Rock legends Queen partner with Johnny Hoxton for bespoke jewellery range

Legendary rock band Queen have partnered with Hatton Garden-based jewellery designer Johnny Hoxton to create two limited-edition, bespoke pieces. A 9-carat gold ring and a solid sterling silver chain and ‘Q’ pendant will be available to purchase exclusive to pop-up store Queen – The Greatest on Carnaby Street, which celebrates the band’s historic five decades of music.

Renowned jeweller Johnny Hoxton is known for his cool, fresh and disruptive designs. Drawing inspiration from underground pop culture iconography, his jewellery blends genuine craftsmanship and nods to street culture, so partnering with one of the world’s most visually iconic bands seemed a perfect fit.

This limited-edition Johnny Hoxton collaboration is the latest ‘Queen – The Greatest’ drop, as part of November’s Art & Design Month in store. Merging well recognised Queen iconography with Hoxton’s craftsmanship and aesthetic, each of the made to order pieces in the collection are true statement pieces. Made up of a solid sterling silver chain and ‘Q’ pendant of the Queen The Greatest emblem and a solid 9 carat gold ring engraved with the word ‘QUEEN’- the pieces retail at £145 and £245 respectively and are available now.

“I’m very privileged to have had the opportunity to be involved as a creative contributor to the celebration of one of the most influential bands of my generation,” says Johnny Hoxton. “I can only hope that my humble input does some justice to this beautiful legacy.”

Queen – The Greatest was launched to celebrate the band’s historic five decades of music. Created in partnership with Bravado, Universal Music Group’s merchandise and brand management company, the pop-up store is designed to take you on a visual journey through one of the world’s most iconic bands’ contributions to music, culture and fashion. The shop features limited-edition music releases, new product drops and exciting fashion collaborations, with each month of its three-month stint having a different theme: Music, Art & Design and Magic.

Queen The Greatest’  is at 57 Carnaby Street, London, W1 until January 2022.

US jeweller Martin Katz taps Prominent Brand + Talent to lead lifestyle brand plans

The American jewellery designer, Martin Katz has appointed Prominent Brand + Talent as the exclusive global brand representative for a new venture into the lifestyle brand space.

For over three decades, Katz has been recognised for creating international experiences spanning the famed Victoria’s Secret Black Diamond Fantasy Bra and Donna Karan’s million-dollar Golden Delicious frangrance bottle, to the Ray Ban sunglasses collaboration and more.

The new collaboration, however, will take Katz into the lifestyle space for the first time with the development of products across a range of categories including apparel, accessories, beauty, bridal, giftware, home decor, bedding, bath, electronics, spirits and wine, gourmet foods, and stationery.

Martin Katz retail stores will also launch to select cities around the world and hotel boutiques.

“I have enjoyed translating my vision for creating rare gemstones into a globally successful high jewelry business and have appreciated the opportunity to work with so many talented people over the years from the world of entertainment to heads of state and prominent business professionals,” said Katz.

“I look forward to working with Prominent Brand + Talent to share my aesthetic and artistic style with the launch of my new collection of affordable luxury products.”

 Prominent Brand + Talent’s Dan Levin and Steve Doctrow, added: “Martin’s new collection will embody his authentic style with products reflecting his mastery of both dazzling whimsy and elevated elegance, and we are thrilled to collaborate with him to build a lifestyle brand with best-in-class licensing and retail partners worldwide.”

“Over the course of his illustrious career, Martin has achieved literally billions of impressions globally with his celebrated jewelry worn by some of the most famous clientele, and we have no doubt his new line of lifestyle products will now be embraced by consumers who desire the unique MK style.”

 For more than 25 years on the Hollywood Red Carpet, Katz has bejeweled A-List celebrities, including Sharon Stone, Angelina Jolie, Sandra Bullock, Kim Kardashian, Kylie Jenner, Gigi Hadid and Nicole Kidman to name a few.