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News Edit: 9 November 2019

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

Life aquatic: Jordan Askill's new jewellery collection is inspired by the ocean

Vogue: A fascination with environmental phenomena proved a natural well of inspiration for Jordan Askill, who dove headfirst into the sea to design his new jewellery collection.

Last chance to see Bulgari’s magical history tour

Wallpaper: ‘Bulgari, the story, the dream’ charts the 135-year history of the Roman jewellery house across two locations in its Italian home city - Castel Sant’Angelo and Palazzo Venezia.

Jeweller Boodles teams up with African miner to sell ethically sourced gold

The Telegraph: Luxury jeweller Boodles has joined forces with an African miner to produce ethically mined gold in what it claims to be the first collaboration of its kind.

Third of gold jewellery sold online could be fake, study warns

Sky News: Authorities call for a review of hallmarking laws to see if they can be extended to cover internet trade.

Battle over $40m pink diamond bought by Qatari royals as Christie's sued over 'stolen' gem

The Telegraph: The son of a high-flying Italian senator was due to take Christie’s to court in New York City this week over the sale of one of the world’s most expensive diamonds, which he claims was stolen from his family.

Van Cleef & Arpels' new Pont des Amoureux timepiece combines romance and incredible mechanical wizardry

The Telegraph: Van Cleef & Arpels is a jeweller first, of that there is no doubt.

Miner miracle: Scots jeweller joins global fight to end unethical trade in gems from Africa

Sunday Post: It is back-breaking work and the sweat rolls down her face as she pulls out a small, glittering stone.

Behind-The-Scenes With Bear Brooksbank: The British Fine Jeweller Who Travels The World For Inspiration

Forbes: Bear Brooksbank has always been enchanted by precious stones. Having first trained as an actress and then working in a central London contemporary art gallery,

De Grisogono and Emmanuel Tarpin: why these two high jewellery innovators are a match made in heaven

The Telegraph: For the high-jewellery brand de Grisogono, it has been quite a year. First, a reshuffle at the top, with the announcement that Céline Assimon would join as CEO. Ex-Louis Vuitton, ex-Piaget, she was more than a perfect fit...

Dad wants to 'immortalise' his sperm by turning it into a vasectomy ring

The Mirror: A man is on the hunt for a jeweller to help him with a rather unusual request involving his sperm which he hopes to transform into a Christmas present.

Elements jewellery festival returns to Edinburgh in November

The national: Specialist gold and silver jewellery makers are congregating in Edinburgh this week for the annual Elements festival.

De Beers is making it easier to resell or buy pre-owned diamonds

Harpers Bazaar: The diamond company will help to establish the legitimacy of a vintage diamond.

Rihanna Unveils Fenty Cameo Jewellery Celebrating The Beauty Of All Black Women

Vogue: Rihanna’s latest Fenty fashion drop has a singular historical focus: cameo jewellery.

A Rare Chance To Add A Hemmerle Masterpiece To Your Jewellery Box

Vogue: Just in time for Christmas, 12 jewels from one of the world’s leading contemporary houses are coming to auction at Sotheby’s.

Petra Jewellery celebrates 40 years of business in Basingstoke

Basingstoke Gazette: A Jewellery store which offers a personal touch has celebrated four decades in business with a big thank you to its loyal customers.

Welsh Jewellery Brand Expands with New Store in Carmarthen

Business News Wales: A leading Welsh jewellery brand is opening a new store in Carmarthen. Clogau has unveiled its latest boutique after an unprecedented period of retail expansion, bucking the trend on UK high streets.

Rosie Fortescue fumes in an expletive-laden rant as thieves STEAL her jewellery from a Christmas fair

Daily Mail: Rosie Fortescue posted an expletive-filled rant on Instagram stories on Monday after her jewellery was stolen.

Luxury jewellers Rox opening £1m store in Liverpool with its own Moet Champagne bar inside.

Liverpool Echo: It even has its own range of diamond jewellery.

How the resurgence of colourful, beaded jewellery is giving us some much-needed nostalgia

Glamour Magazine: It's all over our Instagram feed right now.

Stunned family find £100,000 treasure trove including £35,000 Renaissance pendant and £15,000 17th century piece that eccentric pensioner relative had hidden in her freezer before she died

Daily Mail: A cache of £100,000 of jewellery has been discovered next to a joint of meat in an old freezer at a pensioner's ramshackle home.

DIAMOND FREEZER! Jewellery worth £100,000 found next to joint of lamb in dead grandma’s freezer

The Sun: Auctioneers discovered the gems after the family of the woman, an eccentric collector, asked them to do an inventory at the home.

Something old becomes something new! Vegan beauty brand teams up with a jewelry company to turn its old product bottles into EARRINGS

Daily Mail: A beauty brand has upcycled its product bottles to create stunning earrings for consumers as a way to be more environmentally conscious.

From In-House Jewelers’ Benches to Recycled Gems, Sustainable Business Practices Make Catbird Shine

Fortune: Nine years ago, a middle-aged tourist from Ohio walked into Catbird, a jewelry store in Brooklyn's Williamsburg neighborhood, to buy one of the store's signature items, a thin, gold first knuckle ring. According to Co-Creative Director Leigh Batnick Plessner, that "felt like a real watershed moment," when the store became a brand.

Feeling flush? Gold toilet featuring a BULLET-PROOF seat studded with more than 40,000 diamonds goes on sale for £1 million in China

Daily Mail: How much would you spend on a loo? For the super-rich in China, the answer seems to be £1 million. A lavish gold toilet featuring a bullet-proof seat studded with more than 40,000 diamonds has been spotted at a trade fair in Shanghai.

Luxury jewellers Rox opening £1m store in Liverpool with its own Moet Champagne bar inside.

Liverpool Echo: It even has its own range of diamond jewellery.


Rebecca van Rooijen


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