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

My lightbulb moment: Jewellery designer Annie Haak, reveals the inspiration behind her accessories brand

Daily Mail: Annie Haak is a 61-year-old jewellery designer and founder of Annie Haak Designs. She lives in Hampshire with her husband, Johnnie, 62. They have three grown-up children.

Glenmorangie and National Museum of Scotland commission major new artwork

The Edinburgh Reporter: National Museums Scotland (NMS) and The Glenmorangie Company have commissioned a major new piece of contemporary silverwork for display in the museum.

The rock star: Monica Vinader is the £100 million brand that's redefined the way we buy jewellery

Evening Standard: Vinader's vision — to bring affordable, beautifully made, fine jewellery to all walks of women — is not just a success story; it’s a relative gold mine.

Seamus Gill is forging ahead with a unique twist on silver

Irish Examiner: Seamus Gill is a silversmith and jewellery designer. He spoke to Aileen Lee.

Dublin jeweller creates rings for new Peter Jackson film

Lancashire Telegraph: A Dublin jeweller has created 10 rings for Lord Of The Rings director Peter Jackson’s latest film.

A day in the life of Florrie and Anna of & Finally

Harpers Bazaar: 'Much of what we do would be far less enjoyable without each other'

Wallace Chan Unveils 14 Jewels Made With Unbreakable Porcelain

Forbes: After giving previews for five months, contemporary jewelry artist, Wallace Chan, unveiled a complete collection of 14 high jewels made with his new unbreakable porcelain on November 27 in New York.

Expression is second nature as Van Cleef & Arpels leads the way in floral and animal motif trend

SCMP: Top jewellery houses are on-trend with wearable pieces that reference floral and animal motifs through exquisitely layered gems and creative techniques.

Dover Street Market Curates Sotheby’s Jewelry

Sothebys: Sotheby's partners with Dover Street Market to curate an edit of the December Fine Jewels auction, showcasing period jewelry through a fresh lens. Now on exhibition at London’s Dover Street Market store.

Textured gold sets a new standard of craftsmanship, while Vhernier celebrates an icon

The Telegraph: The humble term 'goldsmith' doesn't do justice to the work of Jacques Lenfant, whose father Georges gave his name to the Parisian workshop that executed jewels for the great maisons of the 20th century: Cartier, Hermès, Van Cleef & Arpels et al.

Sotheby's Diamonds enlists Eliane Fattal to reimagine exquisite vintage jewellery with rare modern stones

The Telegraph: Someone once told the artist-jeweller Eliane Fattal that antique jewellery and modern diamonds could never be combined. Luckily, she didn’t listen.

Pontius Pilate’s ring ‘found’ as experts say jewellery discovered in Bethlehem may have belonged to Roman ruler

The Scottish Sun: The plain looking copper-alloy ring bears the inscription 'of Pilatus' which experts believe refers to the infamous governor of Judea.

Marie-Antoinette jewels soar at 'once in a lifetime' sale: Sotheby's

Reuters: A royal treasure trove including jewels that belonged to French Queen Marie-Antoinette fetched 53.5 million Swiss francs ($53.2 million) on Wednesday, as collectors snapped up rare historic gems fresh to the market, Sotheby’s said.

Auction Stories: The Mystery of A Rare Belperron Bracelet Uncovered at Christie's

Forbes: It was a week of storied jewels and pieces with celebrity provenance on the auction circuit. Earlier in the week, we reported on renowned dealer Edith Weber’s collection at Skinner Auctioneers.

Dig this jewellery worn by 5th century English women

Metro: This ‘exquisitely decorated’ brooch is among a ‘rich array’ of jewellery unearthed at an Anglo-Saxon cemetery dating from the fifth century.

Graff Opens New Hong Kong Flagship Store

Forbes: Luxury jeweler, Graff, has opened a new flagship store in Hong Kong, marking a third Graff location in this bustling city.

Jewellery Quarter traders concerned over workshops up for sale

BBC: Traders are concerned over the future of their businesses after a council announced plans to sell the buildings that house their workshops.

'We found out when the rest of Instagram did!': Thrilled Australian jewellery designer, 29, sells out of her designs in MINUTES after Kylie Jenner and Kourtney Kardashian wear them

Daily Mail: Kylie Jenner wowed fans when she debuted the front cover of her eye-popping 2019 calendar earlier this week.

Youngsters learning the historic local craft of silversmithing

Press and Journal: Banff Academy pupils are utilising new skills taught by a local silversmith to enhance their art portfolios as part of a Meet the Maker project.

Moment over-excited boyfriend drops engagement ring down grate in Times Square - as police search for couple to reunite them with the jewellery

Evening Standard: Police in New York City are hoping to reunite a couple with their engagement ring which was dropped down a grate in the pavement in Times Square by a woman's boyfriend as he proposed to her.


Rebecca van Rooijen


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