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JEWELLERY

BEJEWELLED O ne of life’s greatest pleasures is to give and receive jewellery. nothing reaffirms that strong bond of love like a precious item of jewellery, whether it’s a family heirloom being passed down through the generations or a significant other buying a piece for his or her other half.

There is such a wide variety of choice when it comes to jewellery that it would take us forever to go through the range and styles, not to mention price brackets. But since this is Urban Life, and we are all about luxury, we will concentrate only on high-jewellery. We will share with you new and exciting designs from the cream of jewellery designers, from the most iconic heritage brands to the new breed of talent that’s leading the way in the art of luxury jewellery creation. We start off with Annoushka Ducas, who not only designs exquisite jewellery herself, but also champions new talent by collecting, mentoring and selling their creations through her jewellery business. Add to this Shaun Leane and Stephen Webster who are currently two of the biggest names in contemporary jewellery in the UK. As well as sitting at the helm of Garrard as Creative Director Stephen is also a previous three time winner of the ‘British Luxury Jeweller of the year’ award while Shaun’s designs captured that crown at the 2009 awards at the Grosvenor House Hotel in London.

Feature by Leyla Abdollahi Assisted by Sarah Walsh

Poison Ivy Cluster Ring in Red Gold with smokey Quartz and White Diamonds

Fly By Night Cascade Earings

Jewels Verne earings

Stephen Webster

Jewels Verne Diamond Couture collar

As for the house profile, we look at pieces from Van Cleef & Arpels, one of the most recognised and prestigious houses in luxury jewellery. The next issue will see an expansion on our sojourns into the world of jewellery, with more collections and in-depth profile pieces, so watch this space…

Jewels Verne Bracelet

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Profile for Urban Life Magazine

Urban Life - London's premier (free) luxury lifestyle magazine  

Urban Life is a London-based luxury lifestyle magazine, aimed at the professional/affluent Londoner. Features reflect the tastes and aspira...

Urban Life - London's premier (free) luxury lifestyle magazine  

Urban Life is a London-based luxury lifestyle magazine, aimed at the professional/affluent Londoner. Features reflect the tastes and aspira...

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