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News Edit: 7 June 2020

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

10 Black Jewellery Designers Who Deserve Your Support And Investment

Vogue: Prominent black voices are rare in jewellery. Even though many of the world’s riches in the form of precious metals and gemstones come from Africa, its residents are far more likely to have been cruelly exploited in the name of adornment than to have benefited from it.

Lockdown prompts a rethink of how we buy and sell jewellery

Wallpaper: Gallerist Elisabetta Cipriani offers a creative alternative to trying on jewellery.

How to Sell Fine Jewelry During Lockdown? Get Social — and Creative

WWD: Through its concept of social selling, Threads Styling has sustained its fine jewelry business by banking on social media content and personal online conversations. Brands are following suit and embracing digital communication at last.

Jewelers Consider the Way Forward From COVID-19

WWD: Jewelers talk about adapting to current circumstances — and learning to make six-figure sales remotely.

Coronavirus: Guernsey reopens for business after 10 weeks

BBC: Guernsey's restaurants, hairdressers and shops have reopened after nearly 10 weeks of being closed amid restrictions imposed because of coronavirus.

Despite Virginia retail reopening, jewelry stores continue to struggle selling luxury items

W Daily: While diamonds may be a girl’s best friend, during a global pandemic they’re usually the last purchase on anyone’s mind.

Stoke-on-Trent jeweller reveals plans for reopening - and confirms customers will be allowed to try on jewellery

Stoke Sentinel: Family-owned Beaverbrooks, in Hanley's into Potteries, is to reopen on June 15 in line with the latest Government guidelines.

Coronavirus: Camden Market reopens but no one is in a rush to buy

The Times: Camden Market in north London took the first tentative steps to reopening yesterday but few customers appeared to take advantage.

Paris Haute Couture Week to go online-only for the first time

The National: The biannual occasion usually features several labels from the region, including Elie Saab and Maison Rabih Kayrouz.

The Paris Haute Couture Shows Will Go Digital This July

Vogue: Paris’s haute couture Fashion Week will go digital this July, translating the craftsmanship of couture to a virtual format for the first time. From July 6 to 8, the Fédération de la Haute Couture et de la Mode will host videos from accredited couture maisons on a dedicated platform. The videos will be accompanied by additional content and roll out on a schedule, mimicking the flow of a physical Fashion Week.

Get creative with these home teaching aids from the jewellery community

Wallpaper: Though not necessarily intended for teaching purposes (indeed, the meditative art of colouring in is as enjoyable for adults), we have found these creative pursuits a help in home schooling during lockdown.

Kinetic Jewellery Is Having A Moment, And These Are Our Favourite Pieces

The Times: It’s time to shake, rattle and roll.

Colourful Jewels and Stackable Rings are Making a Comeback for Summer 2020

Prestige Online: With the approach of the summer, the trend for more colourful ready-to-wear jewellery and accessories is exerting an increasing influence, along with stackable rings.

A closer look at celebrity jeweller Franky Diamond’s quest for designing surrealistic diamond jewellery for men

London Daily Post: Men are tired of allowing women to do all the sparkling. As times are changing, the popularity of men’s diamond jewelry is becoming more and more common – thanks to the rise of Instagram and the introduction of fashion weeks for men’s fashion.

Hermès’ new watch calls on its equestrian roots

Wallpaper: Intricate craftsmanship lays at the heart of the Hermès Arceau Cheval Cosmique.

Taking Time for Shine With Novelties From Watches and Jewelry Labels

WWD: High-end watches and jewelry labels have had to turn to digital channels for new product releases.

How this 26-year-old entrepreneur and art collector is supporting young artists

News Asia: Through his non-profit Recharge Foundation, private equity manager Lorin Gu offers grants to artists and artisans, and plans to open a museum in Singapore in future.

Art for Art’s Sake - Kari Woo Contemporary Art Jewellery

The Crag and Canyon: Kari Woo is a studio jeweller and mixed media artist.

Gang of jewellery thieves swapped £4m worth of gems for PEBBLES in scam that targeted upmarket Mayfair store Boodles

Daily Mail: A gang member who stole £4million worth of gems from a Mayfair jewellers in one of the biggest thefts in British criminal history has been jailed for nearly four years.

Chaumet Ceo Jean-Marc Mansvelt On Writing A New Chapter For The House

Harpers Bazaar: He speaks to EIC Kenneth Goh about maintaining the brand's connection to its storied past and plans to reach a new generation.

The World in a Jewelry Box

NY Times: In a time when we are all stuck at home day dreaming of far-flung adventures, one writer finds solace in the accessories she collected as travel souvenirs.

Fine jewellery on film: high-drama diamonds of the silver screen

Luxury London: As the James Bond franchise formally partners with a jeweller for the first time, Luxury London considers the most successful, sparkling collaborations between Hollywood and high jewellery, from blinged-up mob wives and staggering diamond heists to heady, Fitzgerald-fuelled glamour.

Celebrating the photography of Italian jewellery design in Wallpaper*

Wallpaper: A flick through the Wallpaper* archive inspired us to revisit some of our favourite shots of Italian jewellery published in the last few years.


Rebecca van Rooijen


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