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REVEALED: The gender pay gap of the biggest jewellery firms in the UK

REVEALED: The gender pay gap of the biggest jewellery firms in the UK

The gender pay gap between women and men in the UK jewellery retail industry is bigger than the UK average. Professional Jeweller and sister publication WatchPro has researched the UK’s eleven largest groups: Aurum Holdings, Signet Jewelers, Beaverbrooks, Fraser Hart, Swarovski, TH Baker, Thomas Sabo F.Hinds, Pandora, Chisholm Hunter and Tiffany & Co. Collectively, the groups employ


Jewellery retailers and suppliers report a rise in bespoke commissions

Bespoke continues to be the most dominant trend in the bridal jewellery market for 2018 as more and more consumers demand to say ‘I do’ to a one-of-a-kind ring. “Year on year, our bespoke department is growing as customers like to have their own choices incorporated into the design of the ring,” shares area sales

Industry expert launches online service to help jewellers comply with GDPR

Customer engagement specialist Redblok has launched a new online service to help jewellery retailers comply with the forthcoming GDPR data protection legislation. To support the trade Redblok, an industry service firm run by former Bransom employee Daren Daniels, has created a new cloud-based subscription software to help jewellers complete and manage the data audit requirement

New Tiffany boss not yet fully satisfied with brand’s growth and positioning

New Tiffany & Co boss, Alessandro Bogliolo, who joined the company last July, has stated he won’t be satisfied until growth reflects the “full potential of the brand”. Last week Tiffany & Co announced its financial year results for the full year ending January 31, 2018, posting a 4% increase in worldwide net sales to

Facets PR to open offices in Asia and Europe as part of international expansion plans

London specialist jewellery and watch agency Facets PR is broadening its international reach by opening offices in Singapore and the Netherlands in partnership with the W Group. The new offices will provide specialist jewellery, watch and luxury brand PR services across Asia and Western Europe. The offices will work closely with the W Group, a

REVEALED: Signet unveils ambitious three-year transformation plan

Leading jewellery retailer Signet has unveiled a comprehensive three-year transformation plan to reposition the company to be a share gaining omnichannel jewellery category leader. Named the ‘Signet Path to Brilliance’, the three-year plan includes cost efficiencies, a portion of which will be reinvested in growth initiatives including e-commerce growth; omnichannel capabilities; and innovation in product