Lewis Malka Interview: Advice from Engagement Ring Specialist

Have you ever wondered how jeweller Lewis Malka established his niche in designing and manufacturing timeless engagement rings? Read on to find out in his own words Tell us about your career and how you have reached where you are today. I started my career as a 16-year-old apprentice. I worked at the bench pretty […]

Mastering the Piercing Saw: A Key Skill for Jewellers

The Level 3 Jewellery Design and Manufacturing Diploma at the British Academy of Jewellery is a comprehensive programme that equips students with the essential skills and knowledge to excel in the world of jewellery design and manufacturing. One of the fundamental skills taught in this programme is mastering the piercing saw, a skill that holds […]

Keep calm and carry on: Developing your skills from home

With lockdown measures in the UK, many jewellery students and professionals no longer have access to facilities to carry out their craft. But that doesn’t mean you have to put your jewellery journey on hold: there are a whole range of resources and activities that you can take advantage of from the comfort of your own home. Here are five ways to keep growing as a jeweller during lockdown.

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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