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.
Tiffany & Co. has built a secret lab of shiny dreams
The iconic American jewellery brand continues its march into the future with a brand new secret – or, not so secret now – laboratory. This Manhattan temple to innovation is busy producing one-offs and prototypes that push the design code of Tiffany to deliver that much chased-after newness that keeps investors, keen for the brand to connect with a younger clientele, on side.
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Vashi wants to redefine the fine jewellery model with custom diamonds and Corona beer
London jeweller Vashi is shaking up the status quo with a retail concept designed to make shopping for diamonds a pleasurable – and, crucially, relaxing – experience for Millennials. No stuffy sales assistants, no hard sell. And with sales on track to hit £20 million this year (up from £7 million last year), its modern approach is winning favour.
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Purely precious is passé as Bulgari goes Wild Pop
Bang! With typical Italian opulence, Bulgari has transported us back to the wild disco nights of the 1980s with a new high jewellery collection that is a riot of colour and playful motifs. Enormous juicy coloured gemstones, in both faceted and cabochon form, play a key role, while back onyx discs mimic spinning records, and a cheeky smattering of emeralds and diamonds create cannabis leaves.
View the full article at The Jewellery Editor
An ode to the Brothers Grimm: Van Cleef & Arpels’ fantastical, fairytale-inspired high jewellery
Princes and princesses, frogs, golden birds and tiny diamond shoes: the latest Quatre Contes de Grimm high jewellery collection from Van Cleef & Arpels is precious storytelling at its best. Join the Parisian jeweller on a romp through the brothers’ tales and get schooled on how to bring the magic of ancient fables to the jewellery boxes of today.
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Hockley Mint wins exclusive UK distribution of new tarnish-resistant silver
Everybody loves silver, but nobody likes tarnish. This is why Silnova has invested in developing a new breed of silver jewellery that claims to be resistant to tarnish. Its silver jewels, promises the brand, which has just picked up a UK distributor, will hold their brilliance 20 times longer than standard silver, with a tarnish resistance level similar to 9ct white gold.
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NUUN: The new ‘El Hada’ collection and its artistic influences
Indeed, the 1980s are proving a hotbed of jewellery inspiration for more than just Bulgari. The new El Hada collection is inspired by the childhood of NUUN designer Nourah Al Faisal, which was spent during that decade in the Saudi Arabian mountains of the same name. It is a colourful pop art-inspired line that is bright with flashes of pastel-hued enamel and oversized cuts of tourmaline, morganite and aquamarine.
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