A guide to buying photography as an investment

Hailed as the most democratic of art forms, photography is a hot market with a new-found appreciation. But should you buy vintage or contemporary and what makes a photograph worth hundreds of thousands of pounds?

Five of the best chronographs

With a chronograph worn by Hollywood legend Paul Newman selling for $17.8 million, Tim Barber finds out why a wristwatch with an in-built stopwatch carries so many evocative associations

Five tips for preventing escape of water disasters

Ensuring that pipes are properly lagged and setting the heating to come on when you are away may not sound like a priority, but at this time of year escaped water can be as much of a threat to your home as fire or theft

High jewellery at The European Fine Art Fair

The highlight of the art world calendar, The European Fine Art Fair is now attracting lovers of couture jewellery. Sarah Royce-Greensill selects the pieces that will be catching the eye of the art-savvy crowd this March

Daniel Gordon: an anatomy of a modern artist

With Daniel Gordon’s fiercely vibrant yet soothing works dazzling and delighting collectors, we find out how a modern artist manages to succeed in a competitive and mercurial art market

What jewellery to buy for Valentine’s Day

Forget diamond bracelets, how about an unusual piece of luxury jewellery that not only declares your love on Valentine’s Day but also shows some thought and understanding? All you need to do now is work out what kind of jewellery best suits their personality, as Sarah Royce Greensill explains

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