Find out what to do today at LJW with our handy guide.
As part of our dedicated coverage of London Jewellery Week 2011 every day we will bring you a selection of highlights from the day’s events so you can better plan your day.
Today there’s a fantastic line up of events, including former Links of London head Annoushka Ducas unveiling her first art-meets-jewellery collaboration,
Art at Annoushka
Launching today, Annoushka presents Precious, the first show in a series of three entitiled Art at Annoushka – the result of a collaboration with three artists at the forefront of the London art scene. With free entry, Precious is Annoushka’s first collaboration with sculptor Bouke de Vries, exhibiting a collection of ‘exploding’ art works adorned with Annoushka’s jewellery.
To celebrate London Jewellery Week, Lesley Craze Gallery in Clerkenwell Green, EC1 will showcase new collections by 12 of the world’s foremost international jewellery and metalwork artists. The selected artists work in several materials using techniques such as hand crochet, 3D printing and rapid prototyping. The Collect exhibition explores the varied practices in cutting edge contemporary jewellery practice today, and was previously seen at the Saatchi gallery in May.
SWAROVSKI GEMS™ hosts the first of two trend presentations by Nadja Swarovski. Each presentation will consist of an introduction to SWAROVSKI GEM’s pioneering and provocative trend and design book as well as new innovations and materials. Free, invite only.
Free Jewellery Valuation in Burlington Arcade
Discover the secrets of your jewels at Jewel Identity. An all-day event in the infamous Burlington Arcade in Piccadilly, the event will enable attendees to unlock the secrets of their jewellery, including the date it was made, who by, and its value. All verbal valuations will be free for antique jewellery as part of London Jewellery Week.
Holts Bespoke design day
Holts will host a free, one-day-only bespoke design day, open to those interested in having a bespoke pieces of jewellery made. Guided from idea to creation by a team of gemmologists, designers and award-winning craftsmen, Holts offers limited for this event and encourages those interested to get in touch on 020 7405 5286.