Jewellery articles

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

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

GUEST COLUMN: Jewellery companies need to become part of Christmas culture

As retail and jewellery giants launch their Christmas adverts, many of which would have taken months of planning in order to make it something the nation talks about all season, managing partner of digital agency Somethin’ Else, Mark Rivers, shares how the jewellery industry can boost business by becoming part of ‘Christmas Culture’ and making

GUEST COLUMN: How will the jewellery industry keep up with millennial needs?

Guest Column by Tamsin Ivy, founder, Glitzbox Every single thing you buy, you technically own forever. This is a concept that millennials and gen z consumers are disrupting. Get bored of songs quickly? Download Spotify. Don’t fancy watching a movie more than once? Get yourself a Netflix account. Can’t possibly be caught in the same

Editor’s View: The only way is ethics

Yesterday I attended the Fair Luxury conference at the Birmingham Assay Office and I had a fantastic time. Not only were the talks great and delivered by interesting figures, but the conversations taking place during the coffee breaks between people in our industry who are passionate about making it the best it can be were

GUEST COLUMN: Why every jeweller needs to have an apprentice

Professional Jeweller has asked Ben Drew, head of business development at the British Academy of Jewellery, why he believes everyone in the jewellery industry should be taking on an apprentice. Get a modern perspective and embrace digital Apprentices bring new ideas, creativity and enthusiasm into any organisation.  Having high-energy and new blood within the business