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WJN launches Birmingham International Women’s Day event after London sells out

WJN launches Birmingham International Women’s Day event after London sells out

The Women’s Jewellery Network has announced a second social event to mark International Women’s Day 2018 after the London edition sold out within three days. Taking place at the Assay Office Birmingham on March 8 2018, the second event is open to women and men working in the jewellery industry, offering networking and inspiring talks

London Diamond Bourse opens doors to non-members

The London Diamond Bourse has announced its next open day will be held on Monday January 23. The Bourse launched its first open day event in 2015, where non-member visitors benefited from visiting the London Diamond Bourse and discovering what it has to offer the industry. The upcoming open day will feature diamonds from melee to

100 Hatton Garden building to be sold by the end of the year

Singaporean investor UOL Group has entered into an agreement to buy 120 Holborn, a 340,000 sq ft site in Hatton Garden. UOL announced this morning that a newly incorporated joint venture, United Venture Investments (HI) Pte. Ltd (UVIHI), has entered into a sales and purchase agreement to acquire for £229.6m the freehold mixed used building

London Diamond Bourse introduces workshop membership

The London Diamond Bourse has announced the launch of a new membership category aimed particularly at workshops who find themselves in an untenable situation due to escalating rents in Hatton Garden. While the London Diamond Bourse does not have the facilities to accommodate workshops, it can allow use of its postal address and a secure

Hatton Garden Bid given green light

The businesses of Hatton Garden have voted overwhelmingly in favour of establishing a Business Improvement District to deliver ambitious improvements across the area in the coming years. 79% of businesses voted ‘yes’ at the ballot (83% by rateable value) firmly endorsing the £2.5 million investment plan set out earlier this year by the Hatton Garden

Victoria McKay explains why a BID will enhance Hatton Garden

London Diamond Bourse chief operating officer, Victoria McKay, shares her thoughts on the Hatton Garden BID with Professional Jeweller. In McKay’s own words… I hear many in ‘the Garden’ talking about the good old days and their concerns for the future. We’re seeing a great deal of change in Hatton Garden and feel strongly about the evolving landscape

London Diamond Bourse announces role changes

The London Diamond Bourse (LDB) has announced that former president Harry Levy has been appointed at the chairman of the organisation, while former vice president Menachem Prager has succeeded him as president. The role changes were announced at the recent Annual General Meeting. Having been president since 2011, Harry Levy did not stand for election

C6 celebrates London Diamond Bourse membership

Danish fine jewellery brand C6 by Anne Cohen has become a member of the London Diamond Bourse. Combining the sleek matte black of carbon fibre with sparkling white and coloured diamonds, C6 by Anne Cohen is known for its innovative fine jewellery. By becoming a member of London Diamond Bourse, the brand will widen its

Busy year ahead for London Diamond Bourse

With diamonds becoming a hot topic in the jewellery world following the announcement of Signet’s Responsible Sourcing Protocol, industry figurehead the London Diamond Bourse has a secure position as a frontrunner in the tides of change. Its recent consumer advice report highlighted issues arising in the area of investment diamonds, which has seen an increase

London Diamond Bourse launches diamond grading window service

The London Diamond Bourse (LDB) has launched a new window service, enabling members’ diamonds to be sent to the International Institute of Diamond Grading and Research (IIDGR) lab in Maidenhead for grading or screening. LDB chief operating officer Victoria McKay commented: “Our partnership with IIDGR continues to develop, and our aim is to support the