Black Magic. December 2014.

Dear Rowley, You must have thought I’d been white slaved to Latin America. Well sorry to disappoint. How the devil have you been? The reason I went all Imitation Game on friends and family is twofold. I have stopped smoking – … 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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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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Cannes Can. May 2013.

Dear Rowley, Couldn’t you just die for the French Riviera? I fell in love with the Cote d’Azur aged five when I first saw Cary Grant’s dashing jewel thief and Grace Kelly’s American heiress play cat and mouse in Hitchcock’s To … Continue reading

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