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Diamond jewellery trends in 2018

The popularity and price of other gemstones may be on the rise, but for Sarah Royce-Greensill diamonds will always be the jewels in the crown. She takes a trip to Paris to view the most spectacular examples from Haute Couture Fashion Week

Remembering Ian Curtis and Joy Division

In 1979, Kevin Cummins took a series of monochrome photographs of post-punk pioneers Joy Division. Entitled Arca, Hiscox acquired the portfolio in April for its art collection. With 18 May marking the death of lead singer Ian Curtis, Arca captures the intensity and intimacy of the band’s unique sound

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