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

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


INTERVIEW: Adryan Cresswell discusses the new HD Group brand

As the Hot Diamonds Group adds a new brand to its portfolio, Professional Jeweller discusses business with the company’s head of commerce, Adryan Cresswell… The Hot Diamonds Group unveiled its new brand Anaïs Paris at Jewellery & Watch earlier this year, receiving a positive reaction from retailers. As the company moves forward with this new


INTERVIEW: Buckley London reveals ethos of giving at company’s core

With the release of its daffodil broaches last week to raise money for charity Marie Curie, Buckley London adds to its growing portfolio of charitable collaborations. The company has also previously released a Yorkshire rose pin, to raise money for those affected by the Boxing Day floods, as well as being the official designer of

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Progressive Pawnbroking: H&T chief executive John Nichols

This month, Professional Jeweller catches up with chief executive of H&T Pawnbrokers, John Nichols. Here’s a sneak preview of the feature, due to appear in our April issue.  With an increase in visibility on the high street since the nineties, the sale of jewellery through pawnbrokers has become big business. Founded in 1897 in south London, H&T

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HOT 100 2015 NEXGEMS: Charlotte Valkeniers

Charlotte Valkeniers is a born hard-worker, having spent the last year showcasing her designs at Somerset House during London Fashion Week and Premiere Classe during Paris Fashion Week. At both events Charlotte managed to build contacts and relationships that have helped push her brand in the right direction. “I’m truly honoured to be a part of the Hot 100,” she says.

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BASELWORLD Q&A: Jermaine Jackson

As Baselworld continues in full swing, Professional Jeweller sits down with Jermaine Jackson to discuss his new jewellery line, breaking world records and his plans to rock the jewellery world. Could you tell us a little bit about the inspiration behind your new jewellery lines? It started when I designed a 50th anniversary ring, which

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Q&A: Hayley Quinn, CBG managing director at Swarovski UK

The doors to Baselworld 2016 have opened and the halls are filled with attendees from all corners of the world.  Professional Jeweller chats to Hayley Quinn of industry giant Swarovski, and gets the scoop on what’s in store for the brand at this year’s show. You are known for your extraordinary stand at Basel, what can


INTERVIEW: Baselworld MD talks 2016 edition

Ahead of this year’s event, Professional Jeweller caught up with Baselworld managing director, Sylvie Ritter, to find out what visitors and exhibitors can expect from the 2016 edition of the hotly-anticipated Swiss show… Professional Jeweller: What makes Basel a key destination for the jewellery industry year-on-year? Sylvie Ritter: Baselworld has rightfully earned itself the reputation


Harriet Kelsall: “It is amazing to be able to give something back to our miners”

The Harriet Kelsall Bespoke Jewellery team kicked off Fairtrade fortnight in style on February 29, with a breakfast led by Victoria Waugh of the Fairtrade Foundation. The day also marked the start of the team’s ‘Miles for Miners’ challenge, to raise money for the Fairtrade gold miners of MACDESA, after their community was devastated by

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Q&A: Boutique.Goldsmiths’ SS16 campaign launch

Professional Jeweller catches up with Boutique.Goldsmiths to discuss the campaign’s conception, its strategy, and how the company continues to move with the times. Millennial has become somewhat of a buzzword in business, as industries look towards passing on the baton to these 18 to 30-somethings who will be both future leaders, and future consumers. The