David Morris has joined forces with global luxury platform FARFETCH, to exclusively present a selection of its new High Jewellery collection online. This is the first time that a jewellery House has launched a High Jewellery collection via ecommerce.
The new designs will be available to view and shop on FARFETCH.com on Wednesday 27th January, in the midst of Haute Couture week, and when David Morris usually presents its new High Jewellery collection to international media and clients in Paris.
Named Renaissance, a nod to the brand’s continually evolving and inventive approach to the traditional world of High Jewellery, the collection comprises 13 unique pieces - four of which are available to shop on FARFETCH.com and with delivery to over 190 countries globally. The remaining pieces from the collection will be available to view and purchase via FARFETCH Private Client services and David Morris boutiques worldwide, and in person or remotely through private virtual appointments (depending on each market’s local Covid-19 restrictions).
Now, with David Morris’s famed rarest-of-the-rare jewels and handcraftsmanship converging with the digital age, the Renaissance collection heralds the beginning of another exciting new chapter in the history of the British House’s heritage. Whilst the brand is first to embrace new technologies, a respect and dedication to craft is ever present; David Morris remains the only Bond Street brand to still have its own High Jewellery atelier on the premises, as well as being one of the last few family-owned jewellers present. Vibrant, rare jewels are synonymous with David Morris and visitors to FARFETCH.com can now view and purchase magnificent unique pieces that feature the world’s most coveted and colourful gemstones. This first-of-its-kind collaboration paves the way for David Morris’s collection, where ecommerce will offer instant and exclusive access to its collections wherever in the world clients may be.
One of the standout pieces of the Renaissance collection is the exquisite ruby and white diamond Rubia cabochon choker necklace, made with over 380 carats of the rarest, deep-red Burmese rubies and truly a remarkable feat of craftsmanship. The matching Rubia earrings combine 32 carats of strikingly intense red rubies, that are beautifully enhanced by white diamonds in a variety of cuts and the earrings’ delicate drops feature intricate fluted rubies and pear-shaped white diamonds.
Also offered are jewels at the most vivid end of the colour spectrum, on display in the remarkable vibrant-blue Azul Paraiba tourmaline and white diamond choker. A piece that exhibits the House’s fusion of modern technologies and handcraftsmanship, its intricately engineered design was designed digitally before being made entirely by hand over almost 800 hours, taking almost a year to complete from concept to work bench.
Just as electrifying is the Azure cocktail ring, which features a spectacular, electric-blue 16 carat Paraiba tourmaline at its centre. Flanked by brilliant-blue turquoise and white diamonds, it is the ultimate in colourful and contemporary jewels.
David Morris is famed for working with unusual, lesser-known gemstones, and black opals are fast becoming a new House signature. The Aura cocktail ring beautifully demonstrates this unique gemstone’s captivating, flame-like effect. At the centre of this eye-catching piece is a remarkable 10-carat Australian black opal, set amongst intense-blue lapis and white diamonds.
The highly intricate Lattice blue sapphire choker matching drop earrings are crafted using a collection of extraordinary jewels, their intense blue hue magnified by a delicate setting of lace-like white diamonds. The choker comprises 85 carats of the rarest blue sapphires in pear-shape, round and cushion cut gems.
The rose cut diamonds, beloved of Jeremy Morris who revived the popularity of the cut over 20 years ago, make another appearance in the stunning Monsoon white diamond necklace and earrings set - which together, comprise over 55 carats of scintillating rose cut, cushion, pear-shape, round and oval white diamonds in a fluid, droplet-inspired silhouette.
For lovers of the rarest natural pearls, the collection’s incredible Two Seas natural pearl necklace brings together a magnificent collection of striking black and white pearls – comprising 119 carats of pearls in all – with pink and white diamonds set in rose gold, creating a piece of astonishing beauty and individuality.
Diamonds and pearls may be a classic combination, yet the Renaissance collection’s unique Purity Trillium pearl necklace and earring set offers a fresh twist on the look - combining unusual silver-toned Akoya pearls with a striking metallic lustre, nestled amongst white diamond drops and suspended from feminine white diamond flowers.
The Gardenia earrings, the final piece from the collection, are an ode to Jeremy Morris’s cherished Colombian emeralds and the natural world that so often inspires his designs - deftly combined here in a pair of delicate white diamond flower and pear shape green emerald earrings.
“We are honoured to partner with David Morris for this monumental launch and offer our global customers access to the House's Renaissance High Jewellery collection” says Giorgio Belloli, Chief Commercial & Sustainability Officer, FARFETCH. “At FARFETCH we partner with the very best in the industry, ensuring that our discerning customers have access to unique pieces that can only be found at FARFETCH.com. We look forward to continuing our work with the David Morris team, championing innovation, bringing the brand to new customers and celebrating the timeless craftsmanship of their collections.”
Since the House was founded in 1962, David Morris has gained a reputation for being at the cutting edge of jewellery design, combining innovative contemporary design with the latest techniques. An avant-garde approach, therefore, is in the brand’s DNA, evident in its embrace of developing technologies and this partnership with FARFETCH. “David Morris designs have always sought to push the boundaries,” explains the House’s CEO and Creative Director, Jeremy Morris. “Now, with the release of our new High Jewellery pieces available online through FARFETCH – an industry first – we are showing that in order to continue our brand’s evolution and meet the demands of the modern consumer, it is vital to keep breaking boundaries at every level. Whether that be through our design and atelier processes, or the ways in which our pieces are made available to the remarkable women around the world who collect our jewellery.”