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

The Cartiers: Understanding the jewellery and those who made them

The Week: Francesca Cartier Brickell was sent down to the cellar by her grandfather to fetch a bottle of champagne. When she came back without a bottle, she stumbled upon a battered trunk full of letters.

Chopard CEO: Karl-Friedrich Scheufele swears by independence

FT: Karl-Friedrich Scheufele talks about Chopard’s ethical stance.

Cult Designer Anissa Kermiche’s Fine Jewellery Line Will Capture Fashion Hearts

Vogue: Anissa Kermiche is no stranger to fine jewellery. When the French-Algerian designer launched her brand in 2016, she did it with both a fashion and a fine jewellery line. “It allowed me to express the two different sides of my personality,” she recalls.

Louis Vuitton’s Lemon-Sized Diamond Is A Major Jewellery Event

Vogue: The luxury behemoth paraded its purchase of the second-biggest diamond in the world with a glamorous dinner in Paris – and signalled its designs on the high jewellery market.

Ambitious creative studios plan in Birmingham’s Jewellery Quarter

B Daily: A heritage regeneration company has put forward bold plans to revitalise an under-used area of Birmingham’s Jewellery Quarter, with a creative and media centre, complete with commercial studio space, retail and housing.

New Year, New You: Tatler Asia's Guide to Contemporary Jewellery

Asia Tatler: Demonstrating that less is more, modern and minimal jewellery is exercising ideas for new dress codes.

Cindy Chao On Her Family, Fame And Why She’ll Never Stop Making Jewellery

Asia Tatler: In a candid interview with Hong Kong Tatler, master jeweller Cindy Chao opens up about love, loss, and what she has planned next

Jewellery designer who made 'BT' engraved bullet apologises

ODT: A New Zealand jewellery designer has been slammed on social media for an "insensitive" item in its new collection.

Silver screen engagement rings get second life in popular culture

FT: Couples look to the movies for inspiration when it comes to wedding jewellery.

How Diana Picasso moved from art historian to jewellery maker - and where you can buy her pieces

Telegraph: The series of spider sculptures by Louise Bourgeois, the French-American artist who died in 2010, are some of the most iconic works of contemporary art.

Box boom: the resurgence of jewellery storage

FT: Designers and retailers are responding to the growing demand for gem boxes.

The Most Attention-Grabbing Jewellery On The Grammys Red Carpet

Vogue: Music superstars and notable jewellery moments have long gone hand-in-hand, and at the Grammys 2020, the red-carpet looks were punctuated with the usual diamonds

Kyoto stories: a long-lost box of Japanese fabrics has inspired a magical jewellery collection

Wallpaper: A box of antique kimono fabric compelled Brazilian jeweller Silvia Furmanovich to create a collection of one-of-a-kind jewels.

Thigh jewellery might be the fashion staple we need for hot girl summer 2020

Metro: And after singer-songwriter JoJo wowed us at the Grammys with her thigh jewellery, we know what we’re going to be wearing in summer 2020.

Jeweller De Grisogono files for bankruptcy amid Dos Santos scandal

BBC: A Swiss luxury jeweller linked to Africa's scandal-hit richest woman Isabel dos Santos has filed for bankruptcy.

Iceman Nick: The Go-To Jeweler For Hollywood's Biggest Names

Forbes: Iceman Nick’s clientele is synonymous with the roster of A-list stars seen in the front row of a major awards show. He has been commissioned to make pieces for celebrities across various industries such as: Drake,

See the Best Fine Jewelry from Haute Couture Spring 2020

Loffice lUSA: During the fine jewelry presentations throughout Haute Couture week, houses like Chopard and Louis Vuitton chose to highlight their expertise in precious stones.

Paris Contemporary Jewelry:

Forbes: Why You Should Go Beyond Place Vendôme.

The Jewelry Retailer’s Ultimate Marketing Guide

In Store Magazine: Introducing a special 5-part blog series for jewelry retailers, aimed at helping you utilize online marketing to increase traffic and sales. The series will cover useful topics such as building websites, making the most of social media and email marketing, with tools you can put into action today to start bringing more customers to your website and retail store.

Creative In Conversation: Jewelry Designer Anna Jewsbury Of Completedworks

Forbes: Completedworks’ jewelry pieces are beautiful. Beyond beautiful even. They're wearable pieces of art and they call to creative hearts.

Joe’s Jeans Taps Jewelry Designer Stephanie Gottlieb for Capsule

WWD: The collaboration launches Jan. 30.

Five Best Jewelry Pieces In Pantone’s Color Of The Year 2020

Fornbes: Pantone announced late last year that the Color of the Year for 2020 will be Classic Blue, Pantone 19-4052. It’s a solid choice for such turbulent times, channeling the clam and stability of authority and clarity, as well as the vision and creativity that move things forward.

Cindy Chao’s First Butterfly Brooch Enters Prestigious Paris Museum Of Decorative Arts

Forbes: In 2008 Cindy Chao made her first butterfly brooch. At the time of its creation the high jewelry artist was struggling with her self-funded business and she thought that it might be the last jewel she would ever make.

How one crafty guy puts the jewels in Pacific Northwest Ballet’s crowns

Seattle Times: Tiaras, like ballerinas, seem to defy gravity. Made of what appear to be tiny wisps of metal, sparkle and dreams, they float above the heads of their graceful wearers.

My lightbulb moment: Jewellery designer Laura Lee, reveals the inspiration behind her accessories brand

Daily Mail: Laura Lee, 58, founded her range of fine jewellery in 1985, which has been worn by stars including Kate Moss, Keeley Hawes and Keira Knightley.

Body jewellery brand to bring sparkle to Soho with new store and studio

B Daily: A jewellery brand is set to join London’s West End this spring with the launch of a new store and piercing studio.

TheBrand | The jewellery designer winning over millennials with her affordable, bespoke engagement rings

Harpers Bazaar: Michelle Oh is a name to know if you’re after a custom design but don't want to break the bank.

Folli secures Links of London brand in deal with administrator

Reuters: Folli Follie has acquired the brand of its UK-based unit Links of London after an agreement with its administrator, the Greek jewellery maker said on Wednesday.


Rebecca van Rooijen


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