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BAFTA AWARDS: Stars opt for subtle jewels to accompany solidarity dress code

BAFTA AWARDS: Stars opt for subtle jewels to accompany solidarity dress code

Continuity to stand against Hollywood’s sexual abuse scandal, stars wore subtle diamond to accompany their black attire at this year’s British Academy Film Awards. On the red carpet at the Royal Albert Hall, the majority of guests wore diamond jewellery to allow their black outfits to do the talking at the 71st edition of the awards

REVEALED: The hidden cost of jewellery sold by 13 major brands

Human Rights Watch has today released a report scrutinizing the hidden cost of jewellery created by 13 major jewellery brands, which collectively generative over $30bn (£21bn) in annual revenue. In a report titled ‘The Hidden Cost of Jewellery: Human Rights in Supply Chains and the Responsibility of Jewellery Companies’, the Human Rights Watch has analysed

GUEST COLUMN: A beginner’s guide to diamond pricing

Words by Ehud Laniado I can hardly express my passion about diamond pricing enough. While 2017 has seen diamond prices continue to decline, I believe that retailers who have a sound understanding of diamond prices will be able to purchase in a more cost efficient way and improve their bottom line. I believe diamonds are

Vashi opens in London’s busiest shopping centre

Diamond retailer Vashi has opened the doors to its third retail outlet in London’s busiest shopping centre – Westfield London. Bringing its signature interactive experience to the heart of the centre’s Luxury Village, the expansive Vashi store reflects the brand’s ethos of transparency and welcomes customers at every corner. Set across 1,000 square feet, stainless-steel

Howard Levine launches diamond trading platform

Howard Levine has launched a new diamond business venture following his departure from Chalfen of London earlier this year. With an aim to help bricks and mortar retailers secure engagement ring sales, Levine has launched Diamnet, an online diamond trading platform, which has been designed specifically with quality jewellery retailers in mind. Once fully completed,

VIDEO: Forevermark discusses ethical diamond practices

A representative from diamond jewellery brand Forevermark joined Positive Luxury’s ‘Positive Week’ to discuss the benefits of being a brand that cares in the luxury industry. During the event, which was designed to promote ethical practices in business, head of communications for Forevermark, Jo Blake, participated in a debate with Daniella Vega, head of sustainability at

EXCLUSIVE: Ethical jeweller convinced that lab-grown diamonds are the future

Leading ethical jewellery brand Cred has weighed in on the natural versus lab-grown diamonds debate, arguing that synthetic pieces are more sustainable than mined counterparts. Brand owner, Alan Frampton, introduced synthetic, lab-grown diamonds into the Cred jewellery range two months due to the added sustainability they offer. He told Professional Jeweller: “At Cred, we started

EXCLUSIVE: Lab-grown diamonds win transparency debate, argues Stephen Webster

British jewellery legend and MBE, Stephen Webster, has given a vote of confidence in support of laboratory-grown diamonds, saying synthetics are more sustainable than their natural counterparts. Mr Webster, creative director of the eponymous brand, was part of Positive Luxury’s guest panel during Positive Week. While the jeweller, who has stores in the UK and

iKuria launches first engagement ring collection

London-based fine jewellery brand iKuria has launched its very first engagement ring collection. Ikuko Kurahone, the designer and founder of the brand, has named the collection “In Love Again”, reflecting how married couples can fall in love with each other again and again during the long journey of their marriage. The collection also introduces a

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