BAJ Digest: Your weekly jewellery news roundup – 16th April

BAJ Digest: Your weekly jewellery news roundup – 16th April

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.

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LVMH’s jewellery and watch division records 20% organic revenue growth in Q1

Luxury group LVMH owns Bulgari, Fred and Chaumet, and business has been good for these high jewellery brands, with the watches and jewellery division outperforming its other labels across fashion, leather goods, alcohol and perfume. Selling particularly well were the Serpenti, B.Zero1, Diva and Octo collections by Bulgari.

View the full article at Professional Jeweller

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Luxury brand cuts jobs amid weak high jewellery sales

Not having quite as good a week as LVMH, De Grisogono announced that it would have to cut 41 jobs as sales flounder. The Swiss jeweller’s flamboyant founder Fawaz Grusoi has blamed “challenging conditions” in key markets for this bleak announcement in what should have been a buoyant year for the company as it celebrates 25 years in business.

View the full article at Professional Jeweller

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Women’s Jewellery Network names ethics and sustainability ambassador

The newly founded Women’s Jewellery Network has expanded its roster of ambassadors with the addition of Victoria Waugh, who previously worked for the Fairtrade Foundation and was responsible for launching Fairtrade gold. Waugh says she will work with members of the WJN to help them better understand supply chains and ethical issues.

View the full article at Retail Jeweller

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Tessa Packard to explore the relationship between art and jewellery during London Craft Week

Next month is London Craft Week and jeweller Tessa Packard has signed herself up, hosting an event at her store in the city that will ponder the relationship between art and jewellery. Joining her for a live discussion will be Andrew Prince, the jeweller responsible for Downton Abbey’s on-screen jewels, art-jewellery gallerist Elisabetta Cipriani and Raymond Sancroft-Baker, the former European jewellery director at Christie’s. Tickets on sale now.

View the full article at Professional Jeweller

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New-world charm

A quick glance at the catwalks will confirm that the charm is making a comeback this year, but as brands reshuffle and revitalise charm offers, a new era of the charm is emerging. No longer restricted to the wrists, charms are now being worn on earrings and pendants. And the new wave of charm hunters care not for a slow build but crave a quick curation.

View the full article at Jewelry Connoisseur

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Short necklaces: Jewellery trend of Baselworld 2018

Whether a slipping of the choker trend or a counter-reaction to fashion’s obsession over long-length necklaces, a clear trend has emerged for short-length necklaces. Follow jewellery blogger Katerina Perez as she makes her way round the Baselworld jewellery fair to try on short necklaces created by houses including Chopard, Stenzhorn and Messika.

View the full article at Katerina Perez

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