30 May 2012
To mark Queen Elizabeth II's Diamond Jubilee, Asprey have partnered with acclaimed light artist and John Jones client Chris Levine to create a new work titled ‘The Diamond Queen’. The piece features Levine’s seminal 2004 portrait of the Queen 'Equanimity', commissioned by The Jersey Heritage Trust, and a recreation of the Queen’s diadem worn at her coronation in 1953. The diadem includes 1000 white diamonds set in platinum by Asprey craftsmen, and the result is a ‘luminescent installation’. Asprey is committed to the same values of British craftsmanship as John Jones, and many of their workshops are still situated above their New Bond Street store. Silversmiths, jewellers, leatherworkers, engravers and watchmakers all using traditional skills work alongside innovative designers at the Asprey premises. John Jones were delighted to design and produce the striking bespoke frame to showcase this piece, created with the same commitment to craft and aesthetic beauty.
This work will be on display for public viewing from the 29th May 2012 at the Asprey Flagship Store at 167 New Bond Street.