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News Edit: 19 July 2020

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

Richemont quarterly sales halve as luxury sector absorbs body blow

Cartier owner offers no financial guidance but says China offers bright spot

Meet the clickbait craftmakers

How to Spend It: Millennials are now more likely to buy handmade wares than any other generation, says the Crafts Council. Here’s why

Chaumet’s New Perspective On 240 Years Of Jewellery History

Vogue: Usually at this time of year, we’d be in Paris marvelling over haute couture and high jewellery in person, but Covid-19 has meant brands have rallied to present their collections to the press virtually.

The Incredible Lightness Of Boucheron’s New Jewelry Collection

Forbes: Boucheron may be the oldest jewelry house in Paris’s historic Place Vendôme, but its creative director, Claire Choisne, displays a fondness for modern materials and computer technology that are reflected in the luxury jeweler’s latest high jewelry collection.

Lydia Courteille Reveals High Jewels Inspired By The Silk Road

Forbes: The vibrant colors, changing landscapes and diverse cultures of the Silk Road are often an inspiration for jewelers and artists.

Jewellery Trends: Upcycling Family Heirlooms Is The Next Big Trend In Haute Joaillerie

Tatler: Everything old is new again, thanks to a set of sophisticated jewellers who are upcycling family heirlooms and heritage pieces.

Inside Audemars Piguet’s ‘hairspring’ museum

The Hindu: Swiss watchmaker Audemars Piguet’s new museum, the first to open during the pandemic, showcases its history, a contemporary spiral design, and a collection of 300 handmade watches.

Box ‘made for the Siamese market’ makes 17-times estimate Dreweatts

Antiques Trade Gazette: A highpoint of the Dreweatts (25% buyer’s premium) ‘lockdown’ sale of Asian art in Newbury was provided by this 19th century Chinese export silver gilt and enamelled box.

6 of the best ever haute couture fashion week moments

Evening Standard: As it prepares to go digital-only for the first time, Naomi May looks back at the glitz and glamour of the wonderful world of couture fashion week.

Projects from PXL-MAD School of Arts treat jewellery as "critical artefacts and cultural symbols"

Dezeen: Students from the PXL-MAD School of Arts merged traditional craft techniques and new manufacturing technologies to create the eight jewellery collections featured in this VDF school show.

8 Of The Duchess Of Cambridge’s Favourite Sustainable Brands

Vogue: Having made eco-friendly wardrobe choices such as Faithfull the Brand and Beulah London of late, Vogue rounds up the more ethical labels championed by the Duchess of Cambridge.

Cartier launches [Sur]Naturel high jewellery: a psychedelic celebration of nature

The Telegraph: Forget cutsey florals: Cartier's kaleidoscopic ode to the natural world is straight out of a hallucinogenic fantasy.

MAKE IT SNIPPY Coronavirus Scotland: Ex-Glasgow jeweller first to get hair cut at city centre salon after booking FOUR MONTHS ago

The Scottish Sun: ONE customer was so desperate to get her hair trimmed that she was first in her salon’s door at 7am - after booking in nearly FOUR MONTHS ago on the night of lockdown.

The most spectacular jewellery at the 2020 couture presentations

Harpers Bazaar: The shows might have gone virtual this season, but the incredible creativity on display is very real.

Beyoncé's favourite jeweller Messika presents dazzling 'back to basics' diamond high jewellery

The Telegraph: Since returning to work post-lockdown, Messika pulled out all the stops to create some seriously distracting diamond jewellery.

Sales of men's jewellery boomed during lockdown, here's why

GQ Magazine: Where clothes and accessories brands have suffered during the pandemic, men's jewellery brands are experiencing an unexpected growth spurt. Teo van den Broeke investigates…

How Couture Houses Went Digital in Paris

Prestigue Online: Paris Haute Couture week went digital for the first time in history in 2020.

Bonding Over Jewelry

NY Times: Gem X, a private jewelry social club, was started by two friends who “felt it would be fun to start planning our own events” that go inside the trade.

Collecting guide: JAR jewellery

Christies: Joel Arthur Rosenthal produces only around 70 imaginative, meticulously crafted pieces a year, making them highly sought-after by movie stars, tastemakers and collectors the world over.

Luxury: History, Culture, Consumption

Latest Issue: Luxury: History Culture Consumption, which includes free access to the editorial introduction


Rebecca van Rooijen


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