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Chopard pledges 100% ethical gold across all jewellery by July

Chopard pledges 100% ethical gold across all jewellery by July

Swiss luxury watchmaker and jeweller Chopard has made ethically sourcing a top priority as it announces a rapid strategy to champion ethical practices. The brand, which was recently ranked ‘Weak’ by the Human Rights Watch in an ethics report, has revealed it is planning to transition to 100% ethically-sourced jewellery and watches by July this


Azza Fahmy makes physical retail debut in Europe as it touches down in London

Luxury jewellery design house Azza Fahmy expanded its international operations with the launch of its first concept store in Europe. The Egyptian design house, which has collaborated with Julien Macdonald, Preen by Thornton Bregazzi, Matthew Williamson and created bespoke collections for The British Museum, opened its first standalone store in the UK on March 20. The

Links of London gallops into second year as Ascot licensee with racing-themed designs

British jewellery brand Links of London has returned for another year as an official licensee of one of England’s most famous racecourses. In celebration of its second year in partnership with Ascot and Royal Ascot, the jeweller has bolstered its range of racing-themed designs. The collection, which is crafted from an assortment of highly polished

Mya Bay locks in distribution deal to conquer UK market

Belgian-designed jewellery brand Mya Bay has secured a UK distribution deal with watch distributor Peers Hardy. The brand, which was established by Sophie Johnen in 2012, offers a selection of fashion jewellery pieces that draw on popular trends with a Mya Bay twist. The brand’s adjustable bangle, which retails at £49, is Mya Bay’s most

COLLECTION: Deakin & Francis champions puppy love in support of Dogs Trust

Birmingham-based jewellery manufacturer Deakin & Francis has placed a canine charity at the heart of its business with a range of new cufflinks. The ‘Fine Hounds’ capsule collection, which contains 23 pieces featuring a range of the most popular dog breeds, is crafted from sterling silver and set with cabochon blue sapphire eyes. “A gentleman’s

Atelier Swarovski unveils first Fairtrade gold collection at Baselworld

Today, Atelier Swarovski has unveiled its first Fairtrade gold collection as the brand reaffirms its commitment to conscious luxury. The latest fine jewellery collection, which can be viewed at the iconic Swarovski stand at Baselworld, puts sustainability centre stage with a range adorned with Swarovski created diamonds crafted in white 18ct Fairtrade gold. This launch

Ania Haie remains on course to land in stores this April

Newly-launched affordable fashion jewellery brand Ania Haie is on course to open with its first retailers partners next month (April). Following a successful UK launch at Jewellery & Watch, and an international debut in Vicenza, the brand has hit the ground running and will soon land in stores throughout the UK and beyond. Some of

Rural retailers invest in nature-inspired brand

British jewellery brand Henryka has added four new retailers to its fast-growing portfolio of partners across the UK. New accounts include Oakchurch Farm Shop & Country Department Store in Staunton on Wye, Hereford; Joli Beau Jewellery in Cirencester, Gloucestershire; Tundra Jewellers in Devizes, Wiltshire, and Gus Jones Jewellers in Blackwood, Wales. All four retailers are

Omnichannel expert urges jewellery retailers to embrace click and collect

Jewellery retailers should embrace click and collect and/or click and reserve to drive footfall and build customer relationships. In jewellery retail, the customer experience of trying on items, asking questions, and seeing the product in detail (in person) are all essential steps in the buying journey, but a smart use of digital tools can augment