Gift Guide: The fixer
Jeweller Sam Lafford looks for the story behind every piece of jewellery from times past
‘The work I do . . . you come to me if you can’t find it anywhere else,” says Sam Lafford with a small smile. A twist of his wrist reveals an oak drawer, wide and shallow and stuffed with gemstones; green quartz cabochon; Tahitian pearls; kyanite; peridot; fire opals. And diamonds — hundreds of the little darlings in every cut, colour, shape and size.
The largest diamond is a champagne marquise edging loquaciously towards the €50,000 mark;...
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