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Hallmarking up 9.4% in July as silver soars

Hallmarking up 9.4% in July as silver soars

Hallmarking figures compiled by Assay Office Birmingham for Jul 2017 show a positive month overall, despite all metals apart from silver suffering a dip. In total, July saw a 9.4% increase in the total number of items assayed compared to the same period in 2016, with a total of 752,229 pieces being handled in the

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EXCLUSIVE: CMJ chairman promises to put members first as it re-focuses on core values

A root and branch review into the businesses of The Company of Master Jewellers will be completed in time for discussion at a board meeting next month. The review, which is being conducted by independent audit and accountancy firm Mazars, will be added to the views of CMJ members and suppliers that were canvassed at

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3D Systems champions industry innovation as it backs branded jewellery boutiques

3D Systems has been unveiled as the sponsor of the Branded Jewellery Boutique of the Year category at this year’s Professional Jeweller Awards. The company provides a comprehensive portfolio of products and service, including 3D print materials and software, that dramatically increase jewellery manufacturers’ productivity with limited labour and allow more freedom. Nicole Clement, VP


FEATURE: Helping women up the career ladder

British jewellery designer Harriet Kelsall gives Professional Jeweller a glimpse of the uphill struggle women face in the jewellery industry and how she looks to empower those women. Kelsall’s jewellery career has grown from humble beginnings working at the kitchen table 19 years ago, to now heading up a team of 32 and sitting on

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Claudia Bradby hosts pearls and prosecco on CMJ stand

Fine cultured pearl specialist Claudia Bradby Jewellery recently launched a series of in-store ‘Pearls and Prosecco’ themed events with selected retailers around the country. To showcase the retailer events and celebrate the launch of Claudia Bradby’s new collection ‘Moonlight’, the brand has been inviting retailers to enjoy Pearls and Prosecco at its CMJ stand. The idea

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Influential industry names join forces to support British trade

Influential and like-minded British jewellery designers and professionals have come together as a collective dubbed The Leopards. Established in 2016 by Solange Azagury-Partridge, Shaun Leane, Susan Farmer, Theo Fennell, Stephen Webster and Carol Woolton, The Leopards’ ambition is to  “preserve the expertise, innovation and design excellence established over the past seven centuries and to identity,


Harrods celebrates high jewellery with exclusive exhibition

Luxury department store Harrods has collaboration with fine jewellery brands to launch a ‘Celebration of High Jewellery’. Teaming up with 19 brands from the likes of Boghossian, Mikimoto and Van Cleef & Arpels, Harrods will showcase new collections and exclusive designes during an exhibition which will run in store from August 3-19. This year the


“Hamilton has left the CMJ in a strong position,” says Rigby director

Jason Rigby, director of Rigby Jewellers in Chester, says Willie Hamilton has left the Company of Master Jewellers in good shape. While change may present challenge in the short term, Rigby says Hamilton has “left the CMJ in a strong position and well placed to continue”. “Who knows what opportunities lie ahead,” Rigby says, adding:

Tiffany & Co unveils first campaign with new chief artistic officer, Reed Krakoff.

Tiffany & Co unveils first campaign with new chief artistic officer

Tiffany & Co. has unveiled its first campaign with Reed Krakoff who was appointed as the brand’s new chief artistic officer earlier this year. Fronted by six fashion personalities from diverse disciplines, the AW17 advertising campaign celebrates the power of individuality and self-expression. “Tiffany has always stood for the ideals of creativity, passion and optimism,”