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  1. Pandora Unveils First Ever Art Collaboration - Keith Haring X Pandora
  2. Further Growth in Hong Kong’s Luxury Retail Sales
  3. Pandora Unveils First Ever Art Collaboration - Keith Haring X Pandora
  4. Further Growth in Hong Kong’s Luxury Retail Sales
  5. Platinum Jewellery Sales Rise in Key Markets in Q2 2022, PGI says
  6. AGTA Announces New Board Members
  7. Fura Gems Discovers 101-carat Ruby
  8. Lightbox Sells Lower-Quality Lab-Grown Diamonds
  9. 160-Carat Rough Unearthed from Angola Mine
  10. GIA Found Synthetics, Simulant among Four ‘Natural’ Sapphires
  11. ‘De Beers Blue' Might Originate from Deep Earth, Says GIA
  12. New Chairman Elected at India’s GJEPC
  13. Tiffany Launches Its First All Gender Bangle Collection
  14. Pandora Launches Lab-grown Diamond Jewellery Collection in North America
  15. Gemfields Reports Record Revenues
  16. IIJS Premiere Sees Record Number Visitors
  17. Signet Acquires Blue Nile for $360M
  18. Hong Kong jewellery sales slide in H1
  19. Fancy Colour Diamond Price Index Rises
  20. The Potentially Largest Pink Diamond Found in 300 Years
  21. Kering Reports Strong First Half Jewellery Sale
  22. Vicenzaoro Back In September
  23. eBay Offers Fine Jewellery Authentication with GIA Partnership
  24. New Executive Director and Secretary General Appointed for Watch & Jewellery Initiative 2030
  25. VO Vintage Returns To Vicenzaoro September
  26. Sarine Partners With NGTC on Grading Reports In China
  27. Diamond Prices Slide Amid Economic Uncertainty
  28. De Beers, Botswana Sales Agreement Extended
  29. AWDC Appoints David Gotlib As New President
  30. IGI Debuts Online Learning Courses
  31. Swarovski Appoints First Non-Family CEO
  32. Kashmir Sapphire Ring Comes Out on Top at Bonhams
  33. WJA Foundation Launches New Scholarship for Women of Colour
  34. Blue Nile Merges with Mudrick for Its Second IPO
  35. RJC Launches ‘Gender Equality Toolkit’ at JCK Las Vegas
  36. GIA Reports to Go Digital by 2025
  37. Gemfields Achieved Highest Revenue at Emerald Auction
  38. DAMAC Group Now Owns de GRISOGONO
  39. GJEPC Proposes Lab-Grown Diamond Park in India
  40. Pandora’s New Crafting Facility in Vietnam Costs $100M
  41. Q1 Gold Jewellery Demand Soft, Says WGC
  42. Jewellery Buying Groups Formed New Global Alliance
  43. Singapore to Host Jewellery & Gem World 2022
  44. ‘Wonder Woman’ Gal Gadot Premiered in Tiffany’s 2022 High Jewellery Collection
  45. Christie’s to Auction ‘The Light of Africa’ for $18M in June
  46. New Board of Directors were elected to Jewellery Exporters Association of Turkey
  47. Oroarezzo back with Première Competition
  48. ‘De Beers Blue’ auctions US$57.5M at Sotheby’s
  49. CTF launches Mother’s Day collection
  50. Jewelers of America Announces The 2022 CASE Award Winners
  51. De Beers: Diamond Businesses Staying Cautious About Business Expectations
  52. Synthetic Alexandrite Pioneer David Patterson Dies at 89
  54. Rebecca Foerster Appointed As President of Hearts On Fire
  55. US Steps Up Sanctions Against Alrosa
  56. PGI Study Findings: Consumers Have Different Interpretations of Sustainability
  57. Irving Wong Appointed as Pandora’s General Manager For China
  58. Rolex’s 6 New Watches Unveiled at Watches & Wonders Geneva
  59. Sixième Sens par Cartier High Jewellery: Heteractis Ring
  60. Will Russian Diamond Ban Help Foster Lab-Grown Diamond Business?
  61. Press Release: Ariana DeBose, Hunter Schafer and Zoey Deutch Shine in De Beers Jewellers at the Vani
  62. Press Release: Ariana DeBose, Hunter Schafer and Zoey Deutch Shine in De Beers Jewellers at the Vani
  63. JEWELLERY GENEVA Takes Place between 30 March and 3 April 2022
  64. Christie’s Presents 228 carat White Dimond
  65. Gold Bar Integrity Programme to be Implemented
  67. Early Spring Fashion for Natural Diamonds
  68. Jennifer Garner Shines in De Beers Jewellers at the Premiere in New York
  69. To celebrate its 15th anniversary, “Cartier Women’s Initiative Impact Report”
  70. American Gem Trade Association Announces Partnership with JCK Show Again
  71. Chow Tai Fook and Canada's Mountain Province Diamonds Sign Supply Agreement
  72. Registration Is Open for 2022 JCK Show
  73. Alrosa Caught Up in U.S. Sanctions
  74. Tawhid Abdullah Receives Lifetime Achievement Award
  75. The Largest Blue Diamond Appears at Sotheby’s Auction
  76. Price Rise for Nearly 90% Of Fancy Colour Last Year
  77. Dickson Yewn’s Collectibles Given for Sotheby’s Charity Auction
  78. De Beers Boosts Production
  79. Watches & Wonders Geneva To Be Held In Hybrid Format
  80. Jewellery, Gem & Technology Dubai to Debut February
  81. Hong Kong Losing its Dominance as the World's Largest Watch Market
  82. Gift Guide for CNY
  83. Press Release: Sotheby’s Announces New Appointments To Luxury Team In ASsia
  84. Georg Jensen Becomes a Certified Member of RJC
  85. 555.55-carat Black Dimond Unveiled at Sotheby’s Auction
  86. GIA Appoints Anna Martin as SVP for Institute, Industry Relations
  87. Alrosa Boosts Direct Sales of Fancy Diamonds to Investors
  88. CIBJO General Assembly postponed to March 17 and 18, 2022
  89. 7,525 Carat Emerald Discovered
  90. Karl Lagerfeld Jewellery Collections to Shine
  91. Diamonds Travel To The Space
  92. Vicenzaoro January postponed to March
  93. America’s Youngest Jeweller Starts Business via Instagram
  94. Concerns over conflict gold arise again
  95. The 1st International Gemstone & Diamond Trade Summit Wraps Up in Macao
  96. The Knot’s Study:Over 30% of Respondents Say Natural Diamond Unimportant
  97. Pantone’s 2022 Colour of the Year: Very Peri
  98. Phillips Jewellery Auctions Fetch over HK$181 Million
  99. The World’s First Pure Gold Castle of Magical Dreams by CHOW TAI FOOK
  100. Jewellery Sales Jumped 78% During the Thanksgiving Holiday
  101. Gem Auctions DMCC’s Debut Auction Successful
  102. Cartier’s Christmas Tree Lights Up the City with Love and Hope
  103. Rediscovering Lacloche in Hong Kong
  104. Blue diamonds to lead Christie’s HK autumn sale
  105. JMA show to stage next Thursday
  106. HK auction to help Cambodian kids
  107. Basel fair cancelled again
  108. HKDI show to continue in Dec
  109. Gemfields sells 7,500-carat emerald for good
  110. Sustainability is key to diamond purchases, a report says
  111. Christie’s Geneva jewellery sale fetches CHF53.7m
  112. Cibjo forms working group on fei cui standards
  113. Only Watch raises CHF30m for DMD research


  1. US market unfolds changes and potential
  2. The queen of gems, the gem of queens
  3. Classics return


  • Marie Boltenstern, head of design for Boltenstern
  • Silver Blue Crystal Earrings
  • 18-Karat Gold Chrysoprase necklace
  • 18-Karat Red Gold Garnet Ring
  • Embrace’s customised wrap bracelet on wrist (photo courtesy: loupiosity)

Wearable architecture

Architecture and jewellery designers have a lot in common, from having an eye for geometric shapes to transforming ideas into three- dimensional structures. It is by no means a mere coincidence that some of the world’s top architects have shifted their profession to jewellery design in the past decades. Marie Boltenstern who holds a master in emergent technologies from the Architectural Association in London shares the same view and has brought jewellery and geometry together with her expertise in architecture and computational design by 3D printing. For her, jewellery is architecture in its smallest form. By thinking in multiple dimensions, we can create designs that are at once almost impossibly complex, yet effortlessly simple.

Marie Boltenstern took the realm of her father’s half-century-old jewellery company Boltenstern in 2015 and leads the Austrian brand from creating hammered gold to innovative 3D-printed jewellery which was impossible to be made with bare hands or any other techniques. The jeweller keeps the signature design developed by her father Sven Boltenstern in the Heritage collection while all other collections are 3D-printed in collaboration with Cooksongold, British end-to-end precious metal 3D printing technology supplier. 

Embrace, one of the outputs of this collaboration, was awarded the TCT Creative Application Award in 2018. The state-of-art technique set beads inside interlocking woven cages during the printing. During the interview with Boltenstern at Emphasis, one of the retail stores selling Embrace collection in Hong Kong, she told Hong Kong Jewellery that the collection is named Embrace as the stones are embraced by the metal structures. The metal structures are bodies of strong women and the stones afloat are their spirits and inner strength that always shine through. Paying homage to the distinct inner beauty of women, each colour represents a unique blessing from Boltenstern: Swarovski blue crystal for carefreeness, chrysoprase for fulfilling achievement and garnet for loyalty and friendship, etc. 

Some said the two keys to capture customers’ hearts is brand story and craftsmanship. Technology is for quick and cheap mass production. Fully 3D-printed jewellery is an utterly new concept for them. Boltenstern told us that they need more time to explain how 3D printing helps achieve sophisticated structures, which is so much more than just pressing a button and then a piece of jewellery comes out, which is how traditional customers believe in general. The jewellery architect says she starts jewellery design with computer-aided design software that she used for architectural design. Every draft is coded in a 3D interface based on coordinates and mathematical and geometrical structures. Skipping the steps of mould-making and casting, the jewellery is directly printed with Cooksongold’s supporting precious metal powders in either 18-karat rose gold, yellow gold or silver by Precious M 080 printer exclusive for jewellery and watch printing. Adopting the direct metal laser sintering (DMLS) system, powders are spread onto a print bed, and particles are fused together using an overhead laser layer by layer. After removing the loose powder, goldsmiths who have worked on Boltenstern’s traditional jewellery would hand-polish the final object at its own workshops in Vienna. Some pieces may be rhodium- plated to enhance brightness. 

Positioned to provide personal and innovative jewellery for self-purchasing women of all ages, Boltenstern said 3D printing innovations has also aroused interest of technology-savvy males who came to purchase gifts for women to learn more about jewellery. The jewellery house now has five more 3D-printed jewellery lines offering different motifs of bracelets, necklaces, earrings, rings and cufflinks. Customers can have their one-of-a-kind 3D-printed jewellery simply by uploading photos of writing and drawing to the configurators on the company’s website. 

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