BAJ Digest: Your weekly jewellery news roundup – 26th Nov

BAJ Digest: Your weekly jewellery news roundup – 26th Nov

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.


New jewellery pop-up shop in East London

The Goldsmiths’ Company – organiser of Goldsmiths’ Fair – has teamed up with new online magazine The Jewellery Cut to create a pop-up jewellery shop at East London venue Mare Street Market. The shop, which will run from November 29th to December 17th, features a hand-picked selection of fashionable up-and-coming jewellery designers including Soizig Carey, Frances Wadsworth Jones and Fraser Hamilton. The concept behind the store is to expand the reach of contemporary fine jewellery design by bringing jewels and makers to a new audience.

View the full article at The Jewellery Cut


Are these north Wales hills sitting on a gold mine?

The gold mines of Wales are famous for producing the precious metal used by the royal family for its wedding rings. These mines have long been shut down as supply diminished, but a new study has suggested that there could still be gold in the Welsh hills. This research could lead to the reopening of the Clogau St David’s gold mine at Bontddu, Dolgellau, which shut its shafts in 1989. If so, designers could have access to a fresh supply of Welsh gold.

View the full article at BBC


Leading fine jewellery brands join forces to launch new trade show

The jewellery trade show landscape continues to shift, as brands break away from heritage shows and try something new. The latest new event to launch is Haute Jewels Geneva, created by four luxury jewellery brands. Yoko London, Crivelli, Roberto Coin and Sutra will set up at the Grand Hotel Kempinski in Geneva during January to meet with retailers and ultra-high-net-worth individuals.

View the full article at Professional Jeweller


10 jewels that made history — and changed the market

Thousands of jewels and gems pass through the global auction houses every year, but only some will make history. As the 18.96ct Winston Pink Legacy diamond, which sold at Christie’s last month for close to £40 million, joins the ranks of famous jewels, the auction house looks back at other similarly spectacular sales. Do you know your La Peregrina from your Rockefeller Emerald? If not, read on.

View the full article at Christie’s


“Fairtrade gold is now working,” reports Cred Jewellery

Six years on from its launch, the Fairtrade gold scheme is starting to reap results – for the artisanal miners it was set up to support and also for a new generation of jewellers who want to be able to assure customers that they have transparent, ethical sourcing. As the scheme continues to march into the future, the man who has done much to help it succeed, Cred Jewellery owner and Fairtrade gold importer Alan Frampton, shares his experiences.

View the full article at Professional Jeweller


The contemporary fine jewellery brand collaborating with Paolo Roversi

Fashionable fine jewels and great fashion photography is a match made in sartorial heaven. To celebrate the Parisian brand’s fifth anniversary, Dauphin – the luxury jewellery line created by Charlotte Dauphin de La Rochefoucauld – has teamed up with iconic fashion photographer Paolo Roversi, who is famed for his darkly romantic portraits of stars including Rihanna and Björk. The duo has created a book, which will launch exclusively at Dover Street Market.

View the full article at An0ther

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