One of jewelry’s best kept secrets, master jeweler Glenn Spiro, debuts his ‘G London’ collection today at Harrods in London. Renowned as the jeweler’s jeweler, Spiro has been the go-to designer for a number of big jewelry brands to create special one-of-a-kind pieces for their private clients.
Over time, Spiro has accumulated his own list of faithful clients, mostly serious jewelry collectors, who relish the opportunity to work with the designer. Much like Joel Arthur Rosenthal (JAR), Spiro’s exclusive approach has been incredibly discreet and very limited, making about 200 pieces a year in his Geneva workshop. Until recently, word of mouth and those in the know have been Spiro’s only unintentional marketing tools, keeping his business incredibly private. For the past 11 years, his townhouse in London’s Mayfair has been home base for the designer, a low-key locale where he meets with his private collectors who typically spend more than $500,000 a year on fine jewelry.
Trained as a master jeweler and later appointed as the Senior Director of Christie’s and International Specialist of their Jewelry Department, Spiro is also one of a handful of dealers worldwide who trade in the rarest and most precious gems. His expertise and exacting eye for the beautiful and the rare shine through in his captivating jewels. Vividly colored stones sparkle in bold and unexpected designs, like a pair of pendant earrings with diamonds set into juicy red fancy cut flat Mozambique rubies. Each piece is as unique as the next, the only congruous characteristic being his arresting designs with clean, stylish lines and his use of riotously colored stones.
With the debut of his ‘G London’ collection, where pieces range from $100,000 to about $25 million, Spiro steps out into the spotlight and takes claim to his brilliant work. Why keep these magnificent stones locked away in a safe is Spiro’s explanation for his Harrods move. I have no doubt the partnership will be a great success.
The collection will be exclusively available from Harrods’ fine jewelry room from April 10.