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Group of Foundation Programme students from 2016 - 2017 © Julia Skupny, The Goldsmiths’ Centre, 2017

The Goldsmiths’ Centre receives Princess Royal Training Award

The Goldsmiths’ Centre receives Princess Royal Training Award

The Goldsmiths’ Centre in Clerkenwell has been officially selected as one of 40 organisations to receive the prestigious Princess Royal Training Award at St James’s Palace from HRH The Princess Royal and the City & Guilds Group this autumn. Now in its second year, this award honours major UK businesses including RBS, Barclays, and Waitrose,


Design firm enters functional jewellery market with fragrance-infused range

British design firm Vanacci is introducing the UK to fragrant men’s jewellery with the launch of its Nightfall collection. The new range has been designed to feature phases of the moon and incorporates Vanacci’s patented lockstone material, an advanced technology that allows the wearer to spray their favourite scent onto the product, which will then

This summer Dior are launching Rose des Vents, a new fine jewellery collection designed by Victoire de Castellane. The range incorporates a star motif, present in Christian Dior’s life, and a rose, Dior’s favourite flower. The collection includes bracelets and necklaces in yellow and rose gold, mother-of-pearl, lapis lazuli, turquoise and pink opal. For the launch, the designer has drawn a series of 'character sketches' telling the story of how the range came about.

Design graduates’ fears soar over Brexit and costs of London living

Graduates are planning to avoid the capital and are feeling uncertain about a post-Brexit future according to a new study from New Designer. The survey of the best design graduates from across the UK, exhibiting this week at New Designers in London, has revealed significant concerns about the cost of living in London, where, traditionally,

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Pandora CCO highlights shift in consumer buying trends

Pandora’s chief creative officer Stephen Fairchild says one of the biggest changes in the fashion jewellery industry is the way consumers have now become their own brands. Most consumers will no longer want to buy into a look they’ve seen online or in an advert, instead they want to create their own style, which reflects

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Stockists respond positively to Gecko’s ‘D for Diamonds’ range

Gecko Jewellery says it has had a “very positive response” to its recently-refreshed ‘D for Diamonds’ range for children following on from Jewellery & Watch in Birmingham. The company has added a number of new retailers to its list of stockists and seen a month-on-month increase in sales. The collection, much of which can be

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Swarovski collaborates in contemporary crystal collection

Swarovski has collaborated with innovative British artist Arran Gregory and acclaimed Japanese digital artist Yoshii Hiroshi to create two new collections. A modern take on the classic figurines first created by Swarovski in 1976, the company’s latest creative partnerships with Yoshii Hiroshi and Arran Gregory express each designer’s signature techniques using crystal. Arran Gregory is

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Upcoming jewellery designers to present at ‘game changing’ project

Five of Europe’s most keenly-anticipated new jewellery designers are to present their latest collections next week at a project event in Vienna. The groups behind the project, talent supporter Fab Atelier and global jewellery consultancy Adorn Insight, say the project is the first of its kind and will be a “game changing initiative that is

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The Goldsmiths’ Company commissions competition-winning artist

The Goldsmiths’ Company is to commission an artist to create its Ambassador Diamond Necklace, after she won a competition hosted by the firm. Artist jeweller Daphne Krinos has won the Ambassador Diamond Necklace Competition and will create the necklace for the company’s contemporary jewellery collection, with financial contribution from Boodles. This commission echoes the 1961 British

LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 18:  Creative director Dominic Jones shows the jewellery to model and actress Clara Paget during the Astley Clarke AW17 Presentation during London Fashion Week at Savoy Place on February 18, 2017 in London, England.  (Photo by David M. Benett/Dave Benett/Getty Images for Astley Clarke) *** Local Caption *** Dominic Jones; Clara Paget

Dominic Jones debuts first collection for Astley Clarke as creative director

Dominic Jones, Astley Clarke’s creative director since September, has presented his first collection under the company. Composed of three parts, the collection marks Jones’ return to London Fashion Week, three years after his 10th and final collection under his eponymous label. The debut marks a turning point for Astley Clarke which intends to expand and


Bulgari reveals designs by late British architect

Italian jewellery house Bulgari has launched new jewellery pieces designed by the late Iraqi-born British architect Zaha Hadid. Partnering with the globally renowned architect before she passed away last year, Bulgari called on Zaha Hadid to design new pieces for its B.zero1 range. Today, Bulgari has introduced the new B.zero1 Design Legend ring and pendant.