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DIAMOND DEBATE: The case for lab-grown diamonds

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

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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

Chopard to champion social responsibility and sustainability at Baselworld

Environmental protection, social responsibility and sustainability are gaining even greater importance for Chopard’s co-president, who will host a press conference on these topics at Baselworld tomorrow (March 22).  Over the last five years, Chopard has played a pioneering role in waving the flag for sustainability, showing that social responsibility can be championed in the luxury

Must see jewellery stands at Baselworld 2018

Adore Jewellery Swarovski Group-owned brand Adore Jewellery has had phenominal success since launching in the UK in AW16. The brand has already secured top retailers, and an online presence on with Watch Shop and Debenhams has provided Adore with a digital boost. For AW17, Adore Jewellery, which will be showcasing its offering on the renowned

SPECIAL REPORT: Jewellers contend with the elements and retail barriers in Durham

In possibly one of the friendliest cities in the UK, both originality and tradition are king. When Professional Jeweller visited the northern city it was met by the warmest of welcomes and saw how a raft of longstanding jewellers and the likes of newly-established brands are able to co-exist. Following on from last year’s trip

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