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Jewellery retailers report a rise in bridal gifting opportunities

Jewellery retailers report a rise in bridal gifting opportunities

Jewellery retailers have noted an increase in the amount of money being spent on bridal gifts and in turn, a rise in jewellery gifting opportunities. From offering consumers matching jewellery sets to pieces perfect for bridesmaids and groomsmen, the bridal market provides the perfect opportunity for  jewellery retailers to offer add ons. To capitalise on

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ROX scoops Chopard for Argyll Arcade boutique

Scottish jeweller ROX has secured luxury jewellery brand Chopard for its flagship boutique in Glasgow’s historic Argyll Arcade. Renowned for its creativity, its state-of-the-art technology and the excellence of its craftsmen, Chopard is one of the leading names in the jewellery and watch industry. Launching at the ROX flagship in April, the brand will strengthen

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Gem-A revives ties with Canadian Gemmological Association

The Gemmological Association of Great Britain (Gem-A) has renewed its historic partnership with the Canadian Gemmological Association (CGA) to offer students and graduates at both institutions the very best in gemmological education. Taking inspiration from a previous agreement between the two associations, the new Gem-A and CGA educational partnership aims to create a stronger international

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GUEST COLUMN: Michael Rawlinson, chief executive officer, NAJ

Guest column by the chief executive officer of the National Association of Jewellers, Michael Rawlinson. In a world where the pace of life appears to be getting faster and faster, the only thing that remains constant is the concept of change. If we like things the way they have always been, and want them to

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THE BIG INTERVIEW: Meet the new man running Pandora UK

With a background in retail and passion for learning and development, Brien Winther has joined Pandora as the jewellery giant’s new managing director for the UK. Here, he sets out his plans for the first 12 months, and gives an insight into his management style… When Brien Winther first started working for Pandora, he was

DARTFORD, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 02:  Shoppers walk on the High Street on September 2, 2013 in Dartford, England. High Street campaigner Mary Portas is today facing questions from Members of Parliament on the communities and local government select committee. The traditional high street is under increasing pressure due to the recession and the rise of on-line shopping.  (Photo by Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images)

Consumers complain more about retail than energy and transport

The retail sector was responsible for more complaints than any other industry in 2016, new data has revealed. The annual Consumer Action Monitor, a comprehensive multi-sector survey conducted by Ombudsman Services, reveals that retailers were on the receiving end of 24% of the 55 million complaints made last year. This resulted in a loss of

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IN PICS: Links of London unveils SS17 campaign

British brand Links of London has unveils its SS17 campaign, which takes a new photographic approach. The new campaign captures a more natural and confident attitude, and warm and unexpected poses for its models. The jewellery becomes the hero of the shoot with clever and interesting close crops in the simple studio setting enhanced with

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Gold bars are stacked on April 6, 2009 at a plant of gold refiner and producer Argor-Heraeus in Mendrisio, in the southern Swiss canton of Ticino. While the world grapples with the biggest economic crisis since the Great Depression of the 1930s, demand for the firm's watch and jewellery components business has slumped as Swiss and Italian watchmakers trim production. Meanwhile, investors are hoarding gold bars -- an age-old insurance in times of war or calamities -- sending demand for the group's bullion production soaring. To cope with the new balance of demand, Argor is shifting manpower from its semi-finished products division to gold production and is running day and night. With orders for gold bars piling up, delivery times now stretch to two months instead of 10 days.               AFP PHOTO / Sebastian Derungs (Photo credit should read SEBASTIAN DERUNGS/AFP/Getty Images)

Political uncertainty across Europe could prompt renewed interest in gold

A precious metals analyst for Standard Chartered Bank believes rising political uncertainty across Europe could prompt renewed interest in gold. Writing in the World Gold Council’s latest edition Gold Investor, expert Suki Cooper, says unchecked US inflation, Brexit negotiations and the uncertainty surrounding Trump’s international policies could trigger another bout of hedging and safe-haven demand

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Edblad secures 52 new stockists in 12 months

Swedish lifestyle jewellery brand Edblad has opened 52 new accounts in the UK and Ireland in the past 12 months. Accounts includes Jarrolds of Norwich, Fenwicks Colchester and on board several Stena Line vessels. “The past year has been very exciting for the brand as it grows in popularity in the UK and we are

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