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EXCLUSIVE: Ethical jeweller convinced that lab-grown diamonds are the future

EXCLUSIVE: Ethical jeweller convinced that lab-grown diamonds are the future

Leading ethical jewellery brand Cred has weighed in on the natural versus lab-grown diamonds debate, arguing that synthetic pieces are more sustainable than mined counterparts. Brand owner, Alan Frampton, introduced synthetic, lab-grown diamonds into the Cred jewellery range two months due to the added sustainability they offer. He told Professional Jeweller: “At Cred, we started

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EXCLUSIVE: Lab-grown diamonds win transparency debate, argues Stephen Webster

British jewellery legend and MBE, Stephen Webster, has given a vote of confidence in support of laboratory-grown diamonds, saying synthetics are more sustainable than their natural counterparts. Mr Webster, creative director of the eponymous brand, was part of Positive Luxury’s guest panel during Positive Week. While the jeweller, who has stores in the UK and


SPECIAL REPORT: Jewellers in Edinburgh go the extra mile to build relationships with clients

One doesn’t have to spend much time in Edinburgh to understand why the colourful cosmopolitan city is one of the most popular in the UK. In fact, Scotland’s capital is reported to enjoy the second highest amount of international tourists after London, and a recent poll by a national newspaper named it as the reader’s

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Anthology collection drives sales for Domino at IJL

Jewellery manufacturer and supplier Domino launched a new collection and concept at International Jewellery London, which resulted in strong sales for the company. As its name suggests, Anthology offers stockists a number of separate collections each based on a fashionable design concept. Each ‘story’ comprises four to seven products inspired by the same theme. Pieces include statement

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Lucy Quartermaine secures new stockists at IJL

Lucy Quartermaine enjoyed a highly successful International Jewellery London last week gaining not only new retailers but also extending and reviving relationships with existing and previous stockists. The designer’s latest collections and extension pieces to her signature collections won new fans at the show. The prestigious Gatwards Jewellers in Hitchin, North Hertfordshire, will now be

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Turkish designer scoops 2017 Gem Empathy Award

Gem-A has announced Turkish jewellery designer and International Jewellery London (IJL) Design Gallery exhibitor, Özlem Tuna, as the winner of the 2017 Gem Empathy Award. This year, IJL exhibitors from across the globe were tasked with creating a hand-drawn or CAD rendered design based around a fancy-cut gemstone sourced from award-winning gem-cutter, John Dyer. The


Sif Jakobs Jewellery opens 14 new accounts at IJL

Award-winning Danish jewellery brand Sif Jakobs Jewellery enjoyed a hugely successful IJL show earlier this week, securing 14 new accounts over the course of the three-day event. These new accounts take the brand’s total number of doors across the UK and Ireland up to 210. Buyers to the show were particularly impress by Sif Jakobs


NANIS enjoys positive launch into the UK market

Italian fine jewellery brand NANIS has reported a successful launch into the UK market. Showcasing at International Jewellery London for the very first time, visitors to the show enjoyed having the opportunity to meet founder and designer Laura Bicego. At the show, NANIS opened some major accounts and have leads to follow up on. The

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Alice Barnes wins KickStart People’s Choice

International Jewellery London KickStarter Alice Barnes has scooped the coveted People’s Choice award. As the winner of the IJL People’s Choice award, Barnes will receive a free stand in the IJL Design Gallery next year. The ten KickStarters competed over the summer to gain as many votes as possible from the public via social media