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David Fowkes Jewellery—The Creation of the Unique

David Fowkes works with some of the finest coloured gemstones around. His name has become synonymous with gems of fantastic quality, which have been cut to perfection. Each stone has been individually created using ancient cutting methods to transform it into a precious piece of art. Often purchased as investment stones, these gems are as good as it gets. Over the years, David Fowkes has established good working relationships with his stonecutters. Together they source the...

A Great Discovery—The Third Imperial Fabergé Egg

Jewellers to six generations of the Royal Family, as well as a having a clientele of celebrities, it was Wartski, the London Fabergé egg specialists, who also made the headlines in 2014 by discovering the lost Third Imperial Fabergé Egg, valued at £20 million. The family-run business of Wartski gained mass media attention in 2014 when the company made history by identifying the long-lost Third Imperial Fabergé Egg, a masterpiece of peerless craftsmanship and inventive...

Gian Paolo Venier

Ivory by Gian Paolo Venier is a collection of furniture and accessory design developed around the travel trunk as the symbolic object, entirely realised by mixing contrasting materials and workmanship. Featuring wood and Corian, antique and invisible joints, the hardness of the monolith and the poetry of the carving is exquisite in the 15 objects. The items possess evocative, classic names such as Chatwin, Twain, Hemingway, Dickens and Miller to name but a few. Paying...

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