Graduate Stories: Genevieve Schwartz

Genevieve Schwartz smiling whilst working on a ring at her workbench

In the latest instalment of our Graduate Stories series, we catch up with BAJ Jewellery Design and Manufacturing Diploma alumna Genevieve Schwartz who has just launched her eponymous brand.

BAJ graduate Clio Saskia talks about the path to her GC&DC Award win

BAJ graduate Clio Saskia currently runs her own jewellery brand, creating fascinating pieces inspired by exotic animals. At this year’s Goldsmiths’ Craft and Design Council (GC&DC) Awards, she won the Gem-A Award for her striking “Snake Knuckleduster” ring. We speak to her about her career so far, her inspiration and her plans for the future.

Graduate Stories: Petra Otenšlégrová

In the new episode of our Graduate Stories video series, we talk to Petra Otenšlégrová who recently graduated from our Jewellery Design and Manufacturing Diploma in London.

Transformable jewellery through the ages

Transformable jewellery is currently a popular trend in the jewellery industry. From flexible modular pieces that can be broken down into smaller adornments, to kinetic jewellery that reacts to the wearer’s movements, jewellers are getting creative with all kind of transformations. But did you know that transforming jewellery has been around, in one form or […]

Student Stories: Yvonne Oshodi of Maeve Hardware

While studying Jewellery Fundamentals at BAJ London, Yvonne Oshodi runs her own jewellery brand Maeve Hardware. Yvonne’s brand, which she retails from her online shop, was recently featured in Elle and Vogue Arabia. In this interview, Yvonne shares what it’s like to run an independent jewellery brand while studying at BAJ.

Graduate Stories: Naki Kaddu

We speak to BAJ alumnus and owner of jewellery brand Nakibirango London, Naki Kaddu, about her time at our London academy and how she crafted a name for herself in the jewellery industry.

BAJ Insight: What is conceptual jewellery?

The news of the passing of Ralph Turner, co-founder of The Electrum Gallery, has left me thinking about conceptual jewellery. Turner and his business partner Barbara Cartlidge were the first gallery owners in Britain to champion this style of jewellery when they opened their store in 1971, and the shop continued to do so until its closure in 2012.

BAJ Insight: Celebrities and their jewellery lines

Kate Moss’s announcement last week that she has designed a jewellery line did not come as a shock. Just like fashion and homewares, gardening and cooking, the jewellery industry is not immune to a celebrity collaboration. While some stars simply lend their necklines and hands to a brand, other will get involved in the design process (or at least claim to). Here are just a few of those celebrity jewellery lines, including Kate’s.

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