Weak in the Presence of Beauty. July 2017.

Dear Rowley, It is ten years since Cartier last launched its high jewellery collection, L’Inde Mysterieuse, in London at Lancaster House. That was one of the most glamorous parties of my life, crowned when legendary beauty the Rajmata of Jaipur made one … Continue reading

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Jewellery for Gentlemen. May 2017.

Dear Rowley, Well, the manuscript for Jewellery for Gentlemen is finished and at the last count we have about 500 pictures in the files; many of them shot especially for the book by Andy Barnham. I’ve gone cross-eyed checking thousands of Academy … Continue reading

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Alpha Males. June 2014.

Dear Rowley, Much excitement at Bloomsbury Towers when an invitation arrived to preview Solange Azagury-Partridge’s debut men’s jewellery collection Alpha at No 5 Carlos Place. Solange is one of that elite club of contemporary fine jewellers to design pieces acquired … Continue reading

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