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

The most exceptional jewellery boxes for the connoisseur in your life this Christmas

If you’re serious about collecting jewellery, it makes sense that you’d be serious about where you keep it.

Unusual Christmas gifts for jewellery-lovers

Jewellery is one of the trickiest things to gift. There is the metal to think about, the ring size, the stone colour and that's before you even get to the shape and style of the piece.

Ultimate Christmas Gift: An Heirloom Jewelry Box Filled With Jewels

Online fashion retailer, Net-A-Porter, has teamed with London jewelry designer, Jessica McCormack, to offer a unique gift for the Christmas holidays.

Statement jewellery to give your Christmas some sparkle

Beautiful jewels for cocktail-party season. Photographs by Pelle Crépin. Styling by Sophie Goodwin

Transformers: Interchangeable jewellery that's more than meets the eye

Why settle for a single aesthetic when you can have many? Van Cleef & Arpels’s latest Perlee collection features a versatile necklace that can easily be changed to suit your look.

Inside Graff: London’s ‘king of diamonds’

Step inside the workshop of one of the world’s most famous diamond merchants

Cartier revamps London stores on New and Old Bond Street

The recently renovated flagship store is housed in a Grade II listed building.

When Cartier was the girls’ best friend

For most of the last century, Cartier was the go-to jewellers for anyone with deep pockets and a taste for elegant razzle-dazzle.

How To Find Your Jewellery Tribe: The Celeb-Approved Gems To Know About Now

From Meghan Markle's favourite to Margot Robbie's go-to...

How I Became… A Jewellery Designer

Alighieri’s Rosh Mahtani shares how a wax carving course launched her accessories brand, and how she went on to build a business with a £3.2m turnover in 2018.

Jessica McCormack recalls how raiding her grandmother's dressing-up box paved the way for her jewellery obsession

Mayfair jeweller Jessica McCormack traces her vocation back to a childhood fascination with her grandmother's box of treasures.

Northern Ireland silversmith Lesley Brown dazzles on festive TV show

Lesley Brown’s winning silver wreath which was featured on Kirstie’s handmade Christmas.

Meet the jewellery designer who knows all about silver linings

Annabel Davies runs the Bella Jane Jewellery brand from her stylish studio in Tunbridge Wells. Here she tells Eileen Leahy how a craft afternoon led her to create a gem of a business

The Secret History Of The Hope Diamond: How Pierre Cartier Sold A Cursed Jewel

As ever more prestigious clients rolled into his New York boutique at the turn of the 20th Century, Pierre Cartier was insistent that the firm remain true to its original aim...

Vita Sackville-West’s Rare Cartier Art Deco Emerald Necklace For Sale For The First Time

A rare Cartier rock crystal and emerald necklace belonging to the British writer Vita Sackville-West is generating much pre-auction excitement before the London Jewels sale at Bonhams.

For High Jewelry, a Multifaceted Future?

With a Place Vendôme shake-up, a slew of upstart new houses and the arrival of ear cuffs and stackable rings, the world of jewels that cost $50,000 and more is being upended.

Is Blockchain the New Ethical Gold Rush? Maybe

Advocates say tracing gold from mine to jewelry customer could help guarantee provenance, improve the lives of miners and reduce carbon emissions.

Hallmarking move may change gold market dynamics

The non hallmarked jewellery is largely sold in small cities and rural areas where consumers are not fully aware of hallmarking and its benefits.

Jewellery industry gearing up for mandatory hallmarking

With the government deciding to make hallmarking of jewellery and artefacts mandatory from January 2021, the jewellery sector expects the step to boost consumers’ trust and bring in much-needed transparency in the sector.

Ring of proof?

Cybersecurity company develops a piece of jewellery with an embedded fingerprint pattern that can be used to unlock an iPhone or authenticate a digital payment.

Gang stalked travelling jewellery salesman and robbed him of gems worth £4.1 MILLION after Ernest Jones advertised his whereabouts online, court hears

A travelling jewellery salesman working for American designer Le Vian was robbed of £4.1million worth of gems after retailer Ernest Jones advertised his location online, a court has heard.

Why does your Jewellery Business need a Mobile App?

Like all the traditional businesses, the jewelry business is going through a sea of change in the digital era. Earlier, the customers used to come to the jewelers, but now the scenario has reversed with online jewelry companies like Caratlane.


Rebecca van Rooijen


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