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Swarovski collaborates in contemporary crystal collection

Swarovski has collaborated with innovative British artist Arran Gregory and acclaimed Japanese digital artist Yoshii Hiroshi to create two new collections. A modern take on the classic figurines first created by Swarovski in 1976, the company’s latest creative partnerships with Yoshii Hiroshi and Arran Gregory express each designer’s signature techniques using crystal. Arran Gregory is

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Firm’s traceability tech to instil ‘confidence and trust’ for jewellers

The Gübelin Gem Lab, one of the world’s leaders in the analysis of precious gemstones has launched a new technology to trace emeralds back to their origins. The Emerald Paternity Test is designed to offer jewellery brands a new level of transparency when sourcing emeralds, aiming to instil confidence and trust, so says the company.

Peter Boyle, chief executive officer, Argento Contemporary Jewellery

Argento overcomes ‘difficult’ market conditions to register £1m profit

Northern Ireland-based Argento Contemporary Jewellery has reported another profitable year in business despite facing what it calls “difficult ongoing market conditions”. Overall profits at the firm increased from £1.22m to £1.29m for the 12 months to 30 June 2016, according to accounts filed at Companies House this week. The rise in profits came in spite

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WATCH: Chaumet collections grace the screen in new campaign

Fine jewellery brand Chaumet has released a new video marketing campaign which tells the story of the Parisian Maison.   It is described as: “A dreamlike introduction in the steps of Empress Josephine at the Malmaison leads to the lighthearted promenade of a young couple through Paris, between past and present, nature and culture.” Featuring

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BASEL Q&A: Michele Battaglioli, sales director, Chimento

Chimento’s sales director, Michele Battagiloli shares the brand’s vision for the UK market and focus this year. How has business been for Chimento in the last 12 months? Both challenging and satisfying. Chimento as a company have spent the last 12 months re-shaping the business to make sure the organisation has the best structure to

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Kit Heath has big hopes for mini fashion collection

Jeweler retailer Kit Heath has launched a new mid-season collection for SS17 which it hopes will prove successful for retailers. The new collection story, Miniatures, complements Kit Heath’s design signature at an entry level price point. Miniatures is a brand-new collection of fashion profiles offering little tokens of love in stud earrings; hearts, moons and

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Jewellery retailers offered marketing and sales training in response to demand

This year, Dawn-Meaden Johnson’s Bespoke Jewellery Training Company’s programme will extend its focus to sales and marketing for jewellery retailers. In addition to the jewellery skills courses, hosted by many of the UK’s leading tutors, BJT has recently teamed up with Simon Rainer of Simon Rainer Consulting to meet the growing demand for marketing, sales