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

Why the super-rich are investing in diamonds and rare gemstones in lockdown

The Telegraph: Amid economic uncertainty, the super-rich are looking to ultra-rare precious gemstones as a 'safe' store for their wealth.

In a pandemic, why are collectors splashing out millions on jewellery online?

CAN Luxury: Despite the current climate, collectible jewellery sales are soaring at online auctions, with collectors having no qualms about purchasing pricy jewels sight unseen.

Stellar Price of Gold Might Dent Jewelers’ Profits This Year

WWD: According to analysts, the rise of the price of gold is expected to affect more small and medium-sized companies.

Glasgow jewellery designer recreates Connell's chain from Normal People for charity

Glasgow Live: If you know, you know.

Staffordshire jewellery-makers create PPE aids for frontline health workers

Express and Star: A Staffordshire family-run jewellers are churning out ear-savers for frontline health workers amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Bulgari scented an opportunity and turned its hand to making sanitiser

The Times: The boss of the luxury jeweller reveals how its perfume factory was transformed in ten days to help hospital staff.

When will clothes shops reopen - and how will they work?

The Telegraph: When will high street shops and fashion boutiques reopen in the UK?

Engagement rings and sentimental jewellery are booming: here's how to plan a lockdown proposal

The Telegraph: Jewellers are seeing demand for engagement rings rise during lockdown, and there are still ways to make an at-home proposal extra special.

Holly Willoughby shows off sentimental new necklace with her children's initials on it

Hello Magazine: Meghan Markle has the same jewellery piece!

Designer of Meghan Markle's £280 Love Pendant

Daily Mail: Donates £10,000 from sales to animal welfare charity - and says 'huge thanks' to the Duchess for 'raising so much awareness to help so many dogs in need'.

The iconic artists who made jewellery

Christies: A Christie’s online selling exhibition, 20 May-10 June, offers a selection of stunning works of wearable art by the likes of Dalí, Calder and Bury.

Discover The Art Of Giving With Luxury Jeweller Chaumet

Harpers Bazaar: The Parisian maison shares an extraordinary collection this Eid, as we celebrate vivid moments of togetherness with the ones we love.

Crystal clear: jewellers are hypnotised by glass

Wallpaper: The enduring appeal of glass has captivated jewellers for centuries.

Jeweller Cindy Chao’s museum-worthy creations

The Week: The Taiwanese master jeweller never ceases to surprise with.

Meet Emma Watson and Michelle Obama's favourite sustainable jewellery designer

Vogue: Laura Lombardi talks through the appeal of her go-anywhere pieces and explains her approach to jewellery.

Don’t Forget, Martin Margiela Also Designed Ingenious Jewellery

Vogue: The elusive Belgian designer’s jewels for his own brand and the likes of Hermès were as groundbreaking as his fashion creations.

Luxury engagement rings from Graff – 7 exclusive new settings from the favourite jeweller of Elizabeth Taylor and Oprah Winfrey

SCMP: The sparkling legacy of one of the world’s most revered jewellers, Laurence Graff, dates back to 1960 when he set up his company and started procuring the most precious diamonds from across the globe.

Sweet treats: the jewellery giving us a sugar high

Wallpaper: Self-isolation have you snacking? Try one of these lower calorie options.

Pippi Longstocking’s 75th Year Is Marked With a New Jewelry Collection by Maria Nilsdotter 

Vogue: Pippi Longstocking is celebrating her 75th birthday this year, but you’d never know it: That ragtag, pigtailed, freckle-faced Swede literally never ages. Nor does the appeal of the strongest girl in the world fade. “Pippi Longstocking was my girl,” Michelle Obama told the New York Times recently of the character created by Astrid Lindgren in 1945. “I loved her strength—not just her physical power, but the idea that she wouldn’t allow her voice to be diminished by anyone.”

The new wave of fine jewelers bringing African luxury to the world

Edition CNN: Africa is often seen as the home of precious gemstones and metals, with the world's leading jewelry houses sourcing a steady stream of diamonds, gold and other minerals from the continent.

The Neon Jewelry Trend Is Here to Electrify Your Wardrobe: Here's How To Pull It Off

The Zoe Report: Color can have the power to lift your mood. Putting on a tie-dye tee or pastel dress can shift your mindset. But, one simple way to incorporate a little high saturation (even for neutral dressers) is the colorful neon jewelry trend. You might not think to associate acidic colors like dayglow pink, lime green, bright chartreuse, and blazing blue with fine jewelry. But, over the past year, designers have been incorporating high-powered hues into luxurious pieces like enamel and diamond rings, gleaming gold pendants, lucite hoops, and linked bracelets.

Cannes Film Festival: The best red-carpet jewelry over the years

Vogue: While the opening night of the 73rd edition of the Cannes Film Festival was scheduled to take place on Tuesday, May 12, to make up for its cancellation, Vogue returns in pictures on the most beautiful jewelry spotted on the red carpet of the last 4 years. From diamonds and other precious stones to breathtaking ensembles, here's a look back at the pieces that have lit up the Croisette.

'Jewelry for cleaning' features brass litter rings designed by studio b severin

DesignBoom: studio b severin has developed three pieces of jewelry for daily cleaning routines as a holistic approach to life. the project, titled ‘kirei (きれい )’, is based on their research on cleaning in japan. it explores cleaning as a mindfulness practice inspired by the training of buddhist monks.

Tomb of Iron Age 'princess' adorned with jewelry discovered

Fox News: The tomb of an Iron Age woman adorned with jewelry has been discovered in France.

Jewellery & Memory: How Your Gems & Jewels Tell Your Story

The Resident: Just as every picture tells a story, our jewellery tells our story. Here Elmwood’s Elizabeth Dawson talks about the gifts that our gems keep giving.

Cannes Film Festival: barefoot Julia Roberts told me ‘with jewels like these, I don’t need shoes’

The Telegraph: Chopard’s co-president and artistic director, reflects on 23 years of the Cannes Film Festival.

May Jewels: Sweden’s rare emeralds

Royal Central: Sweden’s emerald collection may be few, but they make up for it in their beauty. From older pieces to the newest tiara, we take a look at Sweden’s rare emeralds.

Maison d’excellence: inside Chaumet Place Vendôme home

The Week: The maison's newly renovated address is the shining diadem of Place Vendôme.

Van Cleef and Arpels partner with Benjamin Navet

The Week: Emerging artist festoons Van Cleef & Arpels windows in paper garlands.


Rebecca van Rooijen


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