little did I know that you have to pre-book tickets in advance and the next...

For many of us, including me, grey skies and the permanent mist that clings to my hair and clothes that hangs over me like a dark...

Tiara of Downton Abbey - Part 2. In the 2019 movie, did you know that three other tiaras featured in the film are the real deal?...

Queen Elizabeth II repica jewels appear in Downton Abbey's 2019 movie! To say that I was more than excited when I heard that Downton Abbey was making its way to the silver screen is an understatement....