September 23, 2023


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Laings unveils diamond and sapphire necklet for charity

Laings has unveiled a 2ct carat diamond and sapphire necklet designed to assist increase resources for Sir Jackie Stewart’s charity, Race In opposition to Dementia. 

The 1-off piece attributes around 100 diamonds and two blue sapphires – which depict the Saltire. It was crafted to shell out homage to Stewart’s prestige as a two-time shooting winner for Scotland prior to he turned concerned in motor racing.

Stewart labored intently with Laings on the bespoke design and style, which also includes a hand engraving to mark the celebration, and he commissioned Laings to generate this piece.

Motivated by the Scottish landscape, the handcrafted white gold necklet was commissioned as a prize for the clay pigeon capturing function held as element of the Sir Jackie Stewart Vintage Competition of Motoring at Thirlestane Castle.

The party was held in aid of Race Versus Dementia – the charity launched by Stweart to elevate money for analysis into avoidance and treatment for dementia, a illness that affects 50 million people today around the world.

Sarah Alexandar, guide designer at Laings who conceptualised the piece, said: “It was an honour to have been questioned to perform with Sir Jackie Stewart to generate a gorgeous piece of jewellery for an awesome few and this kind of a deserving induce.

“We repurposed the spherical sapphire which had earlier taken satisfaction of put in Laings’ 175 necklet designed to rejoice Laings’ 175-year anniversary and remarkable feat as Scotland’s oldest relatives jeweller. It felt appropriate that this unique stone must be the centrepiece for this bespoke fee.”