BAJ Digest: Your weekly jewellery news roundup - 11th December | BAJ

BAJ Digest: Your weekly jewellery news roundup – 11th December

BAJ Digest: Your weekly jewellery news roundup – 11th December

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.


Going for Gold project to raise awareness of ethical sourcing

If you have an interest in ethical jewellery production, then Edinburgh is where you need to be in March. The city will host a symposium, Going for Gold, organised by the Incorporation of Scottish Goldsmiths and the Precious Metals Workshop, with 250 makers expected to be in attendance. The event will also help to raise money for artisanal gold mining communities.

View the full article at Retail Jeweller


Sotheby’s appoints Dior exec to drive jewellery division

The world of jewellery auctions is a highly competitive one, and Sotheby’s is hoping to give itself an edge over its rivals by hiring in Laurence Nicolas, the woman responsible for creating Dior’s fine jewellery division. From her new office in New York, she will oversee Sotheby’s watches and jewellery sales, which the auction house says are its fastest-growing categories.

View the full article at Professional Jeweller

This £1.3million diamond ring has becomes the most expensive item ever sold at Birmingham auction

Though Sotheby’s and Christies might steal the majority of the jewellery auction headlines, Birmingham’s own Fellows has given them a run for their money this week. The auction house set a new regional record when it successfully sold a 43.59ct fancy intense yellow diamond ring made by Graff to a mystery telephone bidder.

View the full article at Birmingham Mail


Chrysalis founders launch new fashion jewellery brand

A new breed of fine jewellery brand is about to launch that plans to offer shoppers fresh collections every single month. Ania Haie will completely renew its stock on a monthly basis, clearing collections from the previous month, so shoppers will be under pressure to buy jewels as soon as they see them or face missing out. At least that’s the plan.

View the full article at Professional Jeweller


Anthropologie is being accused of copying this indie jewellery designer

High street copycats are the worst nightmare of every independent jewellery designer, and alleged infringements happen more often than you might expect. But thanks to the power of social media, such injustices no longer have to be suffered in silence. Laurel Hill is the latest jeweller to take on a multinational, and win.

View the full article at Refinery29



Outside the box: Louisa Guinness shares her passion for artist jewellery in a new book

No jewellery education is complete without a trip to the Louisa Guinness Gallery in London’s Mayfair. The pioneering gallerist has been displaying the jewellery offerings of artists since 2003, and now she has captured her love of this crossover genre in a book called Art as Jewellery: From Calder to Kapoor. Get it on your Christmas list.

View the full article at Wallpaper*




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