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Vashi Diamonds, Westfield, White City. 1 December 2017

Vashi opens in London’s busiest shopping centre

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,

Forevermark Jo Blake

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

Alan Frampton, owner, Cred Jewellery. (All photos taken by Kalory Photo & Video kalory.co.uk).

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

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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

commercial product photography by Mark Colliton London UK

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


Synthetic screening device rolls out across jewellery industry

The De Beers Group of Companies has announced that the industry’s first synthetic screening device for set jewellery ‘SYNTHdetect’ is now available for delivery. The International Institute of Diamond Grading and Research (IIDGR) is introducing the SYNTHdetect to its portfolo. The device has been designed to allow jewellery retailers to quickly and easily ensure the

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Authenticity cited as key driver of diamond sales among millennials

Millennials are adopting a ‘less is more’ mentality when it comes to purchasing high-end goods, according to a new study. The study, from American company Real is a Diamond, found that 89% of participants look for authenticity when buying luxury items such as diamonds. It also identified that 94% of the highest earning millennials prefer