The July 2015 edition of Professional Jeweller is available to read online now, featuring a striking cover image from Italian fine jewellery brand Fope.
This month’s issue includes a focus on the newly formed National Association of Jewellers and a guest column from owner and managing director of Fabulous, Jo Stroud, who discusses the launch of the retailer’s first own-brand collection.
Elsewhere, we hone in on Endless Jewelry and its training sessions in Mallorca – designed to help retailers connect with the brand’s message and create some shock and awe at the same time.
This month’s big feature focuses on gold jewellery; from Fairtrade Gold and its growing influence on the UK trade, to the designs and styles that are causing the biggest stir among consumers. Sheffield Assay Office assay master Ashley Carson shares his views, alongside Assay Office Birmingham assay master Stella Layton, Adam Hunter of Cooksongold, H&T Pawnbroker’s head of retail Sarah Buck and Cred Jewellery managing director Alan Frampton.
Continuing on the gold theme, Professional Jeweller interviewed Mario Chimento of Italian fine gold brand Chimento, to find out about his plans to expand the brand in the UK market.
This month’s magazine also features the latest edition of BenchPro – our dedicated manufacturing supplement. Highlights include an interview with Birmingham-based wedding ring specialists Charles Green and insights from Glen Day of Weston Beamor on casting.
Other highlights of the issue include a focus on insurance following the Hatton Garden raid and a insight into the creative mind of Fei Liu, who has recently displayed his fine jewellery creations.