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Instagramable moments motivate student jewellery purchases, independents claim

Instagramable moments motivate student jewellery purchases, independents claim

University students in Newcastle are turning their backs on independent brands in favour of ‘cult-jewellery’ in a bid to impress followers on Instagram, independent jewellers. The Northumberland city, which is home to two universities and almost 30,000 students, offers a mix of multiples, such as Pandora and Thomas Sabo, as well as historic independents, such


Wongs Jewellers sells out of tickets for Winter Ball

Tickets for Wongs Jewellers annual Winter Ball have completely sold out as clients, trade professionals and celebrities help the jeweller raise money for Alder Hey Children’s charity. The second annual ball will welcome more than 200 guests to The Venue, inside the iconic Royal Liver Building, for a night of fine dining and entertainment on


SPECIAL REPORT: How more than 20 jewellers survive side-by-side in Norwich

If you’re a jewellery retailer in Norwich then you cannot be afraid of a bit of healthy competition because there are no fewer than 20 jewellery businesses all vying for their share of the pie in the city centre. It would be fair to say Norwich is actually a hidden gem when it comes to


Customer buys £7k diamond ring on at 1am

Shopping is now a 24 hour occupation, with consumers willing to drop big bucks in the early hours. In the fifth annual John Lewis Retail Report, which looks at how customers shop, live and look, the retailer reveals that in the last 12 months a diamond ring worth £6,995 was purchased from the company’s website

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September sales climb online as inflation hurts multichannel retail

UK online retail sales were up 14% year-on-year in September, according to the latest figures from the IMRG Capgemini e-Retail Sales Index.  Although this was the third-strongest growth rate so far in 2017, there were signs of macroeconomic pressures influencing shopper behaviour. Sales growth for the gifts sector was low – up just +1.9% year-on-year, compared


Neil & Barker highlights luxury offering at VIP event

Neil & Barker is well known for its branded stock in Cheshire, so the jeweller decided to promote its fine jewellery offering with a VIP event. The award-winning independent jeweller held an exclusive party to showcase its finest diamonds, pearl and gemstone pieces, alongside luxury watches. Neil & Barker decided on an exclusive list of suppliers


ASOS will deliver jewellery to Londoners on the same day it is ordered

British online fashion retailer, Asos, is rolling out a rapid same-day delivery service for London-based customers. The ‘Asos Instant’ delivery service will allow customers from all 122 postcodes within London to place orders from Asos’ range of 85,000 products for same day delivery up until 10am. “Asos has a history of innovation in our use