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.
IJL launches KickStart initiative for 2019
London jewellery trade show IJL has opened applications for its annual new-talent programme, KickStart. To be considered to be part of the scheme, which gives young jewellery brands that chance to participate in IJL as well as offering business mentoring, you must have been operating a jewellery business for a minimum of 12 months. Applications must be made before April 9.
View the full article at Professional Jeweller
The Jewellery Cut Live welcomes over 500 visitors
New London Fashion Week event The Jewellery Cut Live took over The Hoxton Hotel in Holborn this week, showcasing the work of 17 jewellery brands and hosting a series of exclusive talks with speakers including Liza Urla of Gemologue and Katerina Perez. This is only the second edition of the show, which has just been shortlisted for the UK Jewellery Awards 2019, and visitor numbers were up 65%.
View the full article at Retail Jeweller
Is face jewellery the new make up?
At New York Fashion Week, it was a jewellery craze that stole the limelight, but it’s not jewels as we know it. This is face jewellery, a dramatic new look. The trend ranges from the minimal eyebrow bars and strips of nose pearls made by the likes of Keren Wolf and Joanne T, to the full bejewelled masks created by Nastia Pilepchuk and Damselfrau. What do you think of this new way to wear jewels?
View the full article at Dazed
Rise in ‘treat yourself jewellery’ among women
In the past decade, the number of jewellery sales that are made to women buying for themselves has risen from 5% to 40%, according to high street jewellery chain Beaverbrooks. It has said that this shift has been led by an increasing number of women returning to work after having children, with jewellery purchases being made to mark promotions or other moments of career success.
View the full article at The Telegraph
Everything can be worn: The uncomfortable jewellery of Lisa Walker
If you are interested in conceptual jewellery, do check out the work of New Zealand artist Lisa Walker. Her more unusual adornments have included an Apple laptop strung with a rope to create a necklace and a bracelet made out of stiletto shoes. Now, a retrospective tracks her 30-year career in jewellery and brings some of her most provocative jewels back into the spotlight.
View the full article at Broadsheet
The Jewellery Cut Live awards first bursary
A new bursary scheme has launched for emerging jewellery designers that gives recipients the chance to exhibit at The Jewellery Cut Live for free. The winner of the bursary will also be gifted six months of PR representation from Push PR. The bursary launched this month, with the first recipient being Kelly Seymour, founder of silver jewellery brand Cult of Youth. A new recipient will be chosen when the show returns in September.
View the full article at The Jewellery Cut