Stories

Jordanne Young, Creative Director of Enid

I credit my mother for my love of jewellery, she who (pre-the days of Maria Tash multiple piercings) wore hoop after hoop in her ears - the result of her surreptitious school toilets piercing service for fellow classmates in her rebellious youth!”

Banita Mistry, founder of Jewellers of Colour

As a young girl my Pocahontas necklace must have spent an inordinate amount of time in my mouth since that is the strongest, and only memory I have of it. I had begged my dad to buy it for me. It was “all I ever wanted in life” and “I’d never ask for anything ever again”. — Banita Mistry, founder of Jewellers Of Colour

Sarah Duncan, Head of Jewellery at Chiswick Auctions

Jewels created with a particular sentiment in mind are the ultimate in sentimental jewellery. The wearer has the double pleasure of receiving a jewel but also receiving a specific message or sentiment from the giver. Whether the message is private, cleverly hidden in the jewel, or if it is a public decoration of an emotion, these jewels are treasured forever.’ Sarah Duncan, Head of Jewellery at Chiswick Auctions