Tag Archives: Jewellery


SPECIAL REPORT: Exeter’s shopping districts boom despite challenges from infamous hotel blaze

SPECIAL REPORT: Exeter’s shopping districts boom despite challenges from infamous hotel blaze

Following on from last month’s cityscape in Plymouth, Professional Jeweller editor Stacey Hailes popped to Exeter on her route back to london to visit jewellers and find out how business has been blooming amid challenges following the city’s infamous Hotel blaze. Exeter is a small city which packs a big punch. With a rich history,


VIDEO: Knightsbridge Boodles store ransacked in broad-daylight jewellery raid

A group of moped riders carried out a broad-daylight jewellery heist with sledge hammers on West London jewellery store yesterday morning. The group went into the Boodles store in Basil Street, Knightsbridge at about 10:30 BST and smashed through counter displays, according to a report from the BBC. Three of the six-strong gang raided the

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Hockley Mint design competition reaches final stage

Birmingham-based jewellery manufacturer Hockley Mint has revealed the six finalists in its 25th anniversary design competition. The finalists are Anna Carter, Yasmin Everley, Roxanne Gilbert, Angela Gillies, Yvonne Knights and Jessica Mead, all of whom have been applauded by the judges for their creativity and vision. Gary Wroe, managing director of Hockley Mint, said: “We were overwhelmed


A-list celebs spark the return of traditional Signet rings

Signet rings are in the midst of a global revival thanks to the growing support of A-list celebrities, according to fashion search platform Lyst. According to Lyst, searches have seen an increase of 38% on last year’s figures and the company cites Cara Delevingne, Rosie Huntingdon Whiteley and the Middletons as key influencers of 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

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3D Systems champions industry innovation as it backs branded jewellery boutiques

3D Systems has been unveiled as the sponsor of the Branded Jewellery Boutique of the Year category at this year’s Professional Jeweller Awards. The company provides a comprehensive portfolio of products and service, including 3D print materials and software, that dramatically increase jewellery manufacturers’ productivity with limited labour and allow more freedom. Nicole Clement, VP


Jewlr reports spike in UK customers buying graduation jewellery

Online jewellery retailer Jewlr has seen a spike in sales for its personalised graduation collection. Sales for the jewellery trend, which is sweeping the UK from US shores, has increased by 1000% year on year at Jewlr. Despite rising tuition fees, the numbers of student enrolling at university has continued to rise throughout the last

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Q&A: Julie Driscoll gives insight into Jewellery & Watch 2018

With six months to go before the next Jewellery & Watch, Professional Jeweller caught up with Ascential Events, portfolio director, Julie Driscoll to find out what is in store… Professional Jeweller: What can the jewellery industry expect from Jewellery & Watch next February? Julie Driscoll: J&W will be an edited blend of fine jewellery with a


Northskull unveils geometric offering for AW17

Men’s Jewellery brand Northskull has unveiled its AW17 offering featuring designs inspired by traditional fabrics. The brand’s new collection, Rise, features triangular structures and takes inspiration from traditional fabrics such as Kasai velvet and Congolese raffia cloth. A spokesperson from the brand said: “Rise is a manifestation of ideas, concepts and distinct shapes that deals