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Gismondi1754 and Catherine Walker & Co co-create a symbolic, limited
edition piece for Breast Cancer Haven

Italian jeweller Gismondi1754 is thrilled to collaborate with Catherine Walker & Co on its latest
creation, Gismondi1754 for Catherine Walker & Co, as a tribute to the British couturier’s 40 th anniversary.
Gismondi1754 has designed a special jewel entitled “Butterfly”; a delicate and feminine pendant
comprising natural rubies and a navette cut diamond resting in the centre. The necklace sits perfectly in the
sensual dip of the collar bone and showcases the expertise of the jeweller’s craftsmen, expressing beauty,
lightness and elegance. The limited edition ruby and diamond “Butterfly” necklace will be priced at £2,500
and 20% of each sale will be donated to Breast Cancer Haven. Founded by Sara Davenport, Catherin
Walker & Co was a founder sponsor and has been a valued long term supporter of the charity.
The desire of the two brands to join forces dates back to last year and Creative Director Massimo Gismondi
worked closely with Said Cyrus on the special design.
Massimo Gismondi said: “From my very first conversation with Said, I felt a special connection with
Catherine Walker & Co and we explored together how to create a piece that represents a little of what we
both stand for: excellence in craft – and our personalities: discrete and passionately committed to all things
of beauty. The butterfly is an icon for Catherine Walker & Co – integral to its brand identity and using rubie
was an obvious choice, given the House is celebrating 40 years.”
Said Cyrus commented: “I was delighted when Gismondi1754 approached me and it has been such a honour
to have Massimo personally design the piece.  The butterfly is a motif I chose a while ago for Catherine
Walker & Co as it felt like a fitting representation of what we do, embracing elegance and grace.  There is
also a delicacy and fragility to a butterfly’s movements which, on a more personal level, reminds me of my
late wife”.   
“It’s incredibly generous of Gismondi1754 to donate a percentage of sales to Breast Cancer Haven and we
hope to raise a great deal for the worthy cause – especially as Catherine Walker & Co celebrates its
milestone anniversary.”

The “Butterfly” necklace has been made in 18Kt white gold with natural rubies ct. 1,24 and a white
diamond, navette cut, ct. 0,30 in the centre. It is available exclusively at Gismondi1754’s boutiques