Hidden Gems - The Blog
Discover the latest insights from the world of gems, luxury jewellery and our precious planet.
What are the best jewellery push presents? Forget having the baby finally cradled in your arms, the best prize is flashing that all important trophy! Read my guide to the best here.
Yes. Over the long term, diamonds are a brilliant prospect… Jewellery expert Jessica Cadzow-Collins considers the prevailing state of diamond mining, synthetic diamond production and the undervaluation of gem diamonds due to purchasing behaviour.
Almost everything to do with diamond is spectacular and very, very old.
And, until recently, the mystery was: how could tectonic forces bring them through the oldest, thickest and most inert crust on Earth?
Before you venture forth and buy your beloved a diamond engagement ring, be sure you know your ice! Read my mini-masterclass here and learn all you need to know to buy a diamond with confidence.
All about why I started the VIP Vault Sale and how savvy fine jewellery buyers can take advantage of my jewellery experience, contacts and expert eye to collect jewellery at fantastic discounts.
Discover how jewels honoured the dead in the past, and take a look at one special piece of jewellery that kept a mother close to her lost child.
Find out about the people who wore the jewels glittering before you in the stunning V&A Jewellery Gallery. I discover that it’s the human factor that catches the imagination, not just the jewels themselves.
Find out how a unique exhibition, Innovation and Collaboration, demonstrates the extraordinary revolution in the development of clocks 400 years ago.
Paul Williams’ describes the vividly active creation of this land over 80 millions years in a captivating book reviewed for the Geological Society of London by Jessica Cadzow-Collins.
Read how Tristram Hunt explains the social power of the V&A’s role and how he plans to pit the institution’s founding principle to instruct and inspire generations of Victorian designers and engineers against today’s 28% decline in arts student numbers at UK secondary schools.