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University of Birmingham names jewellery industry exec ‘volunteer of the month’

The University of Birmingham has named Gary Wroe, managing director of Birmingham jewellery manufacturer Hockley Mint, as its ‘Volunteer of the Month’. The University of Birmingham launched its Volunteer of the Month scheme to identify those individuals who go the extra mile by generously sharing their time, skills and experience to help and progress students.

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,

Must-see jewellery stands at IJL 2018 (A-K)

Alice Barnes Returns Having received the coveted ‘KickStart Industry’s Choice Award’ at last year’s International Jewellery London, Alice Barnes is set to return to the show this September with new additions to her Pleated collection. Following on from the success of the rings she launched at last year’s show, Barnes has is added new gem

IN DEPTH: An analysis of the men’s jewellery market

Men’s jewellery may represent a small percentage of the market, but it’s a sector that is increasingly growing and proving itself to be important to business. This year’s Father’s Day was hailed a great success by leading suppliers in the jewellery industry, many of which witnessed better than expected and/ or recorded breaking sales, and

Hockley Mint invests in new diamond detecting technology

Birmingham-based jewellery manufacturer Hockley Mint has invested in a new state-of-the-art diamond testing equipment in order to combat the reported rise in laboratory-grown diamonds, particularly when mixed into melée parcels of supposedly natural stones. Hockley Mint’s new ‘Sherlock Holmes’ diamond detector rapidly detects every type of laboratory-grown diamond. Rather than testing individual stones with a

International Jewellery London places spotlight on bridal market

International Jewellery London will be celebrating bridal jewellery and the strength of the wedding market at this year’s show. Placing a spotlight on one of the most important markets for the UK jewellery industry, IJL will be hosting a dedicated ‘Bridal Showcase’. This show floor bridal feature, sponsored by award-winning British fine jewellery manufacturer Hockley

TOP FIVE: Discover men’s jewellery trends pulling in sales for retailers across the UK

As the men’s jewellery market continues to gain more share, Professional Jeweller discovers the trends translating into sales… Easy Layering When it comes to men’s jewellery, stacking and layering is an increasing trend, but unlike women who like to create their own unique style, guys like to have help in this department. As such, pre-packed