BAJ Digest #1: 30th January

BAJ Digest #1: 30th January

Here at the British Academy of Jewellery we like to stay up to date with what’s happening in the jewellery and design world. This is the first instalment of our BAJ Digest – a weekly series dedicated to keeping you up to date with the latest news.

Source: Tiffany & Co

Tiffany appoints Reed Krakoff as Chief Artistic Officer

As Tiffany & Co. continues to struggle to win wealthy Americans and younger consumers, it ends its relationship with hip jewellery design director Francesca Amfitheatrof in favour of Reed Krakoff, a man with a “deep understanding of iconic American design, and Tiffany’s defining role in its legacy”.

View the full article at Business of Fashion:
https://www.businessoffashion.com/articles/news-analysis/tiffany-appoints-reed-krakoff-as-chief-artistic-officer

Source: GQ Magazine
Source: GQ Magazine

Melania Trump’s jewellery line promoted on White House website

The biggest news story in the world right now takes on a jewellery twist, as the Trumps come under fire for promoting the First Lady’s jewellery and watch collection in her official biography.

View the full article at The  International Business Times:
 http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/melania-trumps-jewellery-line-promoted-white-house-website-1602409

Source: Financial Times
Source: Financial Times

How do jewellers capture every last particle of gold dust?

As Aurum Jewellers in Jersey hits the headlines for generating £13,000 from an old carpet, the FT looks at the innovative ways jewellers large and small can capture, process and profit from precious metal waste in the workshop.

View the full article at The Financial Times:
https://www.ft.com/content/0512638c-b7c2-11e6-961e-a1acd97f622d

Source: Vicenzaoro.com

Editor’s Picks: Vicenzaoro’s ‘The Design Room’

Much of the jewellery world is headed to Italy this week to visit the Vicenzaoro trade show to discover new designs, technology, brands and the latest trends in fine jewellery.

View the full article at Jewellery Focus:
http://www.jewelleryfocus.co.uk/18514-editors-picks-vicenzaoros-design-room

Source: Instagram

Kim Kardashian joins cast of jewellery heist film

The summer robbery suffered by one of the world’s most famous women continues to grab headlines – as well as reports that her jewels have most likely been recut and melted down, the star has announced she will make a cameo in a film about a jewellery heist.

View the full article at Glamour:
http://www.glamourmagazine.co.uk/article/kim-kardashian-jewellery-heist-film

Source: The Jewellery Editor

A brave new world of groundbreaking materials

One of the most exciting trends in fine jewellery this past year has been unusually hued materials, such as annodised titanium, rhodium-plated gold and a rainbow of ceramics.

The Jewellery Editor
http://www.thejewelleryeditor.com/jewellery/article/brave-new-world-materials-jewellery-design/