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

How Making Jewelry Can Cause Mesothelioma

Asbestos was used in numerous commercial trades during the 20th century. The end result is the cancerous mineral is just about everywhere.

Business briefing: £11bn for Breakfast at Tiffany’s jeweller

SHE famously wore a little black dress by Givenchy and yellow diamonds from Tiffany’s for a Hollywood film’s publicity shots.

Luxury goods giant behind Louis Vuitton and Christian Dior makes £11.3bn move to buy iconic American jeweller Tiffany & Co

LVMH, the French group behind the likes of Louis Vuitton and Christian Dior, has confirmed it has made an approach to buy iconic US jeweller Tiffany & Co in a deal reportedly worth $14.5billion (£11.3billion).

Factbox: LVMH's jewelry and watches business

With 4.1 billion euros ($4.6 billion) in sales, and earnings of 700 million euros in 2018, the division accounted for just 9% of sales and 7% of earnings from recurring operations.

LVMH eyes swoop for jewellery giant Tiffany

Luxury goods powerhouse LVMH on Monday confirmed it is in talks to buy Tiffany, in an approach that would reportedly value the US jeweller at $14.5bn (£11.3bn).

LVMH set to double jewellery business as it eyes $14bn swoop for Tiffany

VMH is set to double the size of its jewellery and watches division as it plots a $14.5bn (£11.3bn) takeover of Tiffany.

Embattled Greek Jewelry Maker Folli Follie’s Legal Woes Go On

Already pushed to the brink with huge financial losses and reportedly suspect bookkeeping,

Ten style insiders reveal their favourite jewellers

Top tips for unique or bespoke gifts, from a gem-set pebble ring to “milky quartz squirrel” earrings

The new jewellery advent calendars for 2019: Missoma, M&S and The White Company!

It’s official - the festive countdown is on….

‘The frozen breath of the polar night’

From Mirek Malevski, London, UK

Calls for more businesses to sign up to recycling project in Jewellery Quarter

A new project launched 12 months ago

The Ultimate Guide To Ethical Jewellery

Build a jewellery box with a conscience

#PrestigeGuide: How to Start Your Own Vintage Jewellery Collection

Amongst avid jewellery buyers,  vintage pieces hold an undeniable sense of charm.

Why twisted gold jewellery is the ultimate new statement

The late, great Greek goldsmith Ilias Lalaounis was passionate about reviving Ancient Greek goldsmithing techniques and infusing his work with historical symbols.

£150k restoration to 'landmark' Jewellery Quarter clock tower which no longer tells the time

It has stood in the Jewellery Quarter since 1903 but this symbolic clock tower has not been restored for three decades and the clock face no longer works.

Bulgari CEO Sees China Jewellery Sales Rising Despite Slowing Economy

The luxury jewellery company seeks to double profits over the next five years by expanding its brick-and-mortar footprint in China.

Jewellery designer Roxanne First shares her tips for an effortless working wardrobe

The jewellery designer, beloved of the fashion set, pairs comfortable jeans and trainers with a daily smattering of diamonds...

Ashes of dead people cannot be exhumed to make jewellery, Church court rules

Dead people’s ashes cannot be exhumed to make jewellery, a church court has ruled, after a grieving widow wished to extract a teaspoonful of her late husband’s in order to create a ring.

80 Pieces Of Vintage Christian Dior Jewellery Have Dropped In Time For Party Season

A rare and remarkable collection of archival Christian Dior jewellery has been sourced by vintage purveyor Susan Caplan to sell on Farfetch.

Sentimental gems: 5 luminaries share their most treasured jewellery

Whether a gift from a loved one or a gift to oneself, the true value of a prized piece goes way beyond the price tag.

$1.84 million diamond stolen from Japan jewelry fair

Japanese police are investigating a 200 million yen ($1.84 million) diamond allegedly stolen from an international jewelry trade show near Tokyo.

The Jewelry Designers Making Minimalism Interesting

Consider Morgan and Jaclyn Solomon’s jewelry line, Agmes, as an antidote to all of the beyond-dainty jewelry on the market over the last few years. Instead of barely there bangles and chokers with a teensy diamond in the center,

Dancing Jewelry Brought To You By German Designer, Saskia Diez

Saskia Diez is the German designer who likes to make her jewelry dance on the skin, carefully considering how each of her piece feels, moves and looks when worn.

TEFAF New York Fall: Art, Jewels, Antiques And Opening Night Gala

Now in its fourth year, the TEFAF New York Fall art fair is in the position where tradition serves an important role and the opening night fundraising gala (which actually pre-dates TEFAF New York) has become a signature of the annual show.


Rebecca van Rooijen


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