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

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

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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

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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

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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

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FEATURE: Fair luxury puts big brands on the hot seat

This year’s Fair Luxury conference gathered together representatives from four large jewellery companies to discuss what their businesses are doing to advance responsible sourcing and fairness in their supply chains. Fair Luxury is a conference which Flux, an independent group of jewellery industry ethics champions, launched last year to encourage a dynamic platform for debate.

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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

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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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