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Watches Jewellery Behind The Scenes: Meet Hong Kong Tatler's Jewellery Contributors

Behind The Scenes: Meet Hong Kong Tatler's Jewellery Contributors

Behind The Scenes: Meet Hong Kong Tatler's Jewellery Contributors
By Annie Darling
October 31, 2019
Meet the talented content creators who helped put Hong Kong Tatler's jewellery magazine together

Peter Iantorno

Photo: Courtesy of Peter Iantorno
Photo: Courtesy of Peter Iantorno

Who would you like to design jewellery for?
My nan. She moved her entire family from Italy to the UK and worked in a cotton mill for years. She deserved something sparkly.

What piece of jewellery would you love to own?
As a kid, I always dreamed of having a World Cup winners’ medal. Does that count?

What’s the most valuable advice you’ve received?
My dad says, “Don’t show someone how much you love them with grand statements of affection. Do it through small acts of kindness every day.”

Melissa Twigg

Photo: Courtesy of Melissa Twigg
Photo: Courtesy of Melissa Twigg

Who would you like to design jewellery for?
The Brontë sisters. They were able to describe beauty in such a wonderful way, but never had the opportunity to experience it for themselves. I’d love to hear how they’d write about the jewellery I’d design for them.

What piece of jewellery would you love to own?
I have a ball coming up and I’d love to find a yellow diamond pendant to wear for it. 

What does heritage mean to you?
Honouring the past.

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Christian Barker

Photo: Courtesy of Christian Barker
Photo: Courtesy of Christian Barker

What piece of jewellery would you love to own?
Right now, I’m strongly considering a very ’70s gold neck chain. Medallion optional.

If you were going to get a piercing where would it be? 
Probably in a seedy tattoo parlour in an insalubrious part of town after one too many martinis.

What’s the most valuable advice you’ve received?
The Barker family motto is, “Fide sed cui vide,” which means, “Trust, but in whom take care.” It’s advice I’ve lived to regret ignoring on occasion.

Laura Beaney

Photo: Courtesy of Laura Beaney
Photo: Courtesy of Laura Beaney

What piece of jewellery would you love to own?
Something unexpected. I’ve heard of jewellers that are experimenting with materials like dinosaur bone and meteorite.

What’s the most important piece of jewellery you’ve ever owned?
Before I holidayed in Brazil over a decade ago, my mother gave me an art deco guardian angel necklace in silver as a symbol of protection.

Which is your favourite heritage jeweller?
Van Cleef & Arpels have always captivated me. The founders, Alfred and Salomon, would be great travel buddies.

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