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Goodbye Mr Kenneth Jay Lane
Kenneth Jay Lane, the designer and bon vivant who built a global business, producing fake and junk jewelry, has died at his home in Manhattan. He was 85. Chris Sheppard, the executive vice president of Mr. Lane’s company, said Thursday that Mr. Lane had died overnight in his sleep. No cause was given.
Andrew Grima goes to auction
Bonhams announces sale of the largest private collection of Andrew Grima jewellery. The largest private collection of jewels by Andrew Grima ever to appear at auction will go under the hammer at Bonhams this September.
Luxury Privé takes Manhattan
From July 23 to 25, the InterContinental New York Barclay hotel was the luxury location hosting the Luxury Privé show. Coinciding with New York City’s jewelry week, the 3-day event brought together decision-makers from elite retail stores and fine jewelry brands and designers for what many deem their favorite show.
The end of July is the perfect time to discover the new interesting exhibition which will liven up the next season. In September the Art Gallery Putti will host a very interesting and conceptual exhibition of two special jewelry designers, the Hungarian artist Réka Lörincz and the German artist Gisbert Stach. The exhibition, which aims at challenging the meaning of jewelry and of what jewelry should be, will open on the 8th and will run until September 27th with an eccentric title – Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious – Jewelry is not only jewelry.
Looking for Millennials
While the diamond industry is anticipated to flourish in the near future based on demand from the U.S., India and China, major retailers are preparing to tweak growth strategies in an effort to meet the demand of the millennial consumer.
Gaelle Khouri at Browns
Gaelle Khouri announced that she joined the edit of esteemed designers at Browns this summer. The Lebanese jewellery designer’s distinctive sculptural pieces will be available, both instore and online. The range is exclusive to Browns, showcasing designs that are harmonious with the aesthetic of Gaelle’s celebrated debut collections.