Baselworld articles


RJC announces expansion into gemstone initiative at Baselworld

RJC announces expansion into gemstone initiative at Baselworld

The Responsible Jewellery Council (RJC) has announced a review of its scope to include coloured gemstones. The initiative is the result of discussion and collaboration with the organisation’s current membership, external stakeholders and the coloured gemstone sector over the past five years. Board of directors chairman of the RJC, Charles Chaussepied, says: “We’ve had an

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Professional Jeweller’s top three Baselworld trends

Perusing the halls of Baselworld, amongst the immense scope and variety of jewellery on display, it was clear that certain elements were appearing again and again. Although many brands have very distinct identities and styles, the industry on the whole appears to be on the same page when it comes to surfacing trends. Professional Jeweller has

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BASELWORLD Q&A: Jermaine Jackson

As Baselworld continues in full swing, Professional Jeweller sits down with Jermaine Jackson to discuss his new jewellery line, breaking world records and his plans to rock the jewellery world. Could you tell us a little bit about the inspiration behind your new jewellery lines? It started when I designed a 50th anniversary ring, which


Coronet and Jermaine Jackson set jewellery Guinness world record

Diamond jeweller Coronet and pop star Jermaine Jackson broke the world record yesterday for most jewels on a guitar, presenting the instrument at Baselworld 2016. Professional Jeweller witnessed the unveiling ceremony, which showcased the instrument, encrusted with 16,033 Swarovski gemstones. Co-designed byJermaine Jackson, the audience were treated to an exclusive performance by Jackson on the

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Georg Jensen debuts collaborations with architect Zaha Hadid

Danish design house Georg Jensen will debut its latest collaboration at this year’s Baselworld: an innovative collection of jewellery, designed by globally renowned architect Zaha Hadid. Created from sterling silver and black rhodium, then set with black diamonds, the collection will launch for retail in September. Hadid says: “Working with Georg Jensen presented an opportunity

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Q&A: Hayley Quinn, CBG managing director at Swarovski UK

The doors to Baselworld 2016 have opened and the halls are filled with attendees from all corners of the world.  Professional Jeweller chats to Hayley Quinn of industry giant Swarovski, and gets the scoop on what’s in store for the brand at this year’s show. You are known for your extraordinary stand at Basel, what can

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Must-see jewellery stands at Baselworld 2016 (A-M)

Al Coro  Italian fine jewellery brand Al Coro will showcase new and expressive designs in its Neraviglia collection. The latest additions include curves and soft slopes, which allude to the feminine form in a range which is preoccupied with the mystical characteristics of femininity. Designs incorporate patented black steel which creates a striking contrast with