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Editor’s View: A new year for the jewellery industry to shine

Editor’s View: A new year for the jewellery industry to shine

The last year felt like an absolute marathon. It got off to a positive start, then in the middle people started to flag with the results of the EU Referendum lingering over the country, then at the end many found the extra energy they needed to power through and end the year on a high.

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Editor’s View: Celebrating the best in the jewellery business

Flick through any edition of Professional Jeweller this year or browse the pages of our website and it quickly becomes apparent that the jewellery industry is blessed with individuals and companies at the forefront of British business. Innovation, creativity and originality lie at the very heart of this industry, and the ways in which brands

Claire Adler photographed by Dan Stevens. Dec 2015 at Star Diamond Dover Street London.  Hair and Make up Ginni Bogado, Rings Star Diamond, Catherine Prevost.

GUEST COLUMN: Claire Adler on the power of language

Guest column by luxury communications consultant, Claire Adler. Over the last decade, as a contributor on jewellery and diamonds to the Financial Times and other publications, I’ve received my fair share of press releases. Recently, I was on stage in conversation with Vanity Fair contributing editor and Hollywood stylist Elizabeth Saltzman. I mentioned that some

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Editor’s view: The countdown to Christmas begins with Black Friday

Remember, remember the 5th of November. Once upon a time this would be the first thing that popped into people’s minds when you mentioned November in the UK. It’s a tradition other countries struggle to grasp, but one that we’ve embraced and turned into a magical night of bonfires, fireworks, fairground rides, sparklers and celebrations.

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GUEST COLUMN: Alex Monroe on how Brexit might impact business

British jewellery designer Alex Monroe asks key questions about the future as he writes about the impact Britain’s decision to leave the European Union might have on business… We were all rather shocked on the morning of Friday June 24 when the result of the EU referendum was announced. I am a passionate supporter of the European Union,

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Editor’s view: “Switching off could be the most productive thing you do”

When was the last time you truly switched off from work? I mean properly switched off. This includes turning off your work emails, stepping outside your business and mentally, if not physically, taking a holiday. If you are anything like me I expect it was further back than you think. It is no secret that

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GUEST COLUMN: 77 Diamonds MD on the future of the British diamond industry

Guest column by Tobias Kormind, managing director, 77 Diamonds As the co-founder of 77 Diamonds, I meet many people who say we are putting the existence of many traditional British jewellers in jeopardy. While I’m flattered, I believe the real picture is far more complex. With attention spans shorter than the life of a Snapchat picture,

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Editor’s view: “We view the Hot 100 as this year’s flag bearers for the entire industry”

It is hard to believe that the Hot 100 has been and gone again and I hope you will agree that it was another fantastic evening, with over 350 industry professionals gathering at the Kensington Roof Gardens to cheer on friends and colleagues.  Compiling the Hot 100 is both the easiest and the hardest of tasks

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Peter Mooney returns to Continental full-time more motivated than ever

The last 10 months have been some of the most difficult for continental jewellery UK’s general manager. Here, Peter Mooney sits down with editor Stacey Hailes to discuss overcoming personal challenges and returning to work feeling more motivated and enthusiastic than ever before. Continental Jewellery has endured a testing 12 months following general manager Peter

Professional Jeweller Hot 100 2015
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Photography by Danny Fitzpatrick / DFphotography.co.uk
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Editor’s View: “Let’s not be an industry that’s quick to judge and slow to encourage”

When was the last time someone encouraged you or you encouraged someone else? I was quite disappointed by the lack of encouragement I was hearing at a recent trade event. My ears were burning as I heard moaning, grumbling and negative comments — some of which I knew not even to be true. Don’t get

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