Here at the British Academy of Jewellery we like to stay up to date with what’s happening in the jewellery and design world. Welcome to the next instalment of our BAJ Digest – a weekly series dedicated to keeping you up to date with the latest news.
The Goldsmiths’ Company pledges £10m to fund new museum
The Cheapside Hoard is one of the most important historical jewellery finds and has attracted many visitors to its current home at the Museum of London. To ensure it continues to be on display to the public, The Goldsmiths’ Company has granted funding that will move the museum to West Smithfield in 2022.
View the full article at Antiques Trade Gazette.
‘Pink Panther’ heist at London art fair as thieves escape with £3 million of gems
Masterpiece is one of the best displays of new and antique high jewellery, but this year it wasn’t just collectors who were attracted by the display. Light-fingered thieves also attended the fair and deftly lifted jewels from Swiss brand Boghossian, leaving no witnesses and no trace. A mystery indeed.
View the full article at The Telegraph.
Born to party: Bulgari’s Festa high jewellery collection
Bulgari is a brand that knows how to celebrate the exuberance of la dolce vita. Its latest collection, shown in Venice, is inspired by Italian parties. Bright coloured gemstones bring colour to every piece, and creative director Lucia Silvestri also added in fun motifs like cakes, ice lollies, chilli peppers and lime lollipops.
View the full article at The Jewellery Editor.
Louis Vuitton’s new high jewellery plays with coloured gemstones and diamonds
Louis Vuitton played with monograms to create Conquêtes (which translates as conquest, an ode to strong women), combining its V and flower motifs in a number of ways to create different looks. The metal was restricted to white gold, pepped up with opals, imperial topaz, diamonds and Paraiba tourmalines.
View the full article at South China Morning News.
Boucheron’s winter wonderland: Hiver Impérial jewellery collection will make you shiver
In a magical room in Paris decorated with trees, log cabins and a heavy blanket of faux snow, Boucheron presented its latest high jewellery collection – an ode to the frozen landscapes of Russia. Cool-blue gemstones joined icy diamonds and rock crystal, while cocktail rings took the form of animals of the tundra.
View the full article at South China Morning Post.
Guo Pei x Chopard High Jewellery Collection
The catwalks of Couture Week in Paris became that bit more glamorous thanks to a collaboration between Chinese red-carpet dress designer Guo Pei and Chopard creative director Caroline Scheufele. The pair created a collection of gowns and jewels that complemented each other and dazzled the audience.
View the full article at Senatus.