• Friday, May 24, 2024
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THIS WEEK’S MUST-HAVE, MUST-SEE, MUST-DO

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THE BRACELET

Jean Schlumberger rediscovered the 19th-century art of paillonné enamel, a process of layering enamel over 18k gold leaf. Shining from within, the folded gold leaf gives the enamel an alluring depth. This bracelet in 18k gold with white enamel and round pink sapphires, the carat total weight 20.53 and it costs N15.9m ($100,000).

THE RING

An unenhanced Padparadscha stone is the rarest of all sapphires. In Sanskrit, its name means “lotus colour,” as the stone’s remarkable pink-orange hue resembles the vivid blush of the sacred blossoms. Ring in platinum with a cushion-cut sapphire cradled by a double halo of round brilliant diamonds. The Padparadscha sapphire, carat weight 4.22; diamonds, carat total weight .55,it is sold for N12.7m ($80,000).

THE WATCH

A dazzling flower-adorned lid unlocks to reveal a secret timepiece encrusted with diamonds. Watch in platinum with 1,015 round brilliant diamonds. It has a Quartz movement and water resistant to 30 meters/98 feet (3 bars). This watch with a carat total weight of 14.51 is a must-have for N31m ($195,000).

THE SUNGLASSES

A Victoria cat eye sunglasses in spotted violet acetate with Austrian crystals. It comes in pale gold-coloured metal and spotted violet acetate with gradient brown lenses and marquise Austrian crystals. It has a 100 percent UV protection and anti-glare coating. It is N60, 420 ($380).

THE KEY RING

Ladybug key chain in Tiffany Blue and onyx leather is made of key chain in grain leather with palladium-plated solid brass hardware. It is available at N24, 645($155).

THE PERFUME

This Tiffany for Men gift set with cologne spray and after-shave balm is a subtle refinement of crisp citrus oils blended with the rich woody essence of sandalwood and nutmeg. It is a gift set that includes cologne spray, and after-shave balm. It is for N19, 080 ($120).

The raw numbers – 0-to-60 in 5.2 seconds, 60-to-zero braking in 123 feet, top speed of 131mph, sitting for five, 37.5 decibels at idle – add up to “luxury vehicle to be reckoned with,” as do expected luxury features such as satellite radio, voice-activated navigation system, Bluetooth technology, back-up camera, leather… the list goes on