Changes at the NAG, the palladium market in the UK & our JSL preview.
The June issue of Professional Jeweller magazine is now available to read online, going in-depth with palladium in the UK, the new line-up at the National Association of Goldsmiths (NAG) and our show preview of the Jewellery Show London.
This month’s issue marks the halfway point of the year with a look at the fluctuating gold price and opinion from across the industry and investors.
Lee Lucas reflects on last month’s Holts Academy Awards and the school’s plans going forward under its new name The Academy for Creative Enterprise.
We meet the NAG’s new chief executive Michael Rawlinson who reveals his plans for the association and his intentions to update its services, globalise its JET courses and improve its online presence. We also meet his new team members who will be helping to build the association’s membership and presence in the UK.
With the recent Johnson Matthey platinum group metal report 2013 this month’s issue takes an in-depth look at the current market for palladium in the UK. We discuss the growth of the metal’s hallmarking figures, the increase in demand for palladium 500 and why marketing of palladium has a chance to shine in the UK.
June’s Showcase admires Garrard’s update to its iconic Wings collection, celebrating 10 years of the angelic fine jewellery line.
Get ready for Jewellery Show London with our highlights of new products and must-see seminars at this year’s event, with new fine jewellery from Clogau Gold, Alfred Terry and Fope alongside design-led jewellery by Pearl & Queenie, Carat*, Smith/Grey and SuShilla.
Our Trends feature this month is focused on the summery, pop-colour vibes of Mexican-inspired jewellery and those brands and designers influenced by everything from Mayan and Catholic beliefs to Mexican gemstones and the Day of the Dead.
Don’t forget this month’s Book Club, focused on traditional jewellery from France, some of the first examples of mass manufacturing and how 19th century French crucifixes became a must-have in Britain.
The June issue also features our pick of 10 new fashion and fine products and this month’s Social Lite – check out whether you were papped at jewellery events last month.