Here at the British Academy of Jewellery we’re committed to keeping you informed of the latest developments in the professional jewellery and design sector. Welcome to the next instalment of our BAJ Digest industry news series.
Bulgari and others cite coronavirus travel concerns for cancelled events
Earlier this month, Bulgari announced it would withdraw from Baselworld 2020. Now, a host of other brands are also postponing and canceling events.
View the full article at Forbes
Alighieri’s Rosh Mahtani wins the Queen Elizabeth II Award 2020; nominated for BFC/ Vogue Fashion Fund
Alighieri’s Rosh Mahtani will be the first jewellery designer to be honoured with the Queen Elizabeth II Award for British Design. The award, previously won by Richard Quinn and Bethany Williams, recognises designers with exceptional talent and originality, as well as strong community values and sustainable practices.
The brand has also been nominated for the BFC/Vogue Fashion Fund.
Petra Diamonds warns of coronavirus hit as retail stores close
Africa-focussed miner Petra Diamonds said the coronavirus outbreak had dented demand in the diamond market as stores were forced to close during the important Lunar New Year holiday period in China.
View the full article at Reuters
Pandora launches digital division and vows to become carbon neutral by 2025
Pandora has launched an in-house digital team. The division will focus on evolving Pandora’s digital customer experience and driving online sales. The brand has also announced plans for its operations to become fully carbon neutral.
De Grisogono files for bankruptcy
Luxury jewellery brand de Grisogono has filed for bankruptcy, following allegations it is caught up in a complex financial scandal.
View the full article at Professional Jeweller