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.
The Al Thani’s Collection of Indian jewels could be the jewellery sale of the century
It is being described by Christie’s as one of the most important jewellery auctions to ever come under the gavel. The Al Thani family has amassed an enormous collection of more than 400 Indian jewels, ranging from Mughal emeralds to Golconda diamonds, and it is preparing to part ways with it all. This landmark sale will take place in June in New York.
View the full article at Town & Country
This sustainable fine jewellery collection from Dover Street Market is the perfect mix of creativity and innovation
Dover Street Market and the Diamond Foundry have each been investing heavily in jewellery collaborations over the past couple of years, and now these two innovative companies have united in a joint collection of their own. The collection, featuring Diamond Foundry’s lab-grown diamonds set in designs by a range of jewellery designers including Delfina Delettrez and Sophie Bille Brahe, will be on sale at Dover Street Market’s stores as well as Farfetch.
View the full article at Vogue
How Chopard became the first ethical luxury jewellery brand
Chopard’s announcement last summer that it would only use ethically sourced gold was big news, and has set it apart as one of the few high-end jewellery brands to make such a pledge. Chopard co-president and artistic director Caroline Scheufele gives an update on the project and pledges her allegiance to the Green Carpet movement.
View the full article at Euronews
Mr. Bags launches Mr. Jewelry and Watch
Fashion blogger Tao Liang has built a strong following online by documenting his passion for luxury bags, but now the self-styled Mr. Bags is turning his attention to jewellery and watches. The social media star is launching a new persona, Mr. Jewelry and Watch, which will – you’ve guessed it – showcase new launches in luxury timepieces and jewels.
View the full article at Fashion United
A first look at Off-White™’s new jewellery collection featuring rings, earrings and bracelets
Fashion maven Virgil Abloh has released images of his brand Off-White’s first jewellery collection. In a style typical to the designer, the jewels have an industrial, unisex style, with chunky curb-link chain, wingnut and arrow motifs, as well as flashes of white stones and colourful enamel. And, as you would expect from a major fashion label, plenty of prominent branding.
View the full article at Hypebae
Alice Cicolini launches bridal collection
The alternative bridal market continues to reject wedding stereotypes, with brides choosing rings that reflect their personalities. British jewellery designer Alice Cicolini is targeting these renegade brides with her first bridal collection that celebrates colour, with brightly hued candy stripes of enamel. Round brilliant diamonds have been swapped for less obvious gemstones, and wedding bands get playful with polka dots.
View the full article at The Jewellery Cut