‘Cufflinks are one of the few ways a man in a suit can display his own individuality and style; so we like to design and make them to be as stylish as individual as possible.’
We design and craft many unique and original cufflinks for our patrons all the time. They can be made from scratch, employing our wealth of skills, techniques and materials or tailored from any of the designs here to be rendered completely personal. We can use racing colours, favourite views, portraits, cars or animals, for instance, to personalise any pair.
“Who doesn’t look up at the Celestial Sky at night and find it endlessly beguiling and overwhelming? Is there anything more inspirational than the beauty of the starry heavens or anything else that better reminds us of how lucky we are to be alive below them?” Theo
Celebrating the wonders of the natural world Celestial Night takes its inspiration from the wonder of the nocturnal sky. The beauty of the moon, the stars and the planets above our heads gives us a hint of the cosmic vastness of the universe, how lucky we are to be alive on earth and how deeply we need to cherish that privilege.
For more than 21 years Theo Fennell’s signature Cross pendants have formed an integral part of his original, style-defining collections. As a testament to Theo’s unique approach to jewellery design, these beautiful pieces have continued to grow from strength to strength in both quality and concept across a wide range of his collections.
“The Cross is one of my favourite shapes and has a million permutations, but concept and craftsmanship are vital. A badly proportioned cross is an insult to design.” Theo.
Is a kind of Chalcedony but with nickel in it that so often gives it a green colour. The shade can vary from eau-de-nil to an deep apple green but, whatever variation, often has black markings that can give it a crocodile skin appearance. Being opaque, it is its colour that makes it desirable. Rumanian legend states that a person who works with a Chrysoprase has the ability to understand the language of lizards.
Description: It is found all over the world but significant amounts are found in Australia, Russia, USA, Brazil and, strangely the biggest deposits of all are in Poland.
Hardness: 6 – 7 on Mohs Scale
Citrine is not naturally found in large quantities, so many of these stones are Amethyst or Smokey Quartz that have been heated. Sometimes Citrine and Amethyst will grow together in the same crystal, when these are cut it produces stones that are half purple and half yellow which are called Ametrine.
One of few British gems, they have been found in the Cairngorm Mountains of Scotland (where they are referred to simply as Cairngorms) and were frequently used in Scottish jewellery in the 19th Century when the stone
was made popular by Queen Victoria.
Long before that however they were believed to provide protection against the plague, skin problems, snake bites, and evil thoughts. So who wouldn’t want one of these!
Description: Citrine is the yellow variety of the Quartz family, it ranges from palest lemon through to a rich golden orange. Brazil is the most prolific supplier of these sunny gems.
Hardness: 7 on Mohs Scale
Some Chrysoberyls exhibit an optical phenomenon known as the ‘cat’s eye effect’ whereby a streak of light bisects the stone, caused by reflection off a multitude of fine needle-like inclusions.
But the most highly prized variety of Chrysoberyl is Alexandrite which changes colour from red in artificial tungsten light to green in daylight. Originally discovered in the Ural Mountains in Russia, it was named after Tsar Alexander II.
High quality examples with a really pronounced colour change are amazing to look at and very rare so are hugely expensive.
Description: This gemstone occurs in yellow, green and brown colours, but in spite of its name, it is not a member of the Beryl family, which is confusing! The best examples are found in Brazil and Sri Lanka.
Hardness: 8.5 on Mohs Scale