Special Offer: A marriage too perfect to last just one day, this esteemed collection of brands will now offer a series of bespoke services and special offers to couples who book their wedding in the historic Ballroom at Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park - helping to alleviate the stress of 'wedmin' in the happy pursuit of a wedding day to remember.
For purchases over £5,000, Theo Fennell will give £1,000 worth of Alias jewellery at their flagship store on the Fulham Road. Ideal for additional gifts for the bridesmaids and ushers.
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Elizabeth Taylors incredible collection of jewellery auctioned at Christies
A selection of Elizabeth Taylors incredible collection of jewellery was auctioned at Christies on 14th December 2011 and included 3 pieces by Theo Fennell ranging from bespoke silverware to vintage jewellery.
Christies, New York, auctioned 80 pieces of Elizabeth Taylors jewellery and raised an incredible £74.9 million. Part of the proceeds of the auction will go to The Elizabeth Taylor Aids Foundation, which she established in 1991.
Elizabeth Taylor was a long standing friend and client of Theo Fennell and over the years collected a beautiful range of Theo Fennell pieces. Theo also designed bespoke pieces for Elizabeth including the silver boxes- hand crafted from Sterling Silver and 18ct Yellow Gold, to appear as suitcases with an oval gold plaque engraved with E.T., which achieved way beyond their estimates
The sensuous 18ct White Gold with pave Diamond and Black Diamond Snake brooch, and an 18ct Yellow & White Gold and Diamond Star of David Pendant and Gold Chain also both achieved significantly higher than their estimates.
We are thrilled that the pieces of ours from Miss Taylors collection fetched such astronomic prices. She had an eye for the quirky and exotic as well as the classic and romantic. Long may there be people in the world who have such a love of jewellery and objets. Theo Fennell
The online auction continues and includes Theo Fennells Silver Ghandi Ring, a beautiful 18ct Gold and Tanzanite Bracelet and Baroque Pearl Drop Earrings. The online auction closes on 17th December 2011.
Theo Fennell Plc introduce
We are pleased to announce that Theo Fennell Plc have just introduced China UnionPay terminals to our flagship store at 169 Fulham Road, SW3 6SP and our store in the Royal Exchange at 4 The Courtyard, EC3V 3LQ.
Theo Fennell pieces included in Elizabeth Taylor Jewellery Auction
Elizabeth Taylor was one of the great screen actresses of Hollywood's Golden Age. As one of the world's most famous film stars, Taylor was recognized not only for her acting ability but for her glamorous lifestyle and beauty. A selection of Elizabeth Taylor's incredible collection of jewellery is being auctioned at Christies and includes 10 pieces by Theo Fennell ranging from bespoke silverware to vintage jewellery. View the pieces here:
In Style.com featured Elizabeth Taylor's Theo Fennell Ghandi Ring in their top 25 picks from the online sale
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Theo's picks for Christmas
Theo Fennell have hand crafted an exquisite charm bracelet in collaboration with Sudocrem.
The bracelet, which is crafted from 18ct white gold and 24 rubies, will be auctioned off to raise money for the NSPCC. Sudocrem Antiseptic Healing Cream commissioned the help of Theo to mark their 80th birthday. "I loved the idea of designing something for Sudocrem which appealed to the big baby in me. I hope it raises a huge amount for the NSPCC", Theo. The one of a kind piece, which looks like a mini Sudocrem Antiseptic Healing Cream tub, took craftsmen in our South Kensington workshop three months to make.
Theo Fennell are excited to support BBC Children in Need!
Theo Fennell are thrilled to be supporting BBC Children in Need this year by making some presents for the amazing line up of performers for BBC Children in Need Rocks Manchester on Thursday 17th November.
Artists include Coldplay, Lady Gaga and Snow Patrol with many more surprise guests who will "reveal" themselves on the night. We hope the evening raises a huge amount for BBC Children in Need who make such a difference to childrens lives all across the country.
Penguins are getting cosy in Theo Fennells Christmas windows!
Penguins- how can you not love them? They always seem so p-p-peaceful. Serious, but slightly comical, and such good parents.
We thought they would be the perfect symbol for our times, showing how to survive in the cold, and struggle and flourish in the sunshine, and bring p-p-peace on earth and goodwill to everyone.
How adorable are they, nestling in our windows? Come and see them for yourself...
The igloo ring with a penguin in it- how did that happen? Pure fantasy and beautiful craftsmanship to make this perfect little work of art.
Poor old Guy Fawkes- now we would probably celebrate Parliament being blown up!
Still Guido gave us the excuse to let off steam and fireworks, one of the best things life has to offer. Our Spangle pieces are little crackers themselves.
Theo Fennells perfect gifts for lawyers!
What to give the lawyer in your life apart from total trust and your money, of course?
We have produced some wonderful pieces for the legal profession and those who use it. Bottle stoppers and rings that show bewigged lawyers as a timeless skull- witty and provocative, like the best advocates.
The perfect present for the legal in your life; for being called to the Bar or winning a case or just to treat yourself for a brief well handled.
The bottles can be reclaimed, vintage poison bottles or modern decanters; we can even find, on occasion, ancient wine bottles marked from the cellars of the Inns of Court in London. Those were the days when lawyers liked to drink!
The rings, in silver or gold also make a telling point...
Fabulous and truly original presents.
The Incredible Sitting Bull Brooch
The skull portrait of Chief Sitting Bull is part of a collection of unique brooches entitled Sic Transit Gloria Mundi - which translates loosely as How fleeting are earthly glories - they are indeed. However grand you are in life we all look pretty much the same in the end; but, even after life, some are more recognizable than others. This piece has utilised the extraordinary talents of eight quite unique craftsmen to bring my strange concept to reality. Like miniature cathedrals this series is the result of years of dedication and great artisans honing their skills, to allow them to be able to make such pieces. These are genuine works of art, and I dont believe they could have been conceived, let alone made, anywhere else but here at Theo Fennell. We really are at the vanguard of the renaissance of one-off, hand-made jewellery.
Sitting Bull has been made in our workshops at Fulham Road where Philip, our recently liberated apprentice is working on his Master-Piece. He was apprenticed to our workshop at Fulham Road five years ago through the Worshipful Company of Goldsmiths in a ceremony going back to 1334. To achieve his Freedom Philip needs to make a piece to the satisfaction of his master and to that of the Goldsmiths Company. This is his Master-Piece and on approval will make him a Freeman of the City of London. The piece he is working on under the eagle eye of his Master is Cleopatra. It is, thus far, a fabulous piece.
How unusual it is nowadays, in such a creative environment, to see the encouragement, time and knowledge that the older and more experienced craftsmen happily lavish on the apprentices as they do in our workshops. It is also really inspiring to see the satisfaction to be gained from being a craftsman; always learning and seeking perfection, loving the job. How worthwhile to know that something crafted by human hand will give joy and fascination for generations.
These are not pieces you will see in an airport or high street all over the world; these are genuinely unique objects de vertu and one off works of art.
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Meet the ALIAS Open Road Vote Winners!
On Saturday 3rd September our two winners of the DazedDigital public vote, Charlene and Jen, came to London with a friend to visit the Theo Fennell store and choose their prize of £1,000 worth of ALIAS jewellery.
The day was covered by DazedDigital and you can read about by following the link below:
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Winners of ALIAS Open Road public vote are anounced!!!
We are excited to announce the two winners of the ALIAS Open Road Tour public vote, in partnership with DazedDigital.
Charlene ORourke (left) was spotted at our first festival stop at the Isle of Wight festival. Charlene is from Kent. She is 24 years old and works in retail.
We scouted Jen Popplewell at Glastonbury. She is a student from Leeds.
To find out more about the winners and to see them claiming their prize of £1,000 worth of ALIAS jewellery please visit dazeddigital.com on Tuesday 6th September.
All of the people who were photographed on our festival tour are in with the chance of being featured in the next ALIAS advertising campaign.
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International Rocket Week
This week sees the 25th Anniversary of International Rocket Week held in Scotland. International Rocket Week gives the opportunity for Rocket enthusiasts to come together and compete their model replicas in the Scottish moors.
While we might not be testing to see if ours can fly, we are extremely proud to launch (pun intended) our beautifully crafted Sterling Silver Tequila and Vodka Rocket Shot Sets. Theo Fennells Silver represents the very best of British craftsmanship and these spectacular shot sets, made up of American and USSR rockets, encompass the Theo Fennell ethos of originality, quality of design and craftsmanship. The rockets cleverly come apart to make shot glasses; the tequila shot set even comes with its own salt shaker!
Voting closes on Monday 22nd August!
Voting for the ALIAS Open Road Tour will close on Monday 22nd August 2011 at midnight. Make sure you cast your vote now for who you think has the most individual style. The winners will receive £1,000 voucher to spend on ALIAS jewellery and will also be in with the chance of featuring in the next ALIAS advertising campaign.
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Watch this space to see when the winners will be announced...
Cast your vote now!!!!
The ALIAS team, having braved the ever changing English weather and battled through sun, rain (equipped with ALIAS umbrellas of course) and mud, have finished scouting the best and most individual styles that this festival season had to offer. So now we are handing it over to you to vote for who you think stands out and has embraced their inner alias!
The two people with the highest votes will win £1,000 vouchers to spend on ALIAS jewellery. All of the people scouted and featured on the website are also in the running to be chosen by Theo himself to become part of the ALIAS family, who will feature in our Spring/Summer 2012 advertising campaign.
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The ALIAS team make their final stop on the ALIAS Tour- Vintage festival
For the perfect end to our festival tour, the ALIAS team headed to Vintage by Hemmingway at South Bank. In only its second year, Vintage promised to be the most fashion focused and elegant festival so far. With outfits spanning the decades from 1920s spats to 1950s glamour, the ALIAS team were eager to see if the new faces of Alias could be discovered amongst the glitz of the yesteryears, and they were not disappointed!
Taking place inside the prestigious Royal Festival Hall, Vintage embraced the music, film, fashion, art and dance. The team were completely blown away by the vintage wears of the people we came across, who finished off the day looking as impeccable as when they arrived without a hair pin or handkerchief out of place. The ALIAS team found some of the strongest characters so far.
Also see our facebook page for some additional images of the festival http://www.facebook.com/TheoFennell
The voting mechanism is now live to vote for who you think has the most individual style. The two people with the highest votes will receive £1,000 vouchers to spend on ALIAS jewellery. All the individuals scouted by the ALIAS team will also be in with the chance of being picked by Theo himself and Karen Langley, Fashion Director of Dazed & Confused, to become the ALIAS family who will feature in our Spring/Summer 2012 advertising campaign.
The ALIAS team head to Cornwall for Port Eliot festival
The penultimate stop on this Summers ALIAS tour was Port Eliot festival in St Germans, Cornwall. Port Eliot is based on the grounds of a beautiful stately home complete with maze, walled gardens and a river- perfect for a morning swim! The festival had a diverse schedule of events from cookery programmes and a flower show to Annie Nightingale and a secret DJ set by Suggs.
The festival was attended by a fashionable crowd thanks to the Wardrobe Department where the likes of Louise Gray, Anna Sui and Luella Bartley were based. With the sun blazing (at last!) we managed to find some of the most stylish and outlandish people of the tour so far, from a self styled pirate to a train conductor. Have a look for yourself and dont forget that in a couple of weeks you will be able to vote for you think has the most individual style from everyone that has been scouted during our festival tour!
And see some additional images on our facebook page:
Third stop on the ALIAS tour was a very rainy Latitude festival!
The ALIAS team hit the road again, this time visiting Latitude fesitval. Latitude is set in the stunning grounds of Henham Park in Suffolk. The line up inclueded a wide variety of performers from headliners The National, to Steve Coogan in the film tent, and Alan Carr heading up the comedy tent. Despite the weather the ALIAS team succeeded in finding some incredibly stylish people who all have the chance of becoming one of the faces of the ALIAS campaign. See who we found here:
Theo Fennell at Masterpiece
Our involvement in Masterpiece London was a huge success. As well as giving our existing and much-loved clients a chance to see all our new one-off pieces in one place, the exhibition brought a new and brilliant audience to Theo Fennell.
Without exception old and new friends loved the pieces and were bowled over by their design and extraordinary quality; many remarking that they had no idea such skills still existed.
We hope to continue this buzz, and the excitement of bringing true craftsmanship to new audiences, by taking part in similar shows in the future. We are hugely proud of the quality of our pieces and will continue to create exciting, innovative and beautiful jewellery.
Thank you to all who came and saw us and we hope to see even more faces next year!
Glastonbury was the second stop on the ALIAS Open Road Tour!
The ALIAS team headed to Glastonbury to scout individuals with the most individual style and sense of freedom. Glastonbury was the festival to be at this year with performances from megastars including U2, Coldplay and Beyonce. The festival offered a whole mud-covered sea of faces for the ALIAS scouts to choose from. From old rockers, goths, punks, cyber dudes and everything in-between, plus the old faithful Glasto hippies, our photographer shot an impressive array of the UKs most outstanding, unwashed festival goers who embodied the spirit of Alias spirit of reinvention and freedom from the bonds of fashion.
The ALIAS microsite by Dazed Digital has now been updated with additional images. Click here to see who we found:
Queen Elizabeth I
So we have come to the end of the Queen Elizabeth I brooch. What a time we have had making good Queen Bess! She will be on display at Masterpiece London from the 30th June to the 5th July.
Some of the greatest craftsmen in the world have come together to realise an idea I had to revise the old concept of the head and shoulders portrait brooch. I wanted to use a skull but yet have the person recognisable, and the Virgin Queen seemed perfect to such a quintessentially Elizabethan idea.
The studio prepared the technical drawings and used a ridiculously talented stone cutter for the hair and shoulders. Staffan in our workshop, a man of extraordinary modesty and brilliance, started to hand craft the mount (her ruff, torso and details) in gold. Into this Murray our setter equally inspired began to set the sapphire and diamonds into her tunic. After the minute black diamonds had been set into the gold mounts, they were also set into her hair, carved from citrine. A brooch fitting was added and shanks then hallmarked. She was then ready for deep engraving, done by quite the best there is. Finally she was burnished and polished.
This piece is a complete one-off and has taken the combined skills of 7 great craftsmen. It comes with its signed design and a certificate in a hand made box.
This is how jewellery should be and its owner should have something to last forever...
The ALIAS team hit Isle of Wight Festival
The ALIAS team hit the road on Friday- first stop, the Isle of Wight festival! We braved the elements to bring you a selection of people with the most unique style! Follow the link to the Dazed Digital microsite to see who made it http://www.dazeddigital.com/projects/alias/, and visit our facebook page to see some behind the scenes shots of the ALIAS team at the festival.
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The ALIAS Open Road Tour Begins!
Theo Fennell is launching its ALIAS Open Road Campaign this weekend! Partnering with Dazed & Confused Online, the ALIAS team will be scouring the country for individuals with such unique style and a sense of freedom that they can become part of the ALIAS family. The ALIAS family will be made up of four or five individuals, of any age or shape, who will have the opportunity to be in our forthcoming ALIAS ad campaign. The Open Road Tour will be visiting a number of festivals and events around Britain.
Follow the tour on Dazed Digital where the most successful candidates will be posted. You can vote for who you think has the most individual style on Dazed Digital at the end of the tour. Mercy!
Theo Fennell participates in London Jewellery Week 2011
Theo Fennell will be taking part in London Jewellery Week, beginning on Monday 6th June. We are thrilled to be involved in the week which aims to raise awareness of the British jewellery industry. We have the best jewellery and silver colleges there are, some of the best designers in the world and certainly the best craftsmen and London Jewellery Week brings this all together.
Theo Fennell will be participating in the following events:
Monday 6th June
Exhibiting at London Jewellery Week Launch Party at The Mayfair Hotel
Wednesday 8th June
Cocktails & Catwalk show at the Royal Exchange
Thursday 9th June
Goldsmiths Day of Knowledge - Theo will be hosting a lunch and talk at Goldsmith Hall,
An Evening With... Theo will be talking and answering questions from students at Holts Academy
Please click on the link below to see the full schedule.
Theo Fennells retail partners Banks Lyon host launch party
Theo Fennell will be unveiling some exclusive new designs made in our Fulham Road workshop at tonights Launch Party at Banks Lyon, Lancaster. The event is a joint launch with us and Bremont Watch Company and a collection of our finest hand-crafted pieces will be available to view, including this Secret Garden Key. One of a limited edition of 25, the finely detailed yellow gold ivy climbs over the black and white diamond body- like an overgrown secret garden.
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Vogues Street Lights Window Campaign
The creative process is famously difficult; garrets, late nights, little to eat, angst and broken hearts. These all add to the wonder of the final work. This is reflected in the windows Kelly McCallum has done with Theo for Vogues Street Lights campaign, an artistic collaboration between Londons fine jewellers, The Royal College of Art and Central St Martins.
In a three page article in this months Vogue, Woolton reveals that the idea for this exciting project came whilst judging the annual Theo Fennell awards at the RCA. With students work becoming more conceptual each year, she saw a unique opportunity to bring their originality, imagination and wit to the streets of London whilst challenging the publics perception of jewellery.
In Kellys words, her windows mark the creation of beauty through the study of philosophy. Crikey says Theo!
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Late at night, no rhyme can be found yet this Diamond and Amethyst Ring is around.
The Great British Novel is getting nowhere but this hand carved Ruby Skull Ring is finished.
In the darkest hour before the dawn, there is a struggle for the mots justes. But Dum Spiro Spero on this Carpe Diem Pendant are they.
Poetic love is not yet reciprocated but this Peridot Carpe Diem Ring might change her mind
Street Lights launches tonight on Bond Street and our installations are now being showcased in our Flagship Store on the Fulham Road.
Theo Fennells Royal Wedding Cake for Harrods Windows
We are thrilled to be part of the Harrods commemorative windows for the Royal Wedding as one of the few iconic British designers invited to participate. Theo and our studio team have designed an incredible five tiered wedding cake which now takes pride of place in its own individual window along the Brompton Road.
With the Royal wedding in mind, each tier represents a vow through ornate flower detailing Ivy for marriage, Honeysuckle for devotion to love and to cherish, Wood Sorrell for joy and Blackthorn for better, for worse. Ten of our handcrafted Silver Bees swarm through the flowers as two queen bees guard the hive at the top of the cake.
Visit Harrods windows, until Sunday 30th April, to see our striking black and pink cake flying the flag for true British design.
Many thanks go to the Queen of cakes, Jane Asher, for bringing this intricate design to life.
Theo Fennells RCA Winner Victoria Delany
We are thrilled to see Victoria Delany, our chosen winner for Best Work in Silver at the Theo Fennell RCA Awards, doing so well. Her brilliantly crafted Pewter Candlestacks, which were showcased in the Fulham Road Flagship Store, are now available to buy from popular lifestyle boutique Wolf & Badger. The candlesticks were also recently featured in The Times Magazine and Stylist. We wish her every success in the future for her fantastic creations!
Theo Fennell to exhibit at Masterpiece London 2011
Theo Fennell is delighted to announce that we will be exhibiting at this years Masterpiece Fair. Building on its stunning inaugural success last year, Masterpiece London will bring together an even wider range of top exhibitors to present art and design of the highest order, enlivened with its own special twist.
Held at the South Grounds of the Royal Hospital Chelsea, Masterpiece promises art and design from cutting edge contemporary to resplendent antique, displayed in an airy, modern atmosphere. Whether you are a seasoned collector, a new collector or just an admirer of beauty and originality, it offers you countless opportunities to buy, to learn and to enjoy.
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Portrait Ring raises fantastic amount for the Terrence Higgins Trust
We are delighted to announce that The Lighthouse Gala Charity Auction was a great success with our Bespoke Portrait Ring going for £6,500. All of the proceeds have been donated to the Terrence Higgins foundation who continue their fantastic support for people living with and affected by HIV.
Happy St Patricks Day from Theo Fennell
Wishing the world an Emerald Green and pleasant day!
Theo Fennell donates Bespoke Portrait Ring to the Lighthouse Gala Charity Auction
The Terrence Higgins Trust is Europes leading HIV charity. Every year the Lighthouse Gala Auction raises funds to support this fantastic charity. This years Gala Auction, will be held at Christies on 21st March and Theo Fennell is donating a truly unique Portrait Ring.
The portrait could be of you, a lover or even a hero and the lot includes a consultation with Theo who will create the portrait to an extraordinary likeness. The ring will be crafted from sterling silver, with gold detail if desired, by the brilliant Craftsmen in Theos workshop, above the flagship store on the Fulham Road.
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Theo Fennell features in Des Taylors new comic book
The brilliant Des Taylor had the launch of his naughty new illustrated comic book The Vesha Valentine Story last week and we are very flattered to feature in it. He has done some great work for us in the past and is a genius in his field and a joy to work with, as are so many truly talented people.
Theo Fennell creates a Buzz in Dubai
On 9th February Theo was in Dubai to host a party with our partners there, Al Tayer. The event was to celebrate our Bee collection and the launch of ALIAS in Dubai. It was held at the brand new One & Only The Palm Resort, and this sensational venue was given the Theo Fennell gloss as the room glowed with pink lights and was decorated with swarming displays of pink bees and butterflies. The collections were displayed in vibrant pink cabinets with jewellery hanging from twisted black twigs and crawling with giant pink insects. The room shimmered across the sea to the extraordinary Dubai cityscape.
The party buzzed with adorable Theo Fennell and Al Tayer clients and fabulously famous guests. Everyone had a wonderful time and were entertained by a magician who defied reason and amazed us all and Theo himself, said a few impassioned words about craftsmanship and design, thanked his partners, praised his wife and daughters but mercifully managed to refrain from breaking into karaoke.
During his short trip Theo gave a lot of interviews to top journalists and some great articles have already appeared online. Click the following links to view a few; http://bit.ly/redvelvetTF, http://bit.ly/fashiongossipTF , http://bit.ly/lovestyleTF.
Theo Fennells main collections and ALIAS are available to buy in Harvey Nichols, Bloomingdales and Azal, Jumeirah Emirates Tower, Dubai
Happy Valentines Day from Theo Fennell
Celebrate Valentines Day with a beautiful gift from Theo Fennells ALIAS collection. How romantic is the Bee, how hard working and how productive, spreading pollen and making honey, building hives and working together. Would that humans might do the same. The Alias Bees etc - a buzz to wear anywhere and feel a little warmer. Alternatively, give your Art to someone this Valentines Day and hope they give you one (back).
Unlike so many other jewellers we love to design bespoke pieces and take on commissions. Our workshops are above the flagship store, in Londons Fulham Road.
We relish both jewellery and silver work and believe that the quality of our concepts, the originality of our designs and the brilliance of our craftsmen means that these pieces will thrill generations.
It neednt be more expensive than buying off the peg and, sometimes, just a few original tweaks can perform a miracle. Having something made with materials that resonate, Welsh or American gold perhaps or a birthstone and with details dear to the wearer, a favourite flower or star sign, can make a piece unique and truly belong so it becomes Marys ring or Grannys brooch, not just an ephemeral whim of fashion.
It is not difficult to have a piece made. Just ask at any of our outlets or come to the flagship and we will treat you gently!
The Tryst ring revives the tradition of giving a ring to someone just because you love them. Someone you have known for a few weeks who has stolen your heart, someone you have known for decades and want to remind how you feel or someone you long to spend your life with. It is a lovers ring..... no more, no less.
Each one is so very unusual; the type of metal, the stone, the little birds or flowers as decorations and symbols that all mean it really can be uniquely yours. Make a tryst and see where it leads..... so romantic.
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