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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.

BAJ at Birmingham Jewellery Quarter Festival

In its third edition, the annual Birmingham Jewellery Quarter Festival once again showcased the prowess of British craftsmanship within the jewellery industry. The three-day extravaganza brought together businesses, residents and the visitors to celebrate the vibrant Jewellery Quarter through engaging events and activities.

My Day at BAJ: Visit to the V&A with archive handling session

Everything has its lifecycle; a rise and fall in popularity subconsciously driven by macro trends. In jewellery, the past ten years have been about the rise of brands, but as wider trends dictated that consumers lost trust in brands, it was bloggers who created the zeitgeist. They are real people, just like us, after all – we can trust them. But can we really? And are we now over these super-influencers?

My Day at BAJ: Visit to the Assay Office and Goldsmiths’ Library

Everything has its lifecycle; a rise and fall in popularity subconsciously driven by macro trends. In jewellery, the past ten years have been about the rise of brands, but as wider trends dictated that consumers lost trust in brands, it was bloggers who created the zeitgeist. They are real people, just like us, after all – we can trust them. But can we really? And are we now over these super-influencers?

A book cover in black with a pink flower with a pink diamond in the middle with the title in a white font saying: Gemvisions Trend Directions 2017 by Swarovski Gemstones
BAJ Insight: A glimpse into the future with Swarovski Gemvisions

Each year a very special book comes out. A book that opens up a window into the future of jewellery trends – Swarovski Gemvisions. This annual report on the future trends set to shape the jewellery industry is extremely well thought of in the business. The latest edition, Gemvisions Trend Directions 2017, is out now and is but a click away. So what are the top macro trends it has presented this year?

BAJ Insight: Are We Over Super-Influencers?

Everything has its lifecycle; a rise and fall in popularity subconsciously driven by macro trends. In jewellery, the past ten years have been about the rise of brands, but as wider trends dictated that consumers lost trust in brands, it was bloggers who created the zeitgeist. They are real people, just like us, after all – we can trust them. But can we really? And are we now over these super-influencers?

BAJ Insight: All My Single Ladies

Last week diamond mining giant De Beers released some data on diamond jewellery demand across the globe in 2016, as well as its forecasts for demand 2017. In addition to some very interesting numbers, it also proffered a few flash quotes on consumer trends, one of which was about the increasing power of single ladies.

BAJ Insight: Six innovations and trends from Baselworld

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.

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