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FEATURE: Peter Wong axes branded jewellery to return to store’s roots

FEATURE: Peter Wong axes branded jewellery to return to store’s roots

This year Wongs Jewellers has taken the bold decision to sell its branded jewellery and go back to its roots as a traditional jewellers. Here, managing director Peter Wong reveals why he made this decision, and discusses the plans the company has in place to make sure the business continues to stand out and stay

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VIDEO EXCLUSIVE: The 2017 Professional Jeweller Awards

The inaugural Professional Jeweller Awards celebrated innovation and success in the industry last week – and with the cameras rolling all night we can now bring you exclusive footage of the event. More than 250 professionals were in attendance at the ceremony, with the winners voted for by the industry in an online poll. Scroll


IJL REPORT: Experiential retail shuns cheese and wine nights

While many jewellery retailers are struggling to keep their heads above water amid the torrid financial climate, members of the visual merchandising industry and jewellery trade are urging them to invest in experiential retail.  As the first day of International Jewellery London (IJL) got underway Professional Jeweller attended the ‘Is Experiential Retailing the Future for

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Sun set to shine as industry gathers for PJ Awards

The inaugural Professional Jeweller Awards is set to skip the weekend spell of rain with forecasts of clear skies and toasty weather for the biggest night in the industry’s calendar. The BBC is currently forecasting evening temperatures of 18 degrees Celsius with a gentle breeze and plenty of sun. More optimistically the Met Office is

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EXCLUSIVE: Deakin & Francis reveals motivations behind entering ladies market

Until August, jewellery brand Deakin & Francis was exclusively a men’s brand that specialised in quirky cufflink designs. Last month the jeweller announced it was expanding its business operation and entering the women’s market. The debut ladies collection features a range of cuffs, stackable gemstone bangles, pendants and earrings and is split into four mini collections; Leora,

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Budding jewellery stars offered chance to scoop start-up award

Budding jewellery business are being urged to enter the 14th annual Startup Awards as new categories are added to the event. The awards look to celebrate start-ups across all industries and reward those that the judging panel considers the most exciting and promising. The panel, which includes Liz Earle MBE, Debbie Wosskow OBE, Hawes and

Independent retailers may need to cut staff numbers in 2011

Women would rather shun make-up than jewellery, survey says

New figures find that women would rather go without make up than jewellery when leaving the house. 59.5% of women would rather be seen without make-up than jewellery, according to a worldwide survey commissioned by JewelStreet.com. The survey was put to 17,285 customers in 51 countries, and revealed that jewellery makes consumers feel confident. A


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,