BAJ Digest: Your weekly jewellery news roundup – 21th March

BAJ Digest: Your weekly jewellery news roundup – 21th 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.

Karl Lagerfeld in a black suit and black glasses behind a metallic background

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

An illustration of of the different CAD stages in building a ring

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.

A pair of gold earrings in the shape of the candelabra character Lumiere from Beauty and the Beast

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.

a picture of jewellery illustrations of a necklace, pendant, and earrings using a blue paint and white pencil

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.

coloured diamonds earrings with diamond wing shaped clips

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

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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.

A ring being soldered

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.

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