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Liz Earle MBE Fairtrade jewellery pops up at Liberty

Liz Earle MBE Fairtrade jewellery pops up at Liberty

Liz Earle MBE is showcasing pieces from her award-winning Fairtrade jewellery collection in a pop-up window at Liberty London. The collection from the entrepreneur will be on display in the department store’s window from Monday 19 to Sunday 2 July. The floral themed window, designed to complement the botanical theme of the Fair and Fine


Birmingham Jewellery Quarter BID urges businesses to support second term

Businesses located in Birmingham’s famed Jewellery Quarter are being encouraged to vote in support of a £2.9m investment, which would see improvements take place over the next five years. Improvements into the area include expanding the cleaning team, improvements to recycling facilities for businesses and free public Wi-Fi The Jewellery Quarter Business Improvement District (BID)

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Mappin & Webb unveils refurbished Glasglow flagship

Luxury jewellery retailer Mappin & Webb has unveiled its new-look Scottish flagship boutique in Glasgow. Opening its doors on Buchanan Street, following a three-month refurbishment project, the new Mappin & Webb Glasglow boutique resembles the Regent Street flagship, which reopened last year after significant investment. The new-look store, at the entrance to the famous Argyll Arcade,

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Experts forecast record online sales for November

Ecommerce consultancy Salmon predicts record-breaking online sales for this November. Salmon reveals that November is set to see a record spend of £20bn online, a dramatic increase on the £1bn sales from 2015. Furthermore, November is expected to surpass December as the Christmas shopping month. £7bn is expected to be spend online over the Black Friday


EXCLUSIVE: High demand drives Posh Totty Designs to increase consumer workshops

Brighton-based jeweller Posh Totty Designs has announced it will be hosting monthly ring making workshops to cater for high demand. Having launched in 2004 in Brighton, the jeweller began running a variety of creative courses in the flagship city. Following a business expansion, which saw a store open in London in April, Posh Totty Designs launched


Q&A: Taylor & Hart CEO discusses brand overhaul and international expansion

In a bid to position itself as an online leader in custom-made bridal jewellery and to expand its business focus globally to include the rest of Europe and the United States, online jewellery retailer Rare Pink has rebranded to Taylor & Hart. Rare Pink was founded in 2013 by David Sutton and Nikolay Piriankov with


Government rolls out pension spot checks

During the last few days, inspection teams from The Pensions Regulator (TPR) have visited dozens of businesses in and around Manchester to check that qualifying staff are being given their workplace pension entitlement. T H March warns that although the TPR is a friendly regulator, jewellery businesses which have not complied with its auto-enrollment duties

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Waterford Crystal makes travel retail debut

Waterford Crystal has presented its inaugural jewellery collection in travel retail, partnering with Harding Brothers, Emirates, Shannon Group (including Shannon Airport) and DFDS Seaways, Europe’s leading cruise and ferry operator. The collection, which includes necklaces, earrings, rings and tennis and stackable bracelets in contemporary and classic designs will carry the brand’s seahorse symbol and has

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W.E. Clark & Son reports spike in high-end jewellery sales

Independent jewellery retailer W.E. Clark & Son has reported a growth in diamond and gemstone sales following the company’s decision to refocus on its own brand. As part of its development plans and refocus on the Clark brand, the store grown its ranges including the Clark Collection, Antwerp Collection and Clark Bespoke. In additon, the store has