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.
Sales of jewellery and watches increases by 1.2% in Q3
The Office for National Statistics has released some new data about watch and jewellery sales, claiming that retail sales of these items have increased marginally in the third quarter of the year. It also stated that online shopping continues to grow and that high-end items have been selling well, which is great news for jewellers.
View the full article at Retail Jeweller
Dover Street Market & Farfetch team up on digital jewellery hub
Online marketplace FarFetch has scored another high-profile jewellery collaboration as it strengthens its offer by teaming up with iconic concept department store Dover Street Market. By selling DSM’s wares through FarFetch, it will bring its tranche of cool designers, which include Castro Smith and Suzanne Kalan, to a much wider audience.
View the full article at Vogue
Scottish jewellery festival gets underway
Edinburgh continues to cement its place as a hub of contemporary jewellery as yet another fair captivates the city. Elements-4 was held over three days at Lyon & Turnbull auction house to show the work of 33 jewellery designers and 17 silversmiths, including Heather Woof, Linda Lewin, Misun Won and Bryony Knox.
View the full article at Professional Jeweller
In no way over the rainbow
Rainbows are everywhere in fashion right now, and optimistic colour splashes are also dominating the jewellery world. Find out more about how to bring colour to your collections, from a simple strip of rainbow sapphires to high-tech ceramic coatings and the chromatically malleable metal of the moment, titanium.
View the full article at The Jewellery Cut
The Jewellery Designer Working with London’s Up-and-Coming Talents
Isn’t it a beautiful thing when fashion and jewellery collide? Jeweller Husam el Odeh has been working with some of the capital’s cutting-edge fashion crowd, including Supriya Lele and Per Götesson, to further enhance their runway shows with his avant-garde jewels that explore the boundaries between function and form.
View the full article at AnOther
Dawn: A new era of collaboration between brands and jewellery artists
White-label jewellery collections are often what keep young designers afloat financially as they build their brands; they lend their design skills to larger companies in exchange for cash, but never get any of the credit for their work. Trying to find a more comfortable middle ground is Hong Kong-based jeweller Dawn, which works with designers to create its collections, but makes sure that their names are attached to what launches.
View the full article at Katerina Perez