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THE BIG INTERVIEW: Business at Beaverbrooks

THE BIG INTERVIEW: Business at Beaverbrooks

Multiple by size, but a family-run, independent at heart, Beaverbrooks is a truly unique retail business, and one that has managed to survive on the high street for 99 years. Celebrating a century in business is a significant milestone, and one the company won’t let go by without a celebration or two (or three, or

Independent jeweller banks on V&A museum boosting business in Dundee

Businesses in Dundee have been eagerly awaiting the new V&A Museum of Design, which finally opened its doors yesterday with a promise to provide economy boosting tourism opportunities. The £80.1m building, a striking architectural icon designed by Japanese architect Kengo Kuma, is expected to attract 500,000 visitors in its opening year and is guaranteed to transform

Hallmarking dips in August as palladium suffers steep decline

Figures compiled by Assay Office Birmingham for August 2018 show a decrease in items hallmarked compared to the same period last year. Overall, the number of units hallmarked by the four UK Assay Offices in August 2018 was down by 2.3%. While gold and platinum experienced growth of 2.9% and 29.3% respectively, silver and palladium suffered. Silver

Hallmarking dips in August as palladium suffers steep decline

Figures compiled by Assay Office Birmingham for August 2018 show a decrease in items hallmarked compared to the same period last year. Overall, the number of units hallmarked by the four UK Assay Offices in August 2018 was down by 2.3%. While gold and platinum experienced growth of 2.9% and 29.3% respectively, silver and palladium suffered. Silver

Networking group for millennial trade professionals unveils expansion plans

A networking platform for millennials in the jewellery industry has unveiled details on upcoming events and expansion plans for the year. The ‘Group Engaging Millennials Socially’ (GEMS), which is backed by the National Association of Jewellers, was founded by diamond dealer Danielle Chib, who recognised the growth of millennials entering the industry and set out

UK entry scoops innovation accolade at prestigious JNA Awards

The International Institute of Diamond Grading & Research (IIDGR), a member of De Beers Group, scooped the Industry Innovation of the Year accolade for its synthetic screening device, SYNTHdetect, at last night’s JNA Awards in Hong Kong. The JNA Awards champion best business practices in the jewellery and gemstone community by recognising and promoting companies

Peter Jackson the Jeweller expands presence in Blackburn

Peter Jackson the Jeweller is celebrating 30 years in Blackburn and Lancashire by relocating its store to a prime location. The move will see the independent jeweller double the size of its presence in Blackburn, and benefit from being in the town’s busiest retail area – The Mall Shopping Centre. Managing director of the namesake store,

New Instagram features strengthen ability to sell jewellery on the app

Instagram has rolled out two new tools which will strengthen the e-commerce side of the app. As shopping becomes bigger business for the social media app, updates have been made to make browsing and buying even easier for users. In a double launch, shoppable posts in Instagram Stories will go global, and the app’s ‘Explore’

British designer accuses Sarah Jessica Parker of keeping borrowed jewellery

British jewellery designer Kat Florence has accused Sarah Jessica Parker of borrowing $150,000 (£114K) worth of jewellery and not returning it. The claim comes as an amendment to the jewellery designer’s ongoing legal court case against the American actress, where she is being sued for breach of contract. In 2016, Kat Florence launched a collaborative

GUEST COLUMN: Supporting millennial demand across the Forevermark network

Words by Forevermark chief operating officer, Nancy Liu Millennials represent the largest consumer market for diamond jewellery globally, spending more than US$25 billion on diamond jewellery in 2015 in the four largest consumer markets of the US, China, India and Japan. Most importantly, while millennials already express very strong demand for diamond jewellery and acquire

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