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By Avril Groom

Swarovski crystals and created gemstones have just cheekily joined the myriad natural gems in Harrods’ fine jewellery department. The line includes Stephen Webster’s new Bamboo collection in exclusive green spinel and rubies from Swarovski’s Penelope Cruz collaboration.

By Avril Groom

Christie’s November 19 London no-reserve handbag sale (proceeds to charity) features two super-rare Hermès white Himalaya crocodile Birkin bags, plus nine Fendi Baguettes, and pieces from Matisse’s granddaughter-in-law.

By Avril Groom

Known for emeralds and specially cut narrow baguette diamonds, angled to catch the light, Los Angeles jeweller Suzanne Kalan partners with Harrods’ signature green. Ring and earrings exclusive at her pop-up there.

By Avril Groom

Customised perfumes feature in Selfridges’ new extended fragrance hall, where Ormonde Jayne designer Linda Pilkington presents seven scents – from which you can choose the strength and bottle colour. Additionally, Emmanuelle Moeglin of Experimental Perfume helps identify your style – with six variants.

By Avril Groom

Hermès’ latest collection is titled Innovation, and its highlights include a silver snaffle chain with rose gold plating on a Pierre Hardy concave cuff and an all-black Arceau Ronde des Heures watch with mother-of-pearl moonphase and black spinels.

By Avril Groom

Dolce & Gabbana turns its London and Milan flagships into Sicilian Christmas markets (until January 2), and it features beautifully packaged collaborations with top producers of panettone and pasta, colourfully painted Smeg appliances and newly redesigned beauty items.

By Avril Groom

Among evening-lit Paris “landmarks", Van Cleef and Arpels launches new women’s watches dedicated to mythical couples, including the enamelled dial Pont des Amoureux with daytime scenes, and the mother-of-pearl marquetry Charms.

By Farhad Heydari

Leaders in English interior design, OKA announces an extraordinary partnership with renowned designer, artist and architect Ron Arad for The Invisible Collection, a line of hand-made collectors-edition chairs that pays homage to OKA’s eclectic ethos and Arad’s industrial style.

By Avril Groom

British watch brand Bremont just launched their limited-edition H-4 Hercules, inspired by Howard Hughes’s 1947 "Spruce Goose”, the largest prototype flying boat. The GMT watch's propeller-shaped rotor is inlaid with birchwood from the original plane.

Jumeirah Vittaveli has just announced new unique type of accommodation in the Maldives, a superyacht. Aboard the brand-new 25m vessel MY Vittaveli, guests can enjoy both the intimacy and mobility to explore the atolls at their leisure.

By Elisa Vallata

Kirtlington Park country house in Oxfordshire provided the perfect setting for Patek Philippe’s exclusive exhibition, which opened yesterday to members of the press today, who had the chance to admire 21 pieces from the current collection along with 4 unique museum pieces.

By Avril Groom

Piaget adds pure white chalcedony to its much-loved Possession series and mother-of-pearl and opal with rose gold to its Sunlight range.

Piaget Possessions