For the past thirty years, a prolific Portuguese collector has built up an astounding array of jewels from around the world, in what today is known as The Martins Collection.
What originally began as a childhood fixation and love of pirates and their gleaming treasure chests and lavish hauls, slowly grew into a fully blown love-affair with everything that sparkles.
Comprising hundreds of specimens from past and present, the collection as a whole is worth over £11 million and represents a lifetime spent cherry-picking the most exquisite pieces from all four corners of the globe.
Motivated by the quality, beauty and glamour of the pieces rather than quantity, each unique item is a spectacular specimen to behold which is what makes this particular collection so special.
As the collection has grown organically, over an extended period of time, the pieces don’t conform to one decade or style, but rather encompass a variety of aesthetics. From gem encrusted rings to necklaces so fabulous they rival Cleopatra, there really is something for every taste. One thing they do have in common though, is a shared scattering of diamonds, the favourite stone of the collector.
Ranging from rings to necklaces, earrings and bracelets, many of the pieces descend from noble and royal families, giving each sentimental value and therefore making them all the more unique. After holding onto the collection for so long, we’re offering a carefully curated edit of these jewels for sale, exclusively at taylorandhart.com.