Top international buyers attended a May 16 preview of a Million Pound jewellery display by Garrard, jewellers to Britain's Royal Family.
SV.PAN. Show cases and guard.
SV.PAN. Show cases guards, and viewers.
CV. Necklace from show case to camera.
CU. Model with diamond necklace, clips, bracelets and rings.
BCU. Diamond bracelet and watch.
MV. Models to show case - one puts there on head of other.
CU. Tilt from neckline to above tiara.
CU.PAN. And tilt shots..display valued at over GBP500,000.
CU Model featuring rings, necklace, earrings, and tiara.
MV. Zoom above girl
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Background: Top international buyers attended a May 16 preview of a Million Pound jewellery display by Garrard, jewellers to Britain's Royal Family. The display - in London's fashionable Regent Street - opens to the public May 17 for 10 days. It reflects the best in British craftsmanship, with a trend for all-diamond pieces, although Princess Margaret's recent choice of a ruby and diamond engagement ring has lent new interest to the lustrous red stones.
One model showed a diamond suit set in platinum, comprising necklace, brooch, rings, bracelet, and tiara - total value of GBP43,690. A small table carried jewellery worth half a million pounds. Naturally, strict security precautions were taken - uniformed and plain clothes guards. Garrard's managing director told a press man "You wouldn't get away with much" but he admitted that just as a grocer's shop loses a little tea Garrard occasionally loses a signed ring.
One of the attractive models who showed jewellery was Veronica Gray who spent four years as nun in an Irish convent and received special Papal dispensation form her vows.