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SPECIAL REPORT: Home to major flagships, Liverpool is a destination city for jewellery shoppers in the UK

SPECIAL REPORT: Home to major flagships, Liverpool is a destination city for jewellery shoppers in the UK

Professional Jeweller ended its 2017 series of cityscape in Hull – the UK City of Culture – and for 2018 we have began in Liverpool, where we visit jewellery retailers ten years after its tenure as the European Capital of Culture. Being named European Capital of Culture is an opportunity for an area to generate


Jewellery & Watch gears up for 2018 edition

Jewellery & Watch is gearing up to open the doors to the 2018 edition of the trade show. The Birmingham-based trade show will kickstart its five-day event at 9am today (February 4), with industry trade professionals expected to attend from all over the country. This year’s show promises to showcase a host of new and unique brands, including

SHOW GUIDE: Times and dates for ‘Meet the Expert’ events at J&W

In partnership with Jewellery and Watch, the National Association of Jewellers will be hosting five ‘Meet the Expert’ events on the NAJ stand throughout the show. The sessions have been devised in a direct response to what’s happening in the business environment and what could affect jewellery industry businesses in 2018. Here, the NAJ reveals

Must-see jewellery stands at Jewellery & Watch 2018 (L-Z)

Lucy Quartermaine drops new designs Award-winning jewellery designed Lucy Quartermaine will showcase new products alongside bestselling collections. At the trade show, popular ranges Waterfull and Drop, will take centre stage, with the designer set to display all pieces from these collections. Drop has always been on the brands most popular lines, with consumers often asking

Must-see jewellery stands at Jewellery & Watch 2018 (A-K)

UK debut for Ania Haie Ania Haie, the brand new trend driving fashion jewelllery brand by the founders of Chrysalis, will officially launch into the UK market at Jewellery & Watch. With a concept of introducing new designs every month, and only keeping the bestsellers of previous lines, Ania Haie offers retailers a way of

NAJ set to launch new JET Diploma at Jewellery & Watch

UK-based jewellery association the NAJ has designed a new training accreditation to help budding jewellers get their start in the industry. The NAJ, which launched a new JET certificate, featuring modules designed for students working within manufacturing, design or back office as well as retail, is introducing its JET Diploma at Jewellery & Watch in

Jewellery & Watch snaps up ‘never seen before’ brands for 2018 edition

Birmingham-base trade show Jewellery & Watch has ramped up its line-up for its 2018 edition, with “never-before seen” brands set to showcase this weekend. The event is set to boast around 70 brands from across the globe, including Hong Kong, Italy, India, Turkey and New Zealand joining the line-up of 39 new UK labels. Jewellery

Cadfolio launches custom-shaped wedding ring service

Digital design platform Cadfolio will debut a new service at Jewellery & Watch which allows consumers to mould their engagement rings in store. Promising to change the way the industry thinks about custom design, Cadfolio has been working closely with its existing clients over the past year to perfect the service and reduce the friction

OPINION: Andrew Morton on WB the Creative Jewellery Group sale

WB the Creative Jewellery Group managing director, Andrew Morton, shares his view on the sale to Heimerle + Meule Group. Morton writes… I am pleased to announce that WB The Creative Jewellery Group, which has recently celebrated its 70th anniversary, has been sold to the Heimerle + Meule Group, in a mutually beneficial acquisition, effective from

Jewellery & Watch swaps catwalk for interactive showcase

Birmingham-based trade show Jewellery & Watch has swapped the traditional catwalk for a new digital showcase initiative. Dubbed the ‘Atelier Showcase’, the new area at Jewellery & Watch will feature big screen videos to show visitors what’s new, what’s hot right now, what trends are set to dominate AW18/SS19, and most importantly, how this can