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Goldsmiths invests £50K in Jersey store revamp

Goldsmiths invests £50K in Jersey store revamp

National jewellery retailer Goldsmiths has already begun making improvements to its stores this year, starting with a £50K investment to refurbish its Jersey showroom. The showroom inn the heart of the island’s capital, St. Helier, has re-opened with a striking new shop-fit, which includes the addition of a 96 sq ft Omega area. The Jersey

REVEALED: Why jewellers are witnessing a rise in smash and grab raids

In the last 12 months the UK jewellery industry has witnessed a spike in smash and grab attacks. From daylight robberies, to break-ins during the dead of night, jewellers have been falling victim to criminal activity up and down the country. Most recently luxury independent jeweller Michael Spiers was disrupted by a smash and grab

Aurum Holdings pushes harder into luxury jewellery to match prestige of watch portfolio

Aurum Holdings is upgrading its jewellery offering to the same status as its portfolio of watches, which includes Rolex, Cartier and Patek Philippe. Over the last 12 months, Aurum Holdings has started to reposition its jewellery portfolio, adding new high-end luxury brands, and transforming Mappin & Webb and Goldsmiths into standalone retail jewellery brands. As

Q&A: Head of jewellery buying at Aurum Holdings discusses bridal trends

Emma Towers, head of jewellery buying at Aurum Holdings, talks to Professional Jeweller about the bridal jewellery market. What bridal trends dominated the market this year? Whilst we continue, and expect, to see that most of our clients are choosing a classic engagement ring, we have been seeing more design led bridal styles available on

Mappin & Webb creates exclusive diamond to stand out from competitors

Luxury British jewellery retailer Mappin & Webb has created an exclusive diamond in a bid to stand out from competitors.  In a competitive marketplace where brands and retailers are fighting against competitors slashing prices, and/or offering similar products of lower quality and lower price tags, national retailer Mappin & Webb wanted to created a high

Aurum Holdings is no longer up for sale, CEO reveals

Aurum Holdings is officially no longer for sale, the group’s chief executive revealed exclusively to Professional Jeweller’s sister publication, Watchpro, last night. Aurum’s private equity owner Apollo Global Management has spent the past year preparing the group for sale and speaking to potential buyers, but has decided there is more value in keeping the business

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Canadian jeweller touches down in the UK at two luxury retailers

A Canadian fine luxury jewellery brand is crossing the Atlantic to bring its designs to the UK market. A special edit of Birks contemporary fine jewellery will be available from two of Aurum’s fine jewellery stores from next week. 14-strong luxury chain Mappin & Webb will launch Birks jewellery in its UK-based stores, including the

Aurum Holdings buys major US jewellery retailer

Britain’s biggest jewellery and watch retailer, Aurum Holdings, has acquired Mayors Jewelers, a chain of 17 prestige jewellers in Florida and Georgia, USA, for $104.6 million (£81 million). Mayors gives Aurum Holdings a significant foothold in the US market, including the real estate and resources of a headquarters office in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Aurum Holdings

PJ Awards 2017 Executive Leadership Team of the Year finalists announced

Professional Jeweller is delighted to announce the finalists of the Executive Leadership Team of the Year category of the 2017 Professional Jeweller Awards. The finalists are teams that have demonstrated outstanding service to their companies, suppliers and retail partners in the past year. The finalists in the Professional Jeweller Awards Executive Leadership Team of the Year category are: