Ian Harebottle, CEO, Gemfields, “It gives me great pleasure to see our Zambian emeralds being used in such diverse ways and set by such fine craftsmen and who are so clearly able to showcase the inherent value contained within each and every gemstone. As a watch enthusiast myself, I am envious of the lucky woman who will have the pleasure of wearing such an exquisite and rare timepiece and look forward to creating future masterpieces with a company as highly regarded as Backes & Strauss.”
Exceptional in every detail, the Harrods Princess is recognisable due to its unique and elegant design. A part of the Princess collection, it draws its inspiration from the Blue Velvet suite and the Red Rose drawing room at Carlton House, the palatial London residence of the Prince Regent, gifted to him in 1783 by his father, George III, to mark his coming of age.
“We are absolutely delighted to be collaborating with Gemfields. Backes & Strauss uses only the finest natural conflict free diamonds and it was of the utmost importance for us to find an equally discerning partner. Their Zambian emeralds are among the finest responsibly sourced coloured gemstones and the perfect complement to create the Harrods Princess. This ‘pièce unique’ underlines our credentials as bespoke craftsmen ready to rise to the challenges of our most demanding clients,” comments Vartkess Knadjian, CEO, Backes & Strauss.
(Source: Backes & Strauss, Gemfields)