BAJ Digest: Your weekly jewellery news roundup – 8th Oct

BAJ Digest: Your weekly jewellery news roundup – 8th Oct

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.


Saks Fifth Avenue and Cartier Butt Heads Over Flagship Renovation

It’s a $40 million-battle of the retail greats as Cartier takes on iconic US department store Saks. The flash point? Cartier has a prized spot on the ground floor of the shopping mecca that catches all the passing trade entering the building, but Saks wants to banish the heritage jeweller to the basement as it creates a new dedicated jewel space called The Vault downstairs.

View the full article at Business of Fashion


Edinburgh jewellery show shines light on ethical sourcing

Later this month, there will be a focus on ethical jewellery practices in the Scottish capital as new show Perspectives: Creating Jewellery for a Fairer Future opens its doors. The event, curated by Fair Luxury, will run for a week as part of Elements Festival, an annual jewellery event in Edinburgh hosted by the Incorporation of Goldsmiths.

View the full article at Professional Jeweller


Pink diamond to break Christie’s records

An 18.96ct rectangular-cut pink diamond previously owned by the Oppenheimer family is coming up for auction, and is expected to break all previous sale records when it does. The stone, graded as flawless and vivid pink by the GIA, is estimated to fetch up to US$50 million when it is sold through Christie’s Geneva next month.

View the full article at Jeweller

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Beyond Picasso: Jewellers set up shop at London’s art fairs

As traditional jewellery trade shows struggle, consumer-facing art fairs such as Frieze and PAD are experiencing an influx of contemporary jewellery brands and vintage jewel specialists. Houses such as Hemmerle, Siegelson and Suzanne Syz are using the shows to reach out to a wider audience and in doing so are repositioning fine jewels as wearable art amongst a well-heeled crowd.

View the full article at Business of Fashion


Amazon trademarks new jewellery brand

As a third-party retailer, Amazon is already a giant of jewellery sales; you’d be surprised to know just how many prospective fiancés use their Prime accounts to have engagement rings delivered in the nick of time for proposals. Now, it seems that Amazon is on the verge of launching its second line of own-brand jewels as it registers a jewellery trademark for the brand name For Keeps by Amazon.

View the full article at Jeweller

How I reinvigorated my family business as the first female CEO

You probably know Carolina Bucci for her self-titled jewellery brand that is famous for its woven silk and gold bracelets, but she is also a custodian of her fourth-generation family business. The company of Florentine goldsmiths was founded by her great-grandfather in 1885, and as chief executive she is now charged with keeping it relevant for today’s market.

View the full article at Harper’s Bazaar

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