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Gem-A revives ties with Canadian Gemmological Association

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

Michael Rawlinson, chief executive officer, National Association of Jewellers

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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IJL highlights its commitment to the trade with new campaign

International Jewellery London (IJL) has announced a new marketing campaign – #withyou – inspired by its industry leading initiatives and designed to showcase its continuing commitment to the UK and international jewellery sector. The #withyou campaign will build on IJL’s experience as one of the UK’s premier jewellery industry event, focusing on the many ways


Cookson Gold spreads the love with 24hr discount offer

Jewellery making supplier Cookson Gold is spreading the love this Valentine’s Day with a 24 hour discount offer. Cookson Gold is offering the jewellery industry 15% off orders (excluding precious metal, Elmas and sale items) made before midnight. All users need to do is enter the code ‘VALENTINES’ at the checkout in the e-voucher field,


Ecommerce expert highlights five trends to watch out for in 2017

Independent ecommerce company Tryzens has highlighted five key areas retailers should draw their attention to this year. This week the BRC and KPMG reported that online sales of non-food items grew by 8% year-on-year in January 2017, taking with them an increasingly higher proportion of the sales in comparison to the high street. Andy Burton,

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Goldsmiths’ Centre launches new business growth programme

The Goldsmiths’ Centre in Clerkenwell has launched its new Goldsmiths’ Business Growth Programme for exceptional and ambitious members of the UK jewellery, silversmithing and allied trade industries. The programme, funded by the Goldsmiths’ Company, will help 10 entrepreneurs who have the potential and drive to transform their businesses to become game-changers in the industry. “I’m

Social media site Pinterest is proving the most successful for e-retailers.

Pinterest makes online shopping even easier for consumers

Pinterest has now made it easier for users to buy the things they see on the social media platform. Since launching in 2010, Pinterest has rapidly grown and become one of the important social media platforms for businesses to have a presence on. Up until now, the service has allowed users to share photos of


Editor’s View: “Consumers come back to where they have had a great experience”

A theme that will keep coming up throughout the February issue of Professional Jeweller is storytelling. Both the art of telling a story and the responsibility. The best stories stay with us for a long time. I’m sure all of us know two or three like the back of our hands. It’s usually the ones

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NAJ enjoys record number of applications at J&W show

57 members of the jewellery industry applied to become NAJ members following the National Association of Jewellers take-over day at Jewellery & Watch. The Association presented the  first ever NAJ Live event on the Tuesday at Jewellery & Watch, offering visitors at the NEC insight into making and saving money in the jewellery industry. During


Bumper Professonal Jeweller Feb 2017 issue available to read online

The bumper February 2017 edition of Professional Jeweller is available to read online now, featuring an eye-catching cover image from jewellery manufacturer and supplier Domino. This issue is jamp-packed with exclusive content, not to be found anywhere else in the jewellery industry. First of all, our editor was the very first person to sit down with the