Exhibition of ancient and modern jewels to take place in London
LONDON, October 14, 2012 – The specialist antique jewellery retailer Kojis and the Italian jewellery brand Vendorafa are collaborating to stage a pre-Christmas selling exhibition of fine yellow gold jewellery with pieces on show dating from pre-Christian times to the present day.
This unusual exhibition will be staged at Kojis’ boutique in London’s exclusive Royal Exchange shopping destination from 14th – 23rd November, 2012. Opening hours will be 10.00am to 6.00pm from Monday to Friday. A similar event will also be held at the Kojis’ concession in Liberty at the end of November exclusively for clients of the store.
“Gold jewellery and especially luscious yellow gold jewellery has always had an important place in the human psyche and is undoubtedly one of the things that people throughout history have turned to in economically troubled times. Today’s consumer is no exception and we expect huge interest in these investment designs,” said Murray Feely, the owner of Kojis.
Feely, who buys unusual jewellery from around the world, has sourced some particularly rare pre-Columbian necklaces for this exhibition. Of special interest is a Disquis pendant necklace dated between 700 and 1530 AD. The design, which carries a five figure price tag, features a man with arms distorted to appear wing like, wearing a headdress and avian mask.
Kojis’ ancient pieces are perfectly complemented by a selection of hand-finished contemporary 18ct gold necklaces, pendants, bracelets and earring suites from Vendorafa, a company recognised globally as offering the epitome of fine Italian jewellery design.
“The craftsmanship and skills required to work in gold have changed remarkably little over the centuries and although some 2,000 years separate Vendorafa’s jewels from some of the early pieces on show in this exhibition, their workmanship is equally consummate.
Indeed some of the hand-beaten finishes used by Vendorafa utilise techniques used in the early designs on display. Customers buying Vendorafa are undoubtedly buying the antiques of the future,” said Ben Williams, business development manager at Advalorem, the UK company with sole distribution rights for the Vendorafa brand in the UK and Ireland.