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FEATURE: An analysis of the silver jewellery market

FEATURE: An analysis of the silver jewellery market

Reflecting on last year, the figures compiled by all four UK Assay Offices show a 9% dip in silver hallmarking in 2016, compared to 2015, with 925 experiencing one of the steepest declines in the category. 925 experienced a decrease of 9.1% compared to the same period the year before, with 4,479,514 articles being hallmarked

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EXCLUSIVE: Pandora’s sole female board member on breaking the glass ceiling

Pandora’s senior vice president and chief marketing officer Minna Philipson is the first and only female on the jewellery giant’s board and she’s revealed to Professional Jeweller what motivates her to reach the top. Philipson is a very welcomed addition to the board, and she admits that the brand’s long term goal is to have


Q&A: Taylor & Hart CEO discusses brand overhaul and international expansion

In a bid to position itself as an online leader in custom-made bridal jewellery and to expand its business focus globally to include the rest of Europe and the United States, online jewellery retailer Rare Pink has rebranded to Taylor & Hart. Rare Pink was founded in 2013 by David Sutton and Nikolay Piriankov with

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TOP TEN: The silver jewellery styles shining for SS17

For the May edition of Professional Jeweller magazine, we asked independent jewellers and suppliers to help us analyse the silver jewellery market. Using the results from UK jewellery industry experts, we have compiled a list of the top ten silver jewellery trends shining for SS17. Personalised Jewellery When it comes to sterling silver fashion jewellery,


FEATURE: An expert guide to working with influencers

The term ‘influencers’ has only been a buzzword in the industry for the last 12-18 months, and it is a concept many are still struggling to get their head around. In a bid to help jewellery companies understand this new marketing concept, Professional Jeweller editor Stacey Hailes got together with communications expert Rosalind Shimmen and

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F. Hinds valued Captain Jack Sparrow’s jewellery at £225,000

Ahead of the new film release, Jack Sparrow’s complete jewellery collection from Pirates of Caribbean, has been valued by F. Hinds. The whole collection totals £224,615 with rings alone worth £19,000. The pirate’s stolen crown is the most valuable of his plunder at an estimated £200,000. Other highlights from the collection include the pirate piece


FEATURE: Allum & Sidaway shines in Salisbury with lavish flagship

In this life you often have to be brave and seize opportunities when they arise in order to move forwards and thrive. That’s exactly what Allum & Sidaway did when the perfect building became available opposite the Salisbury store. Here, professional jeweller sat down with managing director, Jason Allum, and design director, Ivonna Poplanska, to


SPECIAL REPORT: Belfast jewellers confident about business despite Brexit concerns

  As Professional Jeweller represents the UK jewellery industry, we thought it was about time we visited a city outside of England. Editor Stacey Hailes hops on a plane to meet independent jewellers in Belfast to discover how business is performing in Northern Ireland’s capital. Thanks to Storm Doris, Professional Jeweller arrived in Belfast after