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

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

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Editor’s View: Baselworld has not lost its sparkle yet

In the lead up to Baselworld, the industry can be forgiven for speculating what this year’s show was going to be like. The news was out, “Baselworld slashes exhibitor numbers by half as it focuses on quality over quantity”. It sounded like a good PR headline, against potentially damaging news. The reason for certain big

GUEST COLUMN: The path to responsible sourcing in the jewellery sector

Juliane Kippenberg, an associate director in the Children’s Rights Division of Human Rights Watch shares how jewellers can ensure responsible and conscientious gold mining. These days, jewellers use many terms to describe their efforts to ensure that their products aren’t the result of abusive mining practices: “Responsible sourcing,” “ethical sourcing,” “responsible business conduct,” and “sustainable

GUEST COLUMN: How can trade professionals strike a balance between family and business?

Kim Nutayakul, director of Thai Design Distributors, reflects on maintaining a successful career as a new mum. Juggling my time between working in the family business, as well as looking after two young babies was something I never thought could impact my life so much… Until I had them! I was inspired by my parents, who

Editor’s View: “Jewellery brands are not going down without a fight”

Heading into 2018, murmurs circulated that the industry would be waving goodbye to branded jewellery. It certainly felt at times like things were going that way, with more and more retailers swapping branded fashion goods for traditional pieces, and unique designs crafted in-house. There’s certainly no denying that jewellers are increasingly making more space for

GUEST COLUMN: A beginner’s guide to diamond pricing

Words by Ehud Laniado I can hardly express my passion about diamond pricing enough. While 2017 has seen diamond prices continue to decline, I believe that retailers who have a sound understanding of diamond prices will be able to purchase in a more cost efficient way and improve their bottom line. I believe diamonds are

TOP FIVE: Questions brands should be asking to become an experience business

A recent study by Adobe and Goldsmiths, University of London, found that customer loyalty is changing. Brands used to measure loyalty through recommendation, responsiveness and retention, but digital transformation – both within businesses and the lives of consumers – has changed the way customers choose and engage with brands. Brands must now focus on delivering

Editor’s View: The UK jewellery industry should prepare for the ‘Meghan Markle effect’

As Prince Harry has officially announced his engagement to Meghan Markle, the jewellery industry should keep a close eye on the American actress’ jewellery choices. The Royal Family announced the news this morning, with social media and media outlets going crazy for the royal proposal. And of course, most of us are all waiting to

GUEST COLUMN: The future of British made jewellery

Dr Barbara Tipple is one of the most accomplished jewellers living in Britain today. The recipient of seven prestigious industry awards alongside an honorary PhD and Freedom of the City of London, she believes that when it comes to making jewellery in Britain, the challenges are real, but the future is bright… I’ve always been

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