BAJ Digest #2: 6th February

BAJ Digest #2: 6th February

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 second instalment of our BAJ Digest – a weekly series dedicated to keeping you up to date with the latest news.

Pandora jewellery bag
Source: PandoraUK

Pandora signs deal to start distributing in India

Pandora has finally made moves to enter one of the biggest consumer jewellery markets in the world, setting out a three-year plan to open 50 concept stores. But how will a predominantly silver brand fare in a country where the metal accounts for just 5% of total jewellery sales?

View the full article at Professional Jeweller:

http://www.professionaljeweller.com/pandora-signs-deal-start-distributing-india/

Source: Vanity Fair
Source: Vanity Fair

Tiffany replaces CEO as Lady Gaga ad campaign rolls out

It was another turbulent week for Tiffany & Co as Frederic Cumenal left the business, and investors did not react well. On the upside, the iconic American brand unveiled a high-profile partnership with Lady Gaga.

View the full article at UPI:

http://www.upi.com/Top_News/US/2017/02/06/Tiffany-replaces-CEO-as-Lady-Gaga-ad-campaign-rolls-out/1051486391141/?utm_source=sec&utm_campaign=sl&utm_medium=1

Source: Vogue France
Source: Vogue France

The making of Dior et d’Opales high jewellery secret watch

Dior jewellery maestro Victoire de Castellane has dedicated an entire jewellery collection to her favourite gemstone – the opal. Learn more about this hypnotic gem and how it is being used in on-trend secret watches.

View the full article at The Telegraph:

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/luxury/jewellery/making-dior-et-dopales-secret-high-jewellery-watch/?WT.mc_id=tmg_share_tw

Source: Pinterest
Source: Pinterest

We have evidence that this is the jewellery trend everyone is coveting

Fashionable Pinterest browsers have voted with their boards to create a 74% jump in pins of hoop earrings. This is about as close to cold, hard diagnostics on a jewellery trend as we are likely to get – make hoops, now.

View the full article at Grazia

http://lifestyle.one/grazia/fashion/shopping/hoop-earrings/

Hockley Mint logo on a white background
Source: Hockley Mint

Hockley Mint officially launches commemorative design competition

Calling all jewellery designers. This latest industry competition offers a chance to see your work made in Fairtrade precious metals and displayed at September trade show IJL, as well as a cash prize of £250.

View the full artice at Retail Jeweller:

https://www.retail-jeweller.com/events/hockley-mint-officially-launches-commemorative-design-competition/7018348.article?blocktitle=Today’s-stories&contentID=16592

Source: Twitter
Source: Twitter

New jewellery trade app launches to connect buyers and sellers

Two industry veterans have launched the Jewellery Trader app to make it easier to find hard-to-source components, gems and finished jewellery, as well as allowing jewellers to list items for sale to both the trade and consumers.

View the full article at Professional Jeweller:

http://www.professionaljeweller.com/new-jewellery-trade-app-launches-connect-buyers-sellers/