Jeweller creates East-meets-West fusion utensils set with KP diamonds.
Hatton Garden jeweller and Professional Jeweller Hot 100 Retail Star Nick Fitch has turned his artistic attentions to cutlery with the creation of a diamond-encrusted East-meets-West fusion dining set that is selling in Harrods for £5,000.
The utensil set, named Foo Fitch and created in collaboration with luxury tablewear manufacturer Arthur Price, includes a spoon, fork and chopsticks with rests to hold the dining implements when not in use. The silver-plated set has been decorated with Kimberley Process-certified diamonds with diamond pavé detailing on the handles of the utensils and single solitaire diamonds set into the solid sterling silver rests, which are based on a traditional British design dating back to the 17th century when they were used by the gentry and ruling classes.
Fitch, who runs contemporary jewellery shop Nicholas James in London, said: “The collection was inspired by the ever increasing wave of fusion food we all enjoy, now I hope it’ll become even more of a sensation when you’ve got just the cutlery to eat it with.
“I’ve combined the clean lines of the chopsticks with specially selected slender western cutlery pieces, a slim-line serving fork and soup spoon, but no knife; there shouldn’t ever be a need for knives at the table where Oriental food is concerned.”
This is not the first time that Fitch has dipped his proverbial toe into the cutlery drawer. Last year he forged 738 serving spoons that he used to create a pendant lamp called The Orb, which was then decorated with 150 diamonds.