Don't miss



#THE 51%

Standing up against violence

Read more


Cutting the cash flow: How governments are tackling terror financing

Read more


Thirteen years after Bali bombings, tourists return but painful memories remain

Read more


Journey to Antarctica, a continent under threat

Read more


Paris is a celebration: Hemingway’s memoir flies off the shelves

Read more


Retailers eager to cash in as Black Friday kicks off

Read more


'Donald Trump Is Our Jean-Marie Le Pen'

Read more


Pope Francis calls for inter-religious dialogue at open-air mass

Read more


A moving tribute to the victims of the Paris attacks

Read more

All the best of the Parisian catwalks and a look behind the scenes at the big names in Haute Couture. Every Friday at 10.20 am Paris time.



Latest update : 2012-01-13

New jewelry

Despite a global economic crisis and the soaring price of gold, jewelry designers have found ways to attract buyers.

Discreetly run for 3 generations, Lara is a high-end jewelry store here in Paris. Sparkling under this glass case is a 5.60 carat diamond. An exquisite piece worth more then 300,000 euros. Made from pure carbon, diamonds have the same chemical compound as graphite which is used in pencils.... They are measured in carats. Brazil, Africa, Russia, Australia and Canada are the only places in the world that have the volcanic conditions necessary to make diamonds. Extreme pressure and high temperatures combine...and 1.5 to 3 billion years later the unique stone is formed. It’s a rare process, that is reflected in fine jewelry making...
Personalized jewelry may be the ultimate luxury, but in today’s market having an affordable collection is a must. Buying jewelry made of innovative materials online is the latest trend.
Wether it’s 300 or 300,000 euros, on-line or in person, the client expects to feel special because “Diamonds are a girl’s best friend”!

By Media TV



2015-11-20 fashion

'Korea Now' exhibition at Paris’s Museum of Decorative Arts

South Korea has well and truly cemented its place as a mover and shaker in global design, encorporating its rich heritage into a thoroughly modern discipline.

Read more

2015-11-06 fashion

Will this winter's trends be classic or delirious?

For many fashion designers, winter is when things get interesting. As far as the job's concerned, it's much more satisfying to work your magic with fabric and silhouettes when...

Read more

2015-10-23 fashion

Designers' Apartment helps promote up-and-coming fashion labels

In the heart of Paris, a boutique hotel is filling up with swathes of sumptuous fabric, flashing needles, and bespoke buttons. This is the Designers' Apartment, a showroom...

Read more

2015-10-09 fashion

Paris Fashion Week: Will summer 2016 be sports chic, neo-grunge or futuristic?

Paris Fashion Week continues! FRANCE 24 checks out the summer 2016 ready-to-wear collections from Chanel, Dior, Stella McCartney, Elie Saab, Manish Arora, Rick Owens and Saint...

Read more

2015-10-02 Paris Fashion Week

Fashion loves Paris: Paris Fashion Week, summer 2016

While luxury ready-to-wear is out of reach for many of us, there’s nothing to stop us being inspired! Paris Fashion Week has kicked off in style. Starring: Inès de la Fressange,...

Read more