For all of the chaos in the lead up to my Christmas, I still love that it remains such a magical time of the year. Glasses of Prosecco and slices of panettone for breakfast, my tiny children discovering that Father Christmas has been, and our somewhat eccentric family descending Woody-Allen-style on our home.
THE GIFTS THAT STARTED IT ALL
A pocket watch from my Grandmother Connie, my Mother’s engagement ring and an amethyst ring from my Grandma Fao; three heirlooms that initiated my love for fine jewellery.
MY NEW GREAT LOVE
Finding these exquisite grey aquamarines was one of the great coups of the year. These earrings are sublimely beautiful.
ALEX’S LITTLE TREASURES
As sweet as can be, Alex’s collections are high on my list of delectable gift ideas. Look no further than his pomegranate pendant.
FOOD GLORIOUS FOOD
My book of the moment is an easy choice; with an entire chapter dedicated to boiling pasta, this has to be my cooking bible.
Made in Italy by Giorgio Locatelli
A CHRISTMAS ICON
Concentric circles of grey diamonds set in rose gold. I couldn’t be more proud of this collection and am rarely seen without it.
THE MOST DEMANDING MAN IN MY LIFE
It would seem remiss not to include Como, after all Christmas is about the little people... and those that think they’re little people.
IF HEAVEN WERE A BAG, IT MAY BE THIS ONE
I have fallen ever so slightly in love with this YSL bag, I can only hope that someone sees this and takes the hint.
Powder Blue YSL Classic Baby Duffle Bag
MY SHAMELESS ADDICTION
Anyone who follows me on Twitter will know, I am quite literally addicted to these friendship bracelets.
THE TINIEST CHANDELIERS IN LONDON
These tiny diamond chandeliers are so chic; they are the most stylish way to wear diamonds everyday.
TOWERING ABOVE ALL ELSE
Like kids in a candy store, I love seeing women in our Boutique trying on the Colour rings, there are endless wonderful combinations.
THE CLASSICS ALL OVER AGAIN
I am taking the children to see the Snowman this Christmas, their excitement is contagious.
The Snowman at the Peacock Theatre in London
THE ASTOUNDINGLY TALENTED KIKI MCDONOUGH
We’ve selected pieces by Kiki that would please even the choosiest jewellery connoisseur. Gemstones like these don’t grow on Christmas trees.
EVERYTHING IN IT’S PLACE
Gone are the days of jewellery rattling around in my handbag. Made from ridiculously soft Nappa leather, the Jewellery Box Minis will restore order to any jewellery collection.
LIKE A BOLT FROM THE BLUE
Every time I visit our design studio I fall in love with a new gemstone, most recently, the vibrancy of blue topaz. Stay tuned for our new collections.
WITH LOCKETS OF LOVE
Inspired by a beloved necklace given to me by my Grandmother, the Astley Clarke Lockets are each finished with a delicate star set moonstone cabochon.
MY ECCENTRIC FAMILY
I come from a long line of eccentric individuals, a large number of which descend Woody Allen style on our home for Christmas.