The May 2015 issue of Professional Jeweller is available to read for free online now, including features on the shocking Hatton Garden Safety Deposit Ltd raid and an in-depth look into the silver jewellery market.
In this month’s issue, Professional Jeweller starts with a focus on the Hatton Garden raid, highlighting what we know happened and the impact on the trade, plus essential CCTV images and crime-scene photos.
Next up is a look at Apprenticemakers – a new scheme championed by Holts Group chief executive officer Jason Holt, which aims to create a network of support for SMEs looking to hire.
An interview with the co-founder of Danish watch and jewellery brand Bering starts on page 23, with Lars Gram-Skjonemann describing the staggering of success of its Arctic Symphony interchangeable ring collection.
House of Fraser owes its jewellery concessions to Hallett Retail – a company that takes over the running of a set retail space to the benefit of emerging brands. We speak to founder Wendy Hallett MBE to find out more about her innovative concessions concept.
Spanish brand Uno de 50 will open its first London flagship store at the end of this month, so Professional Jeweller editor Sarah Louise Jordan tracked down the company’s CEO at Baselworld to find out more. Read the feature on page 31.
Elsewhere in this month’s magazine, Swarovski creative director Nathalie Colin talks AW15 trends, and PJ assistant editor Stacey Hailes talks all thing tropical for SS15 in this month’s trend report.
Not to be missed is our focus for this month: silver jewellery. We speak to assay masters, bullion dealers, brands and retailers to get to the bottom of the issues and to discover whether 9ct could put sterling in a tight spot.