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 best jewellery from the Golden Globes 2019
And we’re off! Awards season has officially started, with the Golden Globes offering up some of the first A-list red-carpet moments of 2019. As always, this awards ceremony was a feast of luxury jewellery. See a round up of the brightest and boldest looks, including Lady Gaga’s custom-made Tiffany & Co necklace set with 300 ethically sourced diamonds.
View the full article at Vogue
Wendy Ramshaw, inventive doyenne of British jewellery design who made paper earring kits for Mary Quant and later mixed gold, diamonds, feathers and pebbles – obituary
One of the leading lights of British jewellery design, Wendy Ramshaw, has died aged 75. The jeweller, who got her start in the 1960s making paper jewels, was considered to be the inventor of the stacking ring, but her artistic jewels were always more than just accessories. The stacking rings are a brilliant example, as they were sold with a stand that converted them to a statue when not worn.
View the full article at The Telegraph
Meet the TJC Live designers
The first tranche of jewellery designers signed up to show at The Jewellery Cut Live, a new event hoping to bring a greater focus to jewellery during London Fashion Week, has been announced. Find out more about the jewellers that you can see at this free-to-attend exhibition in February, which is open to all lovers of jewellery, including students.
View the full article at The Jewellery Cut
Cartier unveils new handbag inspired by their iconic jewellery boxes
The luxurious red leather and gold gilt jewellery boxes proffered by Cartier to its customers have become iconic. So much so that the jeweller has now created a range of handbags inspired those sought-after treasure holders. With rich colours and a quirky, angular shape, these Guirlande de Cartier bags will no doubt become collectors’ items.
View the full article at The Economic Times
What does Brexit mean for the high street jeweller?
Brexit. The question on everyone’s lips. While nobody can claim to know what will happen in this political maelstrom, every business in Britain – including those in the jewellery sector – are busy trying to prepare for the unknown. As we all scrabble round in the dark, some experts offer up advice to confused jewellers.
View the full article at Jewellery Focus
Twin Hong Kong shows form the world’s largest jewellery marketplace
As we move into a new year, the jewellery industry is readying itself for the start of trade show season. One of the early shows is a double-whammy held in Hong Kong that offers visitors, a mix of business customers and the general public, both finished jewellery and also loose gemstones. Between the shows, there will be 4,600 exhibitors from 50 countries.
View the full article at Jewellery Business