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FEATURE: Peter Wong axes branded jewellery to return to store’s roots

FEATURE: Peter Wong axes branded jewellery to return to store’s roots

This year Wongs Jewellers has taken the bold decision to sell its branded jewellery and go back to its roots as a traditional jewellers. Here, managing director Peter Wong reveals why he made this decision, and discusses the plans the company has in place to make sure the business continues to stand out and stay

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FEATURE: Domino introduces new collection and concept

Following a sneak peak at the CMJ and Houlden summer trade events, at International Jewellery London Domino Jewellery introduced the wider industry to a brand new product offering called the Anthology collection. Moving on from traditional neckwear and earrings suites, the Anthology offers retailers a range of capsule collections complete with strong back stories and


FEATURE: Chisholm Hunter strives to remain a ‘cut above’

Chisholm Hunter started in 1857 as a small jewellery store on Chisholm Street in Glasgow. Today, the business has gone from the ‘Shop of 10,000 Wonders’, as it was known back then, to an award-winning business which operates over 20 stores around the UK. The story almost wasn’t one of success though, as 28 years

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EXCLUSIVE: Deakin & Francis reveals motivations behind entering ladies market

Until August, jewellery brand Deakin & Francis was exclusively a men’s brand that specialised in quirky cufflink designs. Last month the jeweller announced it was expanding its business operation and entering the women’s market. The debut ladies collection features a range of cuffs, stackable gemstone bangles, pendants and earrings and is split into four mini collections; Leora,

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FEATURE: Pandora’s Minna Philipson is breaking the glass ceiling

Pandora’s senior vice president and chief marketing officer Minna Philipson reveals what it’s like to be the only female on the brand’s board, and shares her top tips for bolstering your career. When Minna Philipson joined Pandora at the beginning of last year as senior vice president and chief marketing officer, she became the first


FEATURE: What does luxury mean to millennial consumers?

There is a lot of data surrounding millennial consumers and how they are shopping so much differently to the generation before them. In some ways for Generation Y their expectations are a lot higher. Due to the power of social media and their favourite device – the mobile phone – millennial consumers are well-informed and

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TOP FIVE: Career advice from female industry pioneers

Professional Jeweller asked five industry pioneers to share their top tips for females looking to climb the jewellery trade career ladder. Find out what they had to say here: Hayley Quinn, managing director, Swarovski UK “If I was to give one piece of advice I would say take a risk. If you fail it doesn’t


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


TOP FIVE: The pearl jewellery styles set to drive sales for AW17

Pearl jewellery has been enjoying a revival over the last few years as designers have increasingly been taking the classic gemstone and translating it into modern designs. Following the Netflix phenomenon The Crown, many brands and retailers noted a boost in pearl sales. With the show set for a Season 2 comeback in October, we