Baselworld is, quite simply, the biggest jewellery show on the planet. This year was the Swiss trade show’s 100th anniversary and more than 106,000 jewellery, watch and gem buyers from 100 countries descended on the Swiss town of Basel to see the latest collections and design innovations. Rachael Taylor shares her favourite pieces from the show.
When is something considered a piece of jewellery, and when is it a bejewelled objet d’art? Often the lines are blurry. Does the ability to wear a piece make it a jewel, or should it be the materials used that give a design its status?
Colourful, glittering and smooth – in the hands of an artist, enamel is capable of the most unpredictable transformations. Works of enamel can be compared to the works of the impressionists; such is the extent to which an auteur can both lyrically and subtly communicate their temperament.
We are delighted to announce five out of fifteen finalists shortlisted for the 2017 Fairtrade Gold Design Awards study at the British Academy of Jewellery.