BAJ Digest: Your weekly jewellery news roundup – 9th Jul

BAJ Digest: Your weekly jewellery news roundup – 9th Jul

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.


UK Jewellery Awards 2018 – the winners

Thursday was a night to remember for many in the British jewellery industry, as the UK Jewellery Awards took place in London’s Honourable Artillery Gardens. With awards ranging from New Designer of the Year to Marketing Campaign of the Year, and new award Entrepreneurial Spirit Award, presented by BAJ Digest editor Rachael Taylor, these were the winners of the most prestigious jewellery awards of the year.


View the full article at Retail Jeweller

Real petals preserved for eternity: Boucheron’s new high jewellery collection is a triumph of nature and technology

Boucheron’s latest high jewellery collection, unveiled during Paris Couture Week last week, is a technical masterpiece. Working with French universities, the jeweller has found a way of using MRI scans to perfectly capture flowers for mould making, and a partnership with a petalist means these high jewels can be adorned with real blooms.

View the full article a The Telegraph


IJL unveils SS19 trends set to light up this year’s catwalk

Paola de Luca of jewellery forecaster The Futurist is this year’s IJL catwak editor, and she has looked into her crystal ball to bring us an insight into what will be driving sales and designs in jewellery in 2019. Discover the six themes she will use to shape this year’s catwalk, including Industrial Core, I’m Perfection and Neo Classic.

View the full article at Professional Jeweller


New consultancy firm launches to debunk myths about ethical jewellery  

Former Fairtrade Gold exec Victoria Waugh has teamed up with supply chain expert Vanessa Brain to create a new business that will advise jewellers on how to operate ethically and better understand their footprint on the world. The agency, named V&V, will also help with materials sourcing and navigating paperwork and red tape.

View the full article at Professional Jeweller


Penelope Cruz Turns Jewellery Designer For Atelier Swarovski

Better known for its fashion collaborations, Atelier Swarovski is now pushing into the fine jewellery world, choosing to do so with Fairtrade gold and lab-grown coloured gemstones and diamonds. The brand presented three collections of fine jewels in Paris last week, one of which was created by actress Penelope Cruz.

View the full article at Vogue


Chaumet collaborates with Kenyan artist Evans Mbugua on a high jewellery collection inspired by sub-Saharan Africa

Rather than plundering the archives, Chamuet’s latest offering during Paris Couture Week was inspired by a modern movement – contemporary African art. The collection is a bold work of colour and texture, and includes a line of animal brooches designed by artist Evans Mbugua, whose engaging artworks were what inspired the entire Tresors d’Afrique collection.

View the full article at  The Telegraph

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