Jewelry for Gentlemen. June 2018.

Dear Rowley, One of the greatest pleasures for an author is the moment when advance copies of work that has taken the best part of a year to write and photograph finally lands in Thames & Hudson’s office in London. … 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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Russian Roulette. January 2015.

Dear Rowley, I do love Jewish humour, don’t you? Barbra Streisand told one of my favourite gags at her comeback concert in the 1990s. It concerns a woman who goes to the butcher’s shop to buy a chicken. He hands … 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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