Here at the British Academy of Jewellery we like to stay up to date with what is 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.
Louis Vuitton’s jewellery designer is launching her own line
She was the creative force behind many of Tiffany & Co’s modern hits and now she’s shaping the jewellery collections at Louis Vuitton, but that just isn’t enough to keep the hugely talented Francesca Amfitheatrof busy. Now the design star is launching her own jewellery label, which she’s calling Thief and Heist. The first collection will contain just a single item – a $125 silver and nylon bracelet.
View the full article at Business of Fashion
The Jewellery Cut Live talks full schedule
The Jewellery Cut Live will take place in London on Monday and Tuesday next week (18th & 19th of February) and British Academy of Students are invited to join some of the best speakers in the industry for a series of jewellery talks. Experts including Liza Urla of Gemologue, Katerina Perez, Sarah Royce-Greensill and Tessa Packard will run intimate workshops and talks on subjects including ethics, Instagram, design, lab-grown diamonds and styling. BAJ students can get 50% off the ticket prices by using the code STUDENT50 when booking on Eventbrite.
View the full article at The Jewellery Cut
Chopard’s Magical Setting collection of jewellery shines
Chopard has unveiled a brand new style of diamond setting that uses precious tubes to bounce light up towards diamonds to make them shine all the brighter. Though the settings look closed from behind, this bit of clever jewellery engineering actually maximises light. From the front, you can barely see any metal, though four slim claws do still hold the diamond in place. Chopard has said that this Magical Setting will become a staple of future collections.
View the full article at South China Morning Post
BAFTAs 2019: Jewellery
Fittingly for the biggest red-carpet event on the British calendar, the Duchess of Cambridge set the style tone at this week’s Baftas, wearing a pair of diamond and South Sea pearl earrings that once belonged to her late mother-in-law, Princess Diana. Other notable figures attending the ceremony followed suit, with diamond earrings in a variety of shapes, shades and sizes proving popular.
View the full article at Vogue
Grammys 2019: Jewellery
A key jewellery look at the Grammy Awards in Los Angeles this year was diamond necklaces. Lady Gaga led the pack with a Tiffany & Co necklace, weighing more than 100cts, from the jeweller’s renowned Blue Book collection. Dua Lipa, meanwhile, chose a wide diamond necklace from Italian jeweller Bulgari and Cardi B hit up French brand Messika for an angular diamond collar.
View the full article at Vogue
Cost-cutting overhaul lifts jewellery maker Pandora’s share price
Once the darling of the stock markets, silver jewellery giant Pandora has faced consternation from investors in recent years as its ability to move on from those classic bead bracelets was questioned. Now, it has seen a vote in confidence from the market as its share price rose as the jeweller announced a plan to drastically cut costs.
View the full article at City AM