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oming oﬀ the back of our biggest issue ever, we’ve returned this month to bring you our Annual Watch and Jewellery Special Edition. Our front cover is devoted to the wonderful Elizabeth Gage MBE, who you might remember from the last issue when she regaled us with some of her fantastic jewellery designs. Also joining the magazine this month is fashion designer, Stephen Williams who can be found on page 30 and the returning HEERA Bespoke Jewellers, some of Hatton Garden’s ﬁnest jewellery crafters. As ever, London LUX is committed to bringing you the ﬁnest features on fashion, art and luxury. We hope that you enjoy this issue and be sure to always keep an eye on www.londonlux.co.uk where you’ll ﬁnd everything in the magazine and more that’s exclusive online. You can also sign up to our monthly newsletter so you don’t miss a thing!
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Contents 24-28 Inspiration From Within; Elizabeth Gage MBE
Meet the Team Editor
Corey John Richards DEPUTY Editor
Jack Little Staff Writer
Kieran Webber Art Director
Michele Harrington Deputy Art Director
Adam Burke Account Director
Christian Lingard Account Managers
Carla Johnston Theo Baxter Liam Marshall Bashir Aziz Contributing Editor
30â€“33 Attention To Detail; Stephen Williams 34â€“35 Eclectic And Complete; Domenico Mazzili
Elizabeth Gage Heera Bespoke Jeweller Anna Mazzotta RCA Dominico Mazzilli Stephen Williams Director
Amanda Gething CEO & Founder
36-39 A Joyous Sensation; Anna Mazzotta RCA 42-43 Designed To Last; Heera Bespoke Jeweller 44-45 Top Ten Watch And Jewellery 46-50 Travel
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UNDER THE DOME
VICTORIAN CHARM MADE CONTEMPORARY A Selection of Butterfly Domes
utterflies conjure up images of warm sunny days, the kaleidoscope of colours of flowery meadows and summer gardens. Charlotte Proudlove, designer at Butterfly Domes, aims to capture some of this vibrancy and colour in her work. Her beautiful butterfly displays in glass domes range from a single butterfly to large elaborate displays with many butterflies.
as a result, generated a wide spread desire to acquire things from nature. These eclectic items would be displayed under glass domes in the Victorian parlours of the day and became known as Parlour Domes. These domes would include exotic birds, elaborate and extravagant arrangements of wax fruit and flowers, statues, shells and much more.
She uses modern and vintage glass domes as well as bespoke cabinets but admits her favourites are the hand sourced antique glass domes. For many years Charlotte has had a passion for Victoriana, in particular the Victorian penchant for placing beautiful (and often strange) objects under glass domes. The Victorian era was a period of fascination and charm which mirrored the life and attitudes of the monarch for which it was named. A time when naturalists such as Charles Darwin were exploring the new worlds and,
Charlotte aims to continue that Victorian sentiment of preserving nature’s beauty under glass – but with a contemporary twist. She works from her London studio on the banks of the River Thames where she also has a showroom.
She starts creating her butterfly domes by relaxing the butterflies – a process to fully open their wings. She then continues by mounting them either on prepared branches or, for a more contemporary look, displaying them on metal rods. It is important to note that all of the butterflies Charlotte uses in her work are ethically sourced and none are endangered or protected species. They are from a UK based conservation project which encourages an active interest in preserving butterfly species and all have died naturally. Charlotte’s domes have appeared on TV, in films and at London Fashion week cat walk displays. They make fantastic displays for homes, offices, restaurants, bars, hotels and other venues. There is always a large range of butterfly domes available which can be seen at www.butterflydomes.co.uk or Charlotte regularly works closely with her clients to make a dome or cabinet using butterflies specifically selected by them.
Jewellery That Flows By Corey John Richards
e often talk about how the jewellery industry is a hard art to crack. Not everybody has got it. Here at London Lux, we like to ensure that our readers are aware of the finest jewellery designers on the market. Liz Tyler is one of those designers, and definitely one to watch. The award-winning British designer is inspired by movement in contemporary dance and the natural world which is visually represented in her pieces. Her work eschews this dynamic, creating graceful and inspired jewellery that is produced using carving and anticlastic, hand-raising skills. Tyler specialises in creating harmonious ring sets commissioned in 18ct gold and platinum. Certificated
fine diamonds and gemstones regularly form the focal point of each piece, from which the design flows. A recurring feature in whatever scale she is working in, is that the fittings and decoration frequently form an integral part of the item, so that there is no interruption in the rhythm of the design. “My aim is to produce essentially feminine jewellery, bold, contemporary yet classic, pleasing to the eye and easy to
wear. The form of the metal is the most important aspect and whether working in gold, platinum or silver, I like to use contrasting textures and highly polished surfaces which emphasise the form.” Liz Tyler has won numerous awards including Designer of the year and Best Design in Diamonds at the UK Jewellery Awards. Liz is one of the countrys’ most innovative jewellery designers and exhibits regularly in London and the home counties. Liz works mainly to commission from individual rings, beautiful pendants & brooches to dramatic armbands and objets d’art.
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Inspiration from within To commend her 50th milestone in business, we speak to award-winner Elizabeth Gage MBE on a successful career as one of the world’s most prestigious jewellery designers of our time. Daniel Moore
any artists take inspiration from other peoples’ work, but renowned jewellery designer Elizabeth Gage MBE is an exception to this rule, using her own vision to produce timeless and traditional jewellery for men and women around the world.
Elizabeth’s work has been described as unique and avantgarde, combining exquisite stones, baroque pearls and ancient bronzes with brightly coloured enamel and detailed goldwork to craft elegant jewels worn ‘day into night’. In recent years, she has brought nature into her designs with the addition of myrtle leaves - an item traditionally worn on bridal dresses during the Victorian era. One of Elizabeth’s proudest achievements was receiving the Queens Award for Export accolade in 1989, followed by a Lifetime Achievement Award in 2008 from Retail Jeweller magazine, which commended her 40th year in business. Some of the jeweller’s earlier projects proudly sit on display at the Victoria & Albert Museum, where many gather to admire Elizabeth’s creative ﬂair and traditional handmade techniques. The jewellery entrepreneur ﬁrst discovered her artistry as a little girl when she started making dolls clothes and houses out of anything that provided inspiration. Elizabeth later trained as a goldsmith at the Sir John Cass College in the 1960’s, commissioning her ﬁrst pieces for Annabelle Jones.
Follow what you love doing, and if you have a spark of love to make jewellery, go for it, but what is important for me is that I have a great love and passion for what I do
- Elizabeth gage MBE
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The jeweller adored the designs notably for their bold and glamorous detailing that diﬀerentiated from other designers’ work on display. The famous zodiac rings took oﬀ shortly after she moved to Richmond Virginia, following which a lovely article appeared in Connoisseur magazine. Elizabeth’s ﬁrst major project was for Cartier’s new catalogue in New York in 1968 that proved a resounding success, leaving the artist to pick up multiple accolades including the De Beers International Diamond Award in 1972 for her ‘Agincourt ring’ – heralded as a masterpiece that challenged the norms of contemporary jewellery design. From this point on, the entrepreneurs business grew exponentially employing twenty-ﬁve staﬀ tasked with bringing her visions to life. And although it was a male dominated industry at the time, this didn’t stop Elizabeth from producing gorgeous creations from gemstones that, to this day, still carry historic and iconic references. The designer’s inspiration comes from animals and nature that are engraved onto earrings, bracelets and various other lines in her collection. She also looks to the jewels worn by Catherine the Great and used to question why other jewellers weren’t inﬂuenced by those 18th century designs. She says she soon found out why. Reﬂecting on her portfolio, Elizabeth said. “My inspiration comes from the very ﬁrst thought that enters my mind and it always comes from the stone and never anything else. I have a vision of how the stone will look and what will go well with it and so I look for beautiful stones”. Wearing expensive and visible jewellery carried connotations of wealth and power in the 18th and 19th century, particularly among royalty and the upper classes. In recent times, it is worn for style and individuality,
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which resonates through Elizabeth’s portfolio. Adding to this, she provides further insight. “The Americans were the ﬁrst people that took to my jewellery and if it wasn’t for them, I wouldn’t have been where I am today. They weren’t afraid of buying something that they’d never heard of before. When they discovered my rings, they thought they’d be too big to wear but they started with my smaller rings and worked their way to bigger ones which were a huge success”. Nowadays, Elizabeth’s work is collected worldwide with a strong client base in the UK and America. The designer can be found showcasing her collections in New York and is continually grabbing the attention of high-end fashion publications and celebrities. In 2015, after the death of Hollywood star Lauren Bacall, Bonhams auction house sold one of the designer’s gold and diamond ‘Camel’ brooches for $23,750 Prior to this, she had purchased a total of 23 pieces from her range. Elizabeth no longer works at the bench and is focusing on the design aspect of the business while her team of goldsmiths continue bringing out new lines through her vision. Anyone wishing to make a purchase or enquiry can do so by visiting: www.elizabeth-gage.com. This also contains a link where you can browse her popular collection of Zodiac Rings, Animal Kingdom and British Summertime pieces, as well as her latest book ‘The Unconventional Gage’, written by Elizabeth detailing the designer’s journey to success. As the jewellery mogul continues producing timeless classics for the summer months, Elizabeth Gage MBE gives some ﬁnal words of wisdom to young, aspiring designers. “Follow what you love doing, and if you have a spark of love to make jewellery, go for it, but what is important for me is that I have a great love and passion for what I do”.
RIGHT: PERIDOT PARROT EARRINGS, LEFT: TANZANITE & DIAMOND CHARLEMAGNE RING
- Elizabeth gage MBE
Left; Diamond Sun Ring, Diamond Tapered Templar Ring, Old Cur Diamond Tapered Templar Ring
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AT T E N T I O N
From humble beginnings, we introduce bespoke tailor Stephen Williams who is putting his own stamp on the tailoring industry.
By Daniel Moore
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enowned for his elegant and avant-garde designs, Stephen Williams has taken the industry by storm having mastered the craft of bespoke tailoring and producing suits for over 30 years. With his great knowledge and expertise, he is now on a mission bringing a contemporary twist to old traditions of tailoring. His objective is achieved through fun and funky imagery while utilising luxury Italian fabrics to craft beautiful bespoke garments. Stephen’s skull designs have become a popular choice over the years, whether it’s placed on the inside lining of a suit jacket or one of his new hand-stitched bags in the collection. Animal linings are also on trend with parrots and tropical prints growing in demand over the summer months. Another craft Stephen uses is hidden monogramming embroidering names, initials and secret messages to commemorate those special occasions. Providing further insight, he said. “For
wedding suits, I have embroidered names and dates of weddings as well as hidden messages under the felt collar. I once had a client ask me to sew ‘I give it a year’ onto his suit”. In addition, Stephen also engraves buttons and cufflinks for that finishing touch. It is clear what has made the designer such a resounding success is his attention to detail ensuring every suit, shirt and accessory is personalised and perfected in line with the customer’s vision. The designer takes inspiration from East London fashion trends, catwalk shows and fashion publications which are used as a stimulus to craft unique and beautiful garments. One of his recent works, ‘The Julien Jacket’, was named after a work colleague’s ‘bloody’ red and orange backpack, where Stephen took the design and imprinted it onto a suit jacket. He is also influenced by GQ’s South Africa edition when it comes to researching seasonal trends. The designer first discovered his craftsmanship when he started working in his mother’s shops at the age of 11. Both his parents were working in the wool trade at the time. When he was 16 years old, Stephen knew the business inside out and began managing his mother’s shops on his own. He later joined Next in 1985, who were on a rapid expansion plan; acquiring a number of old Hepworth tailors. Stephen took this opportunity to train up and educate himself on the ‘made to measure’ processes. Explaining his reasons for doing this, he said. “Some of the Next men shops offered ‘made to measure’ services so I joined the retailer. When I was 21, I decided somebody had to learn how to do this because it was a dying trade and nobody wanted to do it”. He continued. “I realised very quickly that I was good at it and the passion working with my mum in the wool trade, it became very easy to do”.
Stephen departed from Next in 1989 but not before appearing in the Next Directory after acquiring some modelling work. He went on to master the art of bespoke tailoring at one of Europe’s largest garment manufacturers before honing his skills on London’s iconic Savile Row, where he learnt about fabrics and was put in charge of the Burtons Menswear account – One of the largest high street retailers at the time. The company also commissioned suits for the likes of Calvin Klein, Debenhams and Marks and Spencers. A lucky break came after he appeared on a 1980’s television programme, which opened up many doors for the designer and his career. Stephen provided further insight, “I was asked to do a television programme in 1989 called ‘Blind Date’. I was Stephen, number two from Cheshire, and I won”. He went on to say. “When I used to go to all these Marks and Spencers and Debenhams stores, I was young and they would always say ‘there’s no buyers available today’. However, after I did the TV programme they would say, ‘your Stephen from Blind Date’ and then the doors were opened”. With his extensive skill-set and television appearance, the Burtons
account became Stephen’s and his company’s biggest account. The designer was later headhunted by Georgio Armani and enjoyed the taste for premium brands while he created suits in a high paced and pressured environment. However, he cut his employment short when his old firm got in touch asking him to come and get the Burtons account back which they had lost. Stephen was triumphant and went on to enjoy a further three years at his former company.
“I realised that so many people were shown the door because the average price of a suit on Savile Row ranges from £3,500 to £4,000.” The tailor has also collaborated with Irish designer Paul Costello on his men’s collection, followed by a lucrative career in modelling; allowing him to purchase his East London studio that he operates from today. Stephen eventually returned to his nesting ground working for a tailoring firm on Savile Row. However, after reconnecting with some old business associates, the tailor soon learnt about laser precision and
Stephen Williams London - Tropical Print Bow Ties and Shirts
Stephen Williams London - Cufflinks
the latest technologies to produce bespoke garments quicker and at an affordable price. Speaking of his findings, he said, “I realised that so many people were shown the door because the average price of a suit on Savile Row ranges from £3,500 to £4,000. People would come in and have saved around £1,500 for a wedding suit which was out of their budget”. In 2010, the craftsman opened his first shop in Mayfair called ‘Terence Trout’ – named after one of his father’s customers whose elegance impressed him so much, he couldn’t think of a better name to call it. Stephen immediately stood out from other tailors on the block as he showcased his edgy suits putting a spin on classic lines. He accomplished this by giving his jackets sharp, diagonally-cut pockets for a sleek style, cavalrycut trousers, complemented with covered buttons, an avant-garde lining topped off with one of his ‘signature’ collars. The designer now operates under his new brand ‘Stephen Williams London’ based at his new digs in Shoreditch. Since launching his latest brand in 2014, the bespoke tailor has designed and
perfected garments for a range of celebrities such as style icon David Beckham, actor Benedict Cumberbatch, Sir Patrick Stewart and Olympic athletes Louis Smith, Greg Rutherford and Colin Jackson. In fact, one of his works last year involved creating capes for 39 A-list celebrities as part of the 400th
milestone of William Shakespeare’s death. The photograph will be released later this year in the style of ‘The Last Supper’. Aside from his celebrity following, the tailor is highly regarded in Mayfair, notably for his formal suits designed for staff at the Dorchester Collection’s chain of luxury hotels in London’s
royal borough. He is now the group’s tailor of choice. After 30 lucrative years in the tailoring industry, Stephen looks forward to his next challenge which involves driving his brand presence online through his website and social media channels as well as on boarding young apprentices to teach them the tricks of the trade as well as those skills that may otherwise get lost in the years to come. The artist will continue bringing his contemporary pieces to life while he focuses on his Autumn/ Winter 2017 collection, which brings new tones, patterns and excitement to continue his ‘classic with a twist’ ideology. Speaking of his new designs, he reveals. “The materials for my winter collection have just arrived. I’ll be using grey for the outside of the suit, with a camouflage print on the back. I’ll also do an unstructured jacket so there will be no lining on it but it will be a funky cut and design”. For the current season, Stephen is working with lightweight and cool wool fabrics to deliver bespoke jackets that can be worn either for that special wedding day or for that great weekend getaway. For anyone wishing to enquire about fittings or book an appointment can do so by visiting: www.stephenwilliams.london/. The site contains links to Stephen’s Facebook, Twitter and personal blog where visitor’s can research current trends or ideas to spruce up their wardrobes. The link also provides access to Stephen’s extensive portfolio from beautiful bespoke suits and fitted shirts to collars, cufflinks and perfumes. Whatever concepts you have in mind to create that perfect suit, rest assured you’ll be left in safe hands with one of London’s most prestigious tailors of our time.
Stephen Williams London - Tropical Print Jacket
ECLECTIC AND COMPLETE
orn in Corato (Italy), Domenico Mazzilli started his career as an artist graduating at Academy of Art in Florence (Italy) with a first class Honors degree in sculpture. Domenico went on teaching sculpture at “Liceo Artistico G. De Nittis” (Bari) in Italy, while working as a freelance artist. Domenico is an eclectic and complete artist. His work ranges from sculpture and painting, and uses several material and textures; in his hands any material is a potential tool to mould and shape into a work of art. Inspired by Picasso, Matisse and Chagall, his paintings present a variety of styles: from religious representations to semirealistic and more abstract and experimental pieces. Using an artistic language that transcends national and cultural boundaries, his work is a passionate and dramatic depiction of universal human conflicts: the relationship between men and women, sons/daughters and parents etc. Now, retired from teaching, based in the rural and charming Puglia, he continues developing his own artistic voice and taking part in national and international events. Recent achievements include: Winner of National Competition ‘Natiolum 2017’ (Category Sculpture) and artistic recognition for his participation to the Jubilee Year 2016 (Holy Year of Mercy).
By Jack Little
“To the Maestro Domenico Mazzilli, for his valuable artistic contribution and strong artistic personality. His sophisticated art is of great impact, led by technical research and the rare gift of communicating feelings.” (EA -Palermo 2016)
At Home and Abroad Nationally, in Italy, his work has been exhibited in Rome, Turin, and Florence to mention a few. His sculptural monuments are on permanent display in Sicily and many others in southern Italy; his smaller pieces (sculptures and paintings) belong to private collectors. Internationally he has joined conferences and has taken part in several exhibitions, such as in the International Conference on Sculpture in the Italian Culture Institute in Dublin (Ireland), the International Conference of Landscape and Sculpture in Manchester (UK), the Expo Art in New York (USA), “Graham Fine Art Gallery” and “Brick Lane Gallery” in London (UK), “Infantellina Contemporary Gallery” in Berlin (Germany). Solo exhibitions include: “Main Gallery” in Johannesburg (South Africa) and “Le Sorelle” in London (UK). “Domenico’s work has an informal expressionistic plastic style that is rooted onto the human figure. He has created and will create
sculptures following this impulse, his instinct as a stone-hunter, his ability to extract what is real and turn into an enlightening expressive vision. Domenico’s work and all that he has and will achieve have been marked by art and imagination, which is daughter to art. At all costs, Domenico wants to reveal all the secrets of a stone, its heart, concealed by earth. It is a fight against Time, stronger than Time and that as it often happens it is a fight that can prevail Time, in name of art.” (Michele Campione art critic, RAI)
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The Dark Horse by Anna Mazzotta
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By Jack Little Anna Mazzotta is one of the youngest winners of the prestigious Jerwood Drawing Prize, the UK’s leading award in contemporary drawing and was trained at The Wimbledon School of Art and The Royal College of Art, which moulded her into the famed and celebrated artist that she is today. Anna’s work has always been a construct of her memory and imagination influenced by Art Deco, theatre, beach scenes and silent movies from the golden age of cinema. Anna takes the best of revivalist glamour, blends it beautifully with humour and delivers life-enriching paintings and drawings. She is able to conjure up vivid and colourful tableaus of the glamorous decadence of the roaring 20’s. A time where the harsh realities of economic crisis’ had not yet come to pass, Anna is enthralled by the state of sheer fearless joie de vivre that society experienced in these times: “My painting is a way of seeing the world, thinking - feeling, showing sensations, not just the mechanics of a scene, but instead emphasising energy, life and allowing the Inner Emotion of the characters come forth.” >>
The Last Musical Man in the Circus by Anna Mazzotta
You can tell from her works how silent films have influenced her, how the character’s exaggerated expressions are used to tell a story: “I am passionate about the beauty of caricatures, as they are a true connection with how an artist sees the world – the viewer then enters that world and then makes it their own with their own interpretation.” Her artworks feature in many public and private collections, most notably in those of Robert & Susan Kasen Summer and the photographer to her royal highness Queen Elizabeth II, John Hedgecoe.
exhibition at the UNIT LONDON gallery of her new collection of Anna is still very active and sometimes avant garde paintings is one of the most celebrated and charcoal drawings. The vibrant, contemporaries working in London near-iridescent theatrical paintings today. Recently, one of her Charcoal beautifully contrast with the drawings entitled ‘The Bathers’ stripped back black and white won the The Great Art Award at charcoal drawings that seem almost the Society of Women Artists 2015 gritty by comparison. ‘A man of Exhibition. The esteemed HRH expensive taste’ depicts a man in Princess Michael of Kent described a three piece suit, his hair is askew the piece as “A Joyous piece which and his pockets empty. It’s as if you can’t help but smile when Anna’s charcoal pieces are made viewing” to reflect the other side of the glamorous idealist scenarios in her On March 31st, Anna had an colour paintings. extremely successful private
Many of her new pieces highlight a lot of the ying and yang of masculinity and femininity of the 20’s, with classically ‘manly men’ placed next to beautiful women. But Anna is not afraid to subvert the norm - Her painting ‘The strong man’ depicts the classic image of a strongman, surrounded by women wearing masculine top hats, who are applying makeup to his curious, pouting face. Male onlookers observe, not with negative judgement, but with an almost admiring expressions of wonder. Anna has also had a very successful auction of her work at Christie's in London where her work was auctioned off to support the Terrence Higgins Trust to aid their extensive work fighting and preventing HIV.
Work auctioned at Christie’s, London | © Tabatha Fireman
More recently, Anna had an extremely successful opening night of her 6 week private summer solo show from 8th June - 20th July at Fiat Chrysler Motor Village UK & Monica Colussi at 105 Wigmore Street, London W1U 1QY. We highly recommend visiting the show, where you can not only view Anna’s riveting and challenging artwork, but also perhaps buy one.
For more information, head to: www.annamazzotta.co.uk
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By Jack Little By Jack Little Arguably one of the finest Jewellers in London, Heera’s Bespoke Arguably one of the finest Jewellers Jewellers, located in the heart of in London, Heera’s Bespoke Hatton Gardens, defines excellence. Jewellers, located in theatheart of The specialists working Heera Hatton Gardens, defines excellence. have a cumulative experience in The specialists working Heera jewellery, diamonds and at other have a cumulative experience in gorgeous gemstones of over 25 jewellery, diamonds and other years, with GIA qualified diamond gorgeous gemstones of over 25 experts in their two retail locations years, with GIA qualified diamond in Hatton garden are professionally expertsand in their two retail locations trained certified. in Hatton garden are professionally trained appreciates and certified.the excitement Heera’s of all engagements, wedding Heera’s appreciates excitement or special occurrencethe you will of all engagements, celebrate by wearingwedding a few or specialpieces occurrence you will exquisite of jewellery we celebrate by wearing a fewwill be carefully create which you exquisite piecespresently of jewellery able to cherish andwe can be carefully create will be passed down to which future you generations able to cherish presently and can be as a priceless family heirloom. passed down to future generations Each individual design is poured as a priceless family heirloom. over meticulously and expertly Each individualindesign is poured manufactured their Hatton over meticulously and expertly Garden workshop. If you want more manufactured their Hatton involvement in in the creative process, Garden workshop. If you want you can take part in one of the more involvementring in the creative process, informative design workshops you can take part in one of their the they organise to make sure informative ring design workshops clients are always fully satisfied. they organise to make sure their clients are always fully satisfied.
43 Designed to last indefinitely, Heera’s Bespoke Jewellers take a personal interest in every single client’s story. This way the jewellery takes on more weight than simply a prized possession. It becomes a part of your identity an extension of yourself. Something that is worn every day demands care and craftsmanship to the highest standard, something that Heera’s continuously delivers. With unrivaled customer service throughout the process, the instore experience is treated with the same level of importance as the production. The team at Hatton Garden create a personally tailored journey to a truly personal piece of jewellery, they’ve truly built their brand that is recognised for their exclusivity and diligent attention to detail.
With the pleasure of the client always at the forefront of everything they do, Heera’s Bespoke Jewellers delicately crafts each individual ornament from the start with the hope that each design will add a touch of glamour to the joyous occasion. Customers take each piece to their heart and cherish forever the thought and love that their partner put into choosing such a shimmering and elegant gift.
Go to www.heeradiamonds. com to explore their vast range of Engagement Rings, Diamond Earrings, Bracelets, and illustrious halo rings, which are delicately and artistically decorated with diamonds and accent stones. Every single piece available to view on their website can be fully customised with a different carat weight so as to fit in with any budget, big or small.
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Every single piece of Jewelry is www.heeradiamonds.com exceptionally crafted in the Hatton Instagram: heeradiamonds Garden workshop, giving the customer the unique opportunity to experience the intriguing process up close. Heera consistently aims to create the purest and most magical experience when purchasing their prestigious and elegant jewels.
“Heera consistently aims to create the purest and most magical experience when purchasing their prestigious and elegant jewels.”
WATCH & JEWELLERY BRANDS 2017 Fabergé
From the heart of the vallée de Joux, a Swiss region that beats to the tune of complicated watch mechanisms, Audemars Piguet have made an indelible imprint on the art of watchmaking, pioneering and breaking all the rules.
With a heritage dating www.audemarspiguet.com back to 1882 with Peter Carl Fabergé, their longstanding formula of Backes & Strauss design and craftsmanship Backes & Strauss, has made Fabergé Vertex one of the world’s watches an irresistible and British heritage meets Swiss oldest diamond ultimate object to own, as watchmaking in the amalgamation companies, use well as the gift of choice. of craft, design and beauty. their impeccable www.faberge.com Founded over a century ago, Vertex array of jewels to have become known for exacting, adorn their range bespoke design and quality that is Greubel Forsey of bespoke and hard to rival. For Greubel Forsey, inspired watches. www.vertex-watches.com horology and artistic The epitome of luxury, drawing on creation are inseparable. history, heritage and craft. They are a symbiosis www.backesandstrauss.com between technical and aesthetic dimensions, weaving together the Richard Mille two strands of our DNA For Richard Mille, the perfect www.greubelforsey.com timepiece must be a true exercise in the creation of complex, holistic relationships that unite the DuMaurier interior and exterior of the If timeless sophistication is watch and these are core something that is paramount to principles that define every your choice of timepiece, then timepiece within their eclectic DuMaurier offer that and a whole collection. lot more. Each watch is a journey of inspiration, excellence and elegance.
In just 20 years, URWERK’s original approach to watchmaking has both shaken traditionalists and won the respect of collectors.
With a clear identity and artistic fusion, Hublot are a watch company with the unique ability to create timepieces that combine tradition and innovation, reflecting the best of Swiss watchmaking.
Founded in 2002, this award winning British watch company is inspired by a love and passion for aviation, engineering & adventure and each timepiece is designed to appeal to those who share this highflying passion.
Liz Tyler is an award winning British designer with dynamic and graceful jewellery that is produced using carving and anti-clastic, hand raising skills. Inspired by contemporary dance, each piece is a joy to own.
One of the most influential jewellery designers of the www.liztyler.com last five decades, Elizabeth is an artist who uses gold and precious stones instead of Bentley brushes and paint. Her creations & Skinner are timeless and unique with an By Royal air of vibrancy and versatility. Appointment www.elizabeth-gage.com to Her Majesty the Queen, Bentley & Skinner have an illustrious history specialising in Heera fine antique jewels and beautiful engagement rings, providing an Bespoke unparalleled range of services for Jewellers the jewellery connoisseur. Arguably one www.bentley-skinner.co.uk of the finest Jewellers in London, Heera’s Boodles Bespoke Jewellers carry a wealth of Established over two experience that defines excellence. centuries ago, Boodles They are able to craft any piece to is an exciting British fit YOUR budget, big or small. fine jeweller with a truly www.heeradiamonds.com individual personality and a committed focus to achieving excellence in all facets of Amanda Cox design, craftsmanship & For centuries the Oak service. has been a symbol of www.boodles.com good luck, strength, new beginnings and spiritual growth. Graff Amanda’s stunning Graff is home to some Oak Collection of the most fabulous is created at her jewels in the world, Yorkshire studio and a House in which includes a locket, to discover gems of pendants, brooch and rarity, perfection and earrings in silver and gold vermeil unrivalled beauty. With with freshwater pearls. 5 decades of expertise www.amandacoxjewellery.co.uk under their belt, they continue to push innovation and excellence.
Dauphin is a contemporary jewellery house created by Charlotte Dauphin de la Rochefoucauld. Her jewellery is an ornament of the language of aesthetics, which enables the creation of ‘visual poetry’.
Mappin & Webb
Fine jewellery, luxury watches and elegant gifts. Mappin & Webb bring to life the art of jewellery design, creating unique and bespoke pieces that’ll last generations. With a very British heritage, they continue to serve at the centre of British jewellery design.
Faraone Mennella’s polished surfaces and sensuous shapes are in search of the perfect equilibrium of forms and are the true expression of Italian aesthetics, brought to life by haut couture jewellery design.
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Visit the heart of beautiful Georgian Bath to experience the Roman Baths by torchlight Open late from 17 June to 31 August until 10pm, last entry 9pm Only 90 minutes from London Paddington Book online at www.romanbaths.co.uk
THE ROMANS IN A NEW LIGHT See the Roman Baths transformed by torchlight
TORCHLIT SUMMER EVENINGS AT
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From 17 June until 31 August the Roman Baths are open until 10pm (last entry 9pm), with a reduced ticket price of ÂŁ15.50 for adults arriving after 5pm.
ocated in the heart of Georgian Bath, and only 90 minutes from London Paddington, the Roman Baths is one of the finest spas of the ancient world. Here, visitors can walk around the Great Bath where people bathed nearly 2,000 years ago, explore the new displays and projections in the East Baths, see the ruins of the temple of Sulis Minerva where Roman worshippers gathered, and wander around the Roman Baths museum. During the summer months the Roman Baths stay open until 10pm, allowing visitors to experience something truly magical. On these Torchlit Summer Evenings the daylight fades, the crowds disappear and the flickering torches are lit.
Summer evenings at the Roman Baths
Underneath the torches visitors can walk on the 2,000 year old pavements and experience the Romans in a new light.
Visitors can combine a visit to the Roman Baths with a dinner package or a trip to nearby Thermae Bath Spa, where they can bathe in natural thermal waters. The dining experiences include Torchlit Visit and Dinner at the Roman Baths Kitchen, From Romans to Georgians at The Pump Room or a Spas Ancient and Modern Package to include bathing in Thermae Bath Spa and dining at the Pump Room.
The Roman Baths are open all year round. www. romanbaths.co.uk LondonLUX | July 2017
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London LUX Magazine is a luxury lifestyle magazine dedicated to all things luxury and targets the top 10% wealth bracket globally.
Published on Jun 26, 2017
London LUX Magazine is a luxury lifestyle magazine dedicated to all things luxury and targets the top 10% wealth bracket globally.