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.
Pink Star becomes most expensive gemstone sold at auction
It is the biggest internally flawless fancy vivid pink gemstone that the GIA has ever graded, and it smashed all the records when it sold for $71 million to Hong Kong jeweller Chow Tai Fook. Introducing, the newly named 59.6ct CTF Pink.
View the full article at Professional Jeweller.
Rihanna collaborates with Chopard on high jewellery and limited-edition Ice Cube range
Rihanna has lent name and creative energy to Chopard, helping to design a selection of floral high jewellery pieces set with a rainbow of gemstones. She’s also given a Rhi Rhi twist to its minimalist Fairmined gold Ice Cube line with military-green ceramic – a first for Chopard.
View the full article at The Telegraph.
Prehistoric jewellery found in Indonesian cave challenges view early humans less advanced
Who would have thought such a major anthropological discovery could be made from a necklace of pig’s teeth? It seems that jewellery made 30,000 years ago on the island of Sulawesi is causing waves among the scientific community.
View the full article at Sydney Morning Herald.
Green with envy: the big gemstone trend of 2017
Pantone has long been valued by the fashion community for its fairly accurate colour trend forecasts, and this year it has placed its bets on green. It would seem that jewellery designers at Baselworld were taking notes, presenting a forest of chrysoprase, emerald, jade, malachite and tsavorite.
View the full article at The Jewellery Editor.
#CNILux: Making jewellery mindful
Jewellery designer Solange Azagury-Partridge joins Vogue’s Suzy Menkes at the Condé Nast International Luxury conference to discuss the processes she goes through when creating her quirky jewels. Control is everything, she says – financial and creative.
View the full article at Vogue.
Jewellery for your teeth is coming back in a big way
Katy Perry has a golden Nike swoosh on her premolar, Halsey a star on her canine, and Adwoa Aboah has a diamante-accented Chanel logo on her central incisor. What can this all mean? Tooth charms are the latest 90s jewellery trend making a comeback.
View the full article at So Feminine.