Gold to glitter at pre-Christmas show of antique and modern jewels.
Antique jewellery retailer Kojis and gold jewellery brand Vendorafa are teaming up for a pre-Christmas jewellery selling exhibition called The Glory of Gold, featuring designs dating from pre-Christian times to the modern day.
The showcase of jewellery will be hosted at Kojis’ boutique in the Royal Exchange in London from November 14, running for nine days.
Murray Feely of Kojis said of the showcase: “Gold jewellery and especially luscious yellow gold jewellery has always had an important place in the human psyche and it 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.”
Feely sources gold jewellery from around the world including a number of rare pre-Columbian necklaces specially for the Glory of Gold exhibition.
A Disquis pendant necklace dating from between 700 and 1530 AD will be on show and has been dubbed one not to miss. It carries “a five figure price tag” and features a man with arms distorted to appear wing like, wearing a headdress and avian mask.
Joining Kojis’ collection of antique and rare jewellery will be Italian brand Vendorafa which will have 18ct gold necklaces, pendants, bracelets and earrings suites.
Ben Williams, business development manager at Advalorem, Vendorafa’s UK distributor, said: “The craftsmanship and skills required to work in gold have changed remarkably little over the centuries and although some two thousand years separates 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.”
Kojis and Vendorafa have also teamed with local luxury boutique hotel Threadneedles, which will serve a specially-designed Columbian Gold menu for the duration of the exhibition, as well as its own Columbian Gold cocktail.
Kojis’ Liberty concession will also take part in the exhibition with collections to be shown in-store in late November.