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GET TO KNOW: Thomas Sabo’s new managing director for UK & Ireland

GET TO KNOW: Thomas Sabo’s new managing director for UK & Ireland

Thomas Sabo may have experienced a few leadership changes in the UK & Ireland recently, but it remains buoyant about its future, especially as the reins for the region have now been handed to someone with a proven track record of success for the brand. Meeting the new managing director at an event for wholesale

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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

SPECIAL REPORT: Bristol jewellers battle with a scattered retail scene, but consumer spending remains high

Packed with history and a lively character to boot, Bristol is a city on the rise in the UK. It is a city for all, with a welcoming nature that invites anybody to call it home. In fact, over the last five years house prices have risen faster than any other major British city, highlighting

REVEALED: Luxury jewellery trends set to reign thanks to the Meghan Markle effect

Before Meghan Markle walked down the aisle and said ‘I do’ to Prince Harry and a life as a member of the Royal Family, the American actress had been commended for wearing accessible fashion jewellery pieces. However, for the big day the now Duchess of Sussex showed diamonds really are a girl’s best friend (wearing

FEATURE: How an international brand is changing the way consumers buy bridal jewellery

As Insignety lands in its first UK stores, we met with sales and marketing manager, Amber Saunders, to find out how the new brand on the block is shaking up the luxury jewellery market. Insignety launched into the UK with a bang, pulling out all the stops to attract trade professionals to its stand at

IN DEPTH: An analysis of the gold jewellery market in the UK

In 2017 a modest Q4 growth set the seal on a positive year for global gold jewellery demand, but the UK still remained troubled by Brexit concerns. Furthermore, hallmarking figures for the annual year recorded a 16.7% dip in the number of gold articles hallmarked, with 9ct and 18ct both taking a hit. However, things

IN DEPTH: Why a well-equipped workforce is key to survival on the high street

Retail is hard across the board at the moment with footfall constantly slowing down and bricks and mortar businesses losing out to online sales. In the luxury industry, jewellers are no longer competing with others in the town, but rather fighting against consumers opting to spend their money on experiences and leisure activities, and many

TOP TEN: Discover the silver jewellery trends translating into sales this season

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 driving sales for the industry this season. WELLNESS In the fashion market, brands have seen

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