Tag Archive: jewellery

V & A Cecil Beaton Exhibition Now Open

As part of the celebrations for Queen Elizabeth II’s Diamond Jubilee year the Victoria & Albert Museum, London, is hosting an exhibition of photographs of Her Majesty taken by celebrated British portrait photographer,… Continue reading

All I Want for Christmas Is… Liz Taylor’s La Peregrina Pearl Necklace

The auction of the late Dame Elizabeth Taylor’s jewellery at Christie’s, New York, raised a staggering $115 million (¬£75 million) this week, the proceeds of which will go towards her charitable foundations. The… Continue reading

How to look stylish while wearing as much fine jewellery as possible, by H.M. The Queen

Last night H. M. hosted a state banquet at Buckingham Palace in honour of the Turkish President’s three-day visit. The Queen raised a toast in honour of her guest, but I would rather… Continue reading

“What are you doing, darling?”… “Playing with my jewels”

This legendary conversation took place one morning between Richard Burton and his then wife, Elizabeth Taylor. Their romance is as immortal as the timeless jewellery he bestowed on her, which will now be… Continue reading

H.M. The Queen of Green

The first thing that strikes you about this stunning portrait is the dominance of green in the composition, and it draws the eye towards the¬†centre of the portrait: Her Majesty The Queen. She… Continue reading

Ethical shopping: good intentions now come with added sparkle

When a small student shop in Durham stacked the first ethically responsible goods on the shelves, promising the farmers and workers a fair and steady price for their yield, they could have had… Continue reading