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World Gold Council reveals how the UK is holding up in the global gold market

World Gold Council reveals how the UK is holding up in the global gold market

Following the World Gold Council’s report, which gave insight into the threats facing the UK gold trade, Professional Jeweller spoke with the council’s head of market intelligence Alistair Hewitt to find out how the UK is comparing with other markets.  PJ: The report outlines the jewellery demand in the UK has been weak and we


VIDEO: Knightsbridge Boodles store ransacked in broad-daylight jewellery raid

A group of moped riders carried out a broad-daylight jewellery heist with sledge hammers on West London jewellery store yesterday morning. The group went into the Boodles store in Basil Street, Knightsbridge at about 10:30 BST and smashed through counter displays, according to a report from the BBC. Three of the six-strong gang raided the

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Hockley Mint design competition reaches final stage

Birmingham-based jewellery manufacturer Hockley Mint has revealed the six finalists in its 25th anniversary design competition. The finalists are Anna Carter, Yasmin Everley, Roxanne Gilbert, Angela Gillies, Yvonne Knights and Jessica Mead, all of whom have been applauded by the judges for their creativity and vision. Gary Wroe, managing director of Hockley Mint, said: “We were overwhelmed


A-list celebs spark the return of traditional Signet rings

Signet rings are in the midst of a global revival thanks to the growing support of A-list celebrities, according to fashion search platform Lyst. According to Lyst, searches have seen an increase of 38% on last year’s figures and the company cites Cara Delevingne, Rosie Huntingdon Whiteley and the Middletons as key influencers of the

NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 12:  A flag for a Tiffany & Co. store hangs along Wall Street in Manhattan on January 12, 2015 in New York City. Shares in the luxury jewelry chain fell on news of weaker than expected holiday sales. Sales in November and December dropped 1 percent to $1.02 billion worldwide.  (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Tiffany & Co. wins £15m legal battle against Costco

A legal dispute between American jewellery brand Tiffany & Co and US wholesaler Costco has reached its conclusion with Costco poised to pay higher damages than those handed to it at an earlier verdict.  Costco is facing a $19.4m (£15m) bill in damages for infringing on Tiffany &Co’s trademark by selling “Tiffany” engagement rings. Costco is

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Authenticity cited as key driver of diamond sales among millennials

Millennials are adopting a ‘less is more’ mentality when it comes to purchasing high-end goods, according to a new study. The study, from American company Real is a Diamond, found that 89% of participants look for authenticity when buying luxury items such as diamonds. It also identified that 94% of the highest earning millennials prefer


Birmingham jewellery professor recognised for his services to the industry

The Goldsmiths’ Company has recognised the head of Birmingham City University’s School of Jewellery’s 25 years of service to jewellery education with an award to become a Freeman. Professor Stephen Bottomley will officially have the honour bestowed on him at a special event at the London Guildhall later this year, after a selection committee at

LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 23:  Atmosphere at the annual WTA Pre-Wimbledon Party presented by Dubai Duty Free at the Kensington Roof Gardens on June 23, 2016 in London, England.  (Photo by Stuart C. Wilson/Getty Images for WTA Tour)

Final stint of PJ Awards voting gets underway ahead of ballot lockdown

Members of the jewellery trade have just over 48 hours to enters their votes and decide the inaugural PJ Awards winners. The voting platform, which will close at 5pm on Friday 18, has been designed so that brands and suppliers vote on the outcome of the retailer categories, while retailers vote on the outcome of

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Fair Luxury to promote ethical jewellery brands at Goldsmiths Centre

Fair Luxury, an industry organisation which exists to inspire ethical sourcing, will open an exhibition of luxury jewellery at the Goldsmiths’ Centre in London next month. Fair Luxury Presents, which will run from September 18 to October 27, will host a range of jewellery designers selected by a panel of experts for their sustainable business practices