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Canadian brand champions female empowerment in new campaign

Canadian brand champions female empowerment in new campaign

Canadian fine jewellery brand Birks has launched a new advertising campaign with a message of female empowerment. The campaign, which was produced by UK-based agency TANK, seeks to highlight the power of independent women who have found international success while underlining the symbolic power that the right jewellery can bring its wearer. Launching with the

Jewellery retailers and suppliers report a rise in bespoke commissions

Bespoke continues to be the most dominant trend in the bridal jewellery market for 2018 as more and more consumers demand to say ‘I do’ to a one-of-a-kind ring. “Year on year, our bespoke department is growing as customers like to have their own choices incorporated into the design of the ring,” shares area sales

SPECIAL REPORT: How jewellers sparkle in the playground for the wealthy

Rocketing rents and the crash in the pound since Brexit has seen rents on London’s Bond Street rise to become the highest in Europe and the third highest in the world. According to research from global real estate giant Cushman & Wakefield, at the end of 2017 New Bond Street jumped to become the most expensive location in Europe in

REVEALED: Opportunities UK companies are embracing in the bridal market

While Professional Jeweller recently reported the challenges retailers and suppliers are facing in the bridal jewellery sector, today’s market also provides ample opportunities. Some brands have been embracing the digital age to enhance the customer experience, while for others the weak pound has provided an opportunity to expand internationally. Charles Green managing director, Oli Sutton,

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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