Rage Against the Machine. January 2015.

Dear Rowley, Do you recall seeing Fritz Lang’s Metropolis (1927)? Metropolis is a pioneering science fiction film set in 2026 that depicted a dystopian city where the masters lived at the top of Towers of Babel and the poor serviced the machines … Continue reading

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All the Riches of Araby. November 2015.

Dear Rowley, With the exception of the Cheapside Hoard exhibition at the Museum of London, I think we can say without bias that the Victoria & Albert Museum curates the most spectacular jewellery exhibitions in London if not the world. The … Continue reading

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Soho Nights. February 2015.

Dear Rowley, Only the other day Anthony and I were discussing how peculiar we found the compulsion for all young gay men and women to marry and produce children. As Bette Midler once said, ‘I knew something had to replace … Continue reading

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The Midas Touch. November 2014.

Dear Rowley, Never realised how much I’d missed the sparkle of diamonds and the smoulder of yellow gold until last week. As you know I’ve darted like a hummingbird in and out of the fine jewellery business for many years. … Continue reading

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Bewitched, Bothered & Bejewelled. October 2014.

Dear Rowley, One of the most fascinating collection of objects in the old King’s Library in the British Museum belonged to Queen Elizabeth I’s necromancer Dr John Dee. I’m particularly drawn to Dr Dee’s obsidian mirror within which he claimed … Continue reading

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