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.
Goldsmiths’ Fair 2017 announces exhibitors
Getting into the most important British fair of designer-maker jewellers is a coup for any designer, as competition and vetting are fierce. This year, 92 jewellers, 34 silversmiths and 10 graduates have made the cut – find out who they are.
View the full article at Jewellery Focus.
Crowning glory: a collaboration with a London art school has produced a futuristic jewel
How can you make a tiara relevant for the 21st century? This was a question posed by Chaumet, and answered by a young jewellery student whose design inspired by moss poking through paving slabs is far more elegant than it sounds.
View the full article at Wallpaper*.
High jewellers turn heads with transformable pieces
It has long been a feature of the most expensive jewels, and this trend shows no signs of abating as women’s lives continue to become ever more multi-faceted. The trick now is coming up with ever-inventive ways to make one jewel three.
View the full article at South China Morning Post.
New film celebrates the genius of Peter Carl Fabergé
He is one of the most influential designers of all time, and his intricate, elaborate work has inspired many a jewellery designer. Find out more about the man behind the eggs in a new award-winning feature-length documentary.
View the full article at The Jewellery Editor.
Kanye West unveils first Yeezy jewellery collection
Gold – check. Heavy chains – check. Religious iconography – check. Inspired by 14th-century Italian art – em, what? The fashion-obsessed superstar seems to be bringing a Renaissance twist to classic rappers’ jewels with his latest line.
View the full article at PM News.
Jade is a winner at Dales jewellery sale
A recent auction at Tennants of Leyburn has shown that there is solid demand for jewellery set with jade (a trend certainly echoed by new creations being launched). So how much will a pair of Art Deco jade earrings set you back?
View the full article at Darlington & Stockton Times.