''Elton first visited me in November 1986, and continued, once or twice a year for the next 16 years. He came here for his concerts, and to watch the cricket, being a a huge fan of the game.
''On that first visit, he bought 10-15 pieces, one of which was a diamond bracelet, along with diamond earrings, pearl earrings and necklaces. He used to travel with a team of around 20 people, including Patti Mostyn, and always gave generous gifts to celebrate the tours.
''He was very fond of Patti; they were very close and he trusted her implicitly.''