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As we find our 'new normal' here is a round up of last week's international jewellery news...

The Creative Women Behind Such Prestigious Jewellery Brands As Chopard & Cartier

Tatler: Meet the women responsible for reimagining the heritage of world class brands through a 21st century lens.

22 Black Jewellery Designers Who Deserve Your Support And Investment

Vogue: Prominent black voices are rare in jewellery. Even though many of the world’s riches in the form of precious metals and gemstones come from Africa, its residents are far more likely to have been cruelly exploited in the name of adornment than to have benefited from it.

#Earparty Is The Hot New Jewellery Trend, And This Is How To Do It

The Times: The curated ear party is impossible to ignore and easy to achieve. Jessica Diamond explains its rise and spotlights the brands to love.

How to store your jewellery according to the experts

Marie Claire: It’s safe to say we’ve probably re-arranged our wardrobes a hundred times since the beginning of lockdown, Marie Kondo-ing everything from underwear to shoes.

"I started this out of loneliness, now it's bringing people together:" Alighieri founder on shaping communities from gold

Evening Standard: In an interview that appears in the London Fashion Week official digital handbook, Alighieri founder Rosh Mahtani speaks to Chloe Street about her waxy sculptures and finding light in the dark.

Evil eye jewellery: the good karma bling we all need this summer

Evening Standard: Bye bye bad vibes.

Christine Willis Stars In Greek Luxury Jewellery Campaign - Saint Model Shining Through Pandemic

Jamaica Gleaner: The COVID -19 pandemic may have brought the world to a standstill, but Saint International models are steaming full speed ahead in all their glory. The Jamaica-based model management company is celebrating its 20th birthday this year in the midst of an unprecedented international crisis. And what better way to continue the celebration than with Christine Willis, now making transcontinental waves in her new global multimedia campaign for luxury Grecian jewellery label Konstantino.

The Largest D Color Diamond Ever To Be Offered Online At $2 Million

Salon Prive: Since the highly successful inaugural Elizabeth Taylor online sale in December 2011, Christie’s continues to innovate with online across all categories for collectors worldwide. In the June 16-30th sale, Christie’s Jewels will offer the largest D colour diamond to be offered for sale online. Estimated at $1-2m, this is the highest valued lot ever offered for sale online at Christie’s.

3 Jewels By Anna Hu Will Be Sold To Support Coronavirus Healthcare Workers

Forbes: Christie’s will host an online auction of three jewels designed by high jewelry artist, Anna Hu, with all proceeds going to support frontline healthcare workers fighting the novel coronavirus. The online sale will be held July 3 – 13.

Ethical Jewels with a Conscience

Prestige Online: We explore how the jewellery industry is moving towards a brighter future.

Black Jewelry Designers to Shop Now and Forever

Town and Country: You know legends like Jacqueline Rabun. Now it's time to discover, and shop from, these incredible Black-owned, sustainably-sourced jewelry brands.

How To Turn Around A Once Booming Global Jewelry Brand? Pandora Was On Track, Then Came Coronavirus

Forbes: 2017 was a stellar year for Pandora, the global jewelry brand known for its collectible charms and bracelets. Revenues skyrocketed by 15% year-over-year in local currencies, then everything went south. Organic growth slowed -2% in 2018, only to drop by 8% in 2019.

Two Bench Bridal Jewelers That Should Be On Your Radar

Forbes: Marica Vidal and Valerie Madison live across the pond from each other. Marcia, in Hackney UK and Valerie in Seattle U.S. —yet they have a few things in common—they are both trained bench jewelers, are superior at their craft, specialize in bridal rings and both were involved in different careers before finding their passion in fine jewelry. As black jewelry designers, they both talk about how they would like to help raise awareness and support to amplify melanated voices in the industry as a lasting change as well as the changes they would like to see to stop systemic racism.

Swiss luxury brand initiates 'Stay Happy' digital campaign...

Manorama: Swiss watches and jewellery brand Chopard has created a 'Stay Happy' digital campaign that includes.

The story behind Grace Kelly's astonishing Cartier engagement ring

The Telegraph: The actress-turned-Princess' Cartier diamond is one of the most famous engagement rings in history, but it wasn't the only one she received.

Discover the Intricacies of Rubies and Sapphires at the L’École School of Jewelry Arts Exhibit

Prestige Online: Following its 3-month exhibition on Art Deco jewellery last November, L’École Asia Pacific, School of Jewelry Arts is holding another one, this time focused on rubies and sapphires and it opens its doors to the public today.

Say it with colour: The vibrant jewellery of Melissa Curry

Irish Times: Irish designer’s latest collection Freedom is designed to stimulate the senses.

Quick-Take: Introducing Harry Winston’s Collection of 2020 Novelties

Prestige Online: Meet the Harry Winston 2020 Novelties collection — the Premier, Ocean, and High Jewelry Timepieces.

Meet the Sheffield brothers taking the ancient art of jewellery making to homes and restaurants across the country

Yorkshire Post: James Cottingham started out as a footballer and his brother, Luke, as an audio engineer. Now they run a successful bespoke jewellery business. Laura Reid talks to them about their story.

Vanity Vague ring by Petra Zimmermann

MSN: Austrian jewellery artist Petra Zimmermann has captured black silk fabric inside acrylic to create the outsized body of her Vanity Vague ring.

The Sisterhood Of Success: 5 Thai Sibling Business Duos To Know

Tatler: Tatler Thailand talks to five pairs of dynamic siblings who have teamed up to forge thriving careers together in fields ranging from winemaking and jewellery design to commercial illustration, exhibition management and the restaurant business.

Sales of this jewellery piece have gone up massively

Marie Claire: You might think that having to isolate yourself at home because of the global pandemic would mean that you might be inclined to wear jewellery, but you’d be wrong.

Sara Sallam's Orwell jewellery thwarts invasive tracking technology

Dezeen: Brooklyn-based designer Sara Sallam has imagined a collection of jewellery and accessories to protect the wearer from tech-enabled surveillance without concealing their features.

The impact of COVID-19 on the gems and jewellery industry

Your Story: The industry is witnessing no footfall at jewellery stores, and despite the ongoing peak wedding season, mass shopping has come to a standstill.

Tiffany dents LVMH hopes to recut $16.5bn deal

FT: Luxury conglomerate looks to renegotiate price for US jeweller as coronavirus hits sales.


Rebecca van Rooijen


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