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

Career Q&A: Sustainable British-Lebanese jewellery designer, Alexandra Hakim

Fashion United: Known for her innovative craftsmanship and dedication to sustainability, British-Lebanese jewellery designer Alexandra Hakim's creations have been featured in Vogue Italia and worn by Rihanna. Recently, FashionUnited interviewed Hakim via email on what inspired her to work with metal and her label’s zero-waste approach.

Jewellery brands urged to do more to fight gold, diamond mining abuses

Reuters: As jewellery sales get a pre-Christmas boost, consumers were warned on Tuesday that major brands are still not doing enough to combat human rights and environmental abuses in their gold and diamond supply chains.

18 Black Friday Jewellery Deals We're Excited About This Year

Bustle: This year, Black Friday falls on Friday, Nov. 27, and its slightly younger cousin, Cyber Monday, sits on Monday, Nov. 30. Unsurprisingly, 2020 looks set to be bigger than ever before, with sales and discounts aplenty, no matter what you're shopping for.

Cork-based silversmith selected to create a sculptural piece in response to the Covid-19 crisis

Echo Live: A Cork-based silversmith has been selected to create a sculptural piece in response to the Covid-19 crisis that will be on display permanently in the National Museum of Ireland.

Retro photos unearthed of Sheffield's Mappin and Webb Silversmiths from years gone by - who can you spot?

The Star: Mappin and Webb’s story starts in Sheffield back in 1775 and over it’s 240 years of trading has become a true British treasure.

Cara Delevingne is a festive vision as she dazzles in a crimson gown while dripping in jewels and looking out at a diamond-studded sky in new Dior jewellery campaign

Daily Mail: She is one of the fashion world's most esteemed models. And Cara Delevingne proved just why in her latest project as she lit up screens for the new Dior Joaillerie campaign, in a sensational video.

Lewis Hamilton loses three-year trademark battle with firm who sold 'Hamilton' watches since 1892

The Telegraph: Trademark ruling bodies concluded Hamilton had no “natural right” to protect his “common” surname.

Jeweller pushes boundaries for 21 years – and vows to keep going

AFR: Designer Shaun Leane opens the book on his career and his startling, memorable creations – and he promises there’s more to come.

19 Christmas gift ideas jewellery lovers will treasure

Evening Standard: #SparkDelight this festive season with a special piece from Swarovski

Princess Anne’s role in mystery of lost Russian Romanov crown jewels

Dailt Express: Princess Anne has a remarkable connection to the mystery of what happened to Russia's lost crown jewels after the Bolshevik revolution of 1917.

The glittering history of Boucheron and the Royal Family

Tatler: From the Queen Mother to the Duchess of Cambridge.

The best personalised jewellery to buy now

Tatler: Everyone knows that jewellery with a personal touch is best. From Annoushka's 'My Life in Seven Charms' bangle to the exciting collaboration between celebrated tattoo artist Sailor Jerry and Hatton Labs, these are the jewels that are the most glamorous to play with...

Gilt-y Pleasures: Holiday Gift Ideas for the Jewelry Lover

NY Times; Designs in gold, auspicious symbols and celestial motifs are among the popular trends.

One-of-a-Kind Jewelry Inspired by ’70s Glassware

The Cut: Brooke Callahan hand-makes truly one-of-a-kind jewelry — meaning each piece is, in fact, one of one.

Asos Accused Of ‘Ripping Off’ Independent Jewellery Brand’s Design With ‘Poorly Executed Counterfeit’

The Independent: Studio Cult claims the online retailer has ‘stolen intellectual property’. ASOS has been accused of stealing the design for a pair of earrings from an independent jewellery brand.

How to make Christmas jewellery shopping fun, with the wisdom and tips of Cassandra Goad

Country Life: Choosing the perfect present needn’t be a chore — in fact, it should be fun, and jewellery from Cassandra Goad is a good place to start.

Fantastic beasts: the eternal allure of animal jewellery

FT: Animal talismans have served as friends and protectors for centuries. Now, there’s a new menagerie in town.

Jewellery brands defy retail gloom and plan store openings at Mayfair’s Burlington Arcade

Evening Standard: Two international jewellery brands have defied retail gloom and agreed to open stores in Mayfair’s Burlington Arcade.

Alighieri Launches An Important Jewellery Capsule To Raise Funds For Domestic Abuse Victims

Vogue: Back in March, long before phrases like “herd immunity” or “R rate” had become part of the national lexicon, there was one phrase which was commonly proclaimed to be the antidote to the Covid-19 pandemic: “Stay home, stay safe.”

LEGO inspires designer jewellery collection

Brick Fanatics: A jewellery designer is launching a new line inspired by classic LEGO bricks.

The Victorian trend taking over Christmas proposals

Tatler: Proposal season is upon us.

Jewellery Quarter street closure part of covid recovery plan

Business Live: New proposals are aimed at encouraging crowds back into historic Birmingham district.

9 Vogue Editors On Their Favourite Independent Jewellery Designers

Vogue: Never has there been a year more suited to the phrase “treat yourself”.


Rebecca van Rooijen


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