Boodles, the luxury jewellery designer group, has launched a new collection to celebrate the travels of its former chairman.
The ‘Around the World in 16 Days’ collection pays homage to the trip taken by Anthony Wainwright in 1962 through a selection of high jewellery pieces.
The father of Boodles’ current chairman, Nicholas Wainwright, and managing director, Michael Wainwright, visited 10 different cities in the 16 day period.
In turn, 12 pieces have been released taking inspiration from the various areas that Wainwright visited during the trip.
The collection includes an almost 21 carats, oval cut, and pink piece to represent Jaipur’s pink palace, 10 and 14 carats diamond rings to reflect a 1916 New York law that allowed light to reach the city’s sidewalks, and a two carats diamond ring to symbolise the British Crown Jewels.
Rebecca Hawkins, head of design at Boodles, said: “It was lovely to be able to look back at the places Anthony visited, with a view towards taking them as inspiration for pieces.
“When I was thinking about my design for the [Japanese] ring, I heard that a wonderful emerald had recently become available and that unique tone of green immediately brought me back to the gardens of Kyoto. So it became a case of bringing those ideas together.”