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Editor’s View: “Jewellers in the Argyll Arcade can’t afford to let standards slip”

Editor’s View: “Jewellers in the Argyll Arcade can’t afford to let standards slip”

The Glasgow jewellery retail scene is unlike anything I have ever come across before. While I had heard a lot about the famous Argyll Arcade, and I knew it was packed entrance to exit with jewellers, naively or not, I had no idea no other type of store would be in sight. The Argyll Arcade

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GUEST COLUMN: ‘Men buy, women shop’ – how does this old adage translate online?

Words by Gary Ingram, chief executive officer, The Diamond Store In e-commerce, giving your customers an efficient online shopping experience is believed to be a key element of success. However, while a fast checkout funnel is vital for not losing sales, streamlining every aspect of your customer’s journey may not always get the best results. Why?

GUEST COLUMN: How a new diamond trading platform aims to boost business for independent jewellers

Words by Howard Levine, founder, Diamnet I have been supplying jewellery retailers across the UK for over 27 Years. I learnt my craft from the best in the business, specialising in pearls under the mentorship of Michael Hakimian and becoming a diamond expert under Brian Chalfen. Providing the right product and the best service to

OPINION: What does De Beers expanding into lab-grown diamond jewellery mean for the industry?

Cred Jewellery director, Alan Frampton, shares his thoughts on the announcement that the De Beers Group has now launched into lab-grown diamonds jewellery. Words by Alan Frampton After years investing in lab-grown diamond production De Beers have entered the market. They knew this was coming. In 2012 when the Oppenheimer family sold their interest in

GUEST COLUMN: How one jewellery brand utilises the power of celebrity

Eddie Levian (left), chief executive officer of Le Vian, reveals how the brand lifts the profile of pieces worn by celebrities. Word by Eddie Levian I’ve long believed Hollywood celebrities are today’s royalty. A statement that has hardly been truer than now as actress Meghan Markle marries Prince Harry. As Britain and America celebrate this

GUEST COLUMN: Marketing jewellery to millenials as a 50+-year-old CEO

Words by Gary Ingram, chief executive officer, The Diamond Store Marketing to millennials is confusing. A headline in the Guardian in March 2017 proclaimed, Marrying millennials are giving the finger to diamond rings. Through the year, many big publications like The Economist, Huffington Post and Forbes echoed this message. Then last month the Financial Times published

GUEST COLUMN: How Bonhams uses social media to engage the next generation of jewellery buyers

In a relatively short space of time, social media has dramatically changed the way companies do business, auction houses included. Platforms such as Twitter, Facebook and Instagram allow companies to reach a much broader audience geographically than ever before and to communicate with them directly, in real-time.   This has proven to be hugely beneficial to auction

GUEST COLUMN: How will ethics drive consumer engagement in the jewellery industry?

In 2018, consumers are aligning themselves with brands that represent values they care about. As Positive Luxury’s Predictions Report identifies, it’s imperative that jewellery brands harness the power of those responsible practices to drive consumer engagement in order to stay ahead. According to the report, sustainability is increasingly viewed holistically to encompass interconnected issues related

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