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July 2015

On July 1st 2015, Lucas Rarities were proud sponsors of JDRF’s Pro Am Golf Tournamentpremier charity PGA Pro Am golf tournament at the famous Championship golf course, Stoke Park.

Sam Loxton, of Lucas Rarities, also took part in the 18 hole event, alongside leading PGA professionals.

 

 

 

 

 

June 2015

Art Antiques London Party in the Park in support of type 1 diabetes charity JDRF

The Duchess of Cornwall, President of JDRF, was guest of honour at Art Antiques London special charity preview. With Many special guests including music icon Boy George, Hollywood and stage actor Rory Kinnear, Emmy-award winning actress Susan Hampshire, Downton Abbey creator Lord Fellowes, Olympic gold-medallist Amy William MBE and Olympic gold-medallist Ben Ainslie CBE.

                   Sam Loxton (left) and The Duchess of Cornwall (right) Party in the Park

Our very own Sam Loxton had the honour of accompanying Her Royal Highness around the exhibition preview.

 

 

January 2015

We now have our own page on LOVEGOLD.LoveGold

Keep your eyes peeled for unusual antique yellow gold pieces, that will have you inspired.

 

 

 

 

December 2014

The Beauty, Fashion & Lifestyle Blogger and YouTuber Tanya Burr teamed up with stylist Annie Swain forTanya Burr BFW14 the British Fashion Awards, glamming up her outfit with some Lucas Rarities jewels.

You can watch her preparation for the evening, including close-ups of our pieces and her outfit breakdown here.

For more on Tanya Burr you can follow here YouTube channel by clicking this link https://www.youtube.com/user/pixi2woo

 

 

 

 

November 2014

In support of JDRF’s campaign #TypeOnesie for World Diabetes day on November 14th, our very own JDRFSam Loxton took part in Woking Golf Club’s annual Night Golf event, to raise awareness for World Diabetes Day and raise funds for JDRF.

This event came third on the #TypeOnesie leaderboard 2014, but it is not to late to get involved and make a donation at Sam’s ‘JustGiving’ Page… just simply click on this link www.justgiving.com/sam-loxton

Well done to Sam and all of the JDRF team for all of your hard work and dedication, in raising awareness and funds in support of improving the lives of those with type 1 diabetes.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

March 2014

Lucas Rarities are looking forward to exhibiting at the forthcoming Art Antiques London fair at the Albert Art Antiques 2014Memorial West Lawn, Kensington Gardens, from Thursday, 12th-18th June, 2014

Private View
Wednesday, 11th June, 2014

For tickets or for more information please contact us here.

 

 

February 2014

The very talented, award winning British Writer/Director Amma Asante, looked  stunning at the BAFTAs AmmaAsante-BAFTAsFilm Awards 2014. Finishing off her glittering golden gown with statement jewels from Lucas Rarities: An 18 karat yellow gold hoop necklace of graduated design, finished with a cabochon sapphire set clasp, circa 1970s; An 18 karat yellow gold and onyx ring, centered with a pink spinel, circa 1940s and a retro 18 karat yellow gold ring of geometric design set with a reverse-set step-cut citrine, circa 1950s.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

September 2013

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Lucas Rarities was proud to sponsor the FOBS Golf Society’s Charity Golf Day on 13th September 2013 at the Royal Ashdown Forest Golf Club.

The day was in aid of St. Catherine’s Hospice, Crawley, a charity dedicated to providing specialised end of life care and support to local people, their families, friends and carers. Further information about the Hospice can be found here.

 

 

August 2013

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Lucas Rarities are preparing for the LAPADA Art & Antiques Fair 2013. Complimentary E-invites are available from August 14th and postal invitations from August 20th – please get in touch if you would like one.

 

 

 

 

 

July 2013

Bush Beano

For one night only, on Thursday 26 September 2013, the Bush Theatre will invade the LAPADA Art & Antiques Fair in Berkeley Square, Mayfair, where Lucas Rarities will be exhibiting.

The private party kicks off from 6pm and guests will enjoy romances and adventures, true stories and tall tales . . . Inspired by the wonderful art and antiques of the LAPADA exhibitors, the Bush will strut its theatrical stuff around the fair while you enjoy champagne, cocktails and canapés.

For those staying on for dinner at 9pm, a meal created by Mark Hix and curated by ArtForEating will tickle all of your senses . . . Olivier-nominated Bush Associate Artist Caroline Horton will have you laughing and crying in your seats . . . bloodstock auctioneer Nick Nugent will whip up a frenzy of bidding to make you relish supporting the young and talented.

The Bush Beano will raise money crucial to the survival of the Bush Theatre.

Party Ticket with a Private View of the Fair
18:00 – 20:30
£75.00 pp
Includes cocktails, champagne and canapés.

For more information about tickets for the Bush Beano at LAPADA please email party@bushtheatre.co.uk or call the Bush Beano hotline on 07851 734 026.


Party and Dinner Ticket
Party 18:00 – 20:30 with a Private View of the Fair. Dinner from 21:00 to late
£500.00 pp
Party includes Private View, cocktails, champagne and canapés. Dinner by Mark Hix & ArtForEating, performance by Caroline Horton, plus Live Auction.

 

July 2013

Katie Melua in LR Bracelets B

On the evening of July 11th Katie Melua performed “I Will Be There” at the spectacular Queen’s Coronation Festival Gala. Accompanying her dress by Ralph Lauren were two bracelets from Lucas Rarities: an English textured yellow gold wide bracelet with citrines, emeralds and diamonds, by Andrew Grima from 1967; and a French textured yellow gold bracelet set with fourteen turquoise cabochons and diamonds by Pery et Fils, circa 1960s.

 

 

 

 

June 2013

DMC & Sam Loxton

Art Antiques London is over for another year and we enjoyed yet another fantastic exhibition. Huge thanks to Haughton International Fairs for organising another successful show. The opening Party in the Park on Tuesday June 11 raised over £300,000 for Great Ormond Street Hospital. Magician and cardshark Drummond Money-Coutts was in attendance and spent time at the Lucas Rarities stand wowing an audience with his dazzling array of card tricks.

Lucas Rarities will next be exhibiting at the LAPADA Art & Antiques Fair from 25 to 29 September in Berkeley Square. Please contact us to obtain your tickets.

 

 

May 2013

A French Diamond Brooch by René Boivin

We are delighted to announce that our French diamond brooch by Suzanne Belperron for Maison Boivin has been shortlisted for the Country Life-LAPADA Object of the Year Competition 2013. Last year we won second prize with our Mughal Emerald Turban Brooch by Paul Iribe and are hoping for continued success this year!

The brooch was made in 1935 and was formerly the property of French artist Marie Laurencin. More information about the brooch and how to vote for the People’s Choice Award can be found here.

 

 

 

March 2013

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We are proud to announce that Sam Loxton will be giving a lecture on Art Deco jewellery at the Lecture Club on Thursday 17th October 2013. Join us at 6.30pm at Ilchester Place, London W1; tickets will be £10 on the door with 10% of the ticket money being donated to the Alzheimer’s Society. Wine and refreshments will be provided. Find out more here.

 

 

 

 

February 2013

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On February 4th Sam Loxton made the final shortlist for the National Antiques Week ‘Young Guns of the Antiques Trade’ Award. The five judges sat down for nearly four hours to decide which twelve remarkable finalists would make the list. The winner will be announced at the Decorative Antiques & Textiles Fair in Battersea on April 25th 2013.

Sam said of his selection, “I consider myself a champion of antique and period jewellery and hope to kick start a revolution against the modern jewellery which is being distributed and mass marketed worldwide.”

 

 

January 2013Vivienne Becker Impossible Collection of Jewelry

Ever wondered what the ultimate collection of jewellery from the last century would look like?  Esteemed jewellery historian Vivienne Becker has compiled her exceptional tome, “Impossible Collection of Jewelry” due for release in February 2013 and featuring our own Mughal Emerald Aigrette by Paul Iribe and the Hippocamp Brooch by Maison Boivin. Order your copy here.

 

 

 

 

September 2012

Lucas Rarities exhibiting at the LAPADA Art & Antiques Fair in Berkeley Square.
Visit site here.

 

 

June 2012

Lucas Rarities wins 2nd Prize in the Country Life LAPADA Object of the Year Competition 2012 for our Mugal emerald turban brooch by Paul Iribe.

Find out more here.

 

 

 

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Lucas Rarities exhibiting at Art Antiques London from 13 to 22 June 2012.
Visit site here.

 

 

 

 

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The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee is coming! Lucas Rarities unveils a paste bangle and clip set by Sir Norman Hartnell, given by the Queen Monther to her lady in waiting – featured on The Jewellery Editor.
See the full article here.

 

 

 

 

 

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The March edition of Harper’s Bazaar features a Marchak yellow gold & diamond bracelet from Lucas Rarities. See the full feature in our press section here.

 

 

 

February 2012

This year’s charity party for Art Antiques London is in support of JDRF. JDRF exists to find the cure for Type 1 diabetes and its complications.

 

 

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Lucas Rarities have been selected as offical partner of the Army & Navy Club’s 175th anniversary celebrations, commemorating Her Majesty the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee.

 

 

 

 

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Lucas Rarities host their Christmas event “The Art of Jewellery” with Trinity House art gallery in Mayfair.

See photos from the evening here.

 

 

October 2011

Lucas Rarities now features on CoutureLab, the company that goes beyond fashion and seasons. Read the exclusive interview with Sam Loxton, manager of Lucas Rarities, on CoutureLab’s magazine here.

 

 

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Both of the Paul Iribe pieces currently owned by Lucas Rarities feature in the 3rd September edition of Antiques Trade Gazette. See the full feature in our press section here.

 

 

 

August 2011

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We are delighted to announce that we are now working as a retail partner with Ten Lifestyle Management, the Coutts Concierge Service for Coutts World and Gold Cardholders.

Ten management have a team of multilingual lifestyle managers on hand to deliver a quality service, putting their contacts and knowledge to work for their members. As a partner we will offer members our bespoke service sourcing rare and exceptional jewellery from all over the world.

 

 

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Joan Collins wears jewellery from Lucas Rarities in the July issue of Hello! Magazine.

See the full feature in our press section here

 

 

 

June 2011

Lucas Rarities is announced as the winner of the Country Life LAPADA Object of the Year People’s Choice Award for our ruby, sapphire & yellow diamond heart brooch by Paul Flato.