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

25 Captivating Ways To Wear Aquamarine

Vogue: The Duchess of Sussex wore many fabulous jewels on her wedding day in 2018, but perhaps one of the most meaningful was the aquamarine cocktail ring she wore to her evening reception.

The 5 Biggest Jewellery Trends From The AW20 Runways

Vogue: Every woman – and every fashion designer – knows that no outfit is complete without jewellery. From New York and London to Milan and Paris, here is British Vogue’s breakdown of the top catwalk jewellery trends from the autumn/winter 2020 shows, to provide you with a hint of the finishing touches you’ll need next season.

This Exclusive Art Fair Will Be A Who’s Who Of The World’s Best Contemporary Jewellers

Vogue: Some of the world’s leading jewellers are braving the threat of Coronavirus and gathering in Maastricht this weekend for the legendary annual Tefaf art fair. An assembly of close to 300 prominent galleries and dealers from around the globe, Tefaf is like entering a museum where everything from ancient artefacts to Van Gogh masterpieces are for sale.

Want A Piece Of Virgil Abloh’s New Jewellery Collection? You’ll Have To Ace A Questionnaire Application

Vogue: The designer gets down to the brass tacks of “Office Supplies”, his new line of diamond-encrusted paperclips made in collaboration with Jacob & Co, with British Vogue’s Anders Christian Madsen.

Sparkling: a vision for selling jewellery in the digital age

The Drum: Spending a month’s salary on a truly beautiful object is a big decision that every customer wants to get right. And for the modern shopper, this initial phase of ‘window shopping’ starts with browsing websites, making searches on Google and sharing views on social media.

The true meaning of diamonds? Sex, obviously

The Times: For years Jessica Diamond refused to admit what jewellery is all about, but she has finally succumbed.

Jeweller Pandora closes 30 shops in Italy due to coronavirus

Reuters: Jeweller Pandora has shut 30 of its 148 shops in Italy due to the coronavirus outbreak, while it has reopened most shops in China albeit with slow store traffic, the company’s chief executive said on Wednesday.

Newark-based jewellery company Lexico receives award from Dragons' Den business entrepreneur Theo Paphitis

Newark Advertiser: A company received a business boost from an esteemed retail entrepreneur and TV personality. Lexico, a Newark-based jewellery company, was brought to Twitter's attention when familiar face of Dragons' Den Theo Paphitis retweeted a post from Laura Young, the business' owner.

Meghan Markle wears ethical jewellery brand Edge of Ember for solo engagement

Good Housekeeping: The Duchess wore the stylish piece while visiting a school last week.

Our with a bang Meghan Markle wears £11,000 designer outfit for her final outing as a royal

The Sun: Meghan Markle made a very stylish exit from her royal duties as she performed her final engagement today.

Pilgrim looks to Los Angeles for ‘rock n roll’ vintage jewellery theme

DFNI Online: For Spring/Summer 2020, Pilgrim’s inspiration is a Los Angeles theme; mix and match rock n roll with vintage.

Kate Middleton wears rarely-seen diamond earrings for Commonwealth Day

Hello: The jewels were reportedly a wedding present.

Our ancestors swapped pieces of ostrich eggshell jewellery 30,000 years ago in the same way that we trade Facebook and Twitter likes, or friendship bracelets, experts claim

Daily Mail: The items — shell fragments with holes bored in — would have acted as signs of the interpersonal connections that made up ancient social networks.

The hidden meanings behind Meghan Markle's farewell tour jewellery

Daily Mail: Accessories highlighted causes close to her heart - including eco-friendly earrings and a necklace that raises money for animal welfare.

The 13 Best Jewels At TEFAF Maastricht 2020

Forbes: From contemporary high jewelry artists to vintage fine jewelry dealers, there was no shortage of exceptional pieces on display at 2020 TEFAF Maastricht.

Meet HARAKH: The FGI Rising Star Fine Jewelry Award Recipient

Forbes: The story I have to tell here is about Fashion Group International’s (FGI) 23rd annual Rising Star Awards ceremony that was held on January 28th at Cipriani 42nd Street in Manhattan where Harakh took home the prize for fine jewelry.

The ultimate guide to bridal jewellery

Prestige Online: So you found your dream partner, and the road to marital bliss is ahead. As you start planning for the big day, you’re probably overwhelmed with the real questions that follow after the initial euphoria.

Gigi Hadid's brother makes Zayn Malik the face of his jewellery brand

Emirates Woman: After launching his jewellery line in 2019, Anwar Hadid has decided to keep things close to home, by making his eldest sister’s boyfriend, Zayn Malik, the face of the brand’s latest campaign.

Editor’s picks: TEFAF 2020 jewellery highlights

Wallpaper: From Wartski’s green glass grapes to Van Cleef & Arpels’ ring in white coral, there’s a cleverly curated mix of heritage jewellers and art-influenced designers at this month’s TEFAF.

Chaumet’s New Line of Six-Figure Rings Are Part of an Age-Old Jewelry Tradition

Robbr Report: The historic jeweler, which is celebrating its 240th anniversary, just opened the doors of a newly renovated boutique in Paris.

Boucheron Pays Homage To Its Iconic Question Mark Necklace With A New Collection

Asia Tatler: Boucheron’s most iconic necklace, which was first designed by the house’s founder as an expression of women’s freedom, gets a 21st-century update.

French jeweller using purely lab-grown diamonds

Political Lore: The French jeweller offers to millennials a new kind of diamonds, which were grown at the laboratory. The trend on such precious stones is rising among the young people, for whom ethics and the ecology are major considerations, Springwise reported.

Church silver worth £8,000 disappears in Royal Mail postal blunder

EADT: A special delivery of silverware which was meant to replace £70,000 of artefacts stolen from a Suffolk church has got lost in the post.

Student raises glass to success after winning national accolade

Grampion Online: A Portsoy student has fended off competition from professional artists to win a prestigious national award.

The Jewellery Biz Was Once A Boys’ Club — These Women-Led Brands Helped Change That

Refinery: Charles Lewis Tiffany. Frédéric Boucheron. Louis-François Cartier. Most of the jewellery world’s famous design houses were founded by men — historically, metal-smithing was considered a man's job. And the diamond industry continues to be notoriously male-dominated.

The chic yet affordable jewellery brands that need to on your radar and the hero pieces you need to snap up now

Woman and Home: Finding gorgeous jewellery that won't break the bank is not always easy, but we have the lowdown on where to shop chic yet affordable pieces.


Rebecca van Rooijen


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