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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Green Fire. June 2014.

Dear Rowley, Just arrived in Paris to give a luxury lecture for Chaumet at Le Meurice tomorrow pondering the future for fine jewellers. The talk runs the gamut from Marie Antoinette to Princess Haya by way of Coco Chanel, Eva … Continue reading

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Everybody Loves Oscar. March 2014.

Dear Rowley, I had the great misfortune to catch the last five minutes of Jeremy Kyle’s show while waiting for ITV This Morning’s Oscar coverage to begin at 6am. I wonder who this ringmaster of Broken Britain’s most repulsive ambassadors … Continue reading

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Golden Globes. January 2014.

Dear Rowley, The heaven of the awards season! First up for our delectation was this weekend’s Golden Globes. I did notice various ‘ladies’ including Gaga took the invitation at face value and showed rather a little too much of their … Continue reading

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