BAJ Digest: Your weekly jewellery news roundup – 18th Jul

BAJ Digest: Your weekly jewellery news roundup – 18th Jul

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.

Cartier’s Coloratura high jewellery is a celebration of diversity and colour

Colour is a key trend in jewellery design right now, and Cartier has capitalised on this with its new collection, Coloratura. The high jewellery collection, presented at Paris Couture Week, explores colour palates associated with different countries across the globe, such as a clash of tourmaline, chrysoberyl and rubellites that pays homage to India’s Holi festival.


View the full article at The Telegraph

Gemstone-studded lace exposes the sensual side of high jewellery at Dior

The latest offering from jewellery design maestro Victoire de Castellane is a celebration of Paris’s artisan heritage. The new high jewellery collection – titled Dior, Dior, Dior – takes its inspiration from the city’s lacemakers. Honeycomb-esque gold has been crafted to mimic the lacework of couturiers, and – of course – studded with a rainbow of eccentrically set gemstones, as is Victoire’s hallmark.


View the full article a The Telegraph


AnchorCert guarantees to reduce allergic reactions caused by costume jewellery

Since working with the Assay Office Birmingham, sales of Marks & Spencer’s jewellery have shot up. Why? Because the retailer can now promise shoppers that its costume jewellery is hypoallergenic – no more nasty rashes. The assurance comes from a UKAS-accredited testing system created by the Birmingham Assay Office, and the scheme is open to all, allowing jewellers to test their wares before they sell and offer consumers dermatological peace of mind.

View the full article at Retail Jeweller


Hot Diamonds re-structures team as it gears up for gold jewellery launch

Better known for setting diamonds in silver, Hot Diamonds is now pushing upmarket with a new collection of jewellery made from 9ct gold. The gold jewels have been described by the brand as contemporary and delicate, and will be sold through its existing network of high street stores. This new collection will not, it promises, be available through large online retailers.

View the full article at Professional Jeweller


Bucherer Fine Jewellery opens permanent boutique in Selfridges

What started as a pop up has evolved into something far more permanent, as the Swiss jeweller – an offshoot of watch brand Carl F Bucherer – takes up residence in Selfridges on London’s Oxford Street. Within the department store’s Wonder Room, you’ll find 50m2of marble walls, light blue fabrics and dark wood cabinets dedicated to showing off its creations and expertise.

View the full article at Professional Jeweller

Paraiba tourmalines: Brazilian vs. African

Do you know your Brazilian Paraibas from your African Paraibas? There is a difference, and not just on price. While the original, highly sought after, neon-blue Paraiba tourmalines were first discovered in Brazil, the quick depletion of the mine led gemmologists to look elsewhere, and what they found was a rich stream of nearly identical stones in Mozambique.

View the full article at  The Jewellery Editor

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