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The latest collaboration between Theo Fennell and Gemfields stars three stunning Zambian emeralds

Theo Fennel collaborates with gemstone world-leader Gemfields to create an emerald suite.

16 December 2013

Theo Fennell shows his classic side with his new, one-of-a-kind suite of emerald jewels, created in collaboration with Gemfields, the world's leading coloured gemstone producer.

Playing down his famously quirky style, Fennell has paid homage to these rare and exceptional Gemfields emeralds by placing them in a timeless teardrop design that immediately draws the eye to the gemstones' mysterious depths. Surrounded by a subtle halo of pavé white diamonds and suspended from a white gold, diamond-set chain or drop earring, there is no doubt that the emeralds are the star of this show.  

The trio of emeralds was extracted from deep below the earth at Gemfields' Kagem emerald mine in Zambia before being polished to produce the convex, rounded surface known as a cabochon. Polishing the emeralds rather than faceting them has accentuated their vivid colour - the vibrant deep green for which Zambian emeralds are famed.

Handcrafted in the workshop above Theo Fennell's flagship Fulham Road store, this unique suite of jewels is the fourth time that Fennell has collaborated with Gemfields.

Supplier of approximately 20% of the world's emeralds, working with Gemfields was an exciting proposition for Fennell. Not only are Gemfields' emeralds of a consistently excellent quality, the company is directly involved in every step in a gemstone's journey from mine to market.  By taking control of the whole process, Gemfields can ensure that each step is ethical, sustainable and transparent.

In January 2013, Mila Kunis joined Gemfields as its global ambassador, travelling to the Kagem mine in Zambia and creating a buzz for the ethical gemstone producer that travelled all the way round the world. Several months later, Gemfields revealed a fine jewellery collection created in collaboration with 36 leading international designers, the scale of which had never been seen before.

The impressive array of international talent from all over the world, all of whom featured Gemfields emeralds, rubies and amethysts in their bespoke designs, was game-changing. Here were some of the most exciting designers in the business, including Theo Fennell, drawing attention to the message that is the driving force behind Gemfields: it is quite possible to buy precious gems with a clear conscience.

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