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.
Swarovski Group signs jewellery licensing agreement with Karl Lagerfeld
Surely one of the most exciting launches at this week’s Baselworld, the world’s biggest jewellery trade show, will be this partnership. Based on Karl’s previous jewellery designs, expect crystal-encrusted quirkiness.
View the full article at Professional Jeweller
Where Do I Begin?: An Introduction to Jewellery CAD
For the modern jeweller, CAD represents the future of jewellery design. Our BAJ tutor, Jack Meyer takes us through the world of jewellery CAD providing insight into the different software available on the market, and what you can so with them.
View the full article at CAD Jewellery Skills.
Alex Monroe collaborates with Disney on ‘Beauty and the Beast’ jewellery collection
The new Emma Waston film has already smashed five box office records (it’s the seventh biggest opening of all time with US$350m and counting). Can the British jeweller grab a slice of the hype – and the cash – with this new collection?
View the full article at Harpers Bazaar.
Fit for a Duchess? William & Son unveils Gala Jewellery Collection
The jeweller’s in-house design team has turned a ruff seen around the neck of Elizabeth I in a painting on display in the National Portrait Gallery into a suite of jewels set with diamonds and Santa Maria aquamarine.
View the full article at The Telegraph.
Softly does it: the allure of unusual coloured diamonds
How much do you know about coloured diamonds and the complexities of grading them? There is a whole colour wheel of shades out there that are starting to be picked up by the high jewellery houses and their exacting clientele.
View the full article at The Jewellery Editor
How I #MadeIt: Anissa Kermiche
The winner of the EC One Unsigned 2016 competition tells how she left behind a well-paid corporate career in Paris to follow her passion and become a jewellery designer in London, and what running your own jewellery business is really like.
View the full article at Refinery29.
National Apprenticeship Week Q&A: EW Adams apprentice Zainab Khan
Find out what it’s really like to be a jewellery apprentice from a former British Academy of Jewellery student. Get an insight into his day and find out what he finds most inspiring about working for the London gemstone specialist.
View the full article on Retail Jeweller.