Prize Giving. February 2017.

Dear Rowley, Didn’t the Duchess of Cambridge stand out like a mile of style at the BAFTAs last night? The off-the-shoulder, floor-length Alexander McQueen evening dress was a couturier’s eye view of how to dress an HRH when meeting Hollywood. … Continue reading

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Shine It On. December 2016.

Dear Rowley, There is one thing I envy about women over and above a preternatural ability to multi-task and instinctive emotional intelligence and that is the exclusive right to wear a tiara. Apart from the occasional diamond bandeau attached to … Continue reading

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Diamond Life. November 2016.

Dear Rowley, Apologies for the radio silence, I’ve also been preoccupied by the prep work for my new Thames & Hudson book¬†Sartorial Treasures: Jewellery for Men. Without wishing to sound like Susie Orbach, a man does have to ‘commit’ to … 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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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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