A new selling exhibition opens on July 27 at the Metropole Hotel presenting David Morris Fine Jewellery, High Jewellery and timepieces that have allured the world of royals, rockstars, celebrities around the world.

Miss World competitions, Oscar ceremonies and Royal weddings have all been adorned with David Morris Jewels over the decades but it was 007 that catapulted David Morris’s status as the very best of British around the world. David Morris diamonds were actually incorporated into the opening credits of the James Bond film Diamonds are Forever in 1971, only nine years after David set up a small workshop on Greville Street at the age of 20.

The bold and eye-catching designs are still made at The David Morris Atelier, above the brand’s home on New Bond Street overlooking the rooftops of Mayfair. As such, the business today operates the last and only High Jewellery atelier on the famous street. The brand has three other flagships: in Paris, Dubai and Abu Dhabi but operates in over 20 further selling points globally and through its e-commerce sites. In 2021, the house became the first Fine Jewellery brand to launch its annual High Jewellery collection on the e-commerce platform Farfetch.

David, Suzette and Jeremy Morris at the Metropole in Monte-Carlo Guy Lederman

David and Suzette Morris have been Monaco residents since 2003, the year they retired from the business which is now run by their son Jeremy. The family came together in Monaco for the opening night on Wednesday, July 26, surrounded by close friends and customers from around the globe.

The exhibition showcases the most current lines that include the very popular Rose Cut collection and jewellery with the rare and exquisite gemstones like Paraíba tourmaline and pink conch pearls. The pieces are stunning and a real treat for the eye.

“There is still no greater thrill than the hunt for a new gem and then designing a piece of jewellery around it. There will be something that you get excited about in terms of size, colour, shape or rarity, and then it’s all about making something mind-blowing with it,” says Jeremy Morris. “My dad loved creating and selling fabulous designs and my mother’s a shopaholic, so I guess I’m a combination of the two,” he laughs.

The selling exhibition is open to the public from 11 am to 11 pm at the Metropole Hotel until August 6. You can also make an appointment with Jeremy or Fabrice, the director of the Paris flagship store at Fabrice@davidmorris.com