An epic romance spanning 75 years JEWELS tells one woman's story of love, tragedy and triumph in the face of heartbreaking adversity and her incredible family legacy.
Drawn to the romance of Europe, Sarah Thompson (Annette O'Toole, Emmy nominee for The Kennedys of Massachusetts), an American visiting England, meets and marries Duke William Whitfield (Golden Globe nominated Anthony Andrews, Brideshead Revisited). They set up house in a beautiful chateau in France and begin a family life together.
World War II interrupts their tranquillity and they establish a family jewellrey business to restore some vestige of hope and optimism. But France soon becomes occupied and the chateau is seized by commandant Joachim von Mannheim (Jurgen Prochnow, The Da Vinci Code) thrusting Sarah's life into greater turmoil.
With her beloved William away serving the war effort in the RAF, Sarah raises her family under the courtly guard and ever-growing affection of Joachim facing challenges of the heart and significant life-altering events that will transform her into a matriarch of remarkable stature.