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A round up of this week's national and international jewellery news...

The diamond industry is coping with a 20% price drop and worries Gen Z isn’t all that interested in its stones

Fortune: When the world’s most important diamond buyers arrived at De Beers’ offices in Botswana late last month, they were presented with a rare offer by their host: the option to buy nothing at all.


The hot new jewellery trends for winter 2023

The Times: Make a fun statement with a Dalí-inspired lobster piece or keep it classic but cool with a seriously chunky chain.


Designer democracy acts as draw for Dover Street Market

FT: The retail showcase’s eclectic approach puts emerging and established brands side by side.


How traceability of gold became a focus for independent jewellers

FT: Certification of small-scale miners provides ethical reassurance but consumer demand for low prices creates pressure.


The Future of Fine Jewelry

The Purist Online: This holiday season, opt for sustainable, ethical jewels.


There's gold in them there Yorkshire hills, says Yorkshire gold panning champion

Yorkshire Post: Mark Bell was just seven years old when he fell in love with gold panning, he is now one of the country’s few truly ethical jewellers and has sights set on the Big Apple. Catherine Scott reports.


Style Edit: How Chopard elevates high jewellery, from using ‘ethical’ gold to the celeb-approved Red Carpet collection, worn by Mariah Carey and Julia Roberts

SCMP: You may know Chopard as a purveyor of show-stopping stones and one-of-a-kind diamonds but the Swiss maison, founded in 1860, originated as a watchmaker and only started making jewellery in the 1980s.


‘Jewellery advent calendars are deeply vulgar and, I’m sorry to say, a tiny bit common’

Telegraph: Nativity scenes may be boring – but sex toys and cat treats aren’t what you’d call festive


Factors To Consider When Setting Up A Jewellery Business

Talk Business: When you are passionate about making exquisite jewellery and want to turn your hobby into a full-time job, there are many factors to consider before taking the plunge.

Meet the woman behind the jewellery fashion editors love

The Times: Leonie Branston’s handmade jewels can take up to a year to make — but that doesn’t deter her many fans in the style set.

End of an era: Family jewellers in Warwick set to close after more than 40 years in the town

Warwickshire World: The owners said he is aware that his decision to close the business may come as a shock to many customers.

New jewellers opens in former George Banks in Preston city centre

Blog Preston: A new jewellers is open in what was George Banks in Preston city centre.

Meet the hip jewellers to the super-rich

The Times: From the Londoner customising watches for Anthony Joshua to the designer making teeth grillz for Rihanna, these three jewellers are bringing serious sparkle to the A-list.

What do you do with a ‘perfect’ 20-carat diamond?

The Times: That was the conundrum faced by Boodles when the jeweller acquired ‘the most exciting’ stone it had seen.

The hot new jewellery trends for winter 2023

The Times: Make a fun statement with a Dalí-inspired lobster piece or keep it classic but cool with a seriously chunky chain.

The best high jewellery for Christmas 2023

The Times: Statement necklaces, earrings that will turn heads and beautiful bracelets — ’tis the season to let your jewellery do the talking.

Can A Spanish Men’s Jewellery Start-Up Take Its Hype Machine Global?

BoF: Twojeys has driven multi-million-euro sales of its accessibly priced jewels to Spanish Gen-Z shoppers by pushing engaging, voyeuristic content to its online community. Now the brand aims to take its concept international with the opening of a London store.

The allure of a jewellery design career

Deccan Herald: A professional jewellery designing course equips one with knowledge of different kinds of stones, colour schemes in jewellery, enamelling and stone setting design themes, framing, pieces, costume jewellery, cos...

CEO of Fred Jewelry Brand Moves to Chaumet Top Job

JCK Online: LVMH is making changes at the top at two of its jewelry brands, Fred and Chaumet.

A deep dive into the world of synthetic diamonds and the best brands to shop

Prestige Online: In recent years, the allure of the synthetic, lab-grown diamond has gained remarkable momentum.

Stephanie Gottlieb Fine Jewelry Unveils Collaboration With De Beers Institute of Diamonds

Yahoo News: Stephanie Gottlieb Fine Jewelry and De Beers Institute of Diamonds are joining forces to highlight natural, ethically sourced diamonds in a new collection.

Meghan Markle's £46 earrings are the perfect affordable cool-girl accessory

Hello: The Duchess of Sussex visited Justice for Girls in Vancouver in the chicest earrings from an affordable British brand - read more.

Diamonds in the Digital Age: The Impact of Social Media on Jewellery Trends

Universe News Network: In the dazzling world of fine jewellery, diamonds have always been the epitome of luxury and status.

An Influencer Shares Her Favourite Jewellery Buys, Brands, Trends & Tips

Sheer Luxe: Content creator Andia Mau has a jewellery collection that would make any fashion girl jealous – so we jumped at a chance to take a closer look. From sentimental pieces to the trends she thinks everyone should know about, here she shares it all…

Dartmouth silversmith wins regional award

Kingsbridge Today: A Dartmouth silversmith has won a regional enterprise award for her bespoke designs.

Jewelry Designers Are Putting Their Sketches to Work

NY Times: Drawings once used primarily as production guides have been showing up in everything from social media to sales materials.

Why Messika is expanding at full throttle

FT: The jewellery brand says its family-owned structure gives it the agility to keep ahead of the market.

The Crown has sparked a 1980s jewellery revival – and the best styles to wear this party season

Telegraph: A resurgence of bold, spotlight-seizing Eighties jewellery echoes Diana’s trademark styles.

Jewellery has entered the void

FT: When it comes to rings and things, it’s all about finding space.

Explore Van Cleef & Arpels: Time, Nature, Love Exhibition in Seoul

L’Officiel: Van Cleef & Arpels: Time, Nature, Love exhibition opens at the D Museum in Seoul with over 300 stunning jewellery pieces, watches and precious objects on display until mid April 2024.

How pearls were reinvented for Millennials

AFR: Three designers, in three corners of the globe, are showing why pearls are no longer considered old-fashioned or reserved for formal best.

Meet Sydney’s go-to private jeweller

AFR: After adding ready-to-wear collections to custom orders, Olivia Bond’s business has outgrown its space and is moving to the Trust Building’s top floor.

Dublin silversmith carrying on family craft tradition at Gifted design fair

Independent: A Dublin woman will be carrying on a family craft tradition going back four generations when she joins hundreds of exhibitors at Ireland’s largest craft and design fair next month.

Danish jewellery chain Pandora confident of bucking luxury slowdown

FT: Brand says it is increasingly optimistic about its sales prospects for the Christmas season.

The Rise In Matching Your Jewellery To Your Watch, Like Meghan And Bella

Vogue: Stacking fine jewellery alongside timepieces is often considered a faux pas among collectors, as it can cause cause heirloom watches to become scratched and to lose their polish.

Pokémon and Tiffany & Co Team Up to Release Jewellery Costing Up to $29,000

Nordic: Poli-swag.

Warrior pieces – how jewellery toughened up

FT: Mesh, medallion and breastplate designs are fighting for our attention.

I’m teaching the world about rings, says Jaco the jeweller

Henley Standard: A jeweller from Henley is earning a worldwide reputation thanks to homemade videos of his work.

Demand for new styles spurs creativity of men’s jewellers

FT: The expanding market is giving designers scope to experiment with different sizes, stones and metals.

Jewellers not out of the frame during Hollywood strikes

FT: Despite a lack of exposure on screen or on red carpets, designers have found fruitful ways to promote themselves.

Sideways tool use earns Rishi Sunak hammering on social media

The Guardian: Prime minister mocked for unusual technique at craft session, but video shows he was following teacher’s instructions.

Industry weighs potential of AI-designed watches

FT: The latest advances have prompted comparisons with past episodes of technological disruption.

Mia redefines jewellery storytelling with AI powered narratives

Media News: The creatives, created by Schbang, are a fusion of AI and trendsetting design, allowing the brand to engage with its audience in an immersive and personalised manner.

Aymer Maria jewellery gives historical references a modern spin

Wallpaper: Ruth Aymer, founder of Aymer Maria, takes us behind her architecturally inspired jewellery designs.


News Edit: 3 December 2023


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