COMMENTARY: Glitterati hunt latest high jewellery designs at PAD London
By David Brough
LONDON, October 5, 2019 – Glamorous throngs of connoisseur-collectors crammed into PAD London throughout the week seeking the latest high jewellery creations from designers such as Lorenz Baumer, Anna Hu and Glenn Spiro.
A fierce rain storm failed to deter the crowds for the VIP Preview on October 1. Celebrity designer Stephen Webster and actress Lorraine Chase were spotted at the private previews.
Among the standout pieces was the opulent gem-studded Gourmandise bracelet by Paris-based Lorenz Baumer, a regular exhibitor at PAD London.
Anna Hu showcased a multi-coloured gem-set necklace inspired by Monet’s water lilies, while Glenn Spiro (G – The Art of the Jewel) showed off signature feather-inspired earrings.
Paris-based designer and jeweller Walid Akkad introduced a gorgeous ring set with an Afghan mint tourmaline and other creations featuring rare and beautiful natural coloured gemstones.
An extraordinary and eclectic variety of designs appeared in the Objet d’Emotion showcase curated by Valery Demure, including a range of pieces by Alice Ciccolini.
Lorenz Baumer Gourmandise bracelet