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Pink Promise Diamond Sells for Nearly $31.2 Million

By Olivia Cuccaro

The sale of a 14.93-carat “fancy vivid pink” diamond was the highlight of the recent Christie’s Magnificent Jewels Hong Kong auction as it fetched just under $31.2m. On November 28, the Pink Promise Diamond sold for $31,861,000 to match the record per-carat price for a diamond of its kind. A pink oval mixed-cut stone, the Pink Promise Diamond made its […]

The Latest Men’s Slope Style

By Benjamin Liong Setiawan

Heading to Deer Valley, Méribel or Jackson Hole for some snowy adventures? It’s important to make sure you have the right gear. Our favorite looks ensure skiers and riders are earning their turns with rakish flair. They also hold their own as après-ski wear with a warm drink in hand. SKI You might be thinking “can you really wear that on […]

Celebrating the Fine Jewelry of Oscar Heyman

Oscar Heyman has been creating extraordinary fine jewelry since 1912. Now the brand is known as the “Jeweler’s Jeweler” for showcasing the striking elegance of colorful gemstones and the beauty of women who wear them. Each piece is meticulously crafted by American artisans using European techniques, which have been passed down through three generations of this family business. The history […]

Zenith Unveils World’s Most Accurate Mechanical Watch

By Kristen Shirley

This story originally appeared in the November/December 2017 issue of Elite Traveler. Zenith unveils Defy Lab, what it calls the world’s most accurate mechanical watch. This is possible because of a new oscillator: a single piece of 0.5mm-thick silicon that replaces the traditional sprung balance. This innovation allows it to oscillate at a frequency five times higher (15 Hz) than a […]

Spa of the Week: Rancho Valencia

On 45 acres of rolling hills, lush gardens, winding trails and olive groves, Rancho Valencia Resort & Spa is a Southern California destination for eco-friendly luxury. As the region’s only Relais & Châteaux property, Rancho Valencia’s commitment to sustainable practices extends from energy-efficient fixtures to locally sourced cuisine to organic spa treatments. At the Rancho Valencia Spa, wellness is as much […]

Harrods Launches Bond No.9 Boutique with Exclusive Range

By Lauren Hill

Since it was founded in 2003 the New York-based perfume brand Bond No. 9 has garnered a loyal following, not only from US clientele but also across the Atlantic in London. Much of this UK following can be attributed to the place Bond No. 9 has long had in London’s iconic department store Harrods. Now, in addition to offering Bond […]

Object of Desire: The Cassiopeia

By Samantha Coles

This story originally appeared in the November/December 2017 issue of Elite Traveler. Specially designed for London’s Masterpiece Art Fair 2017, Linley’s Cassiopeia screen is an interpretation of one of Jonathan Yeo’s earliest nude paintings, Scarlett (Cassiopeia Study), 1999. The first time the British artist has collaborated on a piece of furniture, Yeo worked closely with Linley to create the marquetry screen, […]

Cocktail of the Week: Festive Fall Cocktails

By Olivia Cuccaro

The end of November marks the start of the holiday season, and with it, the season of elegant soirees. You could host a lavish party with champagne pairings, or you could get the celebrations going with our pick of festive cocktails. From fall flavors of apple and spice to seasonal twists on classic cocktails, these recipes are perfect for serving […]

Clos19 Launches Festive Become the Host Experience

By Lauren Hill

This year saw the launch of Moët Hennessy’s luxury lifestyle brand Clos19 specializing in products and experiences from the world of LVMH with a particular focus on the Art of Hosting. Now, just in time for the festive season, Clos19 has launched its new Become the Host experiences giving you the opportunity to host the perfect party in the holidays. […]

You Can Now Personalize Your Sophie Hulme Bag

By Olivia Cuccaro

Sophie Hulme launched her eponymous design studio in London 10 years ago, so it’s only fitting that the boutique opens its doors in the UK city to celebrate. Just in time for holiday gifting, the brand behind the iconic Albion tote will now offer personalization services in the new store. Creating simplistic designs from premium materials, Sophie Hulme’s luxury handbag collection favors function […]