Top international buyers attended a May 16 preview of a Million Pound jewellery display by Garrard, jewellers to Britain's Royal Family.
Top international buyers attended a May 16 preview of a Million Pound jewellery display by Garrard, jewellers to Britain's Royal Family. The display - in London's fashionable Regent Street - opens to the public May 17 for 10 days. It reflects the best in British craftsmanship, with a trend for all-diamond pieces, although Princess Margaret's recent choice of a ruby and diamond engagement ring has lent new interest to the lustrous red stones.
One model showed a diamond suit set in platinum, comprising necklace, brooch, rings, bracelet, and tiara - total value of GBP43,690. A small table carried jewellery worth half a million pounds. Naturally, strict security precautions were taken - uniformed and plain clothes guards. Garrard's managing director told a press man "You wouldn't get away with much" but he admitted that just as a grocer's shop loses a little tea Garrard occasionally loses a signed ring.
One of the attractive models who showed jewellery was Veronica Gray who spent four years as nun in an Irish convent and received special Papal dispensation form her vows.