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.
The top 10 jewellery moments of 2018
New jewellery director of British Vogue, Rachel Garrahan, recounts the most sparkling standout moments from a year in jewellery. From the jewels chosen to complement those #MeToo little black dresses at The Golden Globes to Reed Krakoff’s first high jewellery collection for Tiffany & Co, much of the drama in 2018 was played out on the red carpet.
View the full article at Vogue
Save the date for The Jewellery Cut Live
After a successful debut in September, new editorial platform The Jewellery Cut will return with a second London Fashion Week showroom in February. Rebranding to The Jewellery Cut Live, the event – which is open to all – will take place on February 18th & 19th, and tickets can be secured for free via Eventbrite.
View the full article at The Jewellery Cut
Cartier re-opens ‘temple’ to jewellery and watches on London’s New Bond Street
It has been closed for months, but now the giant Cartier mecca on New Bond Street has finally opened. With plush sofas and luxurious finishes, this mega store rivals Cartier’s other two top stores in Paris and New York, which it refers to as ‘temples’. The jewellery brand also announced that it has closed its store on Old Bond Street so it can have a matching facelift.
View the full article at Watch Pro
Gucci unveils new fine jewellery campaign
Fashion house Gucci has taken inspiration from old-world fine art for its latest fine jewellery ad campaign. The shots, to promote the Le Marche Des Merveilles collection, are inspired by Flemish paintings from the Renaissance, with moody portraits and symbolic animal motifs. The campaign is the work of photographer Julia Hetta.
View the full article at Professional Jeweller
Global diamond jewellery sales rise 4%, Alrosa finds
The demand for diamonds across the world increased slightly in the third quarter of 2018, according to Russian diamond miner Alrosa. The conglomerate said that this growth was driven by steady demand in the US. Conversely, the Asia-Pacific region registered a slowing of diamond sales.
View the full article at Jewellery Focus
Jewellery giant Chow Tai Fook joins De Beers diamond blockchain program
As a new generation demands transparency when buying jewellery, the industry is trying to clear up murky supply chains with technology. Diamond miner De Beers has been pushing its own blockchain tracking system Tracr to the industry, and in a landslide moment, Chinese behemoth Chow Tai Fook has signed up.
View the full article at Mining.com