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.
Oscars 2019: The best jewellery
It has to be the biggest red-carpet moment of the year, and for jewellery lovers, all eyes were on the Oscars bling. The standout moment had to be Lady Gaga continuing her partnership with Tiffany & Co by wearing the legendary 128.54ct Tiffany yellow diamond – the same stone worn by Audrey Hepburn in the promo shots for Breakfast at Tiffany’s. This edition of the awards also showcased a revival in neckware, with many starlets opting for a statement necklace.
View the full article at Vogue
UK Jewellery Awards shortlist revealed
The UK Jewellery Awards, organised by Retail Jeweller, is the biggest industry celebration of the year, and the magazine has just announced the 2019 shortlist. The awards span a huge number of categories, highlighting the best of the best in many areas of the business, from stars of the shopfloor to the best designers and brands of the year, as well as gongs for service suppliers and marketing campaigns. The winners will be announced at an awards ceremony in London in July.
View the full article at Retail Jeweller
Luxury jewellery shop The Crop opens in North Laine, Brighton
Stocking independent brands like Grainne Morton, Becca and Sia Taylor, new store The Crop is injecting some excitement into Brighton’s vibrant jewellery scene. Over the past year, founder Kerry Huff has been busy transforming the space on the city’s famous North Laines into luxurious jewel mecca. The result is well worth a trip to the seaside.
View the full article at The Argus
First blockchain for coloured gemstones promises transparency for entire jewellery trade
While advances in diamonds, such as laser tagging, have made it easier to follow the gems from mine to market, it has been a much harder task for jewellers to trace coloured gemstones. Some suggest that this could be because the stones have, typically, lower value per carat. However, Provenance Proof Blockchain is hoping to use technology to level the playing field and make it easier to guarantee customers a squeaky clean supply chain.
View the full article at Professional Jeweller
UK-based jewellery house finds strong customer base in Qatar
Billions of pounds-worth of jewels – and that is no exaggeration – made their way to the Middle East for the Doha Jewellery and Watches Exhibition last week. This selling show is becoming increasingly popular with jewellery houses due to the access it gives to high-net-worth buyers in the region. One of the latest brands to join the line up is British jeweller Annoushka, which hopes to build on a burgeoning following in Qatar.
View the full article at Gulf Times
How pastel tones are bringing a lighter look to high-end jewellery
The dark hues of rubies, emeralds and sapphires have long been the focus of prestige jewellers, but a growing interest in and demand for semi-precious stones is lightening the look in luxury jewellery. Pastel shades achieved with stones such as quartz, beryl, tourmalines and sapphires are offering up a fresh style that shoppers are flocking to.
View the full article at The Telegraph