Tag Archives: Boodles

London Police solve just 2.6% of moped crimes

Only 2.6% of moped-related crimes are actually solved by police, a new report has revealed. Metropolitan Police released figures this week to show that only 643 moped-related crimes were solved, despite 24,294 being reported to the Force over the last 12 months to April. Most of the crimes were muggings rather than the large scale

PJ Awards 2018 Multiple Luxury Jewellery Retailer of the Year finalists announced

Professional Jeweller is delighted to announce the finalists in the Multiple Luxury Jewellery Retailer of the Year (more than five stores) category of the 2018 Professional Jeweller Awards. Retailers in this category must be destination jewellery boutique businesses with more than five stores that excel in sales of fine jewellery priced at over £1,000. This category is sponsored by River

Wealth of UK’s six richest jewellery families grows to £1.37 billion

The wealth of six families, totalling £1.37 billion, can be traced to the success of their import, wholesale, manufacturing and retail of watches and jewellery over several decades, according to the 2018 Sunday Times Rich list, which was published yesterday (May 13). John Coulter and Ann Jones, owners of the Warren James chain of jewellers,

SPECIAL REPORT: How jewellers sparkle in the playground for the wealthy

Rocketing rents and the crash in the pound since Brexit has seen rents on London’s Bond Street rise to become the highest in Europe and the third highest in the world. According to research from global real estate giant Cushman & Wakefield, at the end of 2017 New Bond Street jumped to become the most expensive location in Europe in

SPECIAL REPORT: Home to major flagships, Liverpool is a destination city for jewellery shoppers in the UK

Professional Jeweller ended its 2017 series of cityscape in Hull – the UK City of Culture – and for 2018 we have began in Liverpool, where we visit jewellery retailers ten years after its tenure as the European Capital of Culture. Being named European Capital of Culture is an opportunity for an area to generate

THE BIG VERDICT: Ethical practices of top 10 jewellery brands in full detail

An investigation into the ethical practices of 13 of the industry’s top jewellers revealed none can be ranked ‘excellent’ when assessing steps taking to ensure responsible sourcing. In the ‘The Hidden Cost of Jewellery: Human Rights in Supply Chains and the Responsibility of Jewellery Companies’ report, the Human Rights Watch examines the policies and practices

REVEALED: Why jewellers are witnessing a rise in smash and grab raids

In the last 12 months the UK jewellery industry has witnessed a spike in smash and grab attacks. From daylight robberies, to break-ins during the dead of night, jewellers have been falling victim to criminal activity up and down the country. Most recently luxury independent jeweller Michael Spiers was disrupted by a smash and grab

Boodles ranked ‘weak’ in ethical report, but vows to make changes

Boodles ranking by HRW – Weak Boodles is a family-owned UK jeweler, founded in 1798. Its 2016 revenue from jewelry was approximately $57 million. The company operates nine stores in the UK and Ireland, including five in London. Boodles responded to Human Rights Watch’s request for information with a written, detailed letter and met with

Last chance to register for Make Your Mark 2017

Places are still available for the largest precious metal event for UK students. Taking place at the Goldsmiths’ Hall, the two-day Make Your Mark event offers students the opportunity to attend talks, speak to exhibiters and register for their hallmark. Speakers at this year’s event, which takes place October 31 – November 1, will include