The August 2016 edition of Professional Jeweller is now available to read online, featuring a stylish cover image from British brand Daisy London’s Native Spirit campaign.
From exclusive details on Pandora’s president of Western Europe, Peter Andersen, resigning, to the introduction to new brands, we have a jam-packed issue for you.
Going to print after the EU referendum result we had to talk to key industry figures to find out their initial reactions to Brexit and discuss the possible impacts this decision might have on the industry. Find out what they had to say on p.18.
On p.22 we catch up with Hugh Rice’s sales and marketing director, James Rice, to hear how business has been going since the launch of the new ‘Luxe’ concept store, and what future plans the group has for the latter half of the year.
For this month’s instalment of #PJCityScapes, editor Stacey Hailes spent a couple of days in Brighton talking to local retailers about the opportunities and challenges the city by the sea gives independent businesses. Whilst visiting the coast, the PJ team also caught up with Marie Walshe, the founder of Sorrel Bay, to hear more about the luxury fairtrade jewellery brand catching the industry’s eye.
Elsewhere, we talk to best-selling brands to analyse the men’s jewellery market. Read our discussion, which includes details on best-sellers and key trends, as well as predictions for the future of this sector, on p.34.
Towards the back pages of the magazine we present to you some top selling advice from training expert Debbie Barrow, and introduce two jewellery brands – Adore, the latest brand launched by the Swarovski Group, and Tuum, an innovative Italian jewellery brand. For Adore (p.40), we find out how Myalee Sofield’s experience in the industry has shaped the brand, while for Tuum (p.46) we talk to business director Paul Barker to hear his vision for the UK market.
For our showcase this month we explored the colours of the rainbow with Bulgari (p.45), while for our new products pages we pick brands using diamond accents in a modern way (p.48)
We hope you enjoy this issue!
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