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SPECIAL REPORT: How stores survive in the UK’s most competitive city for jewellers

SPECIAL REPORT: How stores survive in the UK’s most competitive city for jewellers

It’s an exceptionally sunny day in Glasgow and our editor is raring to meet the jewellers in the city — although this time she knows she will never make it round to all of them in 24 hours, as it is home to over thirty independent and national jewellery retailers, many of which are located

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SPECIAL REPORT: Preston jewellers upbeat and confident about trading in the city

At long last, spring is in the air. Many jewellery retailers have now graced their windows with floral displays, while brands are adding vibrant colours for the (hopefully) warmer months. In Preston, spring means capitalising on the all-important wedding season and getting consumers kitted out in the perfect jewellery to match sun-kissed skin and SS18

SPECIAL REPORT: How a new shopping centre has impacted business for jewellers in Oxford

Oxford is an interesting place to visit, and as such, welcomes a wealth of tourists almost all year round. As one of the world’s most famous university cities, people from all around the world descend on Oxford to see the golden-stone colleges clustered around medieval streets. Oxford University is just one of many draws though,

DIAMOND DEBATE: The case for lab-grown diamonds

Discussions about lab-grown diamonds in the UK jewellery industry have been increasing over the last year, with more and more suppliers playing with the cultivated stones, and retailer’s questioning whether there is a demand for them. If America is anything to go by, there certainly is consumer demand for the man-made stones. After all, once

SPECIAL REPORT: How jewellers sparkle in the playground for the wealthy

Rocketing rents and the crash in the pound since Brexit has seen rents on London’s Bond Street rise to become the highest in Europe and the third highest in the world. According to research from global real estate giant Cushman & Wakefield, at the end of 2017 New Bond Street jumped to become the most expensive location in Europe in

Rainbow colours and sustainable luxury shine at Baselworld

If there’s one thing for sure after walking around the jewellery halls of Basel – SS18 is going to be a colourful season. Rainbow hues had been emerging on the scene in press previews before the show, and the big brands at Basel confirmed that the next two seasons will be led by playful colour

Editor’s View: Baselworld has not lost its sparkle yet

In the lead up to Baselworld, the industry can be forgiven for speculating what this year’s show was going to be like. The news was out, “Baselworld slashes exhibitor numbers by half as it focuses on quality over quantity”. It sounded like a good PR headline, against potentially damaging news. The reason for certain big

Baselworld organisers say footfall was up 8% on first two days of show

The amount of industry experts and specialists walking the Baselworld show floor has seen a healthy increase from last year, event statistics have revealed. The first figures to be reported from the Switzerland-based trade show claim that it saw an 8% increase in footfall during the first two days, compared to the same period for

Atelier Swarovski unveils first Fairtrade gold collection at Baselworld

Today, Atelier Swarovski has unveiled its first Fairtrade gold collection as the brand reaffirms its commitment to conscious luxury. The latest fine jewellery collection, which can be viewed at the iconic Swarovski stand at Baselworld, puts sustainability centre stage with a range adorned with Swarovski created diamonds crafted in white 18ct Fairtrade gold. This launch

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