This season is all about throwing light back to archaeological treasures and bringing to life antique coins and medallions with modern interpretations. Given a modern twist of light and delicate chains that are perfect for being worn solo or layered with an array of other chains, coin jewellery is every fashion friend's favourite look for Spring. Dangling from dainty hoops or bundled into a shimmery bib necklace, spring medallions and coins are a simple way of adding a touch of antique demure with elegant simplicity. What makes this Spring trend such a money grabber is its diversity as an accessory.
Here is a round up of this week's international jewellery news... Royal Mint releases largest ever platinum coin for Queen's jubilee Mining Weekly: The UK Royal Mint has unveiled its largest ever platinum coin, with a diameter of 150 mm and weighing 2 kg, to coincide with the year of Queen Elizabeth’s Platinum Jubilee. www.miningweekly.com Meet the jeweller using age-old methods to honour the dead and keep Jewellery Quarter traditions alive Birmingham Mail: Makers in Birmingham have been encapsulating loved ones' hair and ashes in jewellery for centuries and Jo Herriotts is sticking to the old techniques. www.birminghammail.co.uk The
If you're wondering how you're going to transition your summer jewellery staples into fall favourites, the trick is to swap out your golden coin medallions and fruity, floral brights for something a little more overstated and substantial: rhinestones. Falling in torrents from the lobes of runway models was unapologetically bold, look-at-me rhinestones in all shapes, styles and colours. We're not talking about the subtle and dainty nod to bling we've seen in previous seasons, no, designers want you dripping and glistening with shiny blinged out bracelets, earrings and necklaces hanging off every ear, wrist, body and decolletage. A little bit
Thomson Reuters has released its GFMS Gold Survey 2017 , the 50th in the series of annual Surveys, looking at the shifts and developments in the global gold markets, their fundamentals and their drivers, over the year and setting the scene for the future. Highlights of the Report State Jewellery fabrication slumped 21% last year to estimated 1,892 tonnes, the lowest level seen since 2009. Total identifiable investment, which includes physical bar and coin investment plus ETF movements, gained 52% in 2016 to reach 1,579 tonnes, the highest since 2012. Net official sector buying dropped appreciably, to