BAJ Digest: Your weekly jewellery news roundup – 14th March

BAJ Digest: Your weekly jewellery news roundup – 14th March

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.

Logo of Flux saying Fair Luxury
Source: Nineteen48

FLUX announces plans for Fair Luxury 2017 conference

After a successful launch last year, this day-long ethical jewellery conference will return next month. With confirmed speakers including Gemfields, the Alliance of Responsible Mining and Human Rights Watch, it is not to be missed.

View the full article at Retail Jeweller.

Source: Creative Alliance

New apprenticeship scheme launches

Former British Jewellers’ Association boss Simon Rainer has created Creative Alliance, a company aimed at linking jewellery apprentices with companies in Birmingham and the West Midlands.

View the full article at Retail Jeweller.

two cameo earrings
Source: The Jewellery Editor

Cameos: history is back in fashion

Thrown into the spotlight by Empress Joséphine in the 19th century, these carved likenesses became a must-have momento of the Victorian Grand Tours. Now a new generation of designers is making them relevant for today.

View the full article at The Jewellery Editor.

Source: JFW
Source: JFW

Creative wedding rings forged on the Rhine

Who says wedding bands need to be simple? With extra-strong forged metal, kissing snail inspirations and ceramic-bound rings that mimic spaceships, Furrer Jacot is pushing boundaries.

View the full article at JFW.

Source: Professional Jeweller

GUEST COLUMN: Why every jeweller needs to have an apprentice

The British Academy of Jewellery’s very own Ben Drew takes time out to his role as business development manager to address the British jewellery trade, writing about the many benefits of taking on an apprentice.

View the full article at Professional Jeweller.

Source: The Times
Source: The Times

Boutique of the week: Pärla, Shoreditch

Erin O’Connor gives a master class in visual merchandising in tight spots. In a narrow container in London’s Boxpark, she finds space for jewellers including V Jewellery, Smith/Grey, Jessie Harris and Clarice Price Thomas.

View the full article on The Times.

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