The February 2016 edition of Professional Jeweller is now available to read online, featuring a striking cover image from Swarovski’s SS16 campaign with brand muse Miranda Kerr.
This month’s issue features Professional Jeweller’s exclusive Jewellery & Watch guide.
Starting from p.70 our Jewellery & Watch preview kicks off with an interview with the show’s newly appointed event manager, Kirsty Broere, who talks to us about the event’s rebrand and what visitors and exhibitors can expect from the 2016 edition of the Birmingham-based trade fair.
We then present to you a 12-page guide featuring the new jewellery collections to look out for, the seminars not to miss and exclusive interviews.
Elsewhere in this month’s issue we’ve conducted an array of inspiring and insight interviews. Firstly we sat down with Pandora’s president for Western Europe, Peter Andersen, to find out how he plans to push the mega brand forward and why he declares 2016 as the ‘Year of the Earring’. Next we caught up with Goldsmiths executive director, Craig Bolton, (p.33) to discuss why the company launched seven new standalone boutique.Goldsmiths at the end of last year and what makes the store stand out from the crowd; we also spoke to Green + Benz managing director, Helen Dimmick, about the recent Chesterfield store relocation; interviewed John Watson who has recently taken over the reins of jewellery manufacturer and wholesaler PJ Watson; and delved into the rich heritage of fine jewellery brand JM Asscher.
We’ve also explored the bridal jewellery trends set to lead the way this year and spoken to independent retailers to discuss what they feel the future looks like for them.
And for those planning to travel further afield this month to Inhorgenta Munich, we’ve put together a special feature highlighting how the show has adapted to the digital age and the details of its exotic new fine jewellery room.