The Perfect Home For Jessica McCormack’s Luxury Jewels

Just off the beaten path in perhaps the poshest section of London neighbourhood Mayfair is the “home” of jewelry designer Jessica McCormack, writes Anthony DeMarco for Forbes. “The 19th century grand townhouse contains not only her jewelry but the workshop where a handful of craftsmen build her creations” and is “the only place in the world where one can purchase her jewels.”

“The interior of the five-story red-brick building, designed by London architects, Powell Tuck Associated, contains high ceilings, plenty of light through bay-style windows, aged wooden floors, fireplaces, and a well-manicured and inviting backyard patio. Throughout the first two stories (the public area) are antique furnishings and chandeliers, contemporary sculptures and paintings. One room, the library, has a wall-length, floor-to-ceiling bookcase and a player piano filling the space with music,” reports the article.

“Of course the space also includes her petite, edgy and versatile diamond-centric jewels that have attracted a strong following throughout the world (particularly in the U.K. and U.S.), despite their limited availability. Clients include Rihanna and Madonna.”

McCormack’s collections “are well defined with personal stories and consistent motifs.”

“The New Zealand native grew up around antiques at her father auction business in Christ Church. She served a one-year internship at Sotheby’s jewelry department in London where she grew an appreciation and love of baubles. Her style reflects both her foundation in antiques—particularly in Art Deco and Georgian and Victorian periods—and the edginess and casual nature of contemporary culture,” as reported in the article.

Article Source: Forbes, Anthony DeMarco, May 8, 2017

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