Founded in Moscow in 1988 by Maxim Voznesensky, Jewellery Theatre creates extravagant, avant-garde jewels with an extraordinary array of coloured gemstones. The house's surprising slices of bejewelled fruits, sprouting, coral-like formations, fantastical plants and animals bursting with colour were soon recognised, winning the Tahitian Pearl Trophy and prizes from the Russian diamond mining company, Alarosa Ltd, and Baselworld. By 2010, Jewellery Theatre was commissioned to create the crown for Miss Russia and, in 2011, the flagship Old Bond Street boutique opened its doors. The workmanship necessary to bring about these audacious flourishings of high jewellery theatrics is sourced from around the world, with workshops in Italy, Hong Kong, London and Switzerland. The fine micro-pavé settings and degradations of colour found in the rippling shapes that surround the impressive central stones or pearls add to the richness and excitement of these jewels. And there is another little twist: the rings are designed to be both worn and displayed. Each ring has a flat bottom so that it can stand upright and be admired as a sculpture as well as a work of art.