Like the rare diamonds he surrounds himself with, Simon Teakle has a sparkle in his eye and a keen nose for what's notable and collectible. His passion for precious stones began in England, where he graduated as a gemologist from the National Association of Goldsmiths. In 1991, he, his wife and their three children moved to New York where he ran Christie's jewellery operations. While there, Teakle contributed to record sales of many of the most notable gemstones and private collections, including the Agra Diamond, the Indore Diamonds, jewellery from the collection of HRH Salimah Aga Khan, and the Rockefeller Sapphire, as well as pieces belonging to Eva Peron and the $12 million US Doris Duke jewellery sale. After leaving Christie's in 2004, Teakle started formulating his next move, which was to open a boutique in Greenwich and fill it with captivating jewels and decorative objects. While waiting for the ideal retail space, he helped clients find exceptional coloured gemstones, which included prestigious jewels belonging to Prince Felix Yusupov, Marjorie Merriweather Post and Jacqueline Onassis. In 2012, Teakle was ready to open his shop with his sparkling treasures. His approach to buying high jewellery is all about discovery. He loves every piece he buys, and he purchases everything outright. He specialises in rare and unique jewellery, and objets d'art from the 18th to 20th centuries, and also negotiates private treaty sales.