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A CUT ABOVE THE REST
In a unique collaboration, Louis Vuitton has teamed up with the Lucara Diamond Corporation and the HB Company of Antwerp to transform a rare and exceptional 1,758-carat diamond recovered at the Lucara Diamond Corp’s fully owned Karowe mine, in Botswana. Named Sewelô (which means ‘Rare Find’ in the Setswana language), it is the second largest diamond discovered in history. The Sewelô piques the interest for not just its size, but also for its intriguing characteristics of shape, colour, formation and composition, with initial analysis characterising the stone as being ‘near gem quality’ with ‘domains of high-quality white gem’. Louis Vuitton will be involving itself with master diamond cutters, HB Company, from Antwerp to assess the final potential of the stone and plan its optimum yield of individual finished, cut and polished diamonds. In tune with the brand’s heritage of special, made-to-order commissions, Louis Vuitton looks to involve clients in the entire creative process and offer them the opportunity to create bespoke, custom-cut diamonds from the fascinating Sewelô, towards creation of refined, personalised and exclusive masterpieces
A cut above the rest
Delhi-based high-end architecture and luxury interior design company Seetu Kohli Home, renowned for representing some of the top-notch global luxury brands in India, brings you a collection of signature armchairs by Roberto Cavalli Home Interiors. Designed and crafted to infuse a heavy dose of glamour and sophistication to your interiors, the collection includes the exuberant and refined ‘Maclaine Armchair’, among others. Upholstered in a new silk with lynx print, the Maclaine Armchair harks back to the distinctive ’50s style and is available in different finishes and upholstery options that include a variety of fabrics and leathers.
TIFFANY’S COMES TO INDIA
Tiffany & Co, a brand synonymous with elegance, innovative design, fine craftsmanship and creative excellence, has opened its first store in India, at The Chanakya, in New Delhi. The store’s striking façade, with transparent and blue-lit glass illuminating the entrance, invites customers into a modern yet romantic atmosphere, where the world of Tiffany unravels over 2,600 sq ft of retail space, providing an aesthetically pleasing and elegant showcasing of Tiffany & Co’s full range of iconic collections, ranging from unique gemstones and superlative diamonds to finely crafted jewellery, and more.
Tiffany’s comes to India (1)
Tiffany’s comes to India (2)
SIPS OF GOLD
Sources Unlimited, the largest importer of luxury home décor brands in India, brings you stunning champagne goblets from Sieger by Fürstenberg, Germany that elevate your champagne drinking experience to a new level. Handcrafted meticulously by designer Michael Sieger, the collection, appropriately termed ‘Sip of Gold’, comes in a combination of incredibly thin porcelain and a 24-carat gold coating on the inside. When the goblets are filled with a drink, light is reflected hundreds of times to create a sparkling and beguiling effect of liquid gold. The collection comprises 26 models, available in pure white or black, with precise reliefs or graphic designs.
Sips of gold
Michael Kors’ 2020 Lunar New Year campaign video takes fans on a whimsical trip via an airplane, train, car and motorcycle, to reach home in time for the New Year’s celebrations. Along the way are perfect gifts and accessories for travellers to arrive in style, including this ultra-luxe Cece Medium Leather Convertible Shoulder Bag. Ideal for various occasions, the Cece shoulder bag defines everyday sophistication with its jewelled clasp, making a luxe statement against the smooth leather exterior, while an adjustable strap allows it to be worn as a crossbody.