BAJ Digest: Your weekly jewellery news roundup – 10th Dec

BAJ Digest: Your weekly jewellery news roundup – 10th Dec

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.

DoverSt

Dover Street Market curates Sotheby’s jewellery sale, bringing vintage treasures to its contemporary hall of fame

Dover Street Market is a temple to contemporary design that attracts hundreds of fashion and design fans each week, with its jewellery offer a particularly sparkling facet. Sotheby’s, on the other hand, is a mecca for jewels with a sense of history and heritage. And in an exciting move, these two opposites of the jewellery world have joined forces, with DSM curating its favourite picks of a recent Sotheby’s jewellery auction and displaying them at its London store.

View the full article at The Telegraph

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Laura Kay’s put a ring on it

Eclectic North London jewellery boutique Tomfoolery is running an in-store exhibition dedicated to cocktail rings. Titled Art Ring, the display of rings from more than 30 designer-makers explores the relationship between art and jewels – can a ring be both an adornment and a miniature sculpture? On until January 31st and free to attend, this is a brilliant opportunity to see true jewellery craftsmanship in action.

View the full article at The Jewellery Cut

ebay

EBay adds 45,000 fine jewellery pieces to authentication service

EBay claims to sell one diamond ring every minute, and now consumers will have a little extra security when buying fine jewels through the auction site. More than 45,000 jewellery pieces have been added to eBay’s authentication service, which vets objects up for sale on the site by having them verified by experts. Jewels that pass the test will have a special mark on the listing.

View the full article at Professional Jeweller

Gucci

Gucci set to launch jewellery collection next summer

The jewellery on the Gucci catwalk is always a highlight during the Fashion Weeks, but until now the brand has only dipped its toe into the market with costume and silver jewels to complement its licensed watch offering. Now, under the direction of creative director Alessandro Michele, the Italian powerhouse is reportedly planning to offer up fine jewellery from next year. The first collection will contain 200 pieces and have a focus on colourful gemstones.

View the full article at Malay Mail

Business

How has business been this year for the jewellery industry’s online retail giants?

If you’re not selling your jewellery online, are you really selling jewellery at all? Modern retail is all about the ability to add to basket, and with headlines proclaiming rocketing online sales, Professional Jeweller magazine asks whether it really is all about digital in the jewellery world. Read insights into what selling jewels online is like from major players such as 77 Diamonds and Taylor & Hart. ­­

View the full article at Professional Jeweller

Birmingham

Birmingham jeweller creates the ultimate plush puppies at £10,000 a pair

Chris Shellis of Birmingham-based brand House of Borgezi has already made a name for himself by creating a pair of platinum stillettos, and now he’s moved onto brogues. The city’s king of bling has created a pair of brogues that have diamonds set into the soles, solid 18ct gold insoles, gold tubes tipping on the laces, each set with a round brilliant diamond, and a gold plate on the back of the heel proudly displaying the Birmingham hallmark.

View the full article at Birmingham Live

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