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Diamonds – celebrating The Queens Diamond Jubilee

A spectacular exhibition at Buckingham Palace is planned to be staged later in the year at the Summer Opening of Buckingham Palace including the special exhibition Diamonds: A Jubilee Celebration. Showing the many ways in which diamonds have been used by British monarchs over the last 200 years, the exhibition includes an unprecedented display of a number of The Queen’s personal jewels – those inherited by Her Majesty or acquired during her reign.  The exhibition will reveal how many of these extraordinary stones have undergone a number of transformations, having been re-cut or incorporated into new settings during their fascinating history.


Elizabeth Taylor Fashions in Jewels

Elizabeth Taylor collections raises $157m from the sale of film icon Elizabeth Taylor’s jewellery, clothes, art and personal effects sold at the auction house Christies last week.

1,778 items were auctioned off over four days in New York breaking seven world records and surpassing all pre-sale expectations, the auction house revealed this week.

The sale set a world record for the most valuable sale of jewellery in auction history as well as the most valuable fashion collection offered at auction. Six items sold for more than $5m each, while a further 20 items sold for over $1m mark.

The most expensive lot was a 14th-century 50-carat pearl, diamond and ruby necklace called ‘La Peregrina’ which went for $11.8m – more than $8m over the estimated sale price. The piece was given to Taylor by her fifth husband Richard Burton in 1969, who purchased it at auction for $37,000. The late actress called the centrepiece stone “the most perfect pearl in the world”.

The auction, attracted buyers from 36 countires and marked the company’s first-ever online-only sale, which ran in parallel to the live auctions at Christie’s New York. The web auction generated over 57,000 bids and $9.5m in additional sales.

Taylor’s collection of impressionist and modern art is scheduled to be auctioned at Christie’s London in February.

The actress died March 2011, aged 79. The bulk of the proceeds from the auction will benefit her charity, the Elizabeth Taylor Aids Foundation.

*Source FT

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Fashion Sussex – Design Studio

With an amazing team of talented designers and experienced industry specialists, studio based in Brighton & Hove, The Fashion Trust are ready and available to help you and provide advice and services for your fashion business.

If you are an interior design house, gift & home business, jewellery, fashion accessories and fashions business then we want to hear from you today with your requirements.

• sketches and designs

• bespoke print services

• pattern cutting

• sampling

• short production runs

• manufacturing

and with our experienced support services ::

• photography and filming

• styling

• catwalk events and shows

Whether it’s a short run, full product range, or simply ideas and sketches required, our forward and fresh thinking experienced team will be able to assist you and with support services available if required.

All projects undertaken are managed initially through the Fashion Sussex Trust. A percentage of design costs charged being donated to the Trust’s current fashion projects.

If you have a design project, no matter how large or small, need a designer on a freelance basis or simply would like to consider designing and stocking in-house ranges, contact us today on 07864 971662 or email for further information.

Additionally, we can assist firms from outside the area with help in location around Brighton & Hove and Sussex, with fashion shoots, filming needs and launches of projects.


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Fashion design jobs in Brighton & Hove Sussex

The Trusts little black book of designers

The Fashion Trust want to hear from fashion students, graduates and more established fashion designers who would like to register with The Fashion Trust for

• freelance designing opportunities

• designers sharing collabarative workspaces/studios in Sussex

• designers benefiting from other discounts that The Fashion Trust have negotiated

All product design specialities eligible :: womenswear, menswear, childrenswears, sports, accessories, beach, footwear, lingerie, and other merchandise product sectors.

Its FREE to register – simply complete the online form –

If you prefer contact the Trust by sending an email to

Jobs in fashion

Our online fashion jobs recruitment partner is – if you are looking to start a fashion career in retail and other fashion related services, register online with Brighton & Hove jobs today.

About The Fashion Trust

The Fashion Trust has been created to link both academics and professionals alike, it’s primary focus of the UK regional fashion industry, creativity and design and associated industries linked to it.

Its current primary emphasis being on helping young designers to start their businesses manufacturing and exporting from the Brighton & Hove and Sussex region.


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