There’s something about De Beer’s latest jewellery collection that makes me lust after it. I suspect it’s the combination between the rough and smooth diamonds in its design that creates such a stunning contrast. Titled the Talisman Collection, the pieces are not what I’d ordinarily expect from the jeweller who coined the infamous phrase “A diamond is forever.” Comprising of 13 pieces, the Talisman Collection showcases diamonds that are of the utmost quality. Apparently only 1 in 1000 rough diamonds fit the bill of ‘sufficient character and beauty’ to be used in the collection. I’m particularly taken by their bands but at HK$20,000 upwards, I suspect I will need to go on a shopping embargo for quite some time before I can afford it.