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De Beers Group announces plans to consider investing in small businesses

De Beers Group announces plans to consider investing in small businesses

The De Beers Group of Companies has announced it is considering launching investments with start-up brands. The group has revealed the creation of a new initiative called De Beers Ventures, which seeks to actively consider the acquisition of minority equity stakes in start-ups to support the growth of companies. The new initiative will consider small investments

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EXCLUSIVE: Pandora’s sole female board member on breaking the glass ceiling

Pandora’s senior vice president and chief marketing officer Minna Philipson is the first and only female on the jewellery giant’s board and she’s revealed to Professional Jeweller what motivates her to reach the top. Philipson is a very welcomed addition to the board, and she admits that the brand’s long term goal is to have


Editor’s View: “Discover your USP and make sure your team know how to communicate it”

If someone asked you today – ‘What’s your company’s USP?’ – would you know the answer? Furthermore, would your staff know the answer? This is a question I often ask retailers and suppliers when I meet them. What makes your business different? What sets your company apart? What is your unique selling point? It’s important

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Millennial steering group hails first event a ‘great success’

More than 50 young professionals gathered in London for the inaugural meeting of Group Engaging Millennials Socially (GEMS), the NAJ steering group create to support jewellery industry members born between 1980-1999. Bringing together a broad range of skills representative of all sections of the industry, GEMS has been created to provide young jewellery members with advice and

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Anticipation builds for inaugural Professional Jeweller Awards

Anticipation and excitement is already building for the inaugural Professional Jeweller Awards, which takes place on September 4 (the second night of IJL) at Kensington Roof Gardens, the most exclusive indoor/outdoor event space in Central London. The Professional Jeweller Awards has a unique judging process, as each category is voted for by the industry in


Read the June 2017 issue of Professional Jeweller online now

The June 2017 edition of Professional Jeweller is available to read online now, featuring a striking cover image from Links of London’s Ascot jewellery campaign. In this month’s issue of Professional Jeweller we caught up with the head of the FF group for the UK & Ireland, Martin Byrne, to find out how Links of London has been performing