We go around the world with jewellery and gems from Basel to Beirut.
The April issue of Professional Jeweller is now available to read online, with our BaselWorld jewellery preview, an interview with Fortnum & Mason’s new jewellery room team and an exclusive gemstone report from the Hong Kong International Jewellery Show.
This month’s new issue is all about new destinations and celebrating jewellery across the world from London to Dundee, Beirut to Basel.
We go behind the scenes at the new Fortnum & Mason jewellery room, meeting its new chief executive Ewan Venters and buyer for jewellery Amanda Wake, who talk through the new space and their desire to create a new destination for jewellery in London.
The April issue also features an interview with Kate Pickering, founder of Dundee-based jewellery hub Vanilla Ink, which is helping to launch the stars of tomorrow and recently secured crowdfunding to take 11 jewellers to IJL in September.
Get the latest facts and stats for the future of luxury jewellery in the UK with an exclusive report from Euromonitor International and its forecast for men’s and women’s jewellery sales.
Take time to get to know our three Treasure competition finalists a little better ahead of their appearance at the jewellery selling show in June during Jewellery Week, and meet Lebanese designer Selim Mouzannar, who launched as a guest designer at Annoushka last month.
If you have a lot of Chinese tourists visiting your town make sure you get ahead of the game before the impending Chinese visa changes, with advice from digital marketing form Qumin as to how to adapt your business to win Chinese tourists’ luxury spending both online and in-store.
Within this month’s trend and product showcase we delve into androgynous jewellery design to discover how brands are marketing their unisex jewels to a contemporary audience.
E.W. Adams managing director Ed Adams offers up his entertaining and informative experience of the recent Hong Kong International Jewellery Show as he goes trawling for sapphires and rubies, black opal and outstanding diamonds.
We also pick 50 things to see at this month’s BaselWorld fair from Fabergé’s superb emerald jewels through to dainty diamond-set rings by Masviel and new collections from home-grown companies such as Domino, Stubbs & Co. and London Pearl.
Don’t forget to check out this month’s new products pages, bursting with brightly coloured jewels to see you into the summer months, including Dark Horse Ornament’s ochre yellow tassel earrings and Polly Wales’ unique and eye-catching rough gemstone stack rings.
Finally head to our Social Lite page to discover if you were see on the scene at jewellery events in the UK last month.
To read the April edition online, click here.