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Cartier boycotts Burma following consumer pressure

Cartier boycotts Burma following consumer pressure

Luxury jewellery house Cartier has announced it will no longer buy gemstones from Burma after campaigners exposed the company for selling pieces adorned with sapphires from the former British colony. In a post on its American Facebook page, the company owned by Richmont said it had stopped purchasing gemstones that have been mined in Myanmar

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Domino retailers opt for a colourful Christmas

Domino Jewellery has reported strong sales for right-hand rings incorporating fashionable coloured stones and creative alloy options. The Birmingham-based company believes that the rise in popularity for coloured alloys and stones is all a part of the on-going trend for personalisation. “We have seen retailers become more adventurous with the alloy combinations they are selecting

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COLLECTION: Dower & Hall increases birthstone focus

This season Dower & Hall are to increase their focus on gemstones and birthstones following the successful relaunch of their Twinkle rings and introduction of Twinkle Jewellery earlier this year. The Twinkle Precious collection, due to launch in October and on show for buyers at IJL for the first time, will feature a broad selection

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Marcia Lanyon announces retirement plans

Marcia Lanyon, founder of wholesale coloured gemstone company, has announced she will be retiring from the company at the end of the year. Lanyon started her career in London’s Hatton Garden, working for the gemstone dealer George Lindley Ltd and becoming responsible for stock and grading gemstones. In the evenings she studied for her Fellowship of the Gemmological Association, which

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Sarah Ho unveils second chapter of Hidden Gems

Award winning jewellery designer Sarah Ho has added a second chapter to her Hidden Gems collection. Named the Wisteria Suite, new designs are bursting with vibrant colours and playful shapes. As the name suggests, the collection takes inspiration from the wisteria that graces London townhouses in the summer, transforming the brickwork into rich spectacles with

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Sunshine Exim supports retailers with new website tools

Jewellery trade supplier Sunshine Exim has introduced new functions to its website to further support retailers. New functions include a tool which retailers can use to create complimentary personalised marketing materials and a gemstone weight calculator application. Retailers can access the new bespoke marketing tool via their trade log-in area, where a selection of pre-defined

LONDON - DECEMBER 07:   A jeweler examines a brilliant cut 1.01 carat diamond on December 7, 2006 in London, England.  The  UN General Assembly passed a resolution on December 4, 2006 backing the Kimberley Process, a global initiative aimed at preventing "conflict diamonds" from funding warfare and civil unrest.  The issue will be highlighted by the forthcoming release of the new Leonardo Di Caprio film "Blood Diamonds"  (Photo by Bruno Vincent/Getty Images)

London Diamond Bourse appoints ethical issues advisor

The London Diamond Bourse (LDB) has announced the appointment of Katherine Chappell as its special advisor for ethical issues to its council of management. Chappell is a longstanding member of the LDB and a specialist in fairtrade principles. Her appointment has been made to help enhance conversations around responsible sourcing and strengthen the Bourse’s understanding

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Firm’s traceability tech to instil ‘confidence and trust’ for jewellers

The Gübelin Gem Lab, one of the world’s leaders in the analysis of precious gemstones has launched a new technology to trace emeralds back to their origins. The Emerald Paternity Test is designed to offer jewellery brands a new level of transparency when sourcing emeralds, aiming to instil confidence and trust, so says the company.

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