The Luxury Report articles

Editor’s View: “Selling luxury is a 360 degree experience”

Editor’s View: “Selling luxury is a 360 degree experience”

Doing an issue focused on luxury got me thinking — what do I view as luxury? It can be easy to take luxury for granted in this industry, especially for those who get to travel and see the most amazing gemstones and striking creations. When you are playing around with luxury items and trying them


FEATURE: Retailers discuss how the luxury market has evolved

When Professional Jeweller travels around the country to meet jewellery retailers and discuss business, a common theme among luxury jewellers is that things are good at the moment. So while London has been crowned the number one city for luxury retail this year, it appears the capital is not the only place benefiting from high-end

What do industry millennials look for in a luxury in-store experience?

Millennials from the UK jewellery industry reveal what they look for in a luxury in-store shopping experience. While there’s a lot of data surround millennial consumers and how their purchasing habits, Professional Jeweller decided to collect exclusive insights from members of the jewellery industry within this age bracket. Focused on quality, value and the theatre of

Consumers could soon buy luxury jewellery brands through WhatsApp

Online luxury retailer Yoox Net-a-Porter has announced it is developing technology to allow consumers to buy products directly through WhatsApp. By becoming one of the first companies to use Whats App to sell directly to customers, Yoox Net-a-Porter (YNAP) is seeking a leg up on competitors like FarFetch (where Net-a-Porter’s founder has moved to), and

GUEST COLUMN: A positive outlook for the luxury jewellery sector?

Diana Verde Nieto, chief executive officer, Positive Luxury What makes a luxury product like jewellery desirable in 2017 is very different to what made an item a must-have even five years ago. As the world around us changes at what feels like a dizzying pace, the luxury industry does too. Last month, Positive Luxury released

Industry experts discuss how the luxury jewellery market will evolve this year

Jewellery industry experts reveal how they believe the luxury jewellery market will evolve this year. Significant factors will include Brexit, and consequently the Pound, and the way consumers shop online. Frost of London founder, Dino D’Auria, predicts a very good year for luxury jewellery. He explains: “I envisage a very good year ahead largely due to

Luxury jewellers could be set for massive sales surge this weekend

High-end jewellery boutiques are expected to see a considerable sales injection this weekend as Chinese tourists are predicted to flock to the capital to celebrate Chinese New Year. According to new figures, Chinese visitors looking for luxury goods could splash £11 million in London alone over the coming week, to welcome in the year of

Piaget debuts new high jewellery collection at Paris Couture Week

During the Paris Haute Couture Week, Piaget introduced its latest collection of high jewellery creations and fine watches. At the hotel Potocki, a grand palace in the heart of Paris, guests were invited to discover the new range entitled The Sunny Side of Life. As the name suggests, the 150-pieces ranges takes inspiration from the

Q&A: Harrods fashion director on the Fine Jewellery Room refurbishment

Editor Stacey Hailes talks to Harrods fashion director Helen David about the iconic department stores newly refurbished Fine Jewellery Room… As Harrods recently unveiled its new Fine Jewellery Room following a lavish refurbishment, Professional Jeweller caught up with fashion director Helen David to hear all about the inspiration behind the redesigned space and to discuss

WEB EXCLUSIVE: Sydney Evan founder Rosanne Karmes on her jewellery world

When Professional Jeweller was asked if they wanted to meet Sydney Evan founder Rosanne Karmes, they jumped at the opportunity to meet the jewellery designer who is putting the fashion into fine. Sydney Evan was founded in 2001, but Karmes’ jewellery journey started long before that. In her senior year of high school Karmes started