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    1. June 2, 2016

      Freed slaves celebrated in ethical emeralds

      Vania Leles, born in Guinea-Bissau, west Africa, has created a six-piece high jewellery collection using responsibly...

    2. June 2, 2016

      Deconstructed watch: Bulgari Octo Finissimo Minute Repeater

      The technology behind Bulgari’s new Octo Finissimo Minute Repeater — a mechanism that chimes the hours and minutes...

    Special Reports

    1. Watches and Jewellery

      We celebrate the 30th anniversary of the FT’s Watches & Jewellery report, covering eve...
    2. Watches & Jewellery April 2013

      The principal reason for the industry’s uncertainty is the clampdown on the giving of ...
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    1. April 22, 2016

      The ultimate stoner experience

      In a retail climate that places a premium on unique bespoke pieces, brands must now outdo each other in creating...

    2. March 18, 2016

      Luxury watchmakers gloomy about 2016 sales

      Watchmakers at the annual Baselworld event have painted a gloomy picture for their sector in 2016 as Chinese consumers...

    3. March 16, 2016

      Emeralds burnish hopes for brighter Afghan future

      At the Smithsonian Museum in Washington DC, Turquoise Mountain: Artists Transforming Afghanistan sees part of the...

    4. January 17, 2016

      Interview: Jean-Christophe Babin, Bulgari chief executive

      Jean-Christophe Babin does not wear his watch primarily so that he can tell the time. He has a collection of...

    5. January 17, 2016

      Growth in wearables sparks ‘battle of the wrists’

      For the global watch industry, the latest James Bond film Spectre has a poignant moment. At the end of his usual...

    6. July 6, 2015

      Private equity embraces Italian fashion revival

      Italian fashion is back in vogue with private equity. The acquisition of Roberto Cavalli by Italian private equity...

    7. June 5, 2015

      Heirs to a dynasty recount a passion for Rome and gems

      “There is great pride in the past and [in] what has been done by past generations,” says Nicola Bulgari, the...

    8. June 5, 2015

      A passion for jet, vintage and Elizabeth Taylor

      I think my love of jewellery was inspired by mom, because she always had such beautiful pieces. She gave me my good...

    9. June 5, 2015

      Deconstructed: Bulgari’s Diagono Magnesium Wrist Vault

      The reaction of the traditional watch industry to the arrival of the Apple Watch and other forms of connected wristwear...

    10. March 19, 2015

      Paris Beaux-Arts to showcase 21st-century jewellery

      The fine jewellery industry could be forgiven for fair fatigue three months into the year. From January there are,...

    11. March 19, 2015

      Interview: Fabrizio Buonamassa Stigliani

      For Fabrizio Buonamassa Stigliani, 2014 was a standout year. The senior director of Bulgari’s Watches Design Centre saw...

    12. September 10, 2014

      Jewellery powerhouses sparkle at the Biennale des Antiquaires

      Cut it fine: Jewellery powerhouses sparkle at the Biennale For an insightful and forthright take on why the Biennale...

    13. September 5, 2014

      Fine jewellers buy back histories

      How do fine jewellery houses prove status and prowess? Increasingly, many are investing in heritage collections –...

    14. March 26, 2014

      Watchmaking industry prepares to unveil its showstoppers

      At time of writing the doors are closed, the turnstiles locked and the stands under construction. But behind the...

    15. February 7, 2014

      ESCP Europe and Lectra collaborate on fashion

      ESCP Europe has launched a chair in Fashion and Technology on its Paris campus to research innovation in the fashion...

    16. February 6, 2014

      Paris gets second MBA in luxury management

      The European market for programmes in luxury goods management is hotting up with the launch by Sup de Luxe Paris of an...

    17. Material World

      January 21, 2014

      Francesco Trapani's new job at LVMH and the optics of image

      Getty Images Bet corridors were buzzing over at Hermès on Monday when LVMH announced Francesco Trapani, the executive...

    18. November 8, 2013

      Luxury brands follow wealthy customers

      Call it the year of transition. A slowing in the Chinese luxury goods market, returning confidence among US buyers, the...

    19. November 8, 2013

      Bulgari in the right place at the right time

      Jean-Christophe Babin, chief executive of Bulgari, considers himself a “conductor” of the storied Roman jeweller. His...

    20. October 22, 2013

      London Business School MBAs get a taste of luxury management

      From January, MBA students at London Business School will be able to follow an elective track in luxury management,...

    21. Material World

      September 20, 2013

      LVMH acquires Nicholas Kirkwood; raises stakes in young designer game

      Take that Kering. You have a hot young British designer? Now WE have a hot young British designer. Getty Images Today...

    22. August 20, 2013

      Italian business: No way back

      Over six decades, Cesare Geronzi ascended to the summit of Italian finance. Every step of the way, he took three...

    23. Material World

      August 5, 2013

      LVMH stealthily grows its hotel power

      And you thought their buying of Hermes stocks was sneaky. While everyone has been paying attention to THAT, LVMH has...

    24. July 12, 2013

      Vanessa Friedman: Carla Bruni-Sarkozy, the new face of Bulgari

      One of the more notable moments of the recent Paris couture week occurred at a very fancy party hosted by Bulgari in a...

    25. June 20, 2013

      Dolce and Gabbana get suspended sentence and €500m tax evasion fine

      Italian fashion designers Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana have been handed suspended prison sentences of a year and...

    26. June 8, 2013

      Diamond sales: Records broken as frenzy for rare rocks takes hold

      A record-breaking diamond is exciting, but to have a flush of record-breakers is more than just a coincidence....

    27. April 25, 2013

      Patek Philippe vows to stay small in the face of frenzied levels of demand

      Be it as an investment or an heirloom, an accessory or even a piece of art, for many watch enthusiasts, there is one...

    28. April 25, 2013

      Gold price fall may aid designers and affect jewellery market

      Theft of jewellery has risen by 22 per cent in two years, according to Churchill, the UK insurance group. A growing...

    29. March 14, 2013

      Italian police seize €46m Bulgari assets

      Italian police have seized €46m worth of Bulgari assets, including the jeweller’s flagship Roman store, in a tax...

    30. February 25, 2013

      Bankers keep close ties with fashion houses

      When Ferruccio Ferragamo, scion of the shoemaking dynasty, runs through a list of those who helped make Salvatore...

    31. January 20, 2013

      The new simplicity: ‘In a tougher world, the age of logos and bling is on the wane’

      At SIHH this year Baume & Mercier, the entry-level brand within the Richemont stable, is to announce an entirely new...

    32. December 18, 2012

      Illness forces Louis Vuitton head to quit

      Jordi Constans, the newly appointed head of Louis Vuitton, the leather goods business owned by French luxury group...

    33. Material World

      December 18, 2012

      Michael Burke at Vuitton: old hand, new house, big surprise

      The announcement today that Michael Burke, one of LVMH’s longest-serving executives, would become chief executive of...

    34. September 16, 2012

      Upfront: Just how social is employees’ networking?

      Employers beware: an FT survey suggests that while the current generation of young managers have embraced social media...

    35. July 12, 2012

      Permira/Valentino: fashion statement

      Permira is making as elegant an exit as it can from its journey into haute couture. In 2007 the private equity group...

    36. May 16, 2012

      Richemont: glittering prizes

      It’s fine for some people. In the year to March 31, Richemont reported a 29 per cent jump in sales, 50 per cent in...

    37. Material World

      April 12, 2012

      Introducing Meta-luxury

      French goods group Hermes won the "meta-luxury" stamp of approval. Image by Getty There’s a new entry in the...

    38. March 22, 2012

      Italy: Monti must take stock

      Mario Monti is hopefully enjoying his stint as Italy’s prime minister, because other people certainly are. Since his...

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