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

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

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.


Grave of 2,000-year-old Crimean princess who took her £1.7 million gold jewellery haul with her to the afterlife is unearthed by Russian archaeologists

Archeological finds can help us to look back into the past and get an understanding of how people adorned themselves in ages gone by, and there has been a major discovery of ancient gold jewellery in Russia. The tomb of a wealthy woman from the 1st century has been unearthed and her jewels, including gold rings, earrings and a laurel wreath, have survived the passage of time. Get your sketchbooks at the ready – this news story is packed with inspiration.

View the full article at The Sun


Fiyah Jewellery launches design competition

Manchester jeweller Fiyah is calling on jewellery students to take part in its Fiyah Jewellery Awards. The jewellery brand is asking entrants to design a piece of jewellery with a spiritual theme, and will accept designs already created as part of your coursework. The winner of the competition will receive £1,000 as well as the glory of being crowned victor.

View the full article at Jewellery Focus


Industry giants put lab-grown diamond detectors to the test

Jewellery retail chain Signet and the Diamond Producers Association have teamed up to create a test to test the testers. The project will see it put to the test technology designed to weed out lab-grown diamonds from natural mined diamonds. After the first phase of testing, the duo claims that the machines are working well.

View the full article at Professional Jeweller


WJN calls for an army of ambassadors on International Women’s Day

The Women’s Jewellery Network, an association set up to support and promote women in the jewellery industry, is calling for new members. The WJN is seeking ambassadors to join its network with experience in a wide range of fields, from web design to health and wellness. It has said it will accept seasoned professionals as well as emerging talent.

View the full article at Professional Jeweller

Jewels that glow in the dark?

Fluorescence in diamonds is often considered a negative, bringing down prices, but London-based jewellery designer Cora Sheibani is using it to her advantage by promoting her highly fluorescent diamonds and rubies as glow-in-the-dark gems. Shine a UV light on these jewels, or take them to a club, and watch them light up.

View the full article at Vogue

Sherrile Riley

I fell for a canary diamond, but I’m crazy about emeralds

Step inside the jewellery box of beauty boss Sherrille Riley, founder of Nails & Brows Mayfair. Find out what makes this jewellery fan tick as she talks about her collection, including a Graff engagement ring set with a canary yellow diamond. Also discover a new beauty trend that encroaches into jewellery – gel manicures set with real diamonds. Could this be a thing? Sherrille thinks so.

View the full article at The Jewellery Cut

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