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A Cut Above: Luxury Diamond Jewelery

By Kristen Shirley & Emma Reynolds

Marquise, baguette, round, Asscher, emerald, rose and pear — no matter a diamond’s shape, each offers a unique brilliance. When different cuts are placed together on one piece of incredible high jewelry, they dazzle even more. Above: Anna Hu Salut d’Amour necklace in 18K white gold with 36.52 carats diamond, price on request, by appointment, contact Gina Wu, business operations […]

A Luxury Guide to Seoul Fashion and Shopping

By Emma Reynolds

Seoul is a place where high-tech skyscrapers and world-class contemporary art meet Buddhist temples and historic museums, Seoul, South Korea is one of Asia’s most captivating cities — and surely one of its most fashionable. While here, shop at designer-laden boutiques, and don’t miss the many Korean beauty spas. K-Beauty In the past few years Korean skincare (called K-Beauty) has […]

A Stunning Selection of Luxury Jewelry Watches

By Kristen Shirley

Few timepieces are as breathtakingly beautiful as high-jewelry watches. Secret watches hide tiny dials underneath sensational stones, and some watchmakers decorate classic shapes and automatic movements with gem-set designs. Bulgari, Serpenti Misteriosi Intrecciati The Serpenti has been a jewelry and timepiece icon since its debut in the 1960s and, this year, Bulgari introduced the first version with a beaded bracelet. […]

Travel Diaries with Supermodel and lemlem Founder Liya Kebede

By Emma Reynolds

Liya Kebede first stepped onto the modeling scene in 2000, and since then she has made history modeling for the most prestigious fashion and beauty labels around the world. While Kebede still models, she is primarily devoted to her fashion label, lemlem, and her nonprofit organization, lemlem foundation, which helps women in Africa get access to education, jobs and maternal […]

Luxury Watches Inspired by the Animal Kingdom

By Roberta Naas

Today’s finest watchmakers are breathing life into their dials by using them as canvases to reinterpret majestic animals and birds. Referred to as métiers d’art, decorating a watch dial is an art that dates back centuries. Today, brands and their artisans have elevated existing techniques to new heights and developed ever-more innovative methods for ornamentation. Artisans turn to unusual materials […]

Discovering the Scottish Gold Rush with Hamilton & Inches

By Samantha Coles

Just over an hour from Edinburgh, Scotland beneath the edge of The Trossachs National Park, a drill is currently tapping into a quartz vein in a glacial field to retrieve rare Scottish gold. The incredibly remote location, and the fact that the glacial field is moving, makes extracting the gold a tricky feat of engineering. But this costly and difficult […]

Men’s Luxury Winter Fashion: Into the Blue

By Kristen Shirley & Emma Reynolds

Sharp navy-blue outerwear makes you stand out among the black and brown hues often designated for winter. Opt for a chic button-up coat, a weatherproof trench or a wool coat with high design. Above: Cerruti 1881 coat, $1,260, leather bomber jacket, $2,170, sweater, $410, pants, $653, boots, $650, cerruti.com Above: Officine Générale Scott coat, $1,395, suede jacket, $1,395, turtleneck, $420, […]

Women’s Luxury Winter Fashion: Wild, Wild West

By Kristen Shirley

Embrace fringe, denim and suede. Designers looked to classic Western style and updated it with gold details and pops of color for a modern take. Above: Versace denim dress, $1,795, earrings, $300, foulard, $450, bolo tie, $350, Virtus bag, $2,975, baroque belt, $475, leather bracelet, $650, ankle boots, $2,475; denim jacket, $2,925, blouse, $1,125, suede skirt, $2,450, earrings, $675, bolo […]

Teresa Tarmey Reviews: The Spa at Mandarin Oriental, Tokyo

By Teresa Tarmey

With over two decades in the industry, Teresa Tarmey is one of the world’s leading skincare experts. In this series, she shares her favorite destinations, spas, treatments and beauty tips. A trip to Japan’s busy capital city of Tokyo is made all the more luxurious – and relaxing – with a visit to one of my favorite spas at the […]

Best Fashion for Every Type of Winter Holiday

By Emma Reynolds

The holidays look different for everyone. Whether you’re spending it at home with your loved ones, taking to the mountains for a ski getaway or jetting off to a fabulous beach to escape the winter cold, Elite Traveler has the chicest women’s fashion picks for wherever fabulous destination you’re headed. For a ski getaway It might be Aspen, Gstaad or […]