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IN BRIEF: NEWS


Rotary has signed an exclusive four year sponsorship deal as the global official timekeeper of Chelsea FC. The first ever watch brand to be partnered with the club has designed a special edition watch in honour.


A Portsmouth jeweller has been hit by thieves who cut a hole in the roof, and made off with almost £17,000 worth of jewellery. The Gold Shop, owned by Jason Wright, is the second victim of a rooftop break-in on London Road in Waterlooville in the last 12 months.


22 extremely rare and unique jewels with a value of half a billion dollars. Incorporated into the


Graff Diamonds has recreated Laurence Graff’s famous Hair & Jewel image in celebration of his 60th anniversary, using $500m worth of jewels.


Holts Academy launches apprenticeship bootcamp


Holts Academy has announced the launch of its Apprenticeship Boot Camp – aimed at helping to make young people with no experience fit for work. The boot camp will comprise a


series of fun Dragons Den and The Apprentice style projects, “giving young people the maturity, confidence and problem solving skills employers look for in an apprentice.” Holts Academy matches young


The London Jewellery School has been awarded The Skills Creation award at the HP Smart Business Awards 2013. The school is now Europe’s largest jewellery training centre, teaching thousands of people every year how to make jewellery in three fully-equipped jewellery workshops.


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people with apprentice job opportunities in jewellery making, retail, business or IT, learning on the job. They are assessed and tutored by the Academy to achieve a vocational qualification. Lee Lucas, director of


Holts Academy, said: “We are really excited about our new programme which we hope will help to transform the lives of young people currently looking for work. We guarantee each young person will leave the boot camp with a great CV and interview skills, as well as leadership and problem solving skills employers look for.”


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Graff Diamonds recreates ‘Hair & Jewel’ with $500m of jewels In 1970, diamantaire Laurence


Graff OBE created the ornate coiffure comprising $1m of diamonds and precious gems, but the modern take features


recreation are a number of record breaking diamonds that have been cut and polished by Graff, namely the Graff Sweethearts; a magnificent pair of earrings featuring 51.53ct and 50.76ct D colour Flawless type IIA heart shape diamonds; and a selection of jewellery crafted from the 550ct Letšeng Star, the 14th largest white rough diamond ever discovered. It is more than 40 years since


the original image of Hair & Jewel was captured. The recreation coincides with the opening of Graff Diamonds’ 40th store globally.


Tresor Paris’ sparkles at the 18th MOBO Awards


Tresor Paris was this year’s sponsor for the Best Female Act category at the 18th


annual MOBO


Awards, held on October19, at the brand new SSE Hydro, Glasgow. The awards, which were


presented by Trevor Nelson MBE and DJ Sarah Crawford, featured appearances from Rudimental, Tinie Tempah, Iggy Azalea, Mutya, Keisha & Siobhan from MKS, Ashley Banjo of Diversity


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and Kimberly Wyatt. The Tresor Paris sponsored


gong was won by Laura Mvula who then performed her song Sing to the Moon after receiving the coveted award. In addition, Tresor Paris


sponsored the official aftershow party hosted by private members club, 29, in central Glasgow where the company added its trademark sparkle to the event.


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