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.
V&A Museum’s redesigned jewellery gallery reopens
After being closed down for months, the V&A in London has reopened its famous William and Judith Bollinger Gallery of jewellery treasures both modern and ancient. The space has been tweaked slightly, with a new staircase and fresh interactive features, but the main draw is the addition of more than £9 million of new acquisitions, including a collection of bejewelled vanity cases loaned by Freddie Mercury’s sister.
View the full article at Culture Whisperer
Kendall Jenner gets candid in Tiffany & Co.’s spring 2019 campaign
Tiffany & Co is continuing to plunder Instagram for new faces to represent the brand, and its latest Millennial pick – chosen to connect the heritage American luxury brand with a younger audience – is Kendall Jenner. Along with other high-profile fashion models, she has signed up to promote the jeweller’s latest collection.
View the full article at L’Officiel
Moomin and Tatty Devine to launch jewellery collection
There is a strong whiff of nostalgia in jewellery collection launches of late. The fairytale trend still abounds, but London costume jeweller Tatty Devine has strayed away from princesses and has instead designed a line inspired by the weird and wonderful world of the Moomins. The jewellery collection, which will launch this autumn, will star laser-cut acrylic depictions of Tove Jansson’s characters.
View the full article at Fashion United
Jeweller Tessa Packard beckons us into her gardener’s world
Tessa Packard has made a name for herself by designing creatively quirky, whimsical jewels. Her latest offering is inspired by gardens – a subject close to the heart of this jeweller, who grew up on a farm in Scotland. Carved gemstones take the place of leaves, while patinaed Verdigris brass in place of gold reminds us of elegantly aged garden hardware.
View the full article at Wallpaper*
John Greed Jewellery forced to make redundancies after cutting ties with Pandora
In what is surely a story that will be repeating itself across the country as Pandora continues to pull out of independent jewellery stores, family-run business John Greed Jewellery in Lincolnshire has had to axe 22 jobs. The jeweller had a 15-year relationship with Pandora that ended last month.
View the full article at Professional Jeweller
More than your average solitaire
A solitaire is just a solitaire, right? Wrong. Though a simple structure, this classic engagement ring profile can be tweaked in so many ways to keep customers intrigued. London jeweller Savvy+Sand offers a masterclass in solitaire versatility, through its own label and also an exclusive clutch of American brands that it is showing at its new boutique in Mayfair.
View the full article at The Jewellery Cut