BAJ Digest: Your weekly jewellery news roundup – 28th Jan

BAJ Digest: Your weekly jewellery news roundup – 28th Jan

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.

Paris Haute Couture

Luxury jewels get playful at Paris Haute Couture Week

France’s historic jewellery houses rolled out new high jewellery collections in Paris last week as part of the city’s Haute Couture Week. While these exclusive creations can sometimes sell for hundreds of thousands of pounds, there was a definite mood of playfulness throughout the collections. Transformable jewels, gems masquerading as dripping taps, new youthful campaigns: fun was definitely the overriding theme.

View the full article at Tidlrs


Iris van Herpen 3D printed ‘face jewellery’ expresses hybridity at Paris Fashion Week 2019

Paris has been aflutter with new jewellery launches as the globe’s fashionable and well-heeled descended for Haute Couture Week and Paris Fashion Week. Fashion designer Iris van Herpen presented an alternative jewellery look during her catwalk show in Paris, with models wearing large ‘face jewellery’ that covered them from collar bone to forehead. The jewellery collection, titled Cellchemy, was made using 3D printing.

View the full article at 3D Printing Industry


Japanese jewellery house lands on Bond Street for first foray into the European market

A new jewellery store has opened up on London’s famous bejewelled strip, Bond Street, as Japanese pearl brand Tasaki makes a move into the UK market. The opening of the London store, which mimic’s the brand’s Ginza store in Tokyo, is part of a wider plan to ramp up the jeweller’s global presence. With its high jewellery collections on display, this is a great store to visit to get a close look at some of the world’s best pearls.

View the full article at Professional Jeweller


Women’s Jewellery Network reveals vision for 2019

The Women’s Jewellery Network (WJN) was set up to unite women in the jewellery industry. As we enter into a fresh year, this non-profit organisation has big plans on how to better represent women in the trade, and has restructured its board to better serve members. The WJN is open to all women working in the jewellery industry, and is currently taking on new members. Click through to the story for more details on how to apply.

View the full article at Professional Jeweller


Marylebone’s own lab-grown diamond jeweller

With the Duchess of Sussex wearing a pair of earrings set with lab-grown diamonds and other stars like Leonardo DiCaprio and Penelope Cruz getting involved, created stones are hot news right now. In London’s Marylebone, you can visit a store that deals only in lab-grown diamonds, Lark & Berry. Hear from the founder Laura Chavez why she chose to go down this route and see what potential she feels lab-grown gems have in the UK market. Here’s a clue… the shop has a dedicated piercing studio.

View the full article at The Jewellery Cut


Retail Jeweller supports The Jewellery Cut Live

The hype around The Jewellery Cut Live continues apace, with jewellery industry magazine Retail Jeweller signing up to support the event as media partner. The show, which will take place at The Hoxton Holborn on February 18th & 19th, has also announced new brands including Manpriya B, Savvy & Sand and myriamSOS, as well as confirming speakers including Katerina Perez, Kelly Seymour of Cult of Youth and Tessa Packard. All British Academy of Jewellery students are entitled to 50% off ticket prices for talks at The Jewellery Cut Live. Simply type in the code STUDENT50 on Eventbrite.

View the full article at Retail Jeweller

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