Lapis lazuli is the hot stone right now - I recently did a page of Lapis jewels in Vogue and Susan Foster bought her new pieces over from Los Angeles to show me… Fabulous lapis ring surrounded by emeralds and sapphires ..and loved her Eye of God delicate pastels set in rose gold and diamonds. www.susanfosterjewelery.com www.matchesfashion.com  

The Cartier Exhibition at the Grand Palais in Paris is jewel heaven…the history, stones, fashion, panthers, mystery clocks, tutti frutti are breathtaking. From Jackie O’s embellished handbag to HRH Her Majesty The Queen’s Williamson Pink diamond Edelweiss brooch its sheer style in stones. Get there before the end of February 2014.      

Pretty pieces from Etername…Sarah Besnainou (ex Dior) came by on one of her flying visits from Paris with her jewellery designed to range from all day jewels to party pieces to catch the light… attention and what ever else you want.  www.etername.com

Thinking early about ivy decoration for the winter season: Green Fire Columbian emeralds by Boodles the perfect diamond climber. www.boodles.com

 This is the elegant hand of Ieana Makri wearing one of her new rings. She came to the office to see me with her pretty new geometric collection see her work at Dover Street Market. www.ileanamakri.com

Rise and Shine…read my QVC story today in Vogue. It’s about my experience appearing on QVC selling my books - how sofa surfing is much more difficult than you think and so much more exciting. Watch this space I’m going back on in February.    

Rise and Shine…read my QVC story today in Vogue. It’s about my experience appearing on QVC selling my books - how sofa surfing is much more difficult than you think and so much more exciting. Watch this space I’m going back on in February.    

Make a plan to visit Bulgari on Bond Street in the next month to view their Silver to Platinum exhibition upstairs in the store….wonderful archive pieces over from Rome to show the heritage and Italian style of the brand. 

I’m wearing my sparkling poppy …from H Samuel  with donation to Royal British Legion

I’m wearing my sparkling poppy …from H Samuel with donation to Royal British Legion

Hydrangeas are my favourite flower - Chaumet have interpreted the flower in all its glory in Hortensia their new collection. Feeling like a bouquet I moved along the Place Vendome to pick a Camellia by Chanel

  

Diamond cuff from the new Perlee collection by Van Cleef and Arpels shown this morning in the amazing new Serpentine Sackler gallery

Diamond cuff from the new Perlee collection by Van Cleef and Arpels shown this morning in the amazing new Serpentine Sackler gallery