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Here is a round up of last week's international jewellery news...

The Ethical Jewellery Labels To Put On Your Radar

Marie Claire: While ethical fashion and jewellery were once pegged as 'having a moment', the reality is that now more so than ever consumers are becoming increasingly aware of where their pieces are coming from.

The jewellery you've been buying in lockdown

AFR: Los Angeles designer Irene Neuwirth has garnered a loyal following with her whimsical designs and COVID-19 has proven no barrier to sales.

Jeweller to the stars lost job after head-on bike crash with Uber driver

Evening Standard: Bradley Humphreys, 27, a father of one, was thrown into the air and broke his hand in the collision in Barnes.

Swarovski to axe 1600 HQ jobs as revenues set to drop 35%

Retail Gazette: Swarovski is set to cut a total of 1600 jobs at its headquarters as part of a major restructuring programme.

The Fall 2020 Couture Season Was Defined by Surrealism, Spirits, and Circus Mirror Distortions

Vogue: It’s difficult to imagine that the USPS could have anything in common with the haute couture, but both institutions seem to be unstoppable—despite frequent predictions of their disappearance.

Eccentric jeweller sparks treasure hunt for buried millions

NZ Herald: A treasure hunt is about to launch in the United States after a jeweller buried $1.49 million worth of jewellery, rare coins and other treasurers in a variety of locations in the wild.

Russian oil baron sues his ex-wife over jewellery

Daily Mail: …and art worth £14m in court war sparked by couple's daughter who accused him of smuggling statues out of her London home in suitcases.

The art of selling €700,000 necklaces online

FT: High jewellery maisons are turning to augmented reality — and China — to market their latest collections.

Hebden Bridge businessman adds jewellery shop to his portfolio

Halifax Courier: Hebden Bridge businessman Mark Coup has completed the purchase of local company Element Jewellery.

The traditional techniques behind Heimat Atlantica’s jewellery

Wallpaper: Heimat Atlantica’s new collection of jewellery and vases intertwines ancient craftsmanship with a clutch of historical references.

Louis Vuitton owner flags June turnaround after sales slump

Market Screener: LVMH, the world's biggest luxury goods group, said sales momentum picked up in June and had especially improved in China, after store closures sparked by the COVID-19 pandemic tore a hole into the Louis Vuitton owner's second-quarter sales.

Hatton Garden: 'Basil' faces order to pay back £6m

BBC: The last suspect in the Hatton Garden heist is being asked to pay back nearly £6m, a court has heard.

Hatton Garden ringleader 'Basil the Ghost' should pay back £6m still missing from the £13m jewel heist - or face longer in jail, court hears

Daily Mail: Hatton Garden ringleader 'Basil the Ghost' must pay back £6million still missing from the £13.6million jewel heist, a court has been told.

Dior’s Magnificent New Jewellery Collection Takes Inspiration From Tie-Dye & Haute Couture Silhouettes

Vogue: Victoire de Castellane, artistic director of Dior jewellery, could be suspected of seeing the world through rose-tinted glasses.

MASS is a cult jewellery label inspired by its designer's Vietnamese heritage

ID: Stephanie Le's designs are about the idea of making peace with growing up as a minority.

Black-owned fashion brands to support on Black Pound Day and everything you need to know

Hello: Saturday 1 Aug is Black Pound Day – here’s how to get involved.

Why Harrogate is the chic capital of the north

Tatler: As the possibility that York will resume its role as a centre for political power is entertained, Tatler eyes up what is undeniably North Yorkshire’s most stylish quarter, Harrogate – where peers are reportedly already sizing up its Edwardian villas.


Rebecca van Rooijen


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