BAJ Digest: Your weekly jewellery news roundup – 13th February

BAJ Digest: Your weekly jewellery news roundup – 13th 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 next installment our BAJ Digest – a weekly series dedicated to keeping you up to date with the latest news.

Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images
Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images

Bold jewellery pieces lead the way at the BAFTA Awards

Stars of screens both big and small took to the red carpet in London on Sunday in some daring jewellery choices. Bulgari, David Webb and Kat Florence, which was the official jewellery sponsor of the BAFTA after party, all dressed stars for this high-profile event. 

View the full article at Professional Jeweller.

Source: Instagram
Source: Instagram

It’s the Meghan effect! Now it’s Harry’s girlfriend whose fashion choices are driving sales (and her tastes are a lot more frugal than Kate Middleton’s)

Just hours after it was published that Meghan Markle has been wearing jewellery by Missoma, the British jewellery brand records 5,000 extra visits to its website. This is the power of celebrity endorsement in action.

View the full article at Daily Mail.

Source: Jewellery Focus
Source: Jewellery Focus

Polished diamond prices slide in January

The price of a 1ct diamond was 6.8% cheaper last month than in January 2016. Diamond expert Rappaport said the fall in price was influenced by a disappointing festive trading period for jewellery retailers.

View the full article at Jewellery Focus.

Source: Pinterest

How to repurpose old jewellery and bring new life to inherited pieces

Upcycling heirlooms can help clients hold on to the emotional value of jewels whilst giving them fresh designs they can wear every day – featuring a fantastic before-and-after ring from Cassandra Goad. 

View the full article at The Telegraph.

Source: The Jewellery Editor

Boucheron’s luxuriant ode to Nature Triomphante

The Parisian jewellery brand has transformed the humble ivy leaf into a diamond-heavy high jewellery collection. Its showroom at Paris Couture Fashion Week was also creeping with real vines.   

View the full artice at The Jewellery Editor.

Source: Hannoush
Source: Hannoush

Les Georgettes hits J&W show target by day two

The French silver and leather jewellery brand that everyone is talking about snapped up 19 new accounts in two days at UK trade show Jewellery & Watch Birmingham. Could this interchangeable cuff be the next big commercial trend?

View the full article at Professional Jeweller.