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Gary Carter

INTERVIEW: Gary Carter on his goals for CarterGore

INTERVIEW: Gary Carter on his goals for CarterGore

Former ChloBo managing director Gary Carter launched his own tattoo-inspired jewellery brand earlier this year. With an internationally renowned design portfolio, the British designer has developed a cult status for his silver stacking bracelets, and now he is managing his own brand titled CarterGore. Professional Jeweller caught up with Carter to hear about his brand,

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Rosie Fortescue

Q&A: Rosie Fortescue outlines future plans for eponymous jewellery brand

Rosie Fortescue has come a long way since the launch of her eponymous brand in 2016. Last year alone the Made in Chelsea star scooped a Professional Jeweller Hot 100 accolade and secured luxury department store Fortnum and Mason as a stockist, alongside several independent boutiques. This week Rosie Fortescue Jewellery launched its third jewellery

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INTERVIEW: Ti Sento MD outlines plans for UK market

Ti Sento – Milano managing director, Arjan van Zuylen, discusses with Professional Jeweller editor, Stacey Hailes, the brand’s plans for growth in the UK market, the launch of a partnership programme and what he looks for in a retail partner. Professional Jeweller: How has business been for TI SENTO – Milano so far this year?

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INTERVIEW: Carat* London CEO discusses sparkling success

As last year marked one of Carat* London’s best years to date, Professional Jeweller caught up with the brand’s chief executive officer, Scott Thompson, to find out what made 2016 such a success and his plans for further growth…   Professional Jeweller: How has Carat* London been evolving as a brand throughout the years? ST:

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BASEL Q&A: Michele Battaglioli, sales director, Chimento

Chimento’s sales director, Michele Battagiloli shares the brand’s vision for the UK market and focus this year. How has business been for Chimento in the last 12 months? Both challenging and satisfying. Chimento as a company have spent the last 12 months re-shaping the business to make sure the organisation has the best structure to

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BASEL Q&A: Henry and James Deakin, Deakin & Francis

Why is Basel such an important date in the Deakin & Francis calendar? Basel is an important date not just for Deakin & Francis but for the whole jewellery and watch industry. It’s a great exhibition, covering a vast array of products and attracting customers from all over the world. It’s the perfect opportunity for

John Watson, managing director, PJ Watson

BASEL Q&A: John Watson, managing director, PJ Watson

A Q&A with PJ Watson managing director, John Watson, on what visitors can expect from the Picchiotti stand this year. What will Picchiotti be launching at the show? The Basel show is the most important show for Picchiotti. Picchiotti always create many special items of jewellery to be unveiled here often featuring some of the

On Tuesday September 20 2016, the Ferris family celebrated the opening of their new Winchester Burrells boutique with an evening of storytelling, courtesy of ‘The World’s Greatest Explorer,’ Sir Ranulph Fiennes. More than 300 people filled The Great Hall to hear Sir Ranulph talk about his intrepid expeditions across the globe and then after the talk guests joined owners Edward and Tom Ferris in the Winchester store where chairman, Bill Ferris, officially opened it to the public. Lord-lieutenant, Nigel Atkinson Esq, chairman of the County Council, Keith Chapman MBE, and deputy mayor Cllr David McLean attended the event and offered a warm welcome to the Ferris family, stating what a wonderful addition the new store was to Winchester’s High Street.

BASEL Q&A: Edward Ferris, managing director, Burrells Jewellers

Burrells Jewellers managing director, Edward Ferris, discusses his plans for Basel and what wowed him last year. Why is Baselworld an important date for your calendar? We get to see what our key watch brand partners are launching for the year ahead. How did you find last year’s show? Fantastic, there seemed to be a

Sofie Boons - Portrait with Nose Brooch - photography by Kristof Vrancken

Q&A: Sofie Boons, head of teaching and learning, BAJ

Following the Holts Academy’s rebrand, which included a name change to the British Academy of Jewellery (BAJ), Professional Jeweller caught up with the education hub’s head of teaching and learning, Sofie Boons, to find out more about the company’s changes and plans to evolve over the next 12 months. What was the reasoning behind the

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REBEL AT HEART: An exclusive interview with the founder of Thomas Sabo

In a rare interview, thee Thomas Sabo, founder of the eponymous jewellery brand, sits down with Professional Jeweller editor Stacey Hailes to discuss what it takes to run one of the most successful jewellery businesses in the world. When I worked as a sales assistant for one of Thomas Sabo’s wholesale partners, one of my

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