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British brand capitalises on ear styling trend with new retail concept

British brand capitalises on ear styling trend with new retail concept

British jewellery brand Astrid & Miyu is capatlising on the multiple earrings trend with a new retail concept. Astrid & Miyu is known for its ear cuffs and ear stacking, and now the brand is enhancing the customer experiene of purhcasing these with the launch of a ear styling bar at its Bond Street boutique.


Mappin & Webb bolsters bespoke business with new silver workshop

Luxury jeweller Mappin & Webb has opened a new silver workshop just outside London. This opening marks a significant commitment to the brand’s bespoke commissions capability and expansion of its silverware range. For more than 240 years, Mappin & Webb has combined expert craftsmanship and esteemed service to create special bespoke commissions, and now it

Jacobs the Jewellers launches Young Designer Competition 2018

Jacobs the Jewellers has launched the fourth year of its Reading-based young designer’s competition in association with the Bishopsland Educational Trust and The Goldsmiths Centre. As the independent jeweller celebrates its 70th anniversary this year, the 2018 competition promises to be a memorable event. Five student designers at The Bishopsland Educational Trust, a jewellery design

IN DEPTH: Why a well-equipped workforce is key to survival on the high street

Retail is hard across the board at the moment with footfall constantly slowing down and bricks and mortar businesses losing out to online sales. In the luxury industry, jewellers are no longer competing with others in the town, but rather fighting against consumers opting to spend their money on experiences and leisure activities, and many

Scottish jeweller prepares for future growth with new mobile-friendly website

Family-run McGowans Jewellers has launched a new mobile friendly website to help improve the brand and customer experience. Established in 1895, the jeweller which owns three stores in Scotland has become known for its high quality diamond and gemstone jewellery. With two stores in Glasgow’s prestigious Argyll Arcade, the business has to work hard to

SPECIAL REPORT: How stores survive in the UK’s most competitive city for jewellers

It’s an exceptionally sunny day in Glasgow and our editor is raring to meet the jewellers in the city — although this time she knows she will never make it round to all of them in 24 hours, as it is home to over thirty independent and national jewellery retailers, many of which are located

INTERVIEW: Chisholm Hunter dominates Glasgow’s jewellery scene and continues to capitalise on sector’s strength

As Chisholm Hunter dominates the Argyll Arcade with six boutiques and another on the way, Professional Jeweller editor, Stacey Hailes, catches up with managing director, Harry Brown, to find out why Glasgow is such a special city for the national jewellery business… How has business been in Glasgow so far this year? Business in Glasgow

Diamond Heaven finds a niche in Glasgow’s competitive jewellery retail market

Just over a month ago, independent jewellery retailer Diamond Heaven opened the doors to its first showroom in Scotland. A store in Princes Square shopping centre in Glasgow joins the family run company’s other three physical outlets, which are based in Manchester’s Royal Exchange Arcade, London’s Hatton Garden and Birmingham’s iconic Jewellery Quarter. Diamond Heaven