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

This London-Based Jewellery Designer Has Been Making The Current Jewellery Trend For 20 Years

Marie Claire: Her pieces are stunningly beautiful.

Billionaire diamond jeweller attacked in prison in 'extortion attempt', court hears

The Telegraph: A diamond tycoon awaiting an extradition hearing over accusations of involvement in India's biggest banking fraud was assaulted by two fellow inmates in an “extortion attempt”, a court has heard.

How Kate Middleton changed Princess Diana’s famous sapphire earrings

The Express: Kate Middleton, 37, attended an event yesterday where she met with victims from the Grenfell Tower tragedy with Prince William. Sporting a new lighter hairdo, the Duchess of Cambridge accessorised with a pair of perfect sapphire drop earrings, but do they belong to another Royal Family member?

Royal jeweller Shaun Leane on his new Isabella Blow collection

Tatler: The designer also opens up about his kinship with Alexander McQueen and working with Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi on Princess Beatrice's engagement ring.

Glasgow-based high-end jeweller opens its sixth boutique

Insider: New store for ROX in Liverpool has its own champagne bar for VIP customers

Bishopsland: where creativity and communal living combine

FT: Residential course run by octogenarian couple is a Shangri-La for aspiring silversmiths

Female maison chiefs mirror jewellery’s largest consumer group

FT: As ever more women buy their own bling, brands are trying to move closer to this increasingly wealthy cohort.

Why a grand Venetian palazzo was the perfect backdrop for Victoire de Castellane's latest high jewellery collection for Dior

The Telegraph: To celebrate 20 years of Dior Joaillerie, a new collection made its debut in a romantic Venetian palazzo

Turnover Surge For Queen’s Award-Winning Jeweller

Insider Media: Turnover at a Queen's Award-winning jeweller surged past the £50m mark during its latest financial year, newly filed accounts have revealed.

Store Openings Drive Sparkling Growth At Jeweller

Insider Media: New stores have helped drive turnover up by almost 20 per cent at a jewellery business with shops across Wales and England.  In the year to 30 September 2019, turnover at the business rose to about £17m.

Her crown jewels! Queen Maxima shows off VERY elaborate jewellery including a snake ring and a glittering bracelet embellished with her name in The Hague

Daily Mail: Queen Maxima of the Netherlands added a touch of playfulness to her outfit today as she showed off glittering jewellery including a huge snake ring and a bracelet embellished with her name.

Harry Winston: Jewellery that tells New York's story

The Week: The brand's new high jewellery collection takes us from Central Park to Broadway.

How the super-rich buy jewellery (the truth is stranger than fiction)

The Telegraph: How do the super-rich buy jewellery? It would be easy to assume that the answer to this is, 'in bulk', but the truth is far more interesting.

Wongs launch exclusive jewellery collection for Alder Hey

The Guide Liverpool: Liverpool based Wongs Jewellers are launching an exclusive jewellery collection to raise vital funds for Alder Hey Children’s Charity.

Remains of a 2,000-year-old barbarian woman are found buried in North Caucasus with jewellery that was created in the Roman Empire - including glass beads and rare gems

Daily Mail: The remains of an ancient 'barbarian woman' thought to be almost 2,000 years old have been found bedecked in fine jewellery from the Roman Empire.

Graff's new 'accessible' diamond jewellery paves the way for an exceptional timepiece

The Telegraph: Women’s watches have come a long way since the days of ‘shrink and pink’. Houses are catering to female horology enthusiasts with evermore complicated timepieces and a discerning approach to design.

A Trove of Rare Hemmerle Pieces- One of Jewelry's Holy Grails - Comes Up for Auction

Town and Country: Sotheby's London will offer 12 one-of-a kind Hemmerle pieces, the largest single-owner collection of Hemmerle ever to go on the block.

Branching Out

Highlands Current: Jewelry designer mounts first show of paintings.

NYC Jewelry Week: The 2nd Edition

Forbes: Now it’s second year, NYCJW (New York City Jewelry Week) is a jewelry enthusiast’s dream. The only question is –how to fit in all of the events you may want to attend during November 18-24th?

Editor's Pick: I Found The Perfect Jewelry For A Holiday Party

Essence: Once again, Rihanna does no wrong.

A Delicate Jewelry Collection for Astronomy Lovers

The Cut: What’s better than having a ring with one gorgeous rock in the center? Covering your hand with gold and multiple sparkling stones

The Problem With Diamonds Is They Keep Getting Cheaper

Bloomberg: Americans are buying more diamond jewelry than ever before, but prices for most polished gems are falling.


Jewellery store ring display has people in stitches as it looks rather x-rated

The Mirror: Typically engagement rings are associated with romance and elegance, but one jewellery store has left people red-faced after one of it's ring displays ended up looking rather rude.

Fashionista: Must Read: Women Buying Their Own Jewelry Is Impacting Holiday Sales, The Rise Of Influencer-Driven Beauty Brands.

Plus, European fashion wins big with major trade agreement.

Gorgeous jewelry trends to rock this fall

NY Post: Fall’s enchanting harvest of sparkling snakes and golden florals.

Mozzarella-making, gelato trucks and lots of bling: Italy comes to London Jewelers

NY Post: Four decades ago, London Jewelers president Candy Udell spearheaded the movement within her family’s luxury bauble business to introduce Italy’s biggest jewelry names to the American market.

Worldwise: Jewelry Designer Suzanne Syz’s Favorite Things

Barrons: Suzanne Syz’s eclectic, unconventional jewelry designs reflect her years living among some of the most influential figures of the 20th century Pop Art world.

From Jewels Designer to a Plumber! Meet The Lady With Dexterity

Albawba: A misunderstanding that turned into an opportunity led an Irbid woman to establish a training academy for women plumbers, filling a gap in Jordan’s workforce.

Inside the Rare Jewelry Collection of a Romanov Princess

Town and Country: Princess Natalie Paley, who fled to France and then America, amassed a remarkable collection of pieces that will be auctioned by Sotheby's.

Descendants of Spanish dictator Franco to sell off family jewels at London auction

The Local: Jewellery items once belonging to the wife of Spanish dictator General Francisco Franco are being offered for sale at London auction house Christies.

Have East Anglia's long-lost 'crown jewels' been found after nearly 1,400 years?

EADT: What appears to be East Anglia's ancient 'crown jewels' have re-emerged some 14 centuries after they disappeared, in one of the most significant archaeological discoveries ever made in Britain.

Family-run Scottish Silversmiths polish up the future with a new collection

Scottish Business News: Family-run Scottish silversmiths Hayward & Stott is celebrating its 20th anniversary by extending further into the design of bespoke contemporary silverware as they launch The Thistle Collection and a new collaboration with Stewart Christie & Co.


Rebecca van Rooijen


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