BAJ Digest: Your weekly jewellery news roundup – 3rd Dec

BAJ Digest: Your weekly jewellery news roundup – 3rd Dec

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.


This historic royal tiara “worth millions” was just stolen in the UK

The Portland diamond tiara was created by Cartier in 1909 for Winifred, Duchess of Portland, for the coronation of King Edward VII and Queen Alexandra. Now, it is in the hands of thieves. Robbers broke into the Welbeck Estate in Nottinghamshire and used power tools to steal what V&A curator Richard Edgcumbe has described as “one of the great historic tiaras of Great Britain”.

View the full article at Harper’s Bazaar Arabia


Pontius Pilate’s ring ‘found’ as experts say jewellery discovered in Bethlehem may have belonged to Roman ruler

A ring found in 1969 near Bethlehem has given historians reasons to think it could have been the property of Biblical figure Pontius Pilate after a recent clean revealed a symbolic engraving that was previously undecipherable. Could this 2,000-year old ring have been on Pilate’s finger as he ordered Jesus to his crucifixion?

View the full article at The Scottish Sun


Apprentice contestants provide a lesson in how not to sell jewellery

Selling jewellery on shopping television is no easy job, as the contestants of the BBC TV show The Apprentice found out this week. Not a single one of them managed to sell a piece of jewellery. Could you do better? For an insight into how this high-volume retail channel works, step inside the studios of TJC via BBC iPlayer.

View the full article at Professional Jeweller

Jewellery and watch recruiter wins recognition for revamped website

If you are getting ready to hunt for a job in jewellery, Jolyn Marshall’s website is a great place to start. The recruiter specialises in matching candidates with employers in the watch and jewellery industry. It has a big variety of jobs listed on its site, which has just had a refresh and been shortlisted for an award.

View the full article at Professional Jeweller


Zak Patel: Meet the man behind global jewellery brand ‘Pugata’

He made his money by running a string of phone shops before stepping into the jewellery world and launching his fine jewellery brand Pugata. Get an insight into Zak Patel’s entrepreneurial journey and pick up some key tips on how to build a successful company, including buying your gold well in advance to avoid currency fluctuations.

View the full article at Asian Image


Soizig Carey’s homage to radical thinkers

In Glasgow’s creative Merchant City hub, jewellery designer Soizig Carey is crafting collections inspired by groundbreaking thinkers, including Bruno Munari, the Italian artist, designer and inventor whose graphic designs spearheaded the 20thcentury Italian Futurist movement, and the geometric sketches of Romanian mathematician and philosopher Matila Ghyka. You can also see her work in London until December 17th at the Christmas Jewellery Pop Up Shop at Mare Street Market.

View the full article at The Jewellery Cut

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