Received an email from a long-time friend and client in Sydney this morning: Thursday, Mar 31 2016 

Begin forwarded message:
From: JG <removed email address>
Subject: Princess ring
Date: 31 March 2016 8:50:47 AM AEST

Hi Barby and Mal

Today, 21 years ago I received the beautiful princess ring!

I still love it

Joanna xx

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Selected by the curators for inclusion in the Queensland Art Gallery show and catalogue and reproduced on page 64 – entitled “Indian Princess Ring” commissioned c1995 was (cat.38) item in the show. Pear cut Tsavorite Garnet, pink Sapphires and Diamonds 18ct carved Yellow Gold – 2.1 x 2.1 x 1.7cm – QAG scan given to the studio above.
Below is my original scan and preparation from 21 years ago:
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The newest © Bh ‘in-line’ necklet was delivered early this week Thursday, Mar 24 2016 

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Three necklets; the lower one with the emerald and garnet used our client’s own gems and an array of Barbara’s small symbols in 18ct Yellow Gold. The middle one is the original ‘gem collar’ Barbara made to work out her concept. Padparascha Sapphires, BET Orange Sapphire and Brown Diamond with 18ct Yellow Gold and oxidised 925 Silver. After slight changes to the stringing, fabrication and bayonet clasp, we planned to keep this as a model in the studio for commissions only, then Barbara decided to keep this one for herself. The top necklet was the second off the bench and was to be held as the studio sample (but it has since been wrestled away from us) Australian Opal doublet, black Onyx square, antique rose-cut Diamond, Cambodian blue Zircon, Ceylon Sapphire cabochon, 18ct Yellow Gold and oxidised 925 Silver.

We have two more of these commissioned so far, all with client’s own gems and material.

Ray Hughes (now and backintheday) Tuesday, Mar 15 2016 

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Recent shot with his son and grandson + Billy Butterworth’s shot of Ray when we were in NYC 1976, my second visit.

Back to the studio Tuesday after a 58 day break Sunday, Mar 6 2016 

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. . . back to extravagance, client whims, Barbara’s 2016–2020 range plan, the rest of our life making magic & theatre & material culture!