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Mantra Jewellery creates ‘Be Kind’ charity necklace

Mantra Jewellery creates ‘Be Kind’ charity necklace

Mantra Jewellery is launching a necklace to raise money for, and awareness of, Bullying UK, part of Family Lives, the national family support charity. Mantra creates meaningful jewellery designed to uplift and inspire, drawing on the power of words combined with the beauty of jewellery. Each piece of jewellery represents a mantra, or positive affirmation,

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TOP FIVE: Career advice from female industry pioneers

Professional Jeweller asked five industry pioneers to share their top tips for females looking to climb the jewellery trade career ladder. Find out what they had to say here: Hayley Quinn, managing director, Swarovski UK “If I was to give one piece of advice I would say take a risk. If you fail it doesn’t

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TOP TEN: The silver jewellery styles shining for SS17

For the May edition of Professional Jeweller magazine, we asked independent jewellers and suppliers to help us analyse the silver jewellery market. Using the results from UK jewellery industry experts, we have compiled a list of the top ten silver jewellery trends shining for SS17. Personalised Jewellery When it comes to sterling silver fashion jewellery,

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Mantra partners with charity to support females in the workplace

Fashion jewellery brand Mantra has teamed up with UK charity Smart Works, to create a 2017 partnership which promotes and supports female self belief in the workplace. Founder Jo Stroud established Mantra Jewellery in 2015, creating a jewellery brand which carries purpose and meaning. Every piece of jewellery represents a powerful mantra, intended to bring

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Independent jewellery retailer tops local business awards

Independent jewellery retailer Fabulous had been named Best Independent Business ahead of Solihull businesses in all sectors, including retail. The retailer was awarded at this year’s Solihull BID Excellence Awards at a red-carpet event, compered by TV newsreader Sameena Ali-Khan and attended by close to 400 guests. Owner Jo Stroud accepted the award, accompanied by

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Retailer Fabulous launches second in-house jewellery collection

Leamington-based jewellery retailer Fabulous has launched its second in-house jewellery collection. Entitled ‘Life’s Journey’, the sterling silver collection comprises signature bangles and rings with an elliptical shape, representing everyone’s individual journeys through life. Fabulous owner Jo Stroud comments: “None of our lives run smoothly all the time. We all encounter times in our life when

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2015 Review: Jo Stroud, Fabulous

This year marked 10 years in business for Fabulous and the company certainly celebrated in style. Here, Fabulous owner Jo Stroud answers Professional Jewellers’ 2015 review questions. What have been the company’s 2015 highlights? It was our 10th anniversary this year, so we had a superb black tie do in September for our best customers

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Hot 100 2015 RETAIL STARS: Jo Stroud

Fabulous is celebrating its 10th anniversary this year — a milestone that makes owner Jo Stroud particularly thrilled considering the tough economic times we’re only just emerging from. She says: “To celebrate our 10th birthday we have launched our first Fabulous own-brand collection, Mantra, which we have created as a team and we are very

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OPINION: Jo Stroud celebrates 10 years of retailer Fabulous

This year sees us celebrate 10 years of Fabulous, which I am absolutely delighted by. Owning and running a business is quite different to working for someone else — to me, this still doesn’t feel like a day’s work!  When I set the business up in 2005, after a 14- year career in book retail

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Fabulous hosts Fabulous Futures award with BCU

Final-year students to be given in-depth industry mentoring. Retailer Fabulous has hosted a contest for final-year Birmingham School of Jewellery students, offering two winners a £200 bursary and mentoring sessions covering commercial design, pricing and brand marketing. The Fabulous Futures contest was hosted with Jewellery and Silversmithing – Design for Industry students, providing them with

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