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Jewellery exhibition for Weston Beamor’s prize-winning Katy Tromans
Katy Tromans, a 3D print and CAD technician at Weston Beamor, is a woman of many talents. In addition to her work at Weston Beamor, Katy is a prize-winning silversmith recently awarded a Gold Medal for her CAD presentation in the prestigious Goldsmiths’ Craft & Design Council Awards. Katy is also Artist in Residence at the School of Jewellery at Birmingham City University, where she trained. ...


Designer Nilufer Kizilkaya talks about her design inspiration for GfG
Nilufer Kizilkaya tells Jewellery Outlook about the inspiration driving her designs for new jewellery brand GfG. "In 2002 when I took a gap year in my city career, I decided that I wanted to do something in the fine arts industry. My love for jewellery, which I inherited from my mother, my fond childhood memories of the atmosphere of frequent visits to the jewellers at the Grand Bazaar in Istanbul with the sparkle ...


Esther Assouline jewels, on show in Paris, reflect memory, origins
PARIS, December 2015 - Designer Esther Assouline, whose latest jewels are on display at the Galerie Elsa Vanier on the Left Bank of Paris, is inspired by memory and origins. Her pieces are made from 18- and 22-carat gold and precious stones. “I like the contrast between the rough and the refined, the imprint of the past on contemporary jewellery,” Esther told Jewellery Outlook at the Galerie Elsa ...


Isabella Liu wins Gold Awards at AQUAE Venice, EXPO MILAN 2015
November 2015 - Isabella Liu, a London-based Chinese jewellery designer and artist, won two gold awards at the 2015 Milan World Expo China-Italy International Jewellery Design Competition, for best product and best new designer. Liu's designs have made a breakthrough in fusing contemporary artistic jewellery with sculpture, and she has become well known as a "designer in the art of mending"...


Carina d’Oro launches exquisite gem jewels inspired by colour and nature
LONDON, December 2014 – German jewellery designer Carina Strebel has launched her extraordinary one-off gemstone jewellery creations, inspired by her love of colour and nature. At an evening cocktail event in Belgravia, central London, on December 3, Carina spoke of her love of jewellery since was a child growing up with her mother in a house full of beautiful jewels. ...


Award winning international designers line up for IJL 2014
LONDON, August 2014 - IJL 2014, at Olympia GRAND (August 31 – September 2), will feature award-winning designers in the exclusive Designer Brands area. With a focus on fine and contemporary jewellery, these world-renowned designers – including for the first time, the exciting Danish newcomer, C6 by Anne Cohen - will be showcasing signature pieces, alongside superb new collections. ...


Fei Liu designs piece for Chow Tai Fook’s 85th anniversary in collaboration with PGI 
Platinum Guild International kicked off their collaboration with Chow Tai Fook, presenting their 85th anniversary jewellery piece: The Fountain of True Beauty. Made from platinum and elegantly set with pearls and diamonds, Fei Liu’s Fountain of True Beauty is a truly showstopping piece. The design is inspired by organic ...


Winners announced for Next Jeneration Jewellery Talent Contest 2014 
Vicenza, Italy, May 10, 2014 - The three winners have been chosen for the Next Jeneration Jewellery Talent Contest, the third edition of the prize dedicated to young designers under 30, organised by Vicenza Fair with the Design Faculty of Milan Polytechnic. Selected by a jury of experts from among over 140 creative entries from all over the world, the winners were awarded their prizes on Saturday...


Sarah Ho Couture: Introducing the Origami Noir Suite 
LONDON, May 2013 - The Origami Noir Suite is the latest addition under the Sarah Ho Couture brand. Sarah loved origami as a child.  When she first started studying jewellery design and was given a sheet of metal to work with, her first instinct was to use the same folding principles as she used with the paper!  This was a special moment that inspired her very first jewellery collection, Origami ...


Indian jewellery designer Bina Goenka inspired by Nature
LONDON, January 19, 2013 – Bina Goenka, one of India’s leading jewellery designers who makes exquisite precious pieces for affluent clients, frequently draws inspiration for her gold jewellery designs from Nature. Mumbai-based Bina, whose designs have been showcased at  India International Jewellery Week (IIJW), uses combinations of rare and exquisite coloured gemstones with her gold jewellery designs ...


Bruna Bert's jewel designs reflect herself
May 13, 2012 - Brazilian jewellery designer Bruna Bert says her pieces are a reflection of herself. Passionate about jewellery from childhood, it wasn't until after her marriage that she began to explore her talent. She began working in sales, but did not feel fulfilled, so she delved deeper, putting her ideas into practice in design and production, so that she could feel her own identity in her pieces, injecting life ... Full Article



PureJewels’ Laura Strand wins design award
LONDON, March 2012 - Laura Strand, head designer for luxury brand PureJewels, received the silver award for her innovative use of coloured gemstones at the Goldsmiths’ Craftsmanship & Design Awards on March 5. The category, sponsored by gemstone specialist Marcia Lanyon, recognised the designed piece for its contemporary style, use of precious materials and the innovative ... Full Article



Fei Liu awarded Designer of the Year Award by Harper’s Bazaar China
January 2012 – British-based jewellery designer Fei Liu has been awarded the “Designer of the Year” award by Chinese consumer magazine Harper’s Bazaar. Having been chosen by Harper’s Bazaar in 2010 as one of the top five designers in China, Fei Liu faced stiff competition this year for the highly acclaimed award, which was presented at a star-studded event in Beijing ... Full Article



Brazilian designer Táta Moreno presents Frenesi collection
SAO PAULO, Brazil, November 26, 2011 – Designer Táta Moreno presents her Frenesi collection, inspired by a frenetic Brazilian rhythm, Frevo, which originates from Pernambuco. The collection interprets the surge of joyous people pouring into the street dancing to the beat during Carnival and features an interpretation of a small umbrella used in the dance. Creating jewellery is a supreme  ... Full Article



Bobby White launches jewel line with fashion graduate
Bobby White, a UK Jeweller of the Year finalist,  has joined forces with a fashion graduate to launch his new silver collection ‘Star Cross’d Lovers’ inspired by the romantic story of Romeo and Juliet. Bobby White London’s promotion campaign will feature fashions by University of Westminster fashion BA graduate Kate Wallis, who was chosen after graduate candidates were shortlisted from ... Full Article



Titanium increasingly popular with designer-makers
September 2, 2011 - Titanium, a minor metal used in the aerospace industry, is gaining favour in jewellery design for its lightness, rigidity, antiallergenic qualities and ability to be transformed into bold colours. Italian jewellery designers said titanium, one of the most abundant elements in the earth's crust, is an increasingly popular choice for their creations because it is much cheaper and lighter  ... Full Article



Brazilian jewellery exhibition to take place in Rome
August 28, 2011 – The latest creations of some of Brazil’s most talented jewellery designers will be on display at an art gallery in Rome in September. The exhibition, entitled “Collect Brazilian Jewelry 2011”, will take place at the Galeria d’Arte Collezione Saman, Via Giulia 194/A, Rome, from 10-25 September. The Brazilian designers, whose work will be on show, are: Bruna Bert, Claudia ... Full Article



Designer Sarah Jordan builds workshop in Wales
BIRMINGHAM, England, August 7, 2011 – Luxury UK designer Sarah Jordan has designed and built a brand new 300-square-metre workshop in western Wales where she will work on new creations and train craftsmen. The workshop will have views and help inspire her in her work, Sarah told Jewellery Outlook at a Company of Master Jewellers (CMJ) event at the Hilton Birmingham Metropole. ... Full Article



Designer Nehal Shah, inspired by kings of India
MUMBAI, India, August 6, 2011 – Nehal Shah, a GIA graduate and rising star among Indian jewellery designers, is inspired by the kings of India and adapts her creations to the tastes of the modern woman. “The whole inspiration is traditional Indian jewellery that was worn by the kings of India,” Nehal, who is based in Mumbai, told Jewellery Outlook in an interview. Inspired by India’s regal past, she said her  ... Full Article



Brazilian designer Maria Antonelle inspired by Nature
SAO PAULO, Brazil, July 20, 2011 – Brazilian jewellery designer Maria Antonelle, whose latest creations are on show at the Casa Cor design museum, uses a variety of gems, pearls and rounded forms, and is inspired by the fluidity and transformation of Nature. The designer, who is based in Marilia in Sao Paulo state, about six hours’ drive from Brazil’s commercial capital, uses precious materials ... Full Article


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Lilly Hastedt opens boutique in London’s Chelsea
LONDON, June 19, 2011 - Jeweller Lilly Hastedt has opened a jewellery boutique in London’s Chelsea. Set in the discreet location of Old Church Street, the boutique also incorporates her workshop, which can be glimpsed through French glass doors, where Lilly designs and hand-crafts each piece. Finding the perfect premises presented Lilly with a “once-in-a-lifetime” opportunity. A skilled designer and maker  ... Full Article



Rodney Rayner, finalist in COUTURE Design Awards
LAS VEGAS, June 14, 2011 – The UK’s Rodney Rayner was a finalist for an unprecedented ninth straight year in the prestigious 'COUTURE Design Awards', in the 'Diamond' category. “The piece we entered is from our new ‘Cascade’ collection, and is made in 18ct white gold and ruthenium silver, and is set with 119 fine white diamonds, 68 icy diamonds and 22 petrol moonstones,” Rayner told Jewellery   ... Full Article



Monsoon Palace collection inspired by architecture, jungle
LONDON,  June 8, 2011 – Inspired by the architecture and jungles of Indonesia and the colours and romance of India, the “Monsoon Palace” collection, launched by Alexander Davis and Amber Atherton during London Jewellery Week, features a range of ear cuffs, chokers, rings, earrings and hand-bracelets. “Monsoon Palace is inspired by temples lost deep in the jungle, covered with vines, which have  ... Full Article



Ana De Costa to design couture platinum jewel for PureJewels
LONDON, June 2, 2011 – Ana De Costa, whose jewels have been worn by some of Hollywood’s most high-profile stars, has accepted an invitation to design and craft an exquisite couture platinum jewel for fast-emerging London luxury brand PureJewels. Ana is the final jewellery designer selected by PureJewels to create a special piece for the Platinum Heritage Collection 2011, following Sarah Ho ... Full Article



Designer-makers to exhibit at London Jewellery Week
LONDON, May 23, 2011 - Fourteen designer-makers, emerging and established, have joined forces to exhibit at the Craft Central galleries as part of London Jewellery Week. An international eclectic group, based in and around London, are putting together an imaginative, wide-ranging collection of contemporary wearable designs to suit all styles and budgets ... Full Article



Kim Poor collection showcases Brazilian gems
LONDON, May 7, 2011 - Brazilian artist and jewellery designer Kim Poor is launching her new collection which has been created around stones from fellow Brazilian designer Haroldo Burle Marx. The Burle Marx collection celebrates the beauty of these
stones in a series of jewellery masterpieces which have been conceived as miniature sculptures and works of art. Haroldo Burle Marx was  ... Full Article



Ute Decker to exhibit Fairtrade gold collection
LONDON, May 7, 2011 - Ute Decker, one the world’s first jewellers to have launched a collection in Fairtrade and Fairmined gold, is exhibiting at Essence – the Ethical Jewellery Pavilion during London Jewellery Week in June. In response to the rising interest in ethical jewellery and the buzz created by the launch of Fairtrade gold, Essence - the Ethical Jewellery Pavilion - now in its  ... Full Article



Milena Kovanovic joins PureJewels’ Platinum Heritage designers
LONDON, April 3, 2011 – Milena Kovanovic, who creates striking objets d’art inspired by the natural world, has been chosen by fast-emerging luxury brand PureJewels as the latest designer for the Platinum Heritage Collection 2011. Serbian born Milena is the fourth jewellery designer selected by PureJewels to create a couture piece in platinum for the Collection, following Sarah Ho, Cara Tonkin ... Full Article



Designer Joanna Dahdah opens store in Beirut
BEIRUT, March 12, 2011 – Award-winning designer Joanna Dahdah has launched a jewellery boutique in downtown Beirut, which will feature a number of European brands. Joanna has selected some of Europe’s finest established and emerging brands for her concept store, such as Shaun Leane, Monica Vinader, Tomaz Donocik, and Carole Guez, as well as stocking her own jewellery ... Full Article


Theresa Nguyen


Anthony Roussel joins PureJewels Platinum Heritage designers
LONDON, March 12, 2011 –  Anthony Roussel, celebrated for his beautifully executed, design-driven pieces in wood, is the latest designer selected to craft a couture jewel for fast-emerging luxury brand PureJewels’ Platinum Heritage Collection. The award-winning young UK artist is the third jewellery designer selected by PureJewels to create a special piece for the Platinum Heritage Collection 2011 ... Full Article


Theresa Nguyen


Theresa Nguyen to exhibit silver in UK
January 23, 2011 - From March to October 2011, visitors to the National Trust property of Kedleston Hall in Derbyshire will be able to admire silver creations by one of the UK’s most talented young silversmiths, Theresa Nguyen. The exhibition, “Studio Silver Today”, will take place in the columned central entrance known as Caesar’s Hall. The exhibition tells the story of the Goldsmiths’ Company and the career ... Full Article



Goldsmiths’ Fair: Ornella Iannuzzi inspired by Ethiopia
LONDON, October 3, 2010 – Award-winning designer Ornella Iannuzzi will be launching her latest collection, “Lucy in Wonderland”, during week two of the Goldsmiths’ Fair, from October 5-10, 2010, with designs based on Ethiopian Wello opals and inspired by her trip to Ethiopia earlier this year. This new collection demonstrates a new direction in Ornella’s jewellery with her debut into ... Full Article



Paris jeweller Isabelle Langlois brings colour to Vicenza
VICENZA, Italy, September 12, 2010 - Paris-based jewellery designer Isabelle Langlois, renowned for her use of colourful stones, reported strong interest from European buyers at the "Choice" edition of the Vicenza fair. Langlois, exhibiting in the Glam Room of the Vicenza Fair for the first time this year, opened a standalone shop at 12, Rue de la Paix in Paris in June."My work is all conditioned ... Full Article


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“Less is more” for ethical jeweller Ute Decker
Ethical jeweller Ute Decker takes a minimalist approach to jewellery design in the belief that “less is more”. And yet Ute, who is best known for her work in silver, does sculpture statement pieces. “This is definitely jewellery you notice,” she told Jewellery Outlook in a recent interview after exhibiting her silver pieces at London Jewellery Week. “There are no small delicate pieces. But there is   ... Full Article


Tara Jhaveri


Tara Jhaveri : Making Fine Jewellery Less Serious!
She was never fond of fine jewellery, and considered it “boring and prissy”. And if at all she wore jewellery, she chose funky, out-of-the-ordinary stuff. Today, the same person redefines the style, taste and aesthetics of her customers through her jewellery, which she retails from her boutique in an upscale suburb of Mumbai. Today, Tara Jhaveri is a proud convert to fine jewellery. Having studied all along in Australia  ... Full Article



Varda Goenka - Final Word In Style 
Complete self assurance in one’s abilities and the guts and determination to see one’s ventures through is a sure fire recipe for success. And that is what Kolkata-based Varda Goenka has in abundance, or else she would never have started a venture she knew nothing about. Today, this first generation jewellery designer retails her jewellery brand Diagold through four boutiques in the country.  ... Full Article



David Webdale designs radiate danger and beauty
LONDON, January 1, 2010 – Jewels by young UK designer David Webdale combine elegance and danger, and are inspired by his fascination for the natural defences of flora and fauna. “My pieces came from the idea of natural defences – how plants and animals defend themselves – a plant with stronger outer petals, or a creature with claws or protective fur,” David told Jewellery Outlook ... Full Article



Lebanon’s Noor Fares inspired by lucky charms
December 12, 2009 - N.oor is the first jewellery collection from young Lebanese designer Noor Fares, and takes its inspiration from universal lucky charms. The ‘Touche du Bois’ range (touch wood for luck) combines silky black ebony and gleaming jet, with diamonds and black diamonds, tsavorites, coloured sapphires, tourmalines and silver gilt or solid gold beads in a collection ... Full Article



Jasmine Alexander - inspired by poetry and eccentricity
Jasmine Alexander is one of Britain’s most exciting young fine jewellery designers, inspired by poetry, eccentricity and luxury. Jasmine, who some compare to fashion icon Vivienne Westwood because of her stark individuality, says her work has a sense of history, and bravery, and seems to transform dark themes into beautiful objects made from precious materials, such as diamonds, rubies and ... Full Article



Mira Gulati: Blending the contemporary with the eternal
Delhi-based haute jeweller Mira Gulati, owner of the Mirari boutique, speaks to Shanoo Bijlani of Solitaire International about her eternal passion for jewels, her painstaking attention to quality and plans for the future. "It all begins with an inspiration, an idea. The idea is then carried forward to the drawing board and put on paper, where it emerges as a jewel designed to actual size and dimensions ... Full Article


 
Angela Tonali’s jewels combine emotions and elegance
October 23, 2009 - Italian jewellery designer Angela Tonali creates timeless jewels that communicate the emotions and personality of the wearer. She continues to develop a lifelong passion for jewellery and jewelled accessories. Her designs are ductile and diversified. Soft and simple shapes combine with modern and assertive forms. “The idea is to create wearable jewellery with lines that ... Full Article



Hetal Vakil: From A Designing Bloodline
She was one of five designers chosen to contribute to the World Gold Council’s first jewellery trend book for India in 1995-96. “I was only 19 then and I had the opportunity to work with Italian designer Biatriz Biagi, who was appointed coordinator for the book. It was a great learning experience for me. I was sent to tour several southern cities to conduct seminars to train jewellers on how to use the trend book.” ... Full Article


 Strong emotions distinguish Ida Callegaro’s designs
September 27, 2009 – Ida Callegaro’s jewellery designs are distinguished by their strong emotional impact and contemporary feel. These designs are inspired by a lively and energetic woman with a sense of humour, who can express the personality of the person who wears her pieces. Ida’s love for contemporary art also comes through in her designs. She keeps a close eye on trends in jewellery design ... Full Article


 The Colourful World of Bharathi Raviprakash
She has led a life of delightful contrasts. Who would have guessed that Chennai-based jewellery designer Bharathi Raviprakash, who runs a high end jewellery boutique called Studio Tara, was once managing a Forex money changing business for eight long years? This Economics graduate switched tracks when she decided that she would put all her energy into something ... Full Article


 Sung-Hee Kim: International jewellery designer and journalist
Sung-Hee Kim, jewellery designer, journalist and director of studio “STELLA B” in Milan, has more than 15 years experience as a jewellery designer. In 1998 Sung-Hee received a diploma from the Istituto Europeo di Design in Milan with the honour of being “First in class”. She has designed for important jewellery companies, including several of South Korea’s top brands including Core Jewelry. ... Full Article