Author Archives: Stacey Hailes

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Chimento supports PJ Awards with category sponsorship

Chimento supports PJ Awards with category sponsorship

Italian fine jewellery brand Chimento is sponsoring the Independent Fine Jewellery Retailer of the Year category at the Professional Jeweller Awards. The Awards will honour the achievement of the jewellery industry on Monday, September 4, at Kensington Roof Gardens – London’s most spectacular venue. Chimento, which has been shortlisted for the Fine Jewellery Brand of


FEATURE: Retailers discuss how the luxury market has evolved

When Professional Jeweller travels around the country to meet jewellery retailers and discuss business, a common theme among luxury jewellers is that things are good at the moment. So while London has been crowned the number one city for luxury retail this year, it appears the capital is not the only place benefiting from high-end

Store Envy

Wanderlust Life opens doors to first concept store

British jewellery brand Wanderlust Life has opened its first standalone store. Wanderlust Life launched in 2013 as a small start-up business selling understated and minimal jewellery inspired by the world. Four years on, Wanderlust Life now runs a successful online store and stocks over 40 stores across the UK & Europe. Now the brand has

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Goldsmiths’ Craft & Design Council appoints new chairman

The Goldsmiths’ Craft & Design Council (GC&DC) has appointed a new chairman for the next two years as Jos Skeates retires from the position. Renowned British silversmith Andrew Putland now has accepted the chairman position, where he is looking forward to immersing himself in the role, continuing the Council’s collective work to extend the reach,


EXCLUSIVE: New Thomas Sabo wholesale model removes financial requirements of concept stores

Thomas Sabo has launched a new side-by-side wholesale model which takes away the financial requirements of a standard concept store. Under a new wholesale venture, Thomas Sabo opened a side-by-side retail concept within Peter Jackson the Jeweller boutique in Preston’s St. George Centre on July 21. As a first of its kind for Thomas Sabo

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Every vote counts as lead changes hands in PJ Awards

The votes for Professional Jeweller Awards finalists continue to flood in – and it’s turning out to be a hotly-fought contest. Analysis of the results, which will be revealed on Monday 4 September at Kensington Roof Gardens, shows that the lead has actually changed hands in a number of the 16 categories during the past

LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 22:  Shoppers walk along New Bond Street in Mayfair which is the most expensive avenue in Europe for retail rents on September 22, 2010 in London, England. Findings from retail estate agents claim that over the past year rents on New Bond Street have risen to 536 GBP per square foot, exceeding that of the Champs-?lys?es in Paris. In comparison, New York's Fifth Avenue, which is the world's most expensive shopping street, has rents of approximately 1180 GBP per square foot.  (Photo by Oli Scarff/Getty Images)

Private flights to London soar as wealthy shoppers lap up luxury prices

Private jet charter, GlobeAir, has reported a 53% increase in flights to London as wealthy shoppers take advantage of luxury goods being made cheaper by the post-Brexit pound. Comparing the first five months of this year to the same period in 2016, the Austrian-based air taxi operator says this dramatic increase is being fuelled by


Petra Diamonds reports record production and revenue levels

Petra Diamonds has revealed a production and revenue increase for the year ended 30 June 2017. In its Trading Update ahead of its preliminary results for the year, Petra has reported a 8% increase in production to four million carats, while revenue is up 11% for $477 (£366m). Both of these growths represent record levels