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Beaverbrooks forecasts engagement ring trends for 2019

Beaverbrooks forecasts engagement ring trends for 2019

With proposal season soon to be upon us, national jewellery retailer Beaverbrooks has revealed the engagement ring trends it believes will sweep the nation in 2019. The family-run business says while a classic solitaire diamond ring will always be a firm favourite, retailers should prepare to see coloured stones, vintage settings and unique twists take

Retailers say ‘I do’ to jewellery designer’s debut bridal offer

Jewellery designer Charlotte Lowe successfully launched her debut bridal line at International Jewellery London, with visitors impressed by the innovative new offer. Charlotte Lowe is known in the industry for her sentimental collections of silver jewellery, and now she has expanded her offer to add gold and platinum pieces to her portfolio with a unique

INTERVIEW: Hockley Mint MD on championing bridal and a new silver alloy

Hockley Mint has been busy at this year’s IJL shining a light on bridal, launching new products, and unveiling for the first time a new diamond detector and exclusive silver alloy. Here, Professional Jeweller grabs a quick minute with the British manufacturer’s managing director, Gary Wroe… Many retailers appear to be returning to bridal jewellery,

Wedds & Co targets millennials with ‘mix and match’ bridal collection

British bridal jewellery manufacturer Wedds & Co has launched a new ‘Mix and Match’ bridal collection aimed at the millennial market. The new range features a number of solitaires, halos and cluster rings, as well as a popular range of trilogies, which are designed to wed-fit the company’s ‘Simply Diamond’ wedding bands. Inspiration for the

GUEST COLUMN: Marketing jewellery to millenials as a 50+-year-old CEO

Words by Gary Ingram, chief executive officer, The Diamond Store Marketing to millennials is confusing. A headline in the Guardian in March 2017 proclaimed, Marrying millennials are giving the finger to diamond rings. Through the year, many big publications like The Economist, Huffington Post and Forbes echoed this message. Then last month the Financial Times published

Domino reacts to growing stackable bridal rings trend

Domino has responded to a growing trend for stackable engagement and wedding ring set with the introductions of a collection titled ‘Identity’. In the annual Etsy Wedding Trend Guide, the online market place revealed the term ‘stacking rings’ currently yields over 131,000 search results, and view for these pieces are up 68% on last year.

High demand sees Domino extend multi-stone range

Jewellery manufacturer and supplier Domino has revitalised and relaunched its current multi-stone rings collection, increasing the number of settings and styles now available. The decision to further improve the range was driven by a resurgence of demand for multi-stone settings, as consumers continue to defy traditional jewellery purchase stereotypes with multi-stone rings being chosen to

REVEALED: Opportunities UK companies are embracing in the bridal market

While Professional Jeweller recently reported the challenges retailers and suppliers are facing in the bridal jewellery sector, today’s market also provides ample opportunities. Some brands have been embracing the digital age to enhance the customer experience, while for others the weak pound has provided an opportunity to expand internationally. Charles Green managing director, Oli Sutton,

Brides-to-be expect engagement ring worth no more than £1,500, study claims

Goldsmiths has revealed that the amount women expect fiancees-to-be to spend on engagement stands at no more than £1,500. The Goldsmiths report, which questioned almost 2,000 brides and wedding guests, revealed the average UK bride-to-be expects their partners to pay no more than £1,500 on their engagement ring, While it is a long standing tradition

SPECIAL REPORT: Why retailers should say ‘I do’ to British-made bridal jewellery

When it comes to high quality home-grown products, the UK jewellery industry is in no short supply. Great Britain is home to many outstanding jewellery suppliers, from large manufacturers regularly churning out high volumes, to independent goldsmiths creating remarkable pieces on their work benches every day. One only needs to visit Hatton Garden and the