Author Archives: Stacey Hailes

Independent jeweller blames stagnant high street for closure

Independent jeweller blames stagnant high street for closure

Oldham-based Alexander Jewellers has decided to not renew its lease and close its doors as high street remains stagnant. With the future of the high street not looking bright, the owner of the independent jeweller on Greenacres Road has decided shut shop after nearly 40 years. Talking to Manchester Evening News, store owner, Darren Nutter,

Goldsmiths continues to roll out luxury refurbishments

Multiple UK jewellery retailer Goldsmiths has completed a six-figure renovation at its Middlesbrough store. Following a £30,000 refit, Goldsmiths has now opened the doors to a transformed space complete with a new area dedicated to luxury Swiss watch brand Rolex. The refurbishment follows a £1m investment in Birmingham, and nods to the jeweller focusing on the

Hockley Mint wins exclusive UK distribution of new tarnish-resistant silver

British jewellery manufacturer Hockley Mint has secured an agreement to be the exclusive UK distributor of a revolutionary new tarnish-resistant silver alloy called Silnova. Furthermore, Hockley Mint will also be the exclusive UK manufacturer of Silnova product, and hopes that the metal will particularly appeal to designers who are looking for high-quality silver that consumers can

Which UK jewellery brands and retailers are really rocking the market?

There are just three weeks left to cast your vote in the 2018 Professional Jeweller Awards. The poll opened last week, with votes flooding in straight away industry professionals were quick to support the retailers and suppliers they admire most. As Professional Jeweller keeps a close eye on the voting, we can reveal in some

FIRST LOOK: Unique & Co to launch gold jewellery line at IJL

Jewellery supplier Unique & Co is well known in the industry for supplying retailers with high-quality, affordable sterling silver designs for women, and fashion pieces for men. Now, as the supplier celebrates its 20th anniversary at International Jewellery London, its gearing up to unveil something truly special at the show – its very first gold

REVEALED: What are jewellers in the luxury market doing to evolve and innovate?

In a season of uncertainty for the UK jewellery industry, luxury jewellers are staying in the fast lane and not letting national circumstances slow them down. While sales may be impacted, although latest reports filed by Companies House reveal top jewellers dealing with luxury items are actually posting an increase in turnover, this sector of

FEATURE: Discover how Rox has mastered the art of hospitality

Independent jewellery retailer Rox was founded on a foundation which now embodies the key to survival for any jeweller on today’s high street — ‘Diamonds & Thrills’. When co-founders Kyron Keogh and Grant Mitchell decided to open a store in Glasgow’s prestigious Argyll Arcade, which is lined end-to-end with jewellery retailers and nothing else, the

Gems of the World adds new lustre to sales team

Pearl jewellery specialists Gems of the World (Europe) Limited has added lustre to its global sales team with new managerial appointments. The pearl jewellery manufacturer has welcomed Benjamin Caplan and Gary Djanogly to its expanding global sales team. Between them they bring more than 40 years of jewellery knowledge and customer service experience. Caplan has

Kit Heath is going for gold as industry heads into party season

Award winning British sterling silver jewellery brand Kit Heath is set to lead its AW18 launch with a focus on the growing trend of demi-fine jewellery and the yellow gold look. Expanding on its well-established collection of core, sterling silver designs, the seasonal launch includes two distinctly new stories, both covering off aspects of the demi-fine

Hong Kong jewellery brand secures key accounts just one month after UK debut

Luxury Hong Kong-based brand, Sarah Zhuang Jewellery, launched into the UK market this month and has already secured doors in London. Named after the eponymous jewellery designer, Sarah Zhuang Jewellery decided to expand from its home market after a successful showcase at Couture London. Sarah Zhuang Jewellery wowed press and retailers at the show with