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

What acquiring Tiffany for $16.2 billion does for LVMH

Vogue Business: The French conglomerate will instantly become a hard luxury giant on the same scale as Richemont.

Louis Vuitton buys jeweller Tiffany for $16bn

BBC: The world's biggest luxury goods company is buying US-based jeweller Tiffany & Co for more than $16bn (£12.5bn).

France's LVMH close to buying Tiffany after sweetening offer: sources

Reuters: LVMH (LVMH.PA) is close to buying U.S. jewelry chain Tiffany & Co (TIF.N) for about $16.3 billion after sweetening its offer, sources said on Sunday, as the owner of Louis Vuitton and Bulgari aims to tap the fast-growing luxury jewelry market.

How Cartier began as a humble Paris shop and became a jewelry empire

Daily Mail: How Cartier began as a humble Paris shop and became a jewelry empire where Richard Burton purchased Liz Taylor's iconic diamond sparkler and Jackie O's classic tank watch was snatched up at auction for $379,500 by Kim Kardashian.

14 of the best diamond engagement rings from Vera Wang, Tiffany and more

Hello: Who could ever say no to these beautiful engagement rings?

Roman and medieval jewellery taken after being left on train

Metro: A haul of Roman and medieval treasures worth £1,500 have been stolen from a train.

Dutch jewellery entrepreneur Maarten Pieterse jailed for £133m cocaine smuggling operation

Birmingham Mail: Maarten Pieterse, 61, was caught with 1,161 blocks of high-purity cocaine weighing 2.1 tonnes stowed in a purpose-built hidden compartment on board the SY Marcia vessel.

Exmouth designer launches jewellery range to help feed the homeless this Christmas

Exmouth Journal: A jewellery designer has launched a new range - with a charitable difference.

'World's biggest heist' could have been an inside job, investigators fear, as German museum staff reveal the burglars took less than was originally thought

Daily Mail: The thieves who stole priceless jewellery from a German museum yesterday may have had inside knowledge, it is feared - but experts said today that the burglars had taken less than was originally feared.

Gem Dior: Victoire de Castellane celebrates 20 years at the maison

How To Spent IT: A cocktail of 19 vintage-inspired gowns and 99 futuristic gems marks Victoire de Castellane’s two brilliantly disruptive decades as head of Dior Fine Jewellery. By Vivienne Becker. Photography by Brigitte Niedermair.

Newport metal detectorist who stole Viking hoard of coins and jewellery worth up to £12m jailed

South Wales Argus: A metal detectorist from Newport has been jailed for stealing the "emblematic" Viking-era Leominster Hoard of coins and priceless jewellery worth up to £12 million - much of which is still missing.


Elizabeth Taylor and Grace Kelly’s Dazzling Van Cleef & Arpels Jewellery To Be Exhibited

Vogue: Women have been given jewels as tokens of love since the Stone Age. The precious stones with which Cleopatra dazzled Mark Antony must still exist, somewhere, today, and every few years one of the Duchess of Windsor’s jewels comes to auction, a sparkling reminder of a love that rocked the nation.

Chaumet revisits the cocktail ring

Prestige Online: The old adage of “the bigger, the better” rings particularly true when it comes to a specific type of jewellery. We are, of course, talking about cocktail rings. These glamorous gems are preferred to be as ostentatious and dramatic as possible.

Famous New Street jewellery shop closing down with massive stock sell off

Birmingham Mail: Piccadilly Jewellers in New Street is launching a 50 per cent off everything sale this weekend to bring the curtain down on almost half a century of trading - and everything must go!

The duo creating jewellery with that personal touch

Worthing Herald: Jewellery can be a very personal thing. Picked or designed by someone you love or little touches added to make it extra special.

Emily Frances Barrett, the Artist Making Jewellery out of Found Objects

AnOther Magazine: Emily Frances Barrett is an artist making off-beat jewellery from cigarette butts and clay pipes, bottle tops and buttons, shark teeth and shells.

Internet Native Jeweler The Last Line Opens SoHo Pop-up

WWD: The company launched in 2017 and has capitalized on the trend for multiple piercings.

Inside Jewelry Designer Sonia Boyajian’s Dream of an L.A. Store

Vogue: Sonia Boyajian is an unusual breed of artisan. An unapologetic maximalist, she’s long favored statement jewelry and expressive hand-craftsmanship that’s elusive in the category.


Jewellery of 'immeasurable worth' stolen in dramatic Dresden museum heist

The Guardian: German police say thieves on the run after ‘cultural treasures’ stolen from Green Vault.

How This Entrepreneur Aspires To Make Jewelry More Sustainable

Forbes: How does zero-waste, ethical manufacturing, and recycling apply to jewelry?

Germany jewelry heist: Art experts fear stolen treasures will be destroyed

NBC News: “The fact that these are precious cultural objects to Saxons and the world means nothing to these criminals,” one expert said.


Rebecca van Rooijen


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