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.
Custom-made crowns and crucifix necklaces: the best jewellery at the Met Gala
This year, the theme of fashion’s most-anticipated party was Catholicism, and the pomp required to capture the rituals and ceremony of the Catholic Church meant a lot of headwear and heavy jewels. Jewellers including Narcisa Pheres, Cartier, Ana Khouri, Lorraine Schwartz, Bulgari and Giampiero Bodino were only too happy to lend a hand.
View the full article at The Telegraph
Cannes 2018: The best jewellery spotted on the red carpet
The Cannes Film Festival isn’t just about the films. Oh, no. It’s also a world-class showcase of style, and this annual eruption of red-carpet events on the French Riviera calls for some mega-watt jewels. Dip into the glamour with a look at some of the most stand-out choices, from to Cate Blanchett’s colourful Chopard statement earrings to Kristen Stewart’s Chanel L’Espirit du Lion diamond brooch.
View the full article at Philippine Tatler
Beyoncé donates giant butterfly ring from Jay-Z to London museum
The V&A Museum in London has a fantastic jewellery room that hoards examples of designs from ancient and modern times. Joining the line up will be one of Glenn Spiro’s signature titanium butterfly rings (the wings can flap as your fingers operate a precious pulley system). The ring has been donated by the one and only Bey, who is herself a well-known jewellery collector. See it at the museum soon.
View the full article at The Guardian
Line-up confirmed for luxury jewellery showcase in London
The Couture London showcase will return next month with a lavish display of fine jewellery talent on the city’s Old Bond Street. Organisers Facets PR have now confirmed that this year’s line up of luxury jewellers will include Marco Bicego, Aenea Jewellery from Austria, Satta Matturi Fine Jewellery from Botswana, Sarah Zhuang Jewellery from Hong Kong and London fine jewellery brands Savage and Rose Fine Jewellery, Toranj Jewellery and Rarever Jewels.
View the full article at Professional Jeweller
Farfetch partners with leading jewellery and watch brands
Following the news last month that Net-a-Porter has launched a dedicated watch and jewellery mini site, it has been announced that online fashion hub Farfetch will follow suit. The site, which allows shoppers to buy from small boutiques all over the globe, has partnered with a clutch of brands to do this, including De Beers, Tiffany & Co, Chopard, Pomellato and David Yurman.
View the full article at Retail Jeweller
Detectorist strikes gold finding 4,000-year-old jewellery in East Yorkshire field
It is the stuff of detectoring legend. One treasure hunter, searching a potato field that had previously only yielded a few Roman coins and some farming equipment, found a yellow gold armlet that is believed to be more than 4,000 years old. Though the armlet has been damaged by soil pressure and farming, experts at the British Museum were able to identify it as a piece of Bronze Age jewellery because of its embossed ribs and rows of pointillé.
View the full article at Yorkshire Post