Lars Hetmanek’s Storytelling Jewels go far deeper than just their exterior shimmer, they’re bearers of our deepest secrets. Our choice of jewellery speaks volumes; revealing not only the taste and status of the wearer, but also betraying the age and the era in which the piece was created. Many have even acquired a remarkable history during their lifetimes, or played a part in political events.Think of the legendary necklace that prompted the so-called ‘affair of the diamond necklace’ at the court of Louis XVI in France – a veritable scandal that is reputed to have inched the scaffold yet closer to Marie Antoinette’s neck.