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Bonhams to auction rare gems from a European Princess

Bonhams to auction rare gems from a European Princess

Jewellery from celebrated designers including Cartier, Van Cleef & Arpels and Laurence Graff along with a pair of Kashmir sapphires belonging to a European Princess will feature in Bonhams’ London Fine Jewellery sale on Saturday December 5. Leading the sale will be a fancy greyish-blue, 2.97cts step-cut diamond ring by the society jeweller to the royals and the

QVC raises nearly £300,000 in three hours for Breast Cancer Care

Video and ecommerce retailer, QVC, raised over £290,000 during its annual three-hour Breast Cancer Care charity extravaganza. The 16th annual live fundraising show, which took place on Friday 2 October, saw Breast Cancer Care ambassador and QVC jewellery designer Lisa Snowdon man the phone lines as supporters donated in their droves – almost £100,000 an

Buckley London unveils new Royal British Legion Poppy collection

British fashion jewellery designer Buckley London have once again designed the annual Poppy collection, a range of official sparkle poppy products, in partnership with The Royal British Legion. Since 2010, the partnership has enabled the charity to raise nearly £2.5million through the sales of the Poppy collection, favoured by both celebrities and the British public alike.

Brooches to make a comeback at Fellows Auctioneers jewellery sale

Brooches are expected to be the most sought after items at Fellows Auctioneers’ Antique & Modern Jewellery sale on August 13, with bug and butterfly pieces proving particularly popular among bidders.  The Birmingham Jewellery Quarter-based auction house will present 750 lots next month, including a woven gold, diamond, ruby, sapphire and turquoise jardinière brooch (lot 117).

Queen wears winning Jubilee brooch to Sandringham

Ivonna Poplanska’s BJA competition design gets official debut. The Queen wore the winning Eternal Dove brooch, designed by Ivonna Poplanska for the British Jewellers’ Association Diamond Jubilee brooch competition, on Christmas Day as she visited Sandringham – the first official outing of the brooch since it was gifted to the Queen earlier in December. The

Luck be a lady with Van Cleef & Arpels’ Hina doll

A Japanese-inspired lucky amulet set with coral and black jade. This Japanese-inspired Hina clip is part of Van Cleef & Arpel’s latest Palais de la Chance collection, and references the traditional handmade dolls given to young girls to bring them health, happiness and protection in their latter years. The collection is designed around motifs of

BJA launches comp to design brooch for the Queen

Design will be gifted to the Queen at event in November. The British Jewellers’ Association (BJA) has launched a special Diamond Jubilee competition to design a commemorative brooch that will be gifted to the Queen. The competition has a brief of “the graceful modernisation of the monarchy”, which was devised by members of the BJA’s